Message to readers:
An article in Monday’s edition presented a quote of Pope Francis that misrepresented what he said. The article, regarding a video message the Holy Father sent to an ecumenical event in Arizona, has been corrected. ZENIT regrets the error.
Fourteen Dead and Hundreds Wounded as Rescue Efforts Continue in Acuña City
Pope Francis offered his prayers for those who died in Mexico following a tornado that struck Acuña City on Monday. In a message to Bishop Alonso Garza Treviño of Piedras Negras, the Holy Father encouraged "civil and ecclesial institutions, as well as people of good will to provide help to those who have lost th...
"The covenant of love between man and woman, a covenant for life, is not improvised; it is not made from one day to another"
Here is a ZENITtranslation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday general audience held today in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing these catecheses on the family, today I would like to speak about the [time of] engagement. Engagement -- we hear it in ...
Cardinal Collins: Decision Another Sign of Culture of Death
"March like someone’s life depended on it" was the cry that went out from Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) National Office in Toronto, led by president Jim Hughes. For the 18th year in a row, CLC was the engine behind the largest March for Life in Canada, held May 14. Pro-life families, groups, parishes, the elderl...
Quote for May 27th
"He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."
-- Pope Gregory the Great in a letter to St. Augustine of Canterbury
Crackdown in Thailand Means Thousands Are Abandoned at Sea
On Sunday at the end of the Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis again voiced his concern for the fate of the many refugees stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Pope …read more
Says Martyred Prelate 'Reminds Us That the Church is the Family of God'
In a letter sent to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Pope Francis expressed his joy at the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The martyred prelate's beatification took place in a Mass …read more
"The voice of the newly Blessed continues to resonate today to remind us that the Church, a convocation of brothers surrounding their Lord, is the family of God, in which there should be no division."
The following is a translation of the Holy Father's letter to ArchbishopJosé Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador, on the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, which took place …read more
Thousands Participate in Beatification Mass for Martyred Archbishop
Oscar Romero is “a light for the nations and salt of the earth. While his persecutors have disappeared in the shadow of forgetfulness and death, Romero’s memory instead continues alive and …read more
Denounces Global Economic System That Places 'God of Money' At Center
This Saturday, Pope Francis met with the Italian Christian Workers Association (ACLI) and called on them to promote dignified labor.During the Argentine Pontiff's remarks, he criticized how …read more
"Every man bears within himself an original and unique capacity to draw from himself and for the persons that work with him the good that God has put in his heart."
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address tothe Italian Christian Workers Associations(ACLI) given Saturday afternoon in the Vatican's Paul VI Hallon the occasion of the 70th anniversary …read more
Speaks on Election, Papacy and Poverty in Interview With La Voz del Pueblo
In a new in-depth interview, Pope Francis discussed details on his election, his relationship with the people, the challenges of being Pope and the centrality of poverty in the Gospel. The …read more
Reflects on Christ's Call to Use Wealth for the Common Good During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
Not sharing wealth generates corruption and leads to an unfulfilled life. Pope Francis explored this themeduring his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reminding the faithful that detaching …read more