Archbishop Georg Gänswein says Pope Benedict “follows his successor with great attention and sympathy.” The prefect of the Pontifical Household gave an interview to La Nacion's Elisabetta Piqué, which was published on March 21st. The German prelate, who serves as personal secretary to both Pontiffs, said that in ...read more
"Following the first announcement of the next extraordinary Holy Year by Pope Francis on March 13th, the Holy Father will proceed with the official indiction of the Jubilee of Mercy with the publication of the Bull of Indiction onSaturday 11 April, at 5.30 pmin St. Peter’s Basilica." So indicates a communique r...
Fortune magazine has named Pope Francis the fourth greatest leader in the world. Last year, in the first annual release of the global business magazine's rankings of the 50 World's Greatest Leaders, the Pope was given the number one spot. In its second just released list, Francis is given fourth place in the ra...
Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, who until now has been the president of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See, will be the new head of the Congregation responsible for the Vatican dicastery dedicated to Catholic education. The Vatican made this announcement that Pope Francis made this appointment, along...
Quote for April 1st
“Truth is not determined by a majority vote.”
― Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
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 …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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
Pope Francis and his personal envoy to Iraq are expressing their closeness to those who have been displaced in Iraq and Nigeria. According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office …read more
The Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, His Holiness Khanania Dinkha IV, died yesterday, reported theAssyrian International News Agency. At 10:04 a.m. at the …read more
Below is a translation of the statement released by the Holy See today expressing the Pope's concern about the displaced in Iraq and Nigeria: *** Pope Francis remains concerned for the …read more
Here below is the statement by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 28thSession of …read more