On day one of his apostolic trip to Turkey today, the Pope called on religious leaders to do what's expected of them. Addressing religious leaders in Ankara this afternoon on this first day of his three-day visit to the primarily Muslim nation of Turkey, the Pope said, "The world expects those who claim to adore ...read more
“The international community has the moral obligation to assist Turkey in taking care of these refugees,” Pope Francis affirmed, addressing Turkish authorities this afternoon during day one of his three-day visit to Turkey. Highlighting how Turkey is “directly affected by this tragic situation” and has “generousl...
Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address given to the Turkish authorities this afternoon in Ankara, Turkey: *** Mr President Mr Prime Minister, Distinguished Authorities, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to visit your country so rich in natural beauty and history, and fi...
The Year of Consecrated Life begins Sunday, and the Holy See today announced that Pope Francis is conceding plenary indulgences for the year. With the customary conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer in keeping with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff) the indulgences are conceded ...
Quote for November 27th
"Love is the measure of faith"
- Pope Francis, Tweet on Nov. 27th, 2014
“While you do not hide the areas of weakness that it is possible to verify today in consecrated life,” the Pope told consecrated persons today at the Vatican, he encouraged them to still “be …read more
In an audience this morning with the Pauline Family, Pope Francis encouraged them to renew their commitment to living and communicating faith through multimedia. The Pauline Family includes …read more
The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis’ public liturgical celebrations in December 2014 and January 2015. Below is the Holy Father’s itinerary, published by the Vatican’s …read more
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on the theme: “ …read more
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the participants in the Pilgrimage of the Pauline Family, on the occasion of the closing of the Centenary Year of the Pauline charism and in …read more