Expresses Joy and Congratulations to Patriarch Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan
Pope Francis congratulated the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians. Bishop Krikor Ghabroyan, the Bishop Emeritus of the Eparchy of France was elected last week, taking the name Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan. The Holy Father responded to the Patriarch’s request of ecclesiastical communion following...
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. Passes Away on Thursday
Pope Francis sent his condolences to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. following the death of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, the Archbishop Emeritus of the archdiocese. Cardinal Baum, the longest serving US Cardinal, passed away on July 23rd at the age of 88. In a telegram sent to Cardinal Donald Wuerl, t...
Sr. Irma Odete Francisca Dedicated Final Years of Her Life Helping Those Battling Drug Addiction
A Franciscan nun who dedicated her life to helping those suffering from drug addiction, was murdered last week in Brazil. According to Fides, Sister Irma Odete Francisca was killed on Friday morning at La Estrella Drug Rehabilitation Centre in the town of Guaratinguetá, located in the Brazilian state of Sao Paul...
"Enlightened by the light of faith in the Risen Christ, our look on the world is full of hope and mercy, because we are certain that the cross of Jesus is the tree that gives life."
Here is the translation of Pope Francis' message to the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan * * * To His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians Your election to the See of Cilicia of the Armenians is for me...
Quote for July 27th
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
Here is the text of a speech given at the end of today's Mass in Manila by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila. * * * Most Holy Father, Before you are representatives of the …read more
Here is the text of the address Pope Franis gave this morning in Manila at a meeting with the diplomatic corps. * * * Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you, Mr President, for your kind welcome …read more
Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos excitedly greeted Pope Francis as he arrived on the second leg of his Apostolic Trip to Asia. The Holy Father's plane landed in Manila's Villamor Air Base …read more
While defending freedom of expression as a fundamental right and a duty, Pope Francis said that it also has its limits and should not be used to mock or insult. The Holy Father made these …read more
On his final day in Sri Lanka, Pope Francis made two unscheduled stops upon his return from the Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Madhu. The Holy Father first stopped at the …read more