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
Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants, Itinerant Peoples Thanks World's 1.2 Million Seafarers
More resources are needed to combat human trafficking and exploitation. The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples published its message for Sea Sunday, …read more
Here isthe message of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People on the occasion of World Tourism Day which, as usual, will be celebrated on September 27, …read more
Thousands Take Part in March on Anniversary of Sovereignty Transfer
Catholics and Protestants in Hong Kong joined in a prayer rally prior to a march calling for political reform. The Hong Kong Legislative Council rejected a Beijing electoral reform package …read more
Leaflet's Text Threatens Expulsion of Christians From City by End of Ramadan
New terrorist threats have surfaced against Christians in Jerusalem. In the city's neighborhood of Beit Hanina, anew leaflet signed by the 'Emirate of Jerusalem' which containedthreats …read more
Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the …read more
Addresses High Level Event on Climate Change
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was part of the opening segment at Monday’s United NationsHigh Level Event on Climate Change in New York, and he urged the …read more
Vatican Presents Details on Papal Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
From the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages …read more
As candidates for US president are making headlines and as the Pope gears up for his trip this month to South America, his monthly prayer intentions bring both of these situations before the …read more