Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Regina Caeli at the conclusion of the Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, This feast of faith, which began yesterday with the vigil and culminated this morning with the Eucharist, is about to...read more
Focolare President Maria Voce greeted Pope Francis on Saturday, in an event with various leaders of the ecclesial movements and lay associations gathered around the Pope for Pentecost celebrations. Voce assured him of the commitment of the Focolare "to give this testimony of a courageous and joyful Christianity."...
Here is the address given Sunday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the US bishops' conference, at the University of Notre Dame commencement. * * * Thank you, Notre Dame, for the joy of your company, the gracious invitation, the warm welcome, and the high honor of this degree. ...
The president of the Vatican's council for interreligious dialogue says that politics can be a path to holiness, but that one has to enter public service without seeking anything in return. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made that reflection in his prologue to the new French edition of a book about Robert Schuman, co...
Quote for May 17th
"I would like to ask you a question: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? Probably few, but we must satisfy this desire of Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit, so that he opens our heart towards Jesus."
- Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013
Here is the statement by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, at the UN High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on …read more
Here is a translation provided by Vatican Information Service of excerpts from Francis' question-and-answer session with members of movements, communities and ecclesial associations. The …read more
Kiko Argüello, Carmen Hernández and Fr. Mario Pezzi, the initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way, were present during the Holy Father’s morning mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae on Saturday …read more
On Saturday morning, the Holy Father met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. According to a communique released by the Holy See, Pope Francis and Chancellor …read more
When I was in high school, I went to the symphony for the first time. I was impressed by the sound, the acoustics ofAvery Fisher Hallat Lincoln Center.But Ididn’t get the conductor. He didn’t …read more
Before concluding the Mass celebrating the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis thanked the thousands of pilgrims gathered from various movements, ecclesial communities and associations who …read more
Over 200,000 people from all over the world gathered in Rome to celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost with Pope Francis on Sunday. The Mass was the concluding event of the two day pilgrimage …read more