Pope Francis’ program during the 2013 Rio World Youth Day reportedly will include a visit to the parish of Varginha, located in the favela of Manguinhos, one of the poorest of Rio. While there the Holy Father will lead a prayer in the parish of Saint Jerome Emilian, where he will bless the new altar. He will als...read more
Here is the intervention by the Holy See delegation to the 66th World Health Assembly. The meeting is under way in Geneva, Switzerland. The address byArchbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, the representative of the Holy See, was given today. * * * Mr. President, I have the honour to bring you the greetings and blessin...
Keynote at OSCE High Level Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Tirana, Albania Keynote Address by Dr Gudrun Kugler on behalf of the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, Session 2 on May 21. * * * This year, we celebrate 1700 years of the Edict of Milan granting Freedom...
A contemplative group of Benedictines from Missouri have a second No. 1 hit on their hands. "Angels and Saints at Ephesus," a follow-up to their hit record, "Advent at Ephesus," debuted last week at No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Music Chart. The album also earned the No. 2 spot on Billboa...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Focolare President Maria Voce greeted Pope Francis on Saturday, in an event with various leaders of the ecclesial movements and lay associations gathered around the Pope for Pentecost …read more
Here is the address given Sunday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the US bishops' conference, at the University of Notre Dame commencement. * * * Thank you, …read more
The president of the Vatican's council for interreligious dialogue says that politics can be a path to holiness, but that one has to enter public service without seeking anything in return. …read more
Here is the statement by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, at the UN High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on …read more
Here is a translation provided by Vatican Information Service of excerpts from Francis' question-and-answer session with members of movements, communities and ecclesial associations. The …read more
Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernández and Fr. Mario Pezzi, the initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way, were present during the Holy Father’s morning mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae on Saturday …read more
On Saturday morning, the Holy Father met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. According to a communique released by the Holy See, Pope Francis and Chancellor …read more
When I was in high school, I went to the symphony for the first time. I was impressed by the sound, the acoustics ofAvery Fisher Hallat Lincoln Center.But Ididn’t get the conductor. He didn’t …read more