This Sunday’s papal trip to Albania will focus on the importance of dialogue with Islam, as the Muslim-majority nation with a notable Christian presence provides a fitting context for the theme. Albania is about 57% Muslim, but Catholics make up around 10% of the population, and Orthodox another near 7%. Pope F...read more
The sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals desired by Pope Francis to assist him in the governance of the Universal Church to study the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor Bonus” on the Roman Curia has begun today at the Saint Martha residence in the Vatican. The meeting will continue until ...
Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has warned that the world is facing the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Opening a High Level Caritas meeting 15-17 September in Rome for the crises in the Middle East, he made an impassioned call for peace. “Further vio...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, hasexplained some of the priorities of the Extraordinary Synod on the family to beheld at the Vatican next month. Addressing the Marriage Care Annual Conferencein Daventry, England, on 13 September, hesaid:"There is perhaps a common assumption that the...
Quote for September 15th
'As patience leads to peace, and study to science, so are humiliations the path that leads to humility.'
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Pope Francis today reminded Arab-speaking faithful, particularly those from Syria and the Middle East, that the Church, following the example of her Master, excels in mercy. “She faces hatred …read more
Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' general audience catechesis, delivered in St. Peter's Square Sept. 10th. *** Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. In our itinerary of …read more
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has paid tribute to Jim Dobbin MP after his sudden death on 7 September 2014. Mr Dobbin, 73, was a …read more
The murderer of three Italian missionary sisters in Burundi has been arrested and confessed to the crime, the Italian news agency ANSA reports. He was found with the cellphone of one of the …read more
Pope Francis today appointed Monsignor Robert W. Oliver, of the Archdiocese of Boston, as the new Secretary for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Until now, the American …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Father Robert J. Geisinger SJ to the post of Promoter of Justice for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Vatican Radio reports. He takes over from …read more
For the first time in Christian history, the Vatican will play the Church of England at cricket next week. The Vatican team, known as the St. Peter's Cricket Club XI, was created over the …read more
“The glory of God is a human being fully alive!” so said St Irenaeus in the second century. This is the destiny and the destination of every one of the baptized. We’re talking about …read more