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
In a message sent to the Discalced Carmelites, Pope Francis said that St. Teresa of Avila serves as a model and guide "of total donation to God." The letter, which was addressed to Fr. Saverio Cannistra, Superior General of the Discalced Carmelites, was sent on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the Spanish m...
Pope Francis expressed his condolences to victims of massive flooding that has affected the Atacama region of northern Chile and landslides in Peru. An unusual cold front that hit the Andes caused the heaviest rainfall in 80 years. The death toll in Chile is at 14 and 20 are still unaccounted for. The message, ...
“The Christian world has lost an important spiritual leader, a courageous and wise pastor who faithfully served his community in extremely challenging times.” Pope Francis expressed this in a telegram of condolence upon hearing of the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the ...
Quote for March 30th
"Holy Week is a privileged time when we are called to draw near to Jesus: friendship with Him is shown in times of difficulty."
- Pope Francis (Twitter, March 30th, 2015)
On Saturday, following his meeting with the clergy at the Cathedral, Pope Francis made his way to the Basilica of Gesu Nuovo where he met with the sick. Here is a translation of the words …read more
To those who wish to see Jesus, the Church offers three things: the Gospel, the Crucifix and the witness of faith. This was the central theme of Pope Francis Angelus address this morning to …read more
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' words before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In this …read more
Great Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has just published a report about the laws protecting freedom of religion and belief. The commission interviewed almost 2,500 people and …read more