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Pope Francis held a private audience on Thursday, March 16, with Mr. Michel Aoun, President of the Republic of Lebanon, and his wife, Nadia. A communique from the Holy See Press Office said their...
Francis’ provocation in Santa Marta “are the homeless like statues or bus stops?” What “do we feel when we see children begging ?” “ These kids belong to that ethnicity that steals?” “What do we feel...
Gianni Valente’s last episode of the pontifical analysis. Some have already written its finale foreseeing the failure of the reforms. But these predictions do not come to terms with Pope Francis’...
Anniversary of the election of Francis, Gianni Valente’s third episode. The yard of changes in the curial structure and the trap of neo-triumphalism Pope Francis has said it many times - even to Die...
The "new evangelisation" calls for a new Christian consciousness, that of having to represent Jesus to the people Christians meet. It requires overcoming the barrier of secularism, whereby talking...
The characteristics that make Mary a role model for all women, regardless of their religious beliefs. March 1 was special this year. It not only marked the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday, but...
Stability is not only a gift to us as individuals. It is a gift to others. Benedict’s monks and nuns take vows of obedience, stability and conversion of life. Obedience helps to break a person’s...
Four years later. Second episode of Gianni Valente’s analysis. When Christian faith is replaced by religious ideologic The ecclesiastical hostility reserved to Pope Francis, in all its various...
Rather than a weakness, Pope Francis' humanity – and his acknowledgment of it – has been a source of strength and impact during the four years of his pontificate, said Vatican's press office director...
Message of congratulations on the anniversary of Francis's pontificate from Younis Tawfiq, king of Morocco and descendant of Muhammad. Younis Tawfiq, “A gesture that expresses the gratitude of many...
While Pope Francis might consider ordaining certain men of proven virtue, who happen to be married, to serve in remote communities, he reiterated that ditching priestly celibacy wouldn't solve the...
Lent is a time of deep prayer, an opportunity for Catholics to look more closely for the sacred in ordinary life, while also reflecting on the humanity of Christ. Finding God in all things — one of...
McDonald’s, Apple, Starbucks and … the Catholic Church? In terms of recognizable organization names, the Catholic Church has to rank near the top. But, does it view itself as a brand to be marketed?...
Anglicans and Catholics must not simply recall the legacy of great saints from the past, but must pass on to others “what we have received ourselves in the hope of a reunited Christendom.” That was...
Bishop Robert W. McElroy, co-chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' West Coast Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, says that the biggest obstacle to dialogue between the two faiths is ignorance....
Cardinal Parolin speaks to Vatican Radio about the pontificate anniversary and the changes within the Curia: we need "a genuine return to God and an authentic manifestation of the church’s true...
So long as we live in this world we cannot escape suffering and temptation. Whence it is written in Job: "The life of man upon earth is a warfare." Everyone, therefore, must guard against temptation...
Being practical or cautious can limit potential. Granted, those are not bad things, except when God wants us to trust him instead. Take Noah. Only a nut case would build an ark in his front yard....
On the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis being elevated to the papacy, President Trump sent a letter offering congratulations and wishes for collaboration in the future. In November, when Trump was...
Squatters have taken control of Vatican owned property and begun creating a garden and housing options in Rome. Omero Lauri, a longtime activist in the capital's squatting scene, is behind the...