In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to follow Christ's invitation to conversion. The Holy Father began by reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah in which he calls "the princes of Sodom" and the "people of Gomorrah" to turn from their evil ways. "W...read more
Pope Francis will travel to Pompeii and Naples on Saturday, March 21st. He will leave the Vatican by helicopter at7 a.m., and will arrive at the meeting area of the Shrine of Pompeii an hour later. Following a moment of prayer at the shrine, he will transfer by helicopter to the Scampia sports field in Naples. He ...
Responding to last week's article from L'Espresso, the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy dismissed claims of internal struggles between the dicastery and members of the Roman Curia as "complete fiction." The article, "Santa Romana Spesa" (Holy Roman Expenditures) published an alleged internal document that sh...
In statements to Italian magazine Policia Moderna [Modern Police], related to Italy’s security corps, the Commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie, Domenico Giani, said that Pope Francis is one of the most influential men in the world and, at the same time, one of the most exposed and vulnerable. Questioned about th...
Quote for March 3rd
"What good is it if the Eucharistic table is overloaded with golden chalices when your brother is dying of hunger. Start by satisfying his hunger and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well."
- Saint John Chrysostom
An Archbishop from the Central African Republic compared the war-ridden country "to the desert where we must fight the temptations of the devil." Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui …read more
Marking just the latest of a long dispute which arose around a road project threatening to demolish an archaeological site, Coptic monks are literally willing to put their lives on the line. …read more
Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has started killing hostages seized after it took Assyrian Christian villages in Syria’sHassake governorate – with reports that around 15 are dead. In a …read more
Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar revealed that prior to his release, those who held him hostage threatened to kill him if he ever returned. The Indian Jesuit priest worked in Afghanistan for 3 …read more
The Vatican Secretariat of State issued a clarification to Mexico's ambassador regarding a comment made by Pope Francis, in which he expressed his hope that drug trafficking would cease in …read more
On March 7th, 1965, Blessed Paul VI celebrated the first Mass ever in Italian in the Parish of All Saints in Rome. “We inaugurate today the new form of the Liturgy in all the parishes and …read more
Bringing science and faith together in service to the elderly and to those in need of palliative care will be at the core of a Vatican conference next month. With the official theme: “ …read more
Strides are being made in the fight against the life-threatening Ebola epidemic which has, for the past year, plagued the populations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reported Fides …read more