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 welcomed them to the Vatican. "Welcome. This is everyone's house, and your house. The doors are always open for all," he...read more
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 Earnest today. "During the visit, the President and the Pope will continue the dialogue, which they began during the President’s ...
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 morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's readings, both of which spoke on Abraham. In John's Gosp...
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 initiative this year in which activities are being planned worldwide to remember the Spanish mystic. Pope Francis wished to ...
Quote for March 26th
"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen."
- Thomas Merton
In the wake of the Syrian regime’s taking full control of this ancient Christian city almost a year ago, a measure of normality has returned for local residents, including a remnant of the …read more
The Islamic State has shown a video documenting the alleged ‘conversion’ of an Assyrian Christians to Islam, reported Fides. On the websites under IS control, their militants have posted the …read more
Marking the first prison term handed down by authorities in Zhejiang province following a demolition campaign targeting hundreds of churches, a Chinese court Tuesday sentenced a Protestant …read more
A week after a terrorist attack against two Church in Lahore, 2 Christians stand accused of being responsible for the lynching of two suspected terrorists. According to Fides, Shohail …read more
A conference was held yesterday in the Hall of Congresses of the Sant’ Egidio Community, which gathered representatives of the Catholic Church and Shi’ite institutions. The participants …read more
Here is a translation of the condolence telegram sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State to Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault of Digne expressing Pope Francis' sympathy to …read more