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Pope Francis received on Friday,October 3, the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also held talks with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. During their meeting, the Pope...
“No religious, political or economic motives can justify what is happening to hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children:” that’s what Pope Francis said Thursday, October 3, calling...
Migration, the family and the European Union were subjects covered by Pope Francis and the President of Malta when the two met at the Vatican on Monday, 29 September. During “cordial discussions”,...
The deplorable violence and the humanitarian crisis in Northern Iraq and Syria, as well as in other parts of the world, call for a united response. To help build a united international front to bring...
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has addressed the UN Security Council open debate on threats to international peace and security saying that the global cooperation in the fight...
On October 1, just days ahead of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family to be held at the Vatican, US-based Ignatius Press will publish a monumental book addressing the issue of reception of the...
The 16th International Conference for the Common Good will be held in Washington on October 17-18, 2014.The conference will tackle an array of urgent issues ranging from the fate of the Palestinian...
Pope Francis has sent a message to the participants in the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations, which convened on September 16. The Pope's message was delivered on Wednesday, September 24--...
The Holy Father has declared that on Sunday, September 28, the whole Church is to pray for the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which begins on Sunday, October 5, to...
The Muslim Council in France, home to Europe's largest Islamic minority, denounced the persecution of Middle East Christians on Tuesday, September 23, and said mosques across the country would pray...
Although the plane-trip from Albania to Rome was only 90 minutes, it still left time for Pope Francis to give what has become a traditional post-trip in-flight interview with journalists. While...
An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he waited decades before his dream to be ordained was...
When Francis’ express visit to Albania was announced, the crisis in Iraq had not yet worsened and ISIS’ project of destruction had not yet come under the spotlight. Two reasons drove the Pope to...
Pope Francis said on Sunday September 21, that no one must consider themselves to be the “armour” of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression. "May no one" he said "use...
Pope Francis’ meeting with religious leaders in Tirana highlights one of the main purposes of his visit to Albania: to encourage inter-religious dialogue and mutual cooperation among believers. “The...
“I saw your suffering up close...” On the flight back from Albania, Francis met briefly with journalists travelling with him and only answered questions that were to do with his visit. He apologised...
Following is the text of the Holy Father's address during a meeting with inter-religious leaders at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Albania on Sunday, September 21: Dear...
Pope Francis on Sunday, September 21, encouraged the people of Albania to cultivate hope and involve the young generations, opening their hearts to Christ and fulfilling their roles in the Church and...
On Sunday afternoon, September 21, Pope Francis met with leaders of Albania’s religious communities. During the meeting he spoke about the “insidious enemy” of a widespread intolerance towards those...
Pope Francis has arrived in Albania. The one-day apostolic visit is his first to a European Nation since the beginning of his Papacy in March 2013. The Papal plane touched down at the International “...