Discuss National Reconciliation, Care for Society and the Poor
Pope Francis met today with Miro Cerar, the prime minister of the Republic of Slovenia. A communique from the Vatican press office described the discussions as "cordial," saying that the Holy Father and Cerar highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and Slovenia. "The Parties confirmed t...
Prays For Refugees, Vocations to Priesthood and Consecrated Life
The Vatican today released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for June. The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for this month is: “That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come”. His intention for evangelization is: “That the personal encounter with Jes...
"The New Evangelization is this: to be aware of the merciful love of the Father so that we also become instruments of salvation for our brothers."
Pope Francis met today with participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Here is a ZENIT translation of the Holy Father's address. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to be able to receive you at the conclusion ...
The Vatican's Financial Information Authority Presents Annual Report
The annual Report of the Financial Information Authority (FIA) was presented today at the Holy See Press Office by its President, Rene Brulhart and the entity’s Director Tommaso Di Ruzza. Brulhart explained that they work as an “intelligence” service to guarantee the transparency and legality of the Vatican acco...
Quote for May 29th
"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
- G.K. Chesterton
Cardinal Collins: Decision Another Sign of Culture of Death
"March like someone’s life depended on it" was the cry that went out from Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) National Office in Toronto, led by president Jim Hughes. For the 18th year in a row, …read more
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Says Church Must Strengthen Commitment to 'Evangelize Our Culture'
The Pope's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, commented on the recent same-sex 'marriage' referendum in Ireland, calling it a "defeat for humanity." On Friday, Ireland became the …read more
During General Audience, Highlights Importance of Preparation for Strong Marriages
Pope Francis has reaffirmed the value of the period of engagement for a meaningful marriage.During this morning’s weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pontiff continued his …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
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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 …read more
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 …read more
"Either you are freely poor and minor, or you will end up being stripped."
Pope Francis received the participants in the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor in an audience at the Vatican today. The following is a translation of the Pope’s address to those …read more