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Eternal Father, we praise you for sending your Son, Lord Jesus Christ, to be one of us and to save us. Look upon your people with mercy, for we are divided in so many ways, and give us the Spirit of...
Following are the remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry after meeting with Secretary of State of the Holy See Pietro Parolin in the Vatican on January 14: Well, let me just say that it was...
Pope Francis has sprung some big surprises today when he announced the names of the 19 new cardinals whom he will create on February 22. They come from fifteen countries, including some of the...
His Holiness Pope Francis has called for renewed political will to end the conflict in Syria and lamented a "general indifference" to the plight of refugees around the world. In his first "State of...
Pope Francis has baptized thirty-two children on January 12, 2014, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The celebration took place, as is customary, in the Sistine Chapel. Among those baptized by...
Prince Charles visited the Coptic Orthodox Church Centre in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2013 after he had expressed concern about what he termed as the "challenges facing Christians in some...
During his daily Mass, Pope Francis spoke on the virtue of faith stating that all things are possible with this virtue as long as we both confess our Faith, and entrust ourselves to God. “The...
Pope Francis offered New Year’s greetings of peace to several thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to recite with the Holy Father the Angelus prayer at the start of 2014. The Pope...
Pope Francis is urging people to speak out against persecution of Christians, whom he likened to the Church's first martyrs. Pope Francis didn't cite any countries in his remarks to tourists and...
Pope Francis marked his 77th birthday in a low-key celebration with his customary morning mass. Four homeless people who live on the streets near the Holy See were invited to take part to stay for...
In an interview with Italian newspaper, La Stampa, Pope Francis opened up on several topics including the Christmas season, a possible visit to the Holy Land, the Council of Cardinals, and answering...
The unexpected discovery in 1993 of 152 carbonised papyrus scrolls hidden within a church in the ancient city of Petra provided archaeologists with remarkable insight into the Byzantine era in the...
Pope Francis has celebrated the Sunday mass at the Vatican St. Peter’s Square on the occasion of the “Family day”. Following is his sermon: The readings this Sunday invite us to...
Pope Francis has concelebrated his usual daily mass in St. Martha’s House with members of the Council of Cardinals In his homily, the Pope said he hoped that his meetings with the Council of...
A delegation from the Holy Land, participating in the World Youth Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, visited the statue of "Christ the Redeemer" located atop Corcovado Mountain. The site...
Pope Francis has met with Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, for what the Vatican called a “rather significant encounter” between two leaders...