Archbishop Georg Gänswein says Pope Benedict “follows his successor with great attention and sympathy.” The prefect of the Pontifical Household gave an interview to La Nacion's Elisabetta Piqué, which was published on March 21st. The German prelate, who serves as personal secretary to both Pontiffs, said that in ...read more
"Following the first announcement of the next extraordinary Holy Year by Pope Francis on March 13th, the Holy Father will proceed with the official indiction of the Jubilee of Mercy with the publication of the Bull of Indiction onSaturday 11 April, at 5.30 pmin St. Peter’s Basilica." So indicates a communique r...
Fortune magazine has named Pope Francis the fourth greatest leader in the world. Last year, in the first annual release of the global business magazine's rankings of the 50 World's Greatest Leaders, the Pope was given the number one spot. In its second just released list, Francis is given fourth place in the ra...
Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, who until now has been the president of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See, will be the new head of the Congregation responsible for the Vatican dicastery dedicated to Catholic education. The Vatican made this announcement that Pope Francis made this appointment, along...
Quote for April 1st
“Truth is not determined by a majority vote.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
A bishop makes many friends over the years, and two of mine are Martha and Bill Beckman. Bill worked for a time as my director of catechesis and evangelization when I was Archbishop of …read more
Below is Pope Francis' telegram expressing his condolences for the death of His HolinessMar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East: *** To His Beatitude Mar Aprem Locum …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' letter to Fr. Saverio Cannistra, Superior General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, on the occasion of the fifth centenary celebration of St. …read more
Exactly one week before Easter Sunday, Pope Francis has reminded the faithful that they must follow God's humble example. During his Palm Sunday homily this morning, the Pope toldthe crowds …read more