Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father's address to the European Parliament today in Strasbourg. * * * Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this in...read more
Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch has suggested ecumenical dialogue is reaching new heights under the pontificate of Jesuit Pope Francis. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT at the Vatican last week,the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity discusses Pope Francis' trip to Turkey and what it...
Speaking on Pope Francis' visit to Turkey this weekend, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says security risks cannot prevent the Jesuit Pontiff from doing his mission and reaching out to the "periphery." In an interview with ZENIT in the Vatican after the leader of the Italian bishops, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, re...
In the Christian perspective, the distinction is not between “those who are already dead and who are not, but between those who are in Christ and who are not.” Pope Francis said these wordsduring his weekly general audience this morning in a foggy St. Peter’s Square, adding, “This is the decisive factor, really ...
Quote for November 26th
“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.”
- G.K. Chesterton
Speaking with ZENIT in the lead-up to the Pope’s visit to Strasbourg today, Archbishop Jean-Pierre Grallet said he expected the Holy Father would not “flatter the Europeans” but rather “ …read more
Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was named Monday the prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, departed for Haiti today, more than five years after a devastating …read more
The first non-European Pope in more than 1,200 years arrived in Strasbourg today to address the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Pope Francis’ plane landed at 10:00 am and he …read more
Pope Francis says the secret to having peace lies in how we see others, but has outlined numerous “pressing issues” that are violating peace. Addressing the Council of Europe today, the Pope …read more
Pope Francis made his usual pre-apostolic trip visit to Santa Maria Maggiore on Monday evening, the eve of his visit to Strasbourg, France, where he today addressed the European Parliament …read more
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The Parliament gave the Pope a standing ovation, breaking out in applause a total of 14 times. To view the video click here URL: …read more
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