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At the beginning of this Lent, Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, made his first solemn entry into the Basilica of the Holy...
The Gospel account of the temptation of Jesus was the basis for Pope Francis’ reflections at the Angelus on the First Sunday of Lent, 2018. Speaking about temptation, the Pope said Jesus went into...
Have the monks from one of the last monasteries in eastern Turkey finally won their battle? In 2014, fifty properties belonging to the Syrian Orthodox Church were expropriated by the government in...
During her childhood in North Korea, Mi Jin Kang never believed in the existence of God, until one person began to spark her curiosity. “From school education, I learned that religion is a drug,” Mi...
Pope Francis has said he will proclaim Blessed Paul VI a saint later this year, and joked that he and Benedict XVI are “on the waiting list.” At the end of a closed-door question and answer session...
As usual, the Pope and the prelates travel together by coach. “I wish you all a fruitful Lenten journey, and I ask you to pray for me and my collaborators as we begin our week of Spiritual Exercises...
Pope Francis on Friday, February 16, received staff and students from the Pontifical Maronite College here in Rome, telling them that these years of training were the foundation stone of their future...
On February 12, 2018, second anniversary of Pope Francis’ meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russias, an international Catholic-Orthodox Conference was held in Vienna on the situation of...
Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church law to allow non-cardinal bishops serving in the Vatican’s bureaucracy to continue to hold their offices past the age of 75, when they had previously lost...
It is the overarching message of Lent, meant as a lifelong commitment: to let ourselves be reconciled with God in Jesus Christ, allowing Him to generate a new heart inside us in the image and...
Jesus is the poor person whose life began in a manger and ended on a cross. When He, a carpenter’s son, began his public life, He had nowhere to stay, nowhere to lay his head, nothing to eat. His...
Following is the full text of the Pope’s Message for Lent 2018 “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of...
Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to the Archbishop of Miami, Florida, Thomas Wenski, expressing his deep sadness over the mass shooting that took place at a high school in the US state...
Be patient with these 40 days and allow the emptying process takes place. The goal of Lent is to go into the desert, to allow ourselves to experience emptiness. We can’t hear God if we’re not...
Be patient with these 40 days and allow the emptying process takes place. The goal of Lent is to go into the desert, to allow ourselves to experience emptiness. We can’t hear God if we’re not...
Two years ago, Pope Francis and the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill met in the Cuban capital. At this time the common commitment to the Christian communities in the Middle East was strengthened. In Havana...
'I believe that my life was as fruitful when I was ill as it is now,' says Sister Bernadette Moriau. ***** Wearing a long brown skirt and a white woolen crewneck pullover over her slim frame and shy...
The Holy See sends a contribution to the initiatives of Jinde Charities, the network of charitable works connected to the Catholic Church in China. A sign that the communion between Chinese Catholics...
At Mass on Tuesday, February 13, in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis concelebrates with the Melkite Greek Patriarch of Antioch, calling it a sign of the Apostolic Communion between the Latin- and...
A medical committee confirmed that Sister Bernadette Moriau's recovery could not be explained scientifically. A bishop in France has officially recognized the healing of a nun crippled for some 40...