ZENIT will return with its regular news dispatch on Tuesday, April 22. The entire ZENIT staff wishes a most blessed Easter to all of our readers.read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's Urbi et Orbi Message given in St. Peter's Square today. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter! The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: "Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He...
Here is the translation of the Pope's remarks after the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), which took place at the ancient Colosseum of Rome on Good Friday. * * * God put on the cross of Jesus all the weight of our sins, all the injustices perpetrated by every Cain against his brother, all the bitterness and betray...
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's homily last night during the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica. * * * The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath. They go to the tomb to honour the body of the Lord, but the...
Quote for April 18th
“It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
On Tuesday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin paid homage to the scores of men and women who are killed, even today, because of their faith. These modern-day martyrs are …read more
In the lead-up to the second Easter since his election, Pope Francis will be presiding over the Holy Week liturgies and services. The Paschal Triduum, which begins on Holy Thursday, will …read more
Today, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received a call from Pope Francis sending him birthday wishes. Francis assured his predecessor that he prayed for him in a special way in his celebration of …read more
Pope Francis began his catechesis at this Wednesday’s general audience discussing the liturgy of the day, which recounts Judas' betrayal of Jesus. Reflecting on the sad episode, Francis …read more
In honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's 87th birthday today, published below are excerpts from a speech he delivered on his birthday in 2008 at the White House, when he was beginning a …read more