Meets with 30,000 Members of the Charismatic Renewal Movement in St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis met today with 30,000 members of the Renewal in the Spirit Movement in St. Peter’s Square this evening. The meeting with the Holy Father kicks off the 38th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Spirit. They will reflect on the theme: “Ways of Unity and of Peace: Voices of Prayer for the Martyrs...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin Reflects on the Pope’s Upcoming Trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay
Hope is high for the trip which will take Pope Francis to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from July 5-13. He will fly seven times, pronounce 22 addresses, and proclaim “the joy of the Gospel” (thread of the trip) to more than one million people. It could not be explained in any other way than which John Paul II al...
Caritas Jordan Says Foreign Powers Are ‘Washing Their Hands’ of Responsibility
The United Nation’s World Food Program announced that funds earmarked for Syrian refugees will be cut, leaving thousands of refugees at risk of starvation. According to Fides, the cut in funds will have devastating consequences on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which has taken in thousands of refugees from Syr...
Says Decline of Young Population, Aging Society Signify Disappearance of Local Communities
A Japanese Bishop is decrying how his nation's population is dropping to historic lows. According to AsiaNews,Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which heexplains how the aging populationis currently the most urgent problem for the country, which threatens to collapsethe pension system...
Quote for July 3rd
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Vatican Radio reports: The General Audiences held on Wednesdays will be suspended for the whole month of July. They will resume in August in the Paul VI Hall. There will, however, be an …read more
Pope Francis Tells International Council Theological Reflection Has Made Progress, Can Develop Even More
Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council Declaration Nostra Aetate, Christians and Jews are "strangers no longer," but now friends, and brothers and sisters, says Pope Francis. The Pope …read more
Condemns Violence, Reaffirms Spiritual Closeness to Victims' Loved Ones
This Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the loved ones of the victimsof Friday's terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait.Vatican Secretary of StateCardinal Pietro …read more
"This document represents a definitive 'yes' to the Jewish roots of Christianity and an irrevocable 'no' to anti-Semitism"
This morning Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the international congress promoted by the International Council of Christians and Jews, held in Rome from 28 June to 1 July …read more
Ahead of Trip to Latin America Next Week, Francis Sends Video Message
Just one week before Pope Francis' apostolic visit to LatinAmerica, July 5-13, he has expressed his affectionand closeness to thepeople of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. In a video-message to …read more
Mass at Revolution Square, Addresses to US Congress and United Nations Among Major Events
The Holy See Press Office today published the official schedule of Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the United States. The Pope’s first apostolic visit to both countries will take place from …read more
"The celebration of the Thronal feast of our Churches is a reminder, Your Holiness, of the very significant fact that, despite the regrettable interruption of full communion among us, both of our Churches remain united in honoring the memory of our common Saints, who comprise the stable foundation on which we are called to build full union inasmuch as the Church of Christ is essentially a communion of Saints."
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the message sent by His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, to Pope Francis on the occasion of the Feast of Sts. Peter and …read more
Pope Francis bid farewell to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI this morning, who is departing for Castel Gandolfo. The Pontiff Emeritus will spend the next two weeks on vacation at the Papal …read more