Some 50 former and current professional soccer players representing different religions are to take part in an “Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium this evening. Pope Francis, who had the original idea for the event, received the players at the Vatican this afternoon. “Tonight’s spo...read more
In an interview with Vatican Radio's Italian edition Monday, Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai said the Islamic State and other fundamentalist groups “are taking us back to the Stone Age, back to a time when there wasn’t any law.” Yet despite the recent atrocities committed against Christians and religious minorities...
An international soccer icon has acknowledged that being a good person is key to success. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines following an audience yesterday at the Vatican in which Pope Francis met the soccer players who participated in last night’s Interreligious Match for Peace at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Gianlu...
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received in private audience on Monday two prominent proponents of Mass in the Extraordinary Form. According to the website MessainLatino, the Pope Emeritus met yesterday afternoon Cosimo Marti, co-founder and treasurer of the International Federation Juventutem, a movement of young Cat...
Quote for September 2nd
Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
-Saint Gerard Majella
Pope Francis has telephoned an Iraqi priest working in a refugee camp in the war-torn northern part of the country to express his closeness to persecuted Christians in the region, ZENIT has …read more
Gospel:MT 16:21-27 Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be …read more
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Psalm 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102 Luke 4:16-30 During the weekdays of the next thirteen weeks of Ordinary Time, we will read from the Gospel of Luke. We begin with …read more
The ratio of female to male infants continues to decline in India and a recent report by the United Nations warned that urgent action is needed to reverse the trend. The report, “‘Sex Ratios …read more
Pope Francis received in private audience on Friday Gaza parish priest Father Jorge Hernandez, during which he expressed his closeness to those who have suffered in the war-ravaged territory. …read more
As a symbol of peace, Pope Francis will be donating an olive tree to be planted at an Interreligious Match for Peace, drawing together world-famous soccer champions this Monday at Rome’s …read more