Below is a translation of the Pope's address at this morning's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning, From the beginning, the Lord filled the Church with the gifts of His Spirit, thus rendering her always alive and fruitful. Distinguished among these gifts are som...read more
Pope Francis has urged faithful to use the Holy Spirit’s gifts, received as God’s children and which nourish and enrich the Church and promote unity. Speaking to thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at this morning’s weekly General Audience, the Holy Father continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to t...
At his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday. Around 150 Synod fathers from across the globe will take place in the Oct. 5-19 meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family ...
On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass at 10 a.m. Rome time to open the 3rd Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of bishops, dedicated this time to the theme of the family. Two hundred fifty-three persons will take part in the Synod, 14 of whom are married couples invited by the Pope. Representing Bra...
Quote for October 2nd
"Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten you and guide you. God has given him to you for your protection, therefore, you should use him accordingly."
- St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Here is the address given Wednesday by the newPermanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations,Archbishop Bernardito Auza, at thePrayer Service on the occasion of theOpening of the …read more
Pope Francis is insisting that it is possible for people of different religions to embrace their respective identities and still co-exist in peace. He says that Albania is proof that it is …read more
Below is the text of the address given Tuesday by the Pope's secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at theUN Climate Change Summit in New York. Cardinal Parolin said that climate change …read more
The Vatican arrested the Pope's former nuncio to the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, placing the 66-year-old Polish native under house arrest. Józef Wesołowski served as apostolic nuncio in …read more
Pope Francis is asking the international community to do more to fight the ebola virus plaguing western Africa. In today's general audience the Holy Father assured that he is "close to the …read more