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When a house has no master living in it, it becomes dark, vile and contemptible, choked with filth and disgusting refuse. So too is a soul which has lost its master, who once rejoiced there with his...
Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals shortly met to continue discussions on reform of the Roman Curia and unveiled a new communications system for the Secretariat for Communications. Taking...
Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, published in 2015, was hailed as a heartfelt appeal for the future of planet earth, or, as the pope puts it, a call to all people to take “care of our...
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires wise U.S. engagement to build a better future for both peoples, and this future could be endangered by an embassy relocation, the U.S. Catholic bishops told...
"In Chad, in the 1970s, relations between Christians and Muslims were excellent. The Islamic faithful were very open to dialogue and made their children attend Catholic schools. Mixed marriages were...
Sister Margherita Marin, the nun who found John Paul I dead, “There were three sheets of paper, I remember a Gospel quotation” ***** On his deathbed, Pope Luciani “was holding three typescript sheets...
The Holy See Press Office issued a statement on Sunday, December 10, on Jerusalem which expresses sorrow for the clashes that took place in recent days and produced victims. The statement stresses...
Pope Francis is urging Catholics worldwide to bring to the sick and needy “the ‎Lord’s own gaze, full of tenderness and compassion,” reminding the Church of her “maternal vocation” to them. The...
In the spring of 2018, art will bring the Holy See and China closer to each other by means of several joint exhibitions that will be held simultaneously at the Vatican and in Beijing. The joint...
Benny, seminarian in the Saint James Vicariate, writes for us about a very important subject during Advent. Many times, as modern people, we feel that life pulls us in all kinds of directions and...
At the Immaculate Conception, the angel addressed Mary with a “word that is not easy to translate,” Pope Francis said in his remarks before the Angelus on December 8, 2017, in St. Peter’s Square. In...
Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday December 8, headed for Rome’s central Piazza di Spagna in order to pay homage to the statue of the Immaculate Conception there. Surrounded by crowds of...
A Nativity scene and Christmas tree, like those displayed in St. Peter's Square, are visible reminders of God's benevolence and closeness to all men and women, Pope Francis said. The traditional...
Francis receives members of the World Lutheran Foundation and indicates prayer as “the fuel of our journey towards full unity”. According to Francis, Prayer is “the fuel of our journey” towards full...
Following is the full text of Pope Francis' prayer to Mary on the Immaculate Conception: Here is the full translated text of the prayer: Immaculate Mother, For the fifth time I come to your feet as...
Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, "full of grace" through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception...
In view of Trump's announcement concerning the U. S. Embassy, Abu Mazen phones Francis, who at the General Audience says to be deeply concerned and makes a heartfelt appeal to all to respect the city...
A Palestinian presidential delegation led by Shaykh Mahmoud Al-Habbash, adviser to Palestinian president, met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in the Vatican on Wednesday,...
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a press release on Wednesday, December 6, marking the establishment of a joint working group for dialogue with the Palestinian Commission for...
The Pontiff called for "all to respect the city's status quo, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions". ***** Pope Francis has set himself on a new collision course with Donald Trump over the...