Pope Francis is expected to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima (Portugal) in 2017 on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to a press release by the diocese, confirmed that news of the visit was given directly to the bishop by the Holy Father during a private audienc...read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis' address to members of the John Paul II Foundation Saturday afternoon in the Vatican: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, I welcome you, members and friends of the John Paul II Foundation. I thank Cardinal Rylko for having introduced our meeting and I thank you all for your c...
Catholic charity organization, Caritas Nepal, continues to work round the clock in the wake of Saturday's devastating earthquake. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the Asian country. The current death toll is at 3,617 and more than 6,500 wounded. In an interview with Fides, Fr. Pius Perumana, director of Carita...
This morning,Pope Francis met with Queen Silvia of Sweden,the wife of King Carl XVI Gustaf. Queen Silvia, was accompanied by her youngest daughter, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, her husband, Christopher O'Neill, and their young daughter, 14-month-old Princess Leonore. Queen Silvia was born in Brazil and speaks...
Quote for April 27th
'An act of perfect conformity to the will of God unites us more to Him than a hundred other acts of virtue.'
- St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
The 2015 annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up in many US dioceses the weekend of April 25-26. This appeal helps to sustain nearly 45% of all dioceses and eparchies in rural, …read more
Here is the text of a message sent by Pope Francis to the patriarch of theEthiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, in response to the video released Sunday by ISIS showing the slaying of 30 …read more
Resuming a tradition which has gone on for more than ten years (2002-2012), the presidents of the bishops conferences of Southeast Europe concluded a five-day meeting today in which they …read more
In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis said that Christians are called to follow the example of the saints and martyrs, who did not give in to the temptation of seeking …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on Saturday. --- --- --- Dear brothers and sisters, I welcome you, members of the Pontifical Academy …read more