In his homily during his daily Mass the other day, Pope Francis warned against the spirit of worldliness. He called it “a fruit of the devil who makes his way forward with the spirit of secular worldliness”.These are strong words, and we have seen so far that Pope Francis is not afraid of calling the devil by his ...read more
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in favour of reopening the embassy but as a “two ambassadors, one building model”. That would mean combining both embassies to Italy and the ...
At the conclusion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis led the faithful gathered in prayer for several nuns who were recently kidnapped in Syria. On Monday, Islamist rebels invaded the St. Thecla Greek Orthodox Convent in Maaloula, located near Damascus. They are reported to have abducted twelve nuns of t...
La mia porta e sempre aperta (My door is always open). These simple words are the title and theme of the Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro’s new book on his historical interview with Pope Francis. Fr. Spadaro presented the book alongside Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras a...
Quote for December 2nd
"Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!"
- @Pontifex Tweet on Dec. 02, 2013
The Holy Father took the time on Saturday to meet with a group of Polish children suffering from cancer. Meeting with the children at the Consistory Hall of the Vatican, Pope Francis …read more
On the First Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father Francis went on a pastoral visit to the parish of Saint Cyril of Alexandria at Tor Sapienza, in the sector of the diocese of Rome. Upon his …read more
Pope Francis began the season of Advent by celebrating Mass at the parish of St. Cyril of Alexandria in Rome. Prior to the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, the Holy Father met with the …read more
In preparing for the Christmas season, Pope Francis has called on the faithful to open their hearts and let the Lord encounter them. During his homily today at Casa Santa Marta this morning, …read more
Croatians have voted in a referendum to ban same-sex “marriage”. Two-thirds of voters approved of constitutional changes to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in the Dec. …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus today to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, …read more
Emphasizing the importance of the religious vocation, Pope Francis announced today that the year 2015 will be dedicated to Consecrated Life. The Holy Father made the announcement during the …read more
“Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor.” These words spoken by Pope Francis several days after his election exemplified his mission to reach out to those in most need. As Papal …read more