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The private papers of Blessed John Paul II will be released in Polish next month in a book titled, “I am so much in God’s hands. Personal records 1962-2003”, from the Krakow-based publisher Znak. The...
Queen Maria Cristina of Savoy (1812-36), whose husband ruled the largest of the Italian kingdoms before national unification, has been beatified in Naples. The daughter of King Victor Emmanuel I of...
Today François Hollande held a 35 minute meeting with the Pope, followed by another meeting with the Secretariat of State, Mgr. Pietro Parolin and the Holy See’s “foreign affairs minister”, Mgr....
Following the meeting of French President Francois Hollande and Pope Francis, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Holy Father had begun work on a draft text on the topic of...
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said he is hoping the Geneva II conference will put an end to the war in Syria. Patriarch Kirill called on all people of good will to stop the escalation of...
Pope Francis has sent a message to participants at the World Economic Forum currently convening in the Swiss resort city of Davos. Catholic Church leaders are among those taking part in the four-day...
In his message to mark the hundredth World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis urged countries to welcome and respect migrants and refugees and not to treat them as “pawns on the chessboard of...
Pope Francis has made a pastoral visit to Rome’s Sacro Cuore Basilica, in the context of the Church’s hundredth annual World Day for Migrants and Refugees. The parish of the Basilica dedicated to the...
Ireland will reopen its embassy to the Holy See, and appoint a new residential ambassador. The Irish Government took the decision this month, reversing its earlier controversial decision three years...
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...