This Sunday’s papal trip to Albania will focus on the importance of dialogue with Islam, as the Muslim-majority nation with a notable Christian presence provides a fitting context for the theme. Albania is about 57% Muslim, but Catholics make up around 10% of the population, and Orthodox another near 7%. Pope F...read more
The car with Vatican number plates was stopped by customs officers as it passed a border control in France today. Two Italians aged 41 and 30 were arrested after four kilos of cocaine and 150 grams of cannabis were found on board. The identity of the two men has not been revealed. The Vatican has stressed that ...
Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior that God sent, his only-begotten Son, did not write a book but founded a community, a church, upon the witness and ministry of twelve apostles. He sent...
The Commission of Cardinals for the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), popularly known as the Vatican Bank, has appointed Mauricio Larrain (Chile) and Carlo Salvatori (Italy) as members of the IOR Board of Superintendence, according to a press release published by the Institute today. On the occasion of t...
Quote for September 16th
'You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.'
In a statement, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that a communiqué issued this morning by the European Parliament was correct, and that Pope Francis had accepted an …read more
The Vatican spokesman told journalists Thursday "there is no official information to be communicated nor a program yet established on a possible apostolic trip to Turkey." He also said the …read more
The world's Ukrainian Greek-Catholic bishops, meeting in Lviv for their annual Holy Synod, have appealed to the international community to help restore peace in the country. In a statement, …read more
Every year like clockwork, as New York City experiences the first signs of fall with cooler nights and changing leaves, organized chaos descends upon the city during the month of September. …read more
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, has spoken of a situation of "extreme urgency” in Iraq, and remarked that Church leaders "have the …read more
Modern society does not permit and rejects, with the accusation of dogmatism, any personal decision that goes jenseits der Dinge (beyond the things). In a kind of “materialistic imposition“, …read more
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22b-27 Psalm 84:3, 4, 5-6, 12 Luke 6:39-42 Saint Paul worked tirelessly to preach the Gospel to all the nations. It was his vocation, his response to God's calling, an …read more
According to a press release published at the end of the meeting, the Holy See delegation “appreciated the support given by the competent authorities at all levels to the Catholic Church in …read more