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Speaking about the Paris terror attacks, Pope Francis said on Thursday, January 15, that there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith. His...
Pope Francis has praised the Jordanian spirit of hospitality demonstrated towards the refugees of Middle Eastern countries. Pope Francis said, in his annual address on Monday, January 12, to...
Father Thomas Rosica of the Holy See Press Office has issued a statement clarifying Pope Francis’s remarks on freedom of speech and blasphemy. The Pope compared mockery of religion to insulting...
Pope Francis has arrived in Manila, the Filipino capital, for the second leg of his pastoral visit to Asia. After a six-and-a-half hour flight from the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, the papal plane...
Eighty-two year-old Natividad camped out in Manila overnight to see Pope Francis – despite a health history of clinically dying and coming back to life three times, according to her sister Sinida. “...
Syrian refugees are in the fight for their lives in Turkey. The Islamic State has forced thousands from their homes. Now they’re trying to survive in camps in snow and subfreezing temperatures....
In his homily at the mass celebrated with bishops, priests and seminarians in Manila’s Cathedral, Francis said: “They are the heart of the Gospel”. Family and marriage “are increasingly under attack...
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Wednesday, January 14, on Galle Face Green, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, during which he canonized Saint Joseph Vaz (1651-1711) – an Oratorian priest and “Apostle to Sri...
The Paris attacks, religious freedom and freedom of expression, responsibility. On the flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Pope Francis explained: “Reacting with violence is not right, but if...
Pope Francis on Tuesday, January 13, underlined the importance of interreligious and ecumenical dialogue in Sri Lanka which is undergoing a process of reconciliation, following a 26-year-long civil...
During the ceremony for the Canonization of St. Joseph Vaz, the Pope praised his non-aggressive missionary work in service of the poor, reaffirmed religious freedom as a “fundamental human right” and...
Upon arrival in Colombo, Francis was welcomed by the newly elected President and in his first speech he recalled the “horrors” of the civil war: “In order for wounds to heal all must be free to...
Francis’ final meeting for today,January 13, - the first day of his visit to Sri Lanka - was with representatives of religions: “We must be clear and unequivocal in challenging our communities to...
Pope Francis arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, January 13, at the beginning of a week-long visit to Asia that will see him in both Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The Holy Father arrived to...
On Monday, January 12, Pope Francis gave his traditional address to the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See. Following is the full text of the Holy Father's address: 12...
On the first full day of their visit to the Holy Land, the Bishop's co-ordination group traveled to Gaza to witness at firsthand the scale of destruction of a war last Summer which claimed the lives...
Remember to pray to the Holy Spirit: this was the message Pope Francis had for pilgrims and tourists who braved the drear and drizzle of a January morning in Rome, to gather in St Peter’s Square...
The Pope next week heads to Asia, the continent called “the cradle of the great religions of the world,” where the Church “is a little flock in the midst of such a vast reality.” The Vatican's...
Interview with the Holy Father: "The Gospel’s message is for everyone, the Gospel does not condemn the wealthy, but the idolatry of wealth, the idolatry that makes people indifferent to the call of...
Falling just five years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Pope Francis’ visit to the country is seen as a sign of reconciliation, a message expected to be shown through his gestures more than...