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‘The Virgin Mary is a refuge in difficult times.’ Pope Francis gave this reminder at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in St. Peter’s Square, where he continued his catecheses...
Prominent politician says giving a red hat to Archbishop Coutts could lead to Pakistan sending a full time ambassador to the Vatican. A senior Muslim politician in Pakistan says Pope Francis’...
“Western Europe, cradle of Protestantism and historical seat of Catholicism, has become one of the most secular regions in the world”. This was confirmed by a survey study promoted by the US Pew...
First stage of the pilgrimage. The emotional moment for detainees and operators. Symbols and human experiences. And an invitation to hope. For everyone; “Rejoice that I am here. I placed my heart...
Papal Almoner Monsignor Konrad Krajewski will be “created” Cardinal on June 29, 2018, together with 12 other Bishops and a priest. A choice of Pope Francis destined to the “poor,” he assures. In an...
How do we bring about forgiveness, peace, healing, mercy and justice? We imitate Christ. The Earth seethes with outrage, with demands for vindication against injustices both old and new, for...
Pope Francis on Sunday, May 27, described the feast of the Most Holy Trinity as an occasion to celebrate God’s love for all of us. Speaking to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus...
Francis in Santa Marta: the couple in love are the image and likeness of God. “Marriage is a silent homily for everyone else, a daily homily”. Faith cannot be reduced to “you can or you cannot, yes...
Pope Bergoglio’s interview shows an approach in tune with that of his predecessor, an indispensable gaze for understanding the Holy See’s approach from China to Cuba. In a dialogue with the director...
As the Catholic Church celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, a French bishop announced the 70th officially recognized miraculous cure of a pilgrim to the Lourdes grotto where Mary appeared 160...
Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov met Pope Francis in the Vatican on, May 25, 2018, and invited the Holy Father to visit the nation. According to the press pool which gave details of the...
The Pope’s interview with the Echo of Bergamo for the arrival in the city of John XXIII’s body: “the Church’s task is not to change governments, but to bring the logic of the Gospel into the thinking...
Archbishop Bernadito Auza, Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the UN in New York on Tuesday, May 22, addressed a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The Holy See...
Elbowing though the crowds visiting the Vatican Museums, a group of art researchers and historians scurried across imposing halls and dramatic stairways to attend a conference focusing on art’s most...
Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi is among 14 new cardinals that Pope Francis announced on May 20. They will be made cardinals at a ceremony on 29 June in Rome. Muslim politicians and activists in...
American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the Knights of Columbus. Among the pilgrims was Charles Baldinger, a...
During the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis said, "Invoke the Holy Spirit more." Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East present...
The 72-year-old “white-bearded archbishop” is a tireless promoter of inter-religious dialogue, attentive to both the issue of human rights and the abuse of the blasphemy law. When he was born in...
Papal almoner Krajewski is the most surprising name in the list of new cardinals announced by Pope Francis. “I was getting my bicycle ready to leave the Vatican, when they told me to listen to the...
The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, was observed for the first time on Monday, May 21. The movable feast is set for the first day following Pentecost. In his homily during...