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Pope Francis is urging Catholics worldwide to bring to the sick and needy “the ‎Lord’s own gaze, full of tenderness and compassion,” reminding the Church of her “maternal vocation” to them. The...
In the spring of 2018, art will bring the Holy See and China closer to each other by means of several joint exhibitions that will be held simultaneously at the Vatican and in Beijing. The joint...
Benny, seminarian in the Saint James Vicariate, writes for us about a very important subject during Advent. Many times, as modern people, we feel that life pulls us in all kinds of directions and...
The Holy See Press Office issued a statement on Sunday, December 10, on Jerusalem which expresses sorrow for the clashes that took place in recent days and produced victims. The statement stresses...
At the Immaculate Conception, the angel addressed Mary with a “word that is not easy to translate,” Pope Francis said in his remarks before the Angelus on December 8, 2017, in St. Peter’s Square. In...
Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday December 8, headed for Rome’s central Piazza di Spagna in order to pay homage to the statue of the Immaculate Conception there. Surrounded by crowds of...
A Nativity scene and Christmas tree, like those displayed in St. Peter's Square, are visible reminders of God's benevolence and closeness to all men and women, Pope Francis said. The traditional...
Francis receives members of the World Lutheran Foundation and indicates prayer as “the fuel of our journey towards full unity”. According to Francis, Prayer is “the fuel of our journey” towards full...
Following is the full text of Pope Francis' prayer to Mary on the Immaculate Conception: Here is the full translated text of the prayer: Immaculate Mother, For the fifth time I come to your feet as...
Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, "full of grace" through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception...
In view of Trump's announcement concerning the U. S. Embassy, Abu Mazen phones Francis, who at the General Audience says to be deeply concerned and makes a heartfelt appeal to all to respect the city...
A Palestinian presidential delegation led by Shaykh Mahmoud Al-Habbash, adviser to Palestinian president, met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in the Vatican on Wednesday,...
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a press release on Wednesday, December 6, marking the establishment of a joint working group for dialogue with the Palestinian Commission for...
The Pontiff called for "all to respect the city's status quo, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions". ***** Pope Francis has set himself on a new collision course with Donald Trump over the...
Muhammad Abu Sayed, 35, a Rohingya refugee who two months ago fled to Bangladesh after violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, speaks at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on December 4. Sayed...
Pope Francis on Monday, December 4, released his message for the 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, reflecting on the three aspects of every vocation: listening, discerning, and living. The...
The visit is reportedly being planned to mark the three nations' declaration of independence from Russia. ***** Pope Francis is planning a visit to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia next year, when the...
I have not negotiated the truth with the generals. I respected my interlocutors in Myanmar, but the message arrived. Pope Francis met with journalists on the return flight from Bangladesh and spoke...
Pope Francis flew back to Rome from Dhaka airport Saturday afternoon, concluding his 21st foreign visit outside of Italy that took him to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Pope was given an official...
Jesus is coming. The fact that he’s coming on December 25 fills us with sweet anticipation. But the fact that he’s coming in judgment at an unexpected time when our current life ends might fill us...