Kristoph, a homeless “resident” in the portico of Via della Conciliazione -- where the Holy See Press Office is located --, looks like a child. Yellow cap, blond hair, blue eyes and rubicund face, which reveal immediately his Polish origin. And although Kristoph is 51, he has spent 20 of those years on the street, ...read more
Pope Francis will visit Florence this November. Today, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will make pastoral visits on November 10th to the Italian cities of Florence and Pratoon the occasion of the 5th National Ecclesial Congress of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) that will be held ...
Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale today, the President of the Italian Republic will for the first time have an official visit with the Holy Father. The visit i...
Here is the fifth Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * With this meditation we conclude our overview of the common faith of East and West, and we conclude it with what concerns us more directly, the problem of salvation: that is, ...
Quote for March 27th
"No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials."
- St. Francis of Assisi
At the conclusion of today's General Audience, Pope Francis met with Mike Haines, the brother of David Haines, the British aid worker who was brutally beheaded by the so-called Islamic State. …read more
The Holy Father will be in Turin from June 21-22 for the exposition of the Shroud and the bicentennial of the birth of Don Bosco. In a press conference at the Holy See Press Office this …read more
Pope Francis has sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in the French Alps yesterday that claimed at least 150 lives including children. The …read more
Here is the translation of the address given by Pope Francis during today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! A good morning… but it’s not …read more
In the wake of the Syrian regime’s taking full control of this ancient Christian city almost a year ago, a measure of normality has returned for local residents, including a remnant of the …read more
The Islamic State has shown a video documenting the alleged ‘conversion’ of an Assyrian Christians to Islam, reported Fides. On the websites under IS control, their militants have posted the …read more
Marking the first prison term handed down by authorities in Zhejiang province following a demolition campaign targeting hundreds of churches, a Chinese court Tuesday sentenced a Protestant …read more
A week after a terrorist attack against two Church in Lahore, 2 Christians stand accused of being responsible for the lynching of two suspected terrorists. According to Fides, Shohail …read more