Here is Pope Francis' address to a delegation from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute on Saturday. * * * Lord Cardinals, Illustrious Gentlemen, I thank you for this meeting. I am especially grateful to Cardinal Martino for the words with which he introduced me. Your institute proposes to promote human dignit...read more
Participating in the Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis this morning at 7 o’clock in the Domus Sanctae Marthae Chapel was the Patriarch of Alexandria of the Coptic Catholics, H.B. Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, who received the ecclesiastica communio from Pope Benedict XVI last January 18. Concelebrating also with the Hol...
Pope Francis has said thatproclaiming Christ in the digital era is a special field for the work of youth. In an address to the Pontifical Council for the Laity whose members wereconcluding their plenary assembly onthe theme of “Proclaiming Christ in the Digital Era”, the Holy Father began by saying that the th...
Peace in the Middle East is often paralyzed by opposed and obscured interests, Pope Francis said this morning during Mass at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father was concelebrating the Mass with Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak of Alexandria of the Catholic Copts. According to the Holy See, the Mass with the Patriar...
Quote for December 6th
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela
Pope Francis has implored the Lord to assure suffering Syrians of the nearness of the Church so they might be comforted in their trials. Addressing an audience of pilgrims from the …read more
Pope Francis has urged university students to cultivate broad-ranging plans and to go beyond the ordinary rather than be imprisoned by weak and uniform thought. Addressing students from the …read more
The Institute for the Works of Religion - colloquially known as the 'Vatican Bank' - has appointed Rolando Marranci as its general director. Marranci begins work in his new post at the IOR …read more
Islamist rebels have broken into St. Thecla Orthodox Convent in Maaloula near Damascus and held Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf and a number of nuns hostage, according to local sources. The …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for the promotion of Christian Unity, led the traditional delegation from the Holy See to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul to …read more
World Youth Day 2016, to be held in Krakow, Poland, may be the site of a historical meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I. That, at least, is the hope of …read more
The Holy Father took the time on Saturday to meet with a group of Polish children suffering from cancer. Meeting with the children at the Consistory Hall of the Vatican, Pope Francis …read more
On the First Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father Francis went on a pastoral visit to the parish of Saint Cyril of Alexandria at Tor Sapienza, in the sector of the diocese of Rome. Upon his …read more