Here below is the full text of Pope Francis' weekly general audience catechesis, delivered in St. Peter's Square, September 17th. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, When we profess our faith, we affirm that the Church is “Catholic” and “Apostolic.” But what, effectively, is the meaning of these two words, these w...read more
The director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, provided an update on the sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals, which began on Monday, 15 September and will conclude this afternoon. As usual, the Holy Father was present at all sessions apart from this morning's due to the Wednesday gener...
The papal commission on the protection of minors is to have its next meeting Oct. 4-5, while the new commission on reforming Vatican media will hold its first meeting Sept. 22-24, the Vatican announced today. In a press briefing, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the commission for the protection of...
Pope Francis today signed decrees clearing the way for the canonization of an Indian priest and an Italian religious sister. He also confirmed miracles attributed to the intercessions of an Italian bishop and a Canadian religious sister, pointing to their beatification in the near future. Blessed Joseph Vaz, an I...
Quote for September 17th
'Stand firm and immovable as an anvil when it is beaten upon.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
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An annual message to Buddhists from the Vatican's interreligious dialogue council reminds this year that "each one of us is called to be an artisan of peace." Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and …read more
The prime minister of Albania, Edi Rama, visited Pope Francis today in the Vatican. The prime minister then went on to meet withCardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by …read more
Journalists in Rome covering Sunday’s canonizations received a briefing yesterday afternoon on the life and papacy of Blessed John XXIII - the Pope who convened the Second Vatican Council. …read more
A new maternity hospital in Kenya may be the first in the world to be named after the soon-to-be-canonized Pope John Paul II. The St. John Paul II hospital, in the Kenyan town of Isiolo, …read more
-- Acts 4:1-12 Psalm 118:1-2 and 4, 22-24, 25-27a John 21:1-14 According to John, this was the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples. He appeared on the first day, the Sunday after …read more
During the general audience this morning in St. Peter's Square -- attended by crowds even more numerous than usual due to this weekend's canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII -- …read more
Here is a translation of the Holy Father's discourse at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square this morning. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! This week is the week of joy: we …read more