Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said Chinese Christians can be optimists even if the situation facing the Church of China has not changed. Cardinal Zen was in Rome for the start of the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium Tuesday afternoon in Romes Urbaniana University on the theme"Mission in Asia: Pope Jo...read more
Addressing the participants of the 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Pope Francis said that those who migrate aspire to hope for a better future for their families, “even at the risk of disappointment and failure.” According to a communique by the Holy See Press Office, the three-day Congress ...
“There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!" These were the words of the Holy Father during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis reflected on today’s Gospel, which rec...
Pope Francis has added Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa to the list of Delegate Presidents at next year’s Synod of Bishops. The XIV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops will take place from October 4th-25th. The theme they will reflect on is “The vocation and the mission of the fam...
Quote for November 21st
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
The second stop on Pope Francis' day trip to Calabria was a visit with the terminally ill. After first visiting a prison in Castrovillari, Calabria, the Pope visited the hospice San Giuseppe …read more
Here is a translation of the original text of Pope Francis' speech to detainees in the Rosetta Sisca penitentiary in Castrovillari this morning. It was the Pope's first stop during today's …read more
Pope Francis has kicked off his visit to the Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio in the Calabrian province of Cosenza, with his first stop being a prison visit. The Pope’s schedule for his day trip …read more
Pope Francis says it is incomprehensible and troubling that people continue to suffer discrimination, restriction of their rights and, even, persecution for professing their faith. This …read more
Pope Francis says drugs are a serious and complex “evil” plaguing our society, which must be combatted, without fail or compromise. The Holy Father said this when he addressed today …read more