Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Rome's Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope J...read more
“We declare and define Blesseds Giovanni Antonio Farina; Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family; Ludovico da Casoria; Nicola da Longobardi; Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart and Amato Ronconi to be Saints and we enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole C...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus prayer at the conclusion of the Canonization Mass of six new Saints. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, At the conclusion of this celebration, I would like to greet all of you who have come to honor the new Saints, espe...
Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his ri...
Quote for November 21st
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
The Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities began in Rome today. Organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the meeting is a response to the appeal for …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome this morning. * * * Mr President Ladies and Gentlemen I am pleased …read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address this afternoon to the plenary assembly of the PontificalCouncil for Promoting Christian Unity, which is taking place in Rome through Friday on …read more
Pope Francis says every state of life leads to holiness, if lived in communion with the Lord and in the service of others. During his weekly general audience this morning in St. Peter’s …read more
Pope Francis is accustomed to receiving gifts from dignitaries. Bikes, footwear, even a car are among the many presents that have been given to the Pontiff. According to several news sources, …read more