After an intense and emotional visit to Albania, Pope Francis boarded the Alitalia flight that will return him to Rome. Before departing for the airport, the Holy Father visited the 'Betania' Center, a charitable organization that cares for orphaned children. As is customary, the Pope sent a telegram to Presid...read more
After praying Vespers at the Cathedral of Tirana, Pope Francis made his way to the 'Betania' Center, located in Bubq Fushe-Kruje, roughly 18 miles from Tirana. The Holy Father met with children, personnel and volunteers of the center at a nearby church dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua. Representatives from sever...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's words at the celebration of Vespers in the Cathedral of St. Paul this evening in Albania. The Pope departed from his prepared speech and said the following: I had prepared several words to tell you, and I will give it to the Archbishop so that he may send you the trans...
After his visit to the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel, the Holy Father made his way to the Cathedral of Saint Paul, to celebrate vespers with the priests, religious, seminarians and members of various lay movements. Archbishop Rrok K. Mirdita, gave a welcoming address and was followed by the test...
Quote for September 19th
'In order to be perfect, we must not only obey and honour our superiors; we must honour our equals and inferiors also.'
St. Philip Neri
"Authentic religion is a source of peace and not of violence! No one must use the name of God to commit violence! To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during a meeting with interreligious leaders at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Albania today. *** Dear Friends, It …read more
Gospel:MT 20:1-16A Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the …read more
Fathers play a vital role in the upbringing of their children, different from that of a mother, according to a recent book that examines a variety of scientific evidence. In “Do Fathers …read more
The Holy Father was accompanied by 50 journalists from 10 countries on his brief flight to Albania. During the flight, the Pope greeted each journalist one by one, wishing them "a good day of …read more
Pope Francis landed in Tirana, Albania shortly after 9 a.m., the first visit by a Pope in 21 years since St. John Paul II's trip in 1993. As customary, before departing Rome's Fiumicino …read more
The rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits of the Albanian faithful who gathered in Mother Teresa Square for the celebration of Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. This is the Pope's fourth …read more
Here is the telegram sent by the Holy Father to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, president of the Italian Republic, before departing for Tirana, Albania. * * * To His Excellency The …read more