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Pope Francis is calling those in the consecrated life to commit themselves to obedience, following the footsteps of Our Lady and Simeon, who carried the Christ Child in the Temple, but were actually...
Pope Francis announced on Sunday, February 1, that he intends to visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, on June 6. The surprise announcement came as he addressed the crowds in St. Peter’s...
Sarajevo was once a shining example of a multi-ethnic and multireligious city. But the Balkan war and the three-year siege marred relations between its various communities. The Pope will spur...
Pope Francis reiterated his “dismay and deep sadness” over the continued bloodshed in Iraq and Syria, during a January 30 meeting with ecumenical representatives of the Oriental Orthodox churches....
Fifth century old writings, decorated with crosses, have been discovered in the Saudi desert testifying for Christian presence in Southern Arabia, namely in the area of Jabal Kawkab desert. This...
"I pray every day for a negotiated solution in the Middle East," Pope says. Francis said this in an audience with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic...
Pope Francis on Friday, January 30, received the participants in a meeting -this week - of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental...
The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations on Friday told the UN Security Council spoke about the dangers posed to innocent civilians, especially women and girls, in armed...
The Vatican will offer homeless people in Rome not only showers but also haircuts and shaves when new facilities open next month, the head of Pope Francis' charity office said. The Vatican...
Father Bernard Kinvi is a 32-year-old priest from Togo who runs a mission in the Central African Republic. In early 2014, Father Kinvi singlehandedly saved the lives of more than 1,000 Muslims...
Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of the Focolare movement, Chiara Lubich. The ceremony will take place on...
At the General Audience Francis continued his series of catecheses on the family: overcoming the authoritarianism of the father figure is good but “we have passed from one extreme to the other. Pope...
Pope Francis called on fathers to be present in the lives of their children pointing out that the absence of a ‘father figure’ can have grave consequences. Speaking on Wednesday,January 28, during...
Pope Francis said, on Sunday, January 25, religious persecution is uniting Christians around the world – a development that the Pontiff went on to describe as an “ecumenism of blood”. The Pope was...
Pope Francis on Sunday evening, Janauary 25, gathered with the faithful of the diocese of Rome and with the representatives of the different Churches and Ecclesial Communities, in the Basilica of...
Francis presides over the Vespers at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: “We need one another,” the Holy Spirit is the way. “Our...
On Sunday,January 25, and before the Angelus, the Pope recalled the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and its theme, "Give me a drink", the sentence uttered by Jesus to the Samaritan woman. He told...
“If it is assumed that we all belong to human nature, prejudices and falsehoods can be overcome and an understanding of the other according to a new perspective can begin.” These were the words said...
At today’s Angelus, January 25, Francis appealed for the violence in Ukraine to stop. “God wants Christians to be united. Jesus had the same material and spiritual thirst as us” “It is a bad thing...
A close aide to emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has denied the former pontiff is playing any behind-the-scenes role over the issue of Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, calling such...