"When we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, we can become merciful with others." These were Pope Francis' words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning.According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel from St. Luke, in which Jesus preaches on being merciful with others. “B...read more
“In response to important challenges,” Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has highlighted, “REPAM was born.” During a press conference held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM), the president of the Pontifical Council Justice and Peace made this statement,...
Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto unpublished documents on, what he calls “the greatest persecution of Christians in history” in the Vatican Secret Archives. In this in-d...
In a meeting with the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa during their Ad Limina visit, Pope Francis praised their Christian witness and courage in the face of trials and persecution. The Holy Father began his address by recalling the saints and blesseds from the region who have left a "spiritual patrim...
Quote for March 3rd
"What good is it if the Eucharistic table is overloaded with golden chalices when your brother is dying of hunger. Start by satisfying his hunger and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well."
- Saint John Chrysostom
Pope Francis departed on Sunday afternoon to Casa Divin Maestro (Divine Master House) in the town of Arriccia, located in the outskirts of Rome, where he will participate in the annual Lenten …read more
This Saturday morning, Pope Francis received German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Vatican. The conflict in eastern Ukraine was at the center of discussions with the Pope, Merkel reportedly …read more
Pope Francis has exhorted mafia to open their hearts to the Lord. Speaking to pilgrims from the Calabrian Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio Saturday morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, the Holy …read more
In a pastoral letter to the faithful of the country, the Bishops Conference of Paraguay officially announced Pope Francis' visit, calling him a "messenger of joy and peace. According to news …read more
The Coptic Church’s calendar will commemorate the martyrdom of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in Libya. The Coptic Orthodox Church made the announcement this weekend, as …read more
Father Alexis Prem Kumar has been released from captivity as a hostage of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He had been in the hands of the Taliban for almost nine months. At the time of his …read more
“Faith is not to believe in an ideology. ISIS also has an ideology, but to believe means to love and to love means to live. This touches my heart. I think that today we are in need of an …read more
Bishop Borys Gudziak is theBishop of the Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris for the Ukrainian Greek Catholics of France, Benelux and Switzerland;Head of the Department of External …read more