Here is the third Advent homily given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first and second Advent homilies can be viewed here: en/articles/father-cantalamessa-s-1st-advent-homily en/articles/fr-cantalamessa-s-2nd-advent-homily * ...read more
The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue believes the Pope's actions promoting interreligious dialogue in Turkey were both simple and clear. In an interview with ZENIT earlier this month following the Pope’s visit to Turkey, Cardinal Jean-LouisTauranshed light on interreligious dialog...
Pope Francis is lamenting that characteristics such as power-hungry and egotistic at times are appropriate for describng people of the Church. According to Vatican Radio, duringhis daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta,the Pope reminded the faithful that the Church is insteada loving, tender mother "Many ti...
The annual Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter’s Square will take place tonight. The event will begin at4:30 p.m., and the tree lightingcoincideswith the unveiling and illumination of the Nativity Scene. More than an hour before, excited faithful and families gathered in the Square. One could hear the sing...
Do not seek anything other than the Lord; but rather seek the Lord himself, and he will answer you.
~ St. Augustine
As the U.S. government contemplates how to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the Holy See has expressed its commitment to help find humanitarian solutions for its current …read more
Here below is a translation of the text of Pope Francis' homily Sunday night atthe parish of Saint Joseph all’Aurelio, in the western sector of the Diocese of Rome: * * * On this Sunday the …read more
Here below is a translation of additional remarks from Pope Francis' pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of Saint Joseph all’Aurelio, as he met with different parish groups Sunday night: *** …read more
At 6 pm on Friday, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the Vatican Basilica. The Mass was accompanied by songs …read more
In the wake of Pope Francis' Nov. 25 apostolic visit to Strasbourg to address the European Parliament and Council of Europe, the Holy Father on Saturday received in audience Italian Prime …read more
On Friday, Pope Francis received in audience a delegation of leaders from the Salvation Army. Here is a translation of his address. * * * Dear Friends, I give my cordial welcome to you, …read more
In June and August of this year more than 120,000 Christian families were forced to leave everything and abandon the lands of Mosul and Qaraqoshe, lands of which they are the oldest …read more
This morning in the Vatican, Pope Francis received in audience Dragan Čović, Croatian member of the Collegial Presidency ofBosnia-Herzegovina. According to a communique issued by the Holy …read more