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During the press conference on the return flight from Paraguay, Francis said: “Just because the Church supports popular movements, does not mean it has an option for anarchy”. “I hope they will find...
Commenting on Francis’ trip to Latin America, the Vatican spokesman said: the right perspective in order to work out that what urgently needs to change is attention to the “poor” “If we acknowledge...
In an article coauthored by the US ambassador to the Holy See, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency welcomed Pope Francis’s new encyclical, Laudato Si’. “Pope Francis is boldly...
Pope Francis arrived back in Rome on Monday, July 13, at the end of his week- long pastoral visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. The papal plane touched down at Rome’s Ciampino airport after the...
Pope Francis on Sunday,July 12, wrapped up his journey to Latin America by celebrating an open-air Mass at Nu Guazu outside Asuncion on the final day of his visit to Paraguay. In his homily at the...
Inspired by words from the Bible, young Christian men in Pakistan have formed a group to defend their churches, after Christian congregations recently became the targets of terrorist attacks in the...
Pope Francis met with government authorities and members of the diplomatic corps in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Friday, July 10. The meeting took place shortly after the Holy Father’s arrival in Paraguay...
(Translated by Moneer Bayouk) Did Francis Assisi realize in the 13th century that his well-known prayer known as “Praise be to You, my Lord” would be the title of a major Encyclical Letter made by a...
Pope Francis demanded on Thursday, July 9, an immediate end of “a genocide” of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond, describing it as a third world war. “Today we are dismayed to see...
Pope Francis left Ecuador on Wednesday, July 8, at the end of his brief visit to the nation, the first stop on his week-long pastoral visit to Latin America. Among those gathered at the airport in...
Pope Francis opened the Fifth National Eucharistic Congress in Bolivia on Thursday, July 9, with a Votive Mass for the Most Holy Eucharist in the city of Santa Cruz. The Congress will take place in...
Pope Francis left Ecuador for Bolivia on Wednesday, July 8, at the end of the first leg of his three-country visit to Latin America, and the beginning of the second. Arriving at the “El Alto”...
“The Word of God calls us to live in unity, that the world might believe.” With these words, Pope Francis set the theme of evangelization within the context of Jesus’ prayer for unity at the Last...
Thank you for performing Ave Maria at St. Peter's Square by responding to the associations of spiritual renovation that met this year to pray, dedicating their prayers to those persecuted in the...
Pope Francis on Tuesday, July 7, said protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty and called for a new "social justice" where access to the earth's resources would be based on equality...
In his first homily during his Apostolic Voyage to South America, Pope Francis focused on Mary as a model for families as he spoke about the Gospel account of the wedding at Cana. More than one...
With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin could be the fourth member of her family declared as a saint after her own cause for canonization...
The family is a ‘domestic Church’ where we learn to love and serve others, to show gratitude not greed, and to ask forgiveness when we have caused harm. That was the theme Pope Francis’ homily at...
It looks like a plan concocted by the braintrust of a political campaign. First, the mission statement: a sweeping critique of economic injustice and environmental exploitation, published in the form...
In the first speech of his apostolic visit, Pope Francis reiterated that "no one else but Jesus shines of His own light". He presented Latin America too with the image of a Church that is not self-...