"The Holy Father has taken into consideration the idea of making a stop in Cuba on the occasion of his upcoming Trip to the United States." These were the words of Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy Press Office. However, Fr. Lombardi also said that plans are still in "too early a phase for it ...read more
Humiliation is not masochism, but rather a path of imitating Jesus in His Suffering. These are the words of Pope Francis during his homily today at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope began his homily reflecting on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, in which a Pharisee by the name...
In light of the recent university massacre, a Kenyan bishop has called on the international community to speak up against Christian persecutions worldwide, and on his own people to be tolerant and not to overreact to wrongdoings. In an interview with ZENIT this morning in Rome, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of N...
The works of the Papal Foundation "gives witness to the ceaseless efforts of the Church to promote the integral development of the human family." These were the words said by Pope Francis in an audience today with members of the Catholic association. Founded in 1990 by Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia, the Pa...
Quote for April 17th
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi
If you are not willing to have dialogue, you are disobeying God, says Pope Francis. During this morning's homily at his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the Pope made this statement and warned …read more
This report is provided byAntonia von Alten of Aid to the Church in Need. In the wake of the massacre of 148 Christians at a university in the Kenyan city of Garissa, Cardinal John Njue, …read more
The archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduas, and president of Caritas Internationalis, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, is one of Pope Francis’ main collaborators. Since April of 2013, …read more
A joint final report by officials at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) was presented today. The report implements the …read more
Cardinal Peter Turkson, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has stressed that women are powerful leaders, and has acknowledged their growing role in the Church, but …read more
The 14-year-old Pakistani Christian burnt alive by a group of unknown young Muslims has died. According to Fides,Nauman Masih passed away Wednesday morning in the hospital in Lahore. The …read more
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the Joint Final Report on the Doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) by the Congregation for the Doctrine of …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the address delivered by Pope Francis to the Episcopal Conference of Kenya who are in Rome for their Ad Limina Apostolorumvist. * * * Dear Brother …read more