Kristoph, a homeless “resident” in the portico of Via della Conciliazione -- where the Holy See Press Office is located --, looks like a child. Yellow cap, blond hair, blue eyes and rubicund face, which reveal immediately his Polish origin. And although Kristoph is 51, he has spent 20 of those years on the street, ...read more
Pope Francis will visit Florence this November. Today, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will make pastoral visits on November 10th to the Italian cities of Florence and Pratoon the occasion of the 5th National Ecclesial Congress of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) that will be held ...
Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale today, the President of the Italian Republic will for the first time have an official visit with the Holy Father. The visit i...
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * With this meditation we conclude our overview of the common faith of East and West, and we conclude it with what concerns us more directly, the problem of salvation: that is, ...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will receive Pope Francis at the White House on September 23rd. The announcement was made today by White House Press Secretary Josh …read more
The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan, Archbishop Joseph Coutts, has called on Christians to not violently react against Muslims. In this exclusive interview with ZENIT …read more
150 Homeless people, invited by the Office of Papal Charities to visit the Vatican Museums, received a once in a lifetime surprise. While visiting the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis arrived and …read more
To be joyful is a grace that only comes from faith and not from doctrine or law that is detached from love. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily at Casa Santa Marta this …read more
A worldwide prayer for peace began this morning, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Saint Teresa of Avila’s birth. The Order of Discalced Carmelites was responsible for proposing the …read more
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, says all parties need to work to implement Ukraine …read more
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili is preparing to visit Vatican City in Rome and meet Pope Francis, the world leader of the Catholic Church. According to agenda.ge, the announcement …read more
The logo of Pope Francis’ pastoral visit on June 6, to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was presented yesterday at Sarajevo. The motto of the visit is “Peace Be with You.” The logo …read more