During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis issued a heartfelt appeal on behalf of the world’s child victims of war, and again appealed for peace in the Middle East and Ukraine. Recalling that tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, the Pope said: “Brothers and sisters, no more ...read more
At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English translation of his words introducing the Marian prayer, and his address that followed: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, ...
GospelMT 13:44-52 Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl o...
Pope Francis says Christians who wish to inherit the kingdom of heaven must place God first in their lives and say no to corruption and violence. The Holy Father made these comments during his homily at a public Mass in the southern Italian city of Caserta Saturday evening, in a square adjacent to the city's magn...
Quote for July 25th
"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions."
-Saint Jean Marie Vianney
The Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land says that to restore peace in the war-torn region, a courageous, charismatic leader such as Pope Francis is needed. Just two months ago, Fr. …read more
On behalf of the bishops conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang has issued the following press release. *** As Chair of the International Department of the Bishops’ Conference of …read more
The Pope spent his lunchtime today queuing up for food in the Vatican canteen and dining with Vatican staff. Franco Piano, the chef, has reflected on Francis’ surprise visit there in an …read more
The Holy Father has sent his condolences to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in the African country of Mali yesterday. The telegram was sent Friday on behalf of the Holy …read more
A crucial stipulation regarding the right to religious freedom in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being “violated universally” and is “under threat in almost every corner of the …read more
South Korea's central bank has announced that on Sept. 30 it will release a set of commemorative coins to celebrate Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the country next month. The Bank of Korea …read more
Pope Francis has conveyed his good wishes and prayers for a successful and inspiring day in the UK aimed at promoting unity between the Catholic and Anglican Churches and ecumenical dialogue. …read more
The director of Caritas Jerusalem has launched an appeal to Pope Francis to hold a prayer vigil for the Holy Land, as was done for Syria and Iraq earlier this month. Father Raed Abusahliah …read more