Praises Africans’ Concern for Environment
Pope Francis brought smiles this evening to Kenyan authorities and members of the diplomatic corps as he finished his address at an official welcoming ceremony with a prayer in Swahili: Mungu abariki Kenya — God bless Kenya. The Pope arrived in Nairobi for the first leg of his six-day Africa trip a bit earlier t...
Before Heading to Official Welcome Ceremony at State House, Holy Father Receives Warm Welcome Full of Chants and Dancing at Airport
The first Pope from the Americas has kicked off his first Apostolic Visit to Africa, the continent where the Church is growing most rapidly in the world. Pope Francis'flight toucheddown early, about 4:30 p.m. local time, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where hewas welcomed by the nation’s President, Uhuru K...
This Marks Francis' 27th Time Traveling to Rome's Marian Basilica to Pray for Mary's Protection
Last evening, Pope Francis traveled to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to prayfor the success of his trip to Africa, which beganthis morning. This visit marked the Holy Father's 27th visit to the Marian Basilica to pray for Mary's protection and intercession. According toVatican Radio,the Pope prayed be...
As Pope Arrives, an Overview of the Church and Society in This East African Nation
When Spanish priest Angel Iglesias Solarano, of the Diocese of Madrid, arrived for the first time in Africa in 1971, his first sensation was one of profound disturbance in witnessing the suffering of the population. In particular the parish in Tanzania where he was serving with the White Fathers, was receiving r...
Quote for November 25
'Today, Africa is the spiritual lung of humanity.'
-Pope Benedict XVI
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q:Would you please talk about the order for the …read more
"We can look at strengthening the already stringent screening program, but we should continue to welcome those in desperate need"
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued a statement on Syrian refugees during the Bishops' annual General …read more
Decorations to Come From Children Suffering From Cancer
Since the Jubilee of Mercy starts on Dec. 8, the Vatican Christmas tree will be unveiled early, to coincide with the beginning of the special year. Vatican Radio reported that the Governorate …read more
"We pray that this particular accommodation reached in the interests of all, will be the basis for beginning to restore hope to those who are struggling and re-establish the trust that has been slowly ebbing from our political institutions"
Here is a statement from church leaders, includingArchbishop Eamon Martinof Armagh, Northern Ireland, on the conclusion of political negotiations and agreement on a plan tited "A Fresh …read more
Addresses general assembly underway in Baltimore
Here is the address to the US bishops' General Assembly given Monday byArchbishop Joseph Kurtzof Louisville, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. * * * Archbishop …read more
“few risks affect health as much as air contamination"
The Vatican's health care council opens its 30th international conference this week, with the theme this year drawn from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'. This morning, in the Holy See …read more
The Holy See Press Office today announced that, following an invitation from the Chief Rabbi and Jewish Community of Rome, Pope Francis will pay a visit to the Great Synagogue in the …read more
Pope’s Morning Mass: “Lord, Keep Me From Pretending to Be a Christian” At Casa Santa Marta, Reiterates the Importance of Christian Identity in the Midst of Worldly Temptations Here is Vatican …read more