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Following is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ words to journalists during his flight from Rome to Egypt on Friday, April 28, 2017. The Holy Father was presented to journalists by Director of the...
The Pope to President Al Sisi and Political Authorities: “Egypt is called to condemn and defeat all violence and terrorism.” The invocation of peace for Palestine and Israel, for Syria, for Libya,...
The embrace of Francis with Tawdros: “The innocent blood of the martyrs unites us. Your sufferings are also our sufferings”. The Signing of a Joint Declaration. Among its 12 points the commitment of...
rancis at Al Azhar: “As religious leaders we are called to condemn attempts to justify every form of hatred in the name of religion.” And it is essential to “block the flow of money and weapons...
Father Christopher Clohessy, a professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies said it’s crucial that Egypt’s suffering Christian minority feel the pastoral closeness of Pope...
Pope Francis tweeted Thursday "tomorrow I will travel to an Egypt of peace as a pilgrim of peace", on the eve of his two-day apostolic journey to Egypt. The message on the nine-language @Pontifex...
Catholics recognize and venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God, as the exemplar of redeemed humanity. Miserable sinners like us find ourselves in an awkward position when it...
The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah said 'Seek the welfare of the city ... for in its welfare you will find your welfare' Jeremiah 29.7. Calling People of Goodwill: The Bible and the Common Good, is a...
Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Egypt ahead of his Apostolic Journey to the country, saying the “world needs peace, love and mercy”. Pope Francis began his video message to the...
Life is not easy, and the Catholic Church cannot make it so, but it can make it better with consolations and grace and truth that never changes. The world doesn’t get us. Sometimes we are ganged up...
The Gospel is taken from St Luke. It is the story of the sinful woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears, drying them with her hair. At any time, but particularly during this Extraordinary...
The centennial of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, which began in May 1917, brings to light a little realized, but most vital, bond: Fatima and Divine Mercy are closely connected. Less than 15 years...
A discussion of the Resurrection from "Raised from the Dead: True Stories of 400 Resurrection Miracles" by Father Albert J Hebert, SM "Now God hath both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up...
French priest Father Jacques Hamel, slain by two ISIS terrorists in the middle of saying Mass, is on track to being canonized. Hamel was murdered by two 19-year-olds on July 26, 2016, who slit his...
On the eve of the commemoration of the Armenian people martyrdom at the beginning of the twentieth century, the ambassador to the Holy See Mikayel Minasyan recalls Francis's journey and its...
Pope Francis on Saturday, April22, paid tribute to modern day martyrs whom he said “are the living blood of the Church". The Pope was presiding over a Liturgy of the Word at the Church of St....
‘The Holy See urges religious leaders to speak out forcefully against such terror and to act to control effectively their followers who are reprehensibly claiming to act in God’s name by means of...
Saint Faustina received visions of our Lord, in which, Jesus instructed her to tell the world of His infinite Love and Mercy. She recorded these visions in her diary; later published under the title...
For the 40 days of Lent the word “Alleluia” is gone from the liturgy of the Church. It is never said even once. Then during the Easter Vigil, the priest intones the great Alleluia and it seems like...
Confirmed in the Concistory the canonization on May 13 of the two "pastorinhos". On October 15th, three Mexican teenagers and 30 Brazilian martyrs will be proclaimed Saints. Cardinal Amato: "A sign...