Pope Francis appealed for peace in Ukraine following his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter's Square today. The appeal comes after a rocket attack in the city of Mariupol left 30 people dead. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has stated that the rockets were launched from rebel-occup...read more
Here is the translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today's Gospel presents the beginning of Jesus' preaching in Galilee. Saint Mark highlights that Jesus began to preach "after J...
In his visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis left behind in his speeches and homilies a number of important points worth reflecting on. In Sri Lanka interreligious relations was a key point. On his arrival at the airport he said that it was important that all the religions work together in overcomi...
Refugees, among them 50 Jews, were sheltered in the French Seminary at the time of the Holocaust. At St. Chiara Street in Rome, behind the Pantheon is situated the Pontifical French Seminary. In more than 160 years of history in the very heart of Rome, this seminary has a very moving story connected to the courag...
Quote for January 23rd
"On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love."
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II has reaffirmed his stance that the Coptic Orthodox Church will refrain from any direct involvement in the parliamentary election campaign in Egypt in the …read more
Kenyan police who tear-gassed schoolchildren protesting the closure of a playground has caused an international uproar. Children, teachers and activists were demonstrating after the …read more
The following is the first part of the Holy Father's press conference with journalists on his return flight from Manila on Monday.The translation was provided byCatholic News Agency. Part II …read more
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Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Can you explain the liturgical relevance of …read more
The Holy See has announced that Pope Francis will preside over the Celebration of Evening Vespers at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. The celebration will take place on …read more