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In three reflections with priests from around the world in Rome Thursday, Pope Francis called on them to enter into the complications of people’s lives. The pontiff said that mercy “gets involved”...
An interview with the philosopher Rocco Buttiglione, an expert on the teaching of St. John Paul II: “The perspective of Francis is perfectly traditional. The novelty is in applying the possible...
Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan Diocese in Nigeria has called for a “new world order, where the human family lives in peace, freedom, harmony and love, freed from violence, better still, freed...
On June 3 and 4 an unprecedented summit among judicial experts to discuss human trafficking, mafias, drug trafficking, and the exploitation of prostitution and of minors, migrants and displaced...
Since Pope Francis followed the first pontiff in the last 600 years who resigned, the question of whether he might resign one day has been raised several times since his election. The latest came on...
Planned resignations, a “timed” papacy with a withdrawal at eighty years of age: the words of the Pope during the Occurrentes meeting bring two years of assumptions and speculations to an end. The “...
Pope Francis urged the faithful to join in prayer on this coming Wednesday, June 1, International Children’s Day, with a special thought for the children in Syria. Speaking after the Angelus Prayer...
Francis affirms during a meeting with the children of the “Children’s Train” - Treno dei Bambini - from Calabria. What does being the Pope mean for Bergoglio? “The good that I can do” A young girl...
At the conclusion of his weekly General Audience, on Wednesday May 25, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of terrorist attacks that took place in Syria on Monday. “I exhort everyone to pray to the...
The Imam of Al-Azhar in an interview to the Vatican media after his audience with the Pope: “He is a man of peace, with him we resume the path of dialogue.” Islam has nothing to do with the violence...
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Tuesday, May 24, that the world “needs a change of mentality” when responding to humanitarian emergencies and the plight of all those...
For the first time in the Vatican, the Grand Imam of the Sunni Islamic University thanked Francis for his words on the respect due to religions and invited him to Cairo. “Our meeting is the message...
Pope Francis has sent a message to the World Humanitarian Summit taking place 23-24 May in Istanbul. The Summit was convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In his message, addressed to...
Pope Francis received in audience in the Vatican on Monday,May 23, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib. In a note, the Director of the Vatican Press Office, Fr. Federico...
The meeting with Muhammad al-Tayyib, imam of Al-Azhar: peace, rejection of terrorism and “the situation of Christians in the context of conflict and tension in the Middle East, and their protection...
Ending a five-year freeze in relations, Pope Francis is set to meet the Grand Imam of the al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed el-Tayeb, in the Vatican on Monday. The al-Azhar mosque and university complex in...
Pope Francis sent a telegram on Friday, May 20, expressing his condolences for the loss of EgyptAir Flight MS-804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in the night between Wednesday and Thursday...
The invitation from a Vatican delegation to Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayyib, the grand imam of Al-Azhar University, on Thursday, May 19, marked a turning point after years of frozen relations between the Holy...
In an interview with French Catholic newspaper “La Croix”, the Pope spoke again about the immigration phenomenon caused by the wars going on in the Middle East and Africa and by underdevelopment. He...
“My Delegation believes that the more religion is manipulated to justify acts of terror and violence, the more religious leaders must be engaged in the overall effort to defeat the terrorism that...