Holy See representative calls on wealthy nations to take responsibility for creation
Here is the address given by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Silvano Tomasi at theClimate and Health68th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The text was provided Mondayby Vatican Radio: * * * Remarks by His Excellency Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, c.s.,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanen...
Seminar Will Consider the Family Both as Protagonist of Evangelization and in Need of Being Evangelized
The Council of theBishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) will be having a Seminar on the theme The joy of the Family in Maputo, Mozambique from May 28- 31, 2015. Following a process of growing pastoral collaboration, the two bodies have...
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The Vatican announced today that the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops completed two days of meetings in preparation for this October’s synod on the family. The Vatican press office reported Monday that Pope Francis had chaired the meeting, saying that his presence "underlined the importance he attributes...
Meets with Participants of General Chapter at Vatican
"Minority" and "Fraternity" are the two essential elements of the identity of the Order of Friars Minor. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' address today with members of the religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi. The members met with the Holy Father following their General Chapter. The Pop...
Quote for May 26th
"We can observe the Fourth Commandment by loving visits to our aging grandparents."
- Pope Francis, Tweet - May 26th, 2015
Every year, children are born alive at the time of the abortion procedure after the 20th week of pregnancy in Europe. They are, most often, abandoned to die without care, struggling to …read more
On day one of his apostolic trip to Turkey today, the Pope called on religious leaders to do what's expected of them. Addressing religious leaders in Ankara this afternoon on this first day …read more
“The international community has the moral obligation to assist Turkey in taking care of these refugees,” Pope Francis affirmed, addressing Turkish authorities this afternoon during day one …read more
Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address given to the Turkish authorities this afternoon in Ankara, Turkey: *** Mr President Mr Prime Minister, Distinguished …read more
The Year of Consecrated Life begins Sunday, and the Holy See today announced that Pope Francis is conceding plenary indulgences for the year. With the customary conditions (sacramental …read more
-- Roman Rite 1st Sunday of Advent - Year B - November 30, 2014 Is 63, 16-17.19; 64.2 to 7; Ps 80; 1 Cor 1, 3-9; Mk 13, 33-37 Ambrosian Rite 3rd Sunday of Advent - The prophecies fulfilled Is …read more
Pope Francis departed this morning at 9 for his three-day apostolic visit to Turkey. He is expected to land at 1:00 p.m. (local time) in Esemboğa International Airport, Ankara. As customary, …read more
Pope Francis briefly spoke to journalists prior to landing at the Turkish capital of Ankara. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope greeted and thanked them for their “company during this …read more