Uncertainty Looms as Country Defaults on $1.8 Million IMF Loan
Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the country had presented a two-year deal to restructure its debt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no negotiati...
Addresses High Level Event on Climate Change
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was part of the opening segment at Monday’s United NationsHigh Level Event on Climate Change in New York, and he urged the representatives to embrace an "integral ecology." Cardinal Peter Turkson brought the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudat...
Vatican Presents Details on Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
From the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages (Quechua, Aymara, Guarani) and ethnic groups (Indians and Mestizos) -- all in just under seven days. Francis’ trip to Ecuado...
Also Remembering Poor in Latin America Ahead of Trip to Continent
As candidates for US president are making headlines and as the Pope gears up for his trip this month to South America, his monthly prayer intentions bring both of these situations before the Lord. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for July. His universal intention is "Polit...
Quote for July 1st
"Paradox: Sanctity is more attainable than learning. But it is easier to be a scholar than to be a Saint."
-- Saint Josemaria Escriva
Jesuit Priest Reflects on Ministering to Faithful Despite War and Persecution
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- HOMS, Syria (June 23, 2015)—It would be hard to find a more dangerous posting in the Jesuit order today than …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the Pope’s address at the general audience held this morning in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In the last catecheses we …read more
Interview with Fr. Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Bioethics of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University. Q: What is your impression of the latest encyclical by Pope …read more
Says That Despite Differences, 'Our Dialogue Must Continue'
Pope Francis has sent a message for the 50th anniversary of the joint working group between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (WCC)and has called for continued dialogue. …read more
During General Audience, Speaks on Wounds Within Families
Reaffirming the value of marriage,Pope Francis has spoken about the sufferings within families and how this can take atoll on children. Continuing his catecheses on the family during his …read more
Auxiliary Bishop Yaldo of Baghdad, Speaks on Challenges of Evangelizing Amid Persecution
An extraordinary testimony of Christian faith in a time of persecution was given at the end of the meeting “Pellegrini nel Cyberspazio” (Pilgrims in Cyberspace) (Grottammare-Ascoli Piceno, …read more
"Disagreements on various subjects – in particular anthropological, ethical and social issues, as well as issues related to the understanding of the nature and conditions of the unity we seek – demand further sustained efforts. Our dialogue must continue!"
Here is the text of the Pope's Message to Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Working …read more
Justice and Peace Council President Gives ZENIT In-Depth Look at ‘Laudato Si’
Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has suggested that Pope Francis and his encyclical intend to promote the nobility of business—as Pope Francis has recognized in the past—and to warn against …read more