The work of an ambassador is a work of small steps, of little things, but which always seeks to make peace, bringing the hearts of peoples closer, and sowing fraternity among the nations. Pope Francis said these words this morning in the Vatican as he received in audience more than a dozen new ambassadors on the ...read more
Pope Francis says even when we do not understand the difficulties of life, we must realize that God, our loving father, has a plan and is there to save his children. According to Vatican Radio, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reminded those gathered that"God walks with us, makes h...
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." The Pope said this today in an address torepresentatives of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Germany and the Ecumenical Co...
Most people celebrate their birthdays by receiving gifts, but Pope Francis did the opposite. To celebrate his 78th birthday on Wednesday, he gave 400 sleeping bags to Rome’s poor. Some 400 homeless people of Rome now have a sleeping bag with the papal coat of arms on it. This initiative, as all of the Pope’s c...
The demons are ever assailing us ... Much more, therefore, do the good angels ever guard us. ~St. Thomas Aquinas
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Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' address during his final General Audience of 2014 in St. Peter's Square, which took place this morning and coincided with his 78th birthday: * * * …read more
The US government has just announced today that it will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana. The Vatican Secretariat of State released the following statement …read more
At the end of today's general audience, Pope Francis called for prayers for the victims of the inhuman terrorist acts that have occurred in recent days in Yemen, Australia and Pakistan. "Now, …read more
In the wake of the Vatican-prompted visit and report on women's religious life in the United States, released Tuesday, the sister charged with overseeing theCouncil of Major Superiors of …read more
In an unannounced, but somewhat expected, briefing in the Holy See Press Office this morning, Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican press office director, informed journalists thatPope Francis has …read more
The leader of Pakistan's Catholics has called on the government to step up security in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre, saying he fears that terrorist attacks will increase. …read more
During a special weekly general audience coinciding with his 78th birthday, Pope Francis called on all families to make a special place for Jesus in their homes this Advent. Although the Holy …read more