Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Thursday afternoon, to pray for the success of his upcoming voyage to Albania. A brief statement from the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ, said the Holy Father made the trip across the city centre to the ...read more
Pope Francis focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Drawing on the words of St Paul the Apostle from his Letter to the Corinthians, read today at Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the difficulty that some Christians – and others, wh...
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave Thursday to bishops who were appointed over the last year. * * * Dear Brothers, I am happy to meet with you now personally, because in truth I must say that in some way I already know you. Not long ago you were presented to me by the Congregation of Bis...
Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statement, the bishops’ conference said it “recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a...
Quote for September 19th
'In order to be perfect, we must not only obey and honour our superiors; we must honour our equals and inferiors also.'
St. Philip Neri
-- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Psalm 118:1b-2, 16ab-17, 28 Luke 7:36-50 All four Gospels present Jesus as the one who can forgive sins. Matthew, Mark and Luke all record the healing of the …read more
Here is the full text of Cardinal Peter Turkson's address at the conference "Giving Europe a Soul - European Unification in reconciled Diversity - Foundation of a social ethical network for …read more
Caritas leaders spoke of a Middle East in intensive care, suffering from multiple traumas, as they wrapped up a Caritas Internationalis conference today in Rome. Caritas Internationalis …read more
Officials from the US bishops' conference are welcoming a government move toward providing funds to help low-income families receive child care. The chairmen of the U.S. Conference of …read more
In Defense of Christians (IDC), a US-based non-profit organization that advocates for the protection of Christians and others in the Middle East, concluded its historic inaugural Summit last …read more
The 8th World Day of Families, to be held in Philadelphia from September 22-27, 2015, was presented today in the Holy See Press Office. The theme of the event will be:“Love is our mission: …read more