Deny Claims Made By Turkish President To Justify Expense For Top Muslim Cleric
The Vatican has denied claims made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that the Pope has a private jet. According to Turkish agency,Today's Zaman, Erdoğan stated that he would request the government to provide a private jet for the country's top Muslim cleric and head of the Office of Religious Affairs D...
Washington Archbishop Says We Live in 'Age of Challenge'
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is calling on Catholics to live their Christian identity in public as well as in their own spiritual lives. The cardinal on Sunday issueda pastoral letter,Being Catholic Today:Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge(en Español).The cardinal notes that a key ...
Prelate says this is first time authorities have been able to save the people and their homes
This report is contributed byJohn Newton andMarta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The Christian quarter of Lahore was attacked by a mob after a mentally handicapped man was accused of desecrating theQur’an. Young Christian man Humayun Faisal Masih was accused of blasphemy after burning so...
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An article in Monday’s edition presented a quote of Pope Francis that misrepresented what he said. The article, regarding a video message the Holy Father sent to an ecumenical event in Arizona, has been corrected. ZENIT regrets the error.
Quote for May 28th
"To me, its seems necessary to rediscover - and the energy to do so exists - that even the political and economic spheres need moral responsibility, a responsibility that is born in man's heart and, in the end, has to do with the presence or absence of God."
- Pope Benedict XVI
Through pastoral messages released individually and by episcopal conference, encourage voters to reflect carefully
Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to change the Constitution to declare that legal marriage in the nation can be contracted between persons of the same sex. In the lead-up to the …read more
Some 250,000 People and More Than 12 Heads of State Expected to Attend Saturday's Ceremony
TheChurch and government in El Salvador are preparing together for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador taking place this Saturday, reported Fides. Local …read more
Denounces Role of "Experts" Who Occupy Role of Fathers and Mothers during General Audience
Pope Francis continued his series of catechesis on the family at today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father made his way around the square in his Popemobile with the …read more
"When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social degradation."
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the address thatVatican Secretary of State, CardinalPietroParolin'sgavethis morning at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross onthe theme:“ …read more
Cardinal Parolin Calls for Combating Poverty, Easing Effects of Climate Change
“When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social …read more
Celebration to Take Place in Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan in Shanghai
At the conclusion of today's General Audience, Pope Francis remembered the upcoming celebration of the "World Day of Prayer for the Church in China." The day of prayer, which was instituted …read more
Italian Bishops Conference Choose Vigil of Pentecost To Pray for Today's Martyrs
Pope Francis expressed his support for a day of Remembrance for Christians who have been martyred and persecuted around the world. The Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) launched the …read more
Hopes Others Will Follow Vatican's Example
The Secretary General of the Arab Leaguehas welcomed "the Vatican recognition of the Palestinian state.” According to Fides,NabilElarabyexpressed this sentiment along withhis hope that other …read more