Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Romes Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope Jo...read more
Addressing the participants of the 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Pope Francis said that those who migrate aspire to hope for a better future for their families, “even at the risk of disappointment and failure.” According to a communique by the Holy See Press Office, the three-day Congress ...
“There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!" These were the words of the Holy Father during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis reflected on today’s Gospel, which rec...
Pope Francis has added Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa to the list of Delegate Presidents at next year’s Synod of Bishops. The XIV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops will take place from October 4th-25th. The theme they will reflect on is “The vocation and the mission of the fam...
Quote for November 21st
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
The Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities began in Rome today. Organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the meeting is a response to the appeal for …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome this morning. * * * Mr President Ladies and Gentlemen I am pleased …read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address this afternoon to the plenary assembly of the PontificalCouncil for Promoting Christian Unity, which is taking place in Rome through Friday on …read more
Pope Francis says every state of life leads to holiness, if lived in communion with the Lord and in the service of others. During his weekly general audience this morning in St. Peter’s …read more
Pope Francis is accustomed to receiving gifts from dignitaries. Bikes, footwear, even a car are among the many presents that have been given to the Pontiff. According to several news sources, …read more