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"we have witnessed an event which fills us with hope: the process of normalizing relations between two peoples following years of estrangement. It is a sign of the victory of the culture of encounter and dialogue, 'the system of universal growth' over 'the forever-dead system of groups and dynasties'"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave today upon his arrival in Cuba. * * * Mr President, Distinguished Authorities, Brother Bishops, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank …read more
Diplomats, directors of international institutes for life, and United Nations representatives -- including the Holy See's permanent observer at the UN -- were just some of those who paid …read more
Lebanon’s next head of state should be "a figure of consensus supported by the people, so that he can lead the warring parties together instead of creating a new crisis." This is according to …read more
This morning Pope Francis received in audience at the Vatican the president of the Republic of Libreria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The Pope greeted the president saying, "Welcome," in English. …read more
The Vatican announced Wednesday that Francis had confirmedthe election of the archiepiscopal eparchate of Kharkiv, Ukraine, by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of …read more
By Larry Peterson “The president is dead.” For those of us who can remember those words from 50 years ago, they were seared into our brains like letters sand-blasted into a granite headstone …read more
Francis concluded his meeting with Brazil's leaders today, briefly putting into action one of the main messages of his speech: dialogue. After blessing a group of little girls, he blessed and …read more
World Youth Day organizers and the United Nations are partnering to sponsor a morning of debates about the role of youth in sustainable development and peace. The event "Youth and the culture …read more
Pope Francis sent condolences to the Colombo family upon learning of the Monday death of Emilio Colombo. The former prime minister of Italy was 93. "The Holy Father wishes to express his …read more
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined the bishops' conferences of the Group of 8 nations (G8) to urge national leaders to protect the …read more
Here is a translation of the telegram sent by Pope Francis to the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, congratulating him on the occasion of his reelection. * * * To his …read more
By Junno Arocho Pope Benedict XVI expressed his condolences upon hearing of the death of John Evans Atta Mills, president of Ghana. Elected in 2009, Atta Mills was only months away from …read more
The global food crisis and the defense of fundamental values were two of the themes discussed by Benedict XVI and U.S. President George Bush. The president visited the Pope in the Vatican …read more
Here is a translation of the communiqué released today by the Vatican press office after U.S. President George Bush's visit to Benedict XVI. * * * This morning, the president of the United …read more