“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
It has been confirmed Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka this January,marking his second apostolic visit to Asia. From Sri Lanka, he will travel to the Philippines. During a meeting with …read more
Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' weekly general audience catechesis, Oct. 29. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the previous catechesis we highlighted how the Church is spiritual …read more
Pope Francis met Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday evening. The Latin American leader was part of the World Gathering of Popular Movements, organized by the Pontifical Council for …read more
-- Ephesians 6:1-9 Psalm 145:10-11,12-13ab,13cd-14 Luke 13:22-30 When Jesus is asked about the number of those who will be saved, he does not give a direct answer. What is important is not …read more
-- Ephesians 6:10-20 Psalm 144:1b,2,9-10 Luke 13:31-55 In the Gospel, Jesus demonstrates that he is fully aware of Herod's plans, as well as those of the chief priests, scribes, elders and …read more
Here below is a statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate onThe situation in the Middle East, …read more
Here is a translation of the message Pope Francis sent to the participants in the National Congress organized by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), held at Salerno, from October 24-26 on …read more
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