Some 50 former and current professional soccer players representing different religions are to take part in an “Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium this evening. Pope Francis, who had the original idea for the event, received the players at the Vatican this afternoon. “Tonight’s spo...read more
In an interview published in the latest edition of a monthly supplement on women for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has stressed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious do not represent all US nuns, “but just a group of nuns who form part of an association.” The cardinal...
Addressingthe 22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Archbishop Tomasi, who is the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, exhortedthe international community to takeconcrete steps to stop the ongoing violence and persecution o...
Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this morning at his first daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta after a summer break, Pope Francis asked: “How do I receive Jesus Christ?”, to which h...
Quote for September 1st
'Love above everything the glory of God. May God, infinitely good, be the aim of your words, your thoughts, and your actions.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
The Christian patrimony of the Middle East must be protected at all costs. “We are strong in our faith, rooted in our history. We have been here for 2000 years. We refuse to go!” That is the …read more
Many Iraqis fleeing the massacre of the Islamic State spent days traveling through the desert mountains of Sinjar. Most of them made the treacherous journey barefoot and without water. Those …read more
St. Peter's Square was full of pilgrims as the Pope led the Angelus on Sunday afternoon. To view the video click here URL: …read more
Pope Francis has repeatedly asked the international community to put an end to human trafficking. Now the Vatican has announced the theme of his message for the next World Day of Peace. It's: …read more
Pope Francis has sent a message to the Methodist and Waldensian (Valdese) churches on occasion of their 24-29 August Synod in Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy. The telegram, signed by Vatican …read more
The first African to host a television series on the global Catholic television network EWTN has urged Pope Francis to visit Africa - and soon. Father Maurice Emelu,a Catholic priest, …read more
Below is a translation of the message Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent Saturday afternoon on behalf of Pope Francis forthe occasion of the 35th Edition of the Meeting for …read more
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has expressed dismay at the collapse of Gaza peace talks, saying peace is unlikely until there is a new culture and mentality that allows the people of Gaza …read more