Expresses Joy and Congratulations to Patriarch Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan
Pope Francis congratulated the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians. Bishop Krikor Ghabroyan, the Bishop Emeritus of the Eparchy of France was elected last week, taking the name Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan. The Holy Father responded to the Patriarch’s request of ecclesiastical communion following...
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. Passes Away on Thursday
Pope Francis sent his condolences to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. following the death of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, the Archbishop Emeritus of the archdiocese. Cardinal Baum, the longest serving US Cardinal, passed away on July 23rd at the age of 88. In a telegram sent to Cardinal Donald Wuerl, t...
Sr. Irma Odete Francisca Dedicated Final Years of Her Life Helping Those Battling Drug Addiction
A Franciscan nun who dedicated her life to helping those suffering from drug addiction, was murdered last week in Brazil. According to Fides, Sister Irma Odete Francisca was killed on Friday morning at La Estrella Drug Rehabilitation Centre in the town of Guaratinguetá, located in the Brazilian state of Sao Paul...
"Enlightened by the light of faith in the Risen Christ, our look on the world is full of hope and mercy, because we are certain that the cross of Jesus is the tree that gives life."
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' message to the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan * * * To His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians Your election to the See of Cilicia of the Armenians is for me...
Quote for July 27th
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
On Wednesday, Pope Francis recorded a message for the homeless of the Archdiocese of Sao Paolo,Brazil,to thank them for the gifts he received that morning: a Crucifix and a Rosary made of …read more
Dominican Leader of Lahore’s Peace Center Considers Future of Dialogue for Minorities
Father James Channan, O.P.—the former Vice Provincial of the Dominican order in Pakistan—is director of the Dominican-run Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan, which is committed to deepening the …read more
Permanent observer notes Holy See-Palestine agreement of last month, indicative of progress made by Palestinian Authority
Here is the interventionofArchbishop Bernardito Auza,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN at theUnited Nations Security Council Open Debate on“The situation in …read more
Lectio divina: XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Roman Rite 2 Kings 4.42 to 44; Ps 145; Eph 4, 1-6; Jn 6.1 to 15 Ambrosian Rite Judges 2, 6-17; Th 2, 1-2. 4-12; Mk 10: 35-45 -- 1) Bread to share. Beginning this Sunday the liturgy interrupts …read more
With regard to the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in the Vatican from 4 to 25 October on the theme “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * From the Christian town of Deir al Ahmar it's only a few miles to the Syrian border. Tens of thousands of …read more
During 2-Nation Festival in August, Nations' Representatives Will Sign Memorandum Agreement
Peru and Brazil are working together to eradicate child labor in the Amazonia. According to Fides, thegovernments of the two Southern American nations are launchinga campaign to promote this …read more
In Iraq, properties and homes belonging to Christian citizens continue being taken from their legitimate owners,reportsFides. This phenomenon is plaguing the northern part of the nation, …read more