Here is the Vatican translation of the final document of the synod of bishops on the family. To see the tally of synod fathers' votes on each paragraph, see the original link here. * * * Synod14 - "Relatio Synodi" of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the...read more
On Friday morning, Pope Francis met with Bruno Nève de Mévergnies, the new Belgian ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador de Mévergnies presented his Letters of Credentials to the Holy Father. The new Belgian ambassador has had an extensive diplomatic career since 1978. His first ambassadorial assignment was in W...
On the Via Caio Cestio, between the Testaccio quarter and the Egyptian pyramid, the branches of the cypresses shaken by the wind capture the attention of passers-by. Their movement seems to point to the inscription “Resurrecturis,” which surmounts a large and massive entrance. When passing through it, one is led ...
Here below is the statement made by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee, Agenda Item 19 (d): "Sustainable Development: Protection of Global Climate for Present and Future Generations" (New Y...
Quote for October 31st
"The scars of others should teach us caution."
- St. Jerome
At 11:45 this morning, the Holy Father received in audience a delegation of the Old Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Union of Utrecht. The Union of Utrecht is a federation of Old Catholic …read more
Here below the Statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the General Debate of the UNGA First Committee (New …read more
Following an exponential rise in the number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel over the past 20 years, the Vatican has unveiled a state-of-the art illumination and air conditioning system …read more
The Church tells us “by reason of their special vocation it belongs to the laity to seek the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God’s will.” The …read more
Pope Francis has urged the faithful to not let their limitations and fragile nature interfere with their ability to reach out to others and make a difference. Addressing thousands of pilgrims …read more