150 Homeless people, invited by the Office of Papal Charities to visit the Vatican Museums, received a once in a lifetime surprise. While visiting the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis arrived and welcomed them to the Vatican. "Welcome. This is everyone's house, and your house. The doors are always open for all," he...read more
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will receive Pope Francis at the White House on September 23rd. The announcement was made today by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today. "During the visit, the President and the Pope will continue the dialogue, which they began during the President’s ...
To be joyful is a grace that only comes from faith and not from doctrine or law that is detached from love. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's readings, both of which spoke on Abraham. In John's Gosp...
A worldwide prayer for peace began this morning, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Saint Teresa of Avila’s birth. The Order of Discalced Carmelites was responsible for proposing the initiative this year in which activities are being planned worldwide to remember the Spanish mystic. Pope Francis wished to ...
Quote for March 26th
"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen."
- Thomas Merton
Below is the Vatican Radio provided translation of Pope Francis' homily during his Mass in Naples this morning in Piazza Plebiscito: *** The Gospel we have heard presents us with a scene set …read more
Here is the translation of the Pope's address this morning to the faithful gathered in John Paul II Square in the Scampia neighborhood of Naples. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good …read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' words to detainees when he had lunch with the prisoners of the Giuseppe Salvia Detention Center of Poggioreale in Naples, during his one-day pastoral …read more
Pope Francis today made a clear denunciation of the death penalty and even of sentences to life imprisonment, saying that "today the death penalty is inadmissible, no matter how serious the …read more
"Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the rights and privileges of a Cardinal, expressed in canons 349, 353 and 356 of the Code of Canon Law, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Keith …read more
The Vatican’s Office for Liturgical Celebrations has released Pope Francis' event-filled Holy Week and Easter. According to the list of the Pope's Liturgical Celebrations published today, all …read more
Pope Francis has named Father Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodríguez, 54, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, as an auxiliary bishop of the same archdiocese. Bishop-elect Dorsonville-Rodríguez …read more
Pope Francis believes that Japan’s early Christian communities, who despite being persecuted for centuries kept the faith alive, can inspire today’s Catholics. Speaking to Japanese bishops …read more