Brazilian Cardinal Comments on Work of Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops
Along with Pope Francis, the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops is preparing the forthcoming meeting on the family in October. In the meantime, the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization has in the pipeline a document on catechesis. Speaking on both issues was a member of the Synod’s secret...
Meets with Caribbean Prelates in Rome for 'ad Limina Apostolorum Visit'
Christian values in the Dominican Republic continue to "animate coexistence" and can be seen in the country's endeavors in education, culture and health. This was affirmed today byPope Francis when he met withthe bishops of the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean prelates are in Rome for their five-yearly "ad Li...
"The beginnings of evangelization in the American Continent always bring to mind the Dominican soil that received in the first place the rich deposit of faith"
Pope Francis received this morning in audience the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Dominican Republic, on the occasion of their Visit “ad Limina Apostolorum." Here is a ZENIT translation of the text of the Pope’s address. * * * Dear Brothers in the Episcopate: I cordially welcome you on the o...
Collaboration Between Church and State, Canonization Cause of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Among Issues Discussed
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia met with Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning. Upon her arrival, the Croatian president greeted Pope Francis in his native Spanish. Grabar-Kitarović, who studied Spanish at the University of Zagreb, informed the Pope that she also spent time in Spain to learn the...
Quote for May 28th
"To me, its seems necessary to rediscover - and the energy to do so exists - that even the political and economic spheres need moral responsibility, a responsibility that is born in man's heart and, in the end, has to do with the presence or absence of God."
- Pope Benedict XVI
Crackdown in Thailand Means Thousands Are Abandoned at Sea
On Sunday at the end of the Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis again voiced his concern for the fate of the many refugees stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Pope …read more
Says Martyred Prelate 'Reminds Us That the Church is the Family of God'
In a letter sent to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Pope Francis expressed his joy at the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The martyred prelate's beatification took place in a Mass …read more
"The voice of the newly Blessed continues to resonate today to remind us that the Church, a convocation of brothers surrounding their Lord, is the family of God, in which there should be no division."
The following is a translation of the Holy Father's letter to ArchbishopJosé Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador, on the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, which took place …read more
Thousands Participate in Beatification Mass for Martyred Archbishop
Oscar Romero is “a light for the nations and salt of the earth. While his persecutors have disappeared in the shadow of forgetfulness and death, Romero’s memory instead continues alive and …read more
Denounces Global Economic System That Places 'God of Money' At Center
This Saturday, Pope Francis met with the Italian Christian Workers Association (ACLI) and called on them to promote dignified labor.During the Argentine Pontiff's remarks, he criticized how …read more
"Every man bears within himself an original and unique capacity to draw from himself and for the persons that work with him the good that God has put in his heart."
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address tothe Italian Christian Workers Associations(ACLI) given Saturday afternoon in the Vatican's Paul VI Hallon the occasion of the 70th anniversary …read more
Speaks on Election, Papacy and Poverty in Interview With La Voz del Pueblo
In a new in-depth interview, Pope Francis discussed details on his election, his relationship with the people, the challenges of being Pope and the centrality of poverty in the Gospel. The …read more
Reflects on Christ's Call to Use Wealth for the Common Good During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
Not sharing wealth generates corruption and leads to an unfulfilled life. Pope Francis explored this themeduring his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reminding the faithful that detaching …read more