“Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the Devil.” These words from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians were at the center of Pope Francis’ homily today at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father described Christian life as a “continuous battle” against three enemies: the d...read more
At 11:45 this morning, the Holy Father received in audience a delegation of the Old Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Union of Utrecht. The Union of Utrecht is a federation of Old Catholic churches, not in communion with Rome, that seceded from the Catholic Church over the issue of Papal infallibility. Here ...
Here below the Statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the General Debate of the UNGA First Committee (New York, 14 October 2014): *** Mr. Chairman, As this is the first time that I address this Committee, allow me to assure y...
Following an exponential rise in the number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel over the past 20 years, the Vatican has unveiled a state-of-the art illumination and air conditioning system designed to preserve Michelangelo’s famous frescos. On Wednesday, the Vatican Museums introduced the 3 million euro project whi...
Quote for October 30th
'Idleness is a pestilence to a Christian man; we ought always therefore to be doing something, especially when we are alone in our rooms, lest the devil should come in and catch us idle.'
- St. Philip Neri
Pope Francis spent Wednesday morning not only at his weekly General Audience, but also with a famous team of German soccer players: Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich isa German soccer club and is …read more
Here is a translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Good Morning. The image of the body is used …read more
Pope Francis met yesterday with a group of mothers who lost their children in a tragic Rail accident in Buenos Aires. According to the Argentinian newspaper, La Nacion, 8 mothers traveled to …read more
The first feast day of St. John Paul II was celebrated in Venezuela by the Apostolic Nuncio, who prayed that the recently canonized saint would accompany the nation“in the path of peace and …read more
The first phase of the Synod has ended and now its the time for Post-Synodal reflections, to which is entrusted the task of translating, in the living fabric of the community of the faithful, …read more
To mark today's feast of St. John Paul II, here is a small excerpt from his first speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, given Oct. 20, 1978. * * * On the other hand, the …read more
The annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic hierarchiesof Europe is taking place this year in Lviv (Ukraine), on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the legalisation of the Greek-Catholic …read more
-- Ephesians 3:14-21 Psalm 33:1-2,4-5, 11-12,18-19 Luke 12:49-53 Today's Gospel is not easy to understand: if Jesus is the "prince of peace" (Isaiah 9:6) and gives the gift of peace to his …read more