Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Thursday afternoon, to pray for the success of his upcoming voyage to Albania. A brief statement from the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ, said the Holy Father made the trip across the city centre to the ...read more
Pope Francis focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Drawing on the words of St Paul the Apostle from his Letter to the Corinthians, read today at Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the difficulty that some Christians – and others, wh...
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Thursday to bishops who were appointed over the last year. * * * Dear Brothers, I am happy to meet with you now personally, because in truth I must say that in some way I already know you. Not long ago you were presented to me by the Congregation of Bis...
Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statement, the bishops’ conference said it “recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a...
Quote for September 19th
'In order to be perfect, we must not only obey and honour our superiors; we must honour our equals and inferiors also.'
St. Philip Neri
Pope Francis today met the President of the Republic of Armenia during which the two men discussed the situation facing Christians and other religious minorities in the region and the …read more
Pope Francis is to visit the southern Italian city on Saturday 21 March 2015, fulfilling a promise he made in July during his visit to Caserta, Vatican Radio has confirmed. The visit was …read more
At the age of seven she lived through her parent's separation, which meant moving to another country. It was a difficult experience that provoked many doubts on faith. To view the video click …read more
Pope Francis on Wednesday afternoon met with a delegation of 40 world Jewish leaders at the Casa Santa Marta in honor of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Among those attending the event …read more
Scottish citizens go to the polls today to vote in an historic referendum on independence, but if the majority vote “yes”, what will it mean for the Catholic Church and religious freedom as a …read more
Don Carlo Lorenzo Rossetti, a Fidei donum priest from the Diocese of Rome, has been based in Albania since 2003. He is Director of the “Redemptoris Mater” missionary seminary and he also …read more