“My commitment,”Dr. Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, president of theCentesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, has said, is to bring together Church and economic leaders and "help them apply the social teachings of the Catholic Church.” Along with President Bickel, the speakers present at this morning's press confere...read more
“Fidelity” and “indissolubility” remain indispensable conditions of Christian marriage, confirmed Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during a conference on the contents of the forthcoming Synod, held a few days ago at Battaglia, of which ample excerpts were report...
For the first time in history, a homeless person was buried in the Vatican. Willy Herteleer, Flemish by birth but for decades had no place to call hom, lived from alms in the adjacent neighborhood of Borgo Pio. As reported by the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero and confirmed by Father Ciro Benedittini, Vice-Direc...
Cesare “Cece” Cicconi died. He was the first disabled person that Pope Francis kissed during his first public appearance in Saint Peter’s Square on March 19, 2013. The news was reported in a press release by UNITALSI, which for years assisted him and accompanied him to the Mass of inauguration of the pontificate. ...
Quote for February 26th
“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbours' defects--not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”
― St. Thérèse de Lisieux
On Feb. 13, the New York Times reported -- Philadelphians might say "finally noticed" -- that the City of Brotherly Love is enjoying a major resurgence as an international urban center. …read more
The Holy See announced that Pope Francis has declared Saint Gregory of Narek as Doctor of the Universal Church. According to a communique by the Holy See Press Office, the Holy Father …read more
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has called on the international community to not be indifferent to the war in Ukraine. The head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church made his appeal …read more
Pope Francis departed on Sunday afternoon to Casa Divin Maestro (Divine Master House) in the town of Arriccia, located in the outskirts of Rome, where he will participate in the annual Lenten …read more
This Saturday morning, Pope Francis received German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Vatican. The conflict in eastern Ukraine was at the center of discussions with the Pope, Merkel reportedly …read more
Pope Francis has exhorted mafia to open their hearts to the Lord. Speaking to pilgrims from the Calabrian Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio Saturday morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, the Holy …read more