The Vatican today released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for October. The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for this month is: “That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.” His intention for evangelisation is: “That young seminarians and religious m...read more
Pope Francis says the spiritual life is like breathing, comparing prayer to inhaling and mission to exhaling. Without both, he says, the Christian cannot live. Addressing today members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowship, the Holy Father underscored, “Every Christian in h...
On Friday morning, Pope Francis met with Bruno Nève de Mévergnies, the new Belgian ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador de Mévergnies presented his Letters of Credentials to the Holy Father. The new Belgian ambassador has had an extensive diplomatic career since 1978. His first ambassadorial assignment was in W...
On the Via Caio Cestio, between the Testaccio quarter and the Egyptian pyramid, the branches of the cypresses shaken by the wind capture the attention of passers-by. Their movement seems to point to the inscription “Resurrecturis,” which surmounts a large and massive entrance. When passing through it, one is led ...
Quote for October 31st
"The scars of others should teach us caution."
- St. Jerome
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In the absence so far of a full transcript of Pope Francis' comments to the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement on Saturday, which he gave in Spanish, we produce below a translated summary by …read more
Jesus does not look at sins or faults, but rather looks at the heart of those he chooses to build his Church. Pope Francis reflected on this during his morning homily at Santa Marta today. …read more
Pope Francis is lauding the poor of the globe because they do not merely receive aid; they are also protagonists in working to better their own situations and that of their neighbors. The …read more
At the end of the Synod in which he participated, Bishop Mario Grech returned to Gozo, Malta, where he is the diocesan bishop and also has the position of president of the Maltese Episcopal …read more
Travelling to Ukraine as the country prepared to go to the polls, Neville Kyrke-Smith found a people traumatized by recent events and conflict, but determined to build a civil society with …read more
The Prince of Wales will give a video address on the subject of religious freedom to Parliamentarians and representatives of different faith groups in the House of Lords next week. The …read more