Here is the translation of the Holy Father's meditation during the Profession of Faith of the Italian Bishops Conference who are gathered for their 65th General Assembly. * * * Dear Brothers in the Episcopate, The readings we have heard make us think. They have made me think a great deal. I have made somethin...read more
Pope Francis says we are all called to nourish hope in the hearts of refugees and migrants who are forced to leave their homelands in pursuit of a normal life. The Pope said this today when he addressed the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers. The theme of the assembly was “T...
On Monday the U.S. Department of State published its annual review on religious liberty, covering the year 2012. Suzan J. Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, at the report's presentation to the media urged governments to condemn religious intolerance and to take action against those who...
Here is a translation of the Pope's address to participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Travelers. He reflected on the topic “The Pastoral Concern of the Church in the Context of Forced Migrations.” * * * Lord Cardinals, Venerable Brothers in the ...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Here is the text of the Final Declaration made during the IV Buddhist-Christian Colloguium held at the Pontifical Urbaniana University on May 6th, under the theme "Inner Peace, Peace among …read more
Pope Francis’ meeting with the movements, new communities, and ecclesial associations on Saturday brought hundreds of thousands of people to greet the Holy Father. A palpable excitement …read more
Pope Francis sent a message via Twitter expressing his sympathy to the victims of the tornado that struck Oklahoma yesterday. The death toll has reached 51, including 20 children, when the …read more
Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, denied reports that Pope Francis performed an exorcism after the Pentecost Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. As …read more
A Coptic Catholic bishop has expressed hopes that the historic meeting May 10 between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II will lead to the Coptic Orthodox Church recognizing …read more
Focolare President Maria Voce greeted Pope Francis on Saturday, in an event with various leaders of the ecclesial movements and lay associations gathered around the Pope for Pentecost …read more
Here is the address given Sunday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the US bishops' conference, at the University of Notre Dame commencement. * * * Thank you, …read more
The president of the Vatican's council for interreligious dialogue says that politics can be a path to holiness, but that one has to enter public service without seeking anything in return. …read more