Meets with 30,000 Members of the Charismatic Renewal Movement in St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis met today with 30,000 members of the Renewal in the Spirit Movement in St. Peter’s Square this evening. The meeting with the Holy Father kicks off the 38th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Spirit. They will reflect on the theme: “Ways of Unity and of Peace: Voices of Prayer for the Martyrs...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Reflects on the Pope’s Upcoming Trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
Hope is high for the trip which will take Pope Francis to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from July 5-13. He will fly seven times, pronounce 22 addresses, and proclaim “the joy of the Gospel” (thread of the trip) to more than one million people. It could not be explained in any other way than which John Paul II al...
Caritas Jordan Says Foreign Powers Are ‘Washing Their Hands’ of Responsibility
The United Nation’s World Food Program announced that funds earmarked for Syrian refugees will be cut, leaving thousands of refugees at risk of starvation. According to Fides, the cut in funds will have devastating consequences on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which has taken in thousands of refugees from Syr...
Says Decline of Young Population, Aging Society Signify Disappearance of Local Communities
A Japanese Bishop is decrying how his nation's population is dropping to historic lows. According to AsiaNews,Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which heexplains how the aging populationis currently the most urgent problem for the country, which threatens to collapsethe pension system...
Quote for July 3rd
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Jesuit Priest Reflects on Ministering to Faithful Despite War and Persecution
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- HOMS, Syria (June 23, 2015)—It would be hard to find a more dangerous posting in the Jesuit order today than …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the Pope’s address at the general audience held this morning in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In the last catecheses we …read more
Interview with Fr. Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Bioethics of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University. Q: What is your impression of the latest encyclical by Pope …read more
Says That Despite Differences, 'Our Dialogue Must Continue'
Pope Francis has sent a message for the 50th anniversary of the joint working group between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (WCC)and has called for continued dialogue. …read more
During General Audience, Speaks on Wounds Within Families
Reaffirming the value of marriage,Pope Francis has spoken about the sufferings within families and how this can take atoll on children. Continuing his catecheses on the family during his …read more
Auxiliary Bishop Yaldo of Baghdad, Speaks on Challenges of Evangelizing Amid Persecution
An extraordinary testimony of Christian faith in a time of persecution was given at the end of the meeting “Pellegrini nel Cyberspazio” (Pilgrims in Cyberspace) (Grottammare-Ascoli Piceno, …read more
"Disagreements on various subjects – in particular anthropological, ethical and social issues, as well as issues related to the understanding of the nature and conditions of the unity we seek – demand further sustained efforts. Our dialogue must continue!"
Here is the text of the Pope's Message to Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Working …read more
Justice and Peace Council President Gives ZENIT In-Depth Look at ‘Laudato Si’
Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has suggested that Pope Francis and his encyclical intend to promote the nobility of business—as Pope Francis has recognized in the past—and to warn against …read more