Praises Africans’ Concern for Environment
Pope Francis brought smiles this evening to Kenyan authorities and members of the diplomatic corps as he finished his address at an official welcoming ceremony with a prayer in Swahili: Mungu abariki Kenya — God bless Kenya. The Pope arrived in Nairobi for the first leg of his six-day Africa trip a bit earlier t...
Before Heading to Official Welcome Ceremony at State House, Holy Father Receives Warm Welcome Full of Chants and Dancing at Airport
The first Pope from the Americas has kicked off his first Apostolic Visit to Africa, the continent where the Church is growing most rapidly in the world. Pope Francis'flight toucheddown early, about 4:30 p.m. local time, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where hewas welcomed by the nation’s President, Uhuru K...
This Marks Francis' 27th Time Traveling to Rome's Marian Basilica to Pray for Mary's Protection
Last evening, Pope Francis traveled to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to prayfor the success of his trip to Africa, which beganthis morning. This visit marked the Holy Father's 27th visit to the Marian Basilica to pray for Mary's protection and intercession. According toVatican Radio,the Pope prayed be...
As Pope Arrives, an Overview of the Church and Society in This East African Nation
When Spanish priest Angel Iglesias Solarano, of the Diocese of Madrid, arrived for the first time in Africa in 1971, his first sensation was one of profound disturbance in witnessing the suffering of the population. In particular the parish in Tanzania where he was serving with the White Fathers, was receiving r...
Quote for November 25
'Today, Africa is the spiritual lung of humanity.'
-Pope Benedict XVI
Some years ago, I was involved in a Catholic-Evangelical dialogue. One of our Protestant brothers challenged the Catholics in the group to articulate clearly what the Gospel is. I knew what …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Paul McAleenan and Msgr. John Wilson as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Westminster, England. Paul McAleenan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1951 …read more
Next hearing set for Nov. 30
This morning at the Vatican City State Tribunal, the first hearing in the criminal trial of Msgr. Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda, Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, Nicola Maio, Emiliano Fittipaldi …read more
Asks for More Help in Keeping Christians in Their Homeland
This report is contributed byOliver Maksan and Clare Creegan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A Lebanese archbishop has called on Europe to rethink the conflict in Syria following the …read more
During Brief Visit to IOR Today, Pontiff Announced Dr. Gian Franco Mammi Would Be Bank's Director
Pope Francis has visitedthe Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), also known as theVatican Bank, andappointed Dr. GianFranco Mammiits new director general. According to a statement from …read more
The following is a reflection of Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, entitled 'We Must Be Ready' Published on November 16th, it is from Cardinal Dolan's blog available on his …read more
INTERVIEW: Sister Speaks of Joy of Little Ones in Kenya Nursery School as They Await Pope Francis' Visit Sister Maureen Shares How the Holy FatherIs Visiting at Just the Right Time, When He …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address from Friday to participants in the Congress organized by the Congregation for the Clergy, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Conciliar …read more