Jun 23, 2015 - 12:00 am .- During his trip to Turin this week, Pope Francis visited his relatives and his ancestors' parish, his father, an Italian emigrant to Argentina, having been baptized in the city.
Jun 22, 2015 - 02:54 pm .- For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was a dream come true.
Jun 22, 2015 - 12:28 pm .- Pope Francis met on Monday with members of the Waldensian movement, an ecclesial community which suffered persecution from Catholic authorities from the 12th to 17th centuries. He apologized for the Church's “non-Christian attitudes and behavior” towards the Waldensians during that period.
Jun 21, 2015 - 06:49 pm .- A group of teenagers at a Salesian-run professional school in Italy have restored a motorbike as a gift for the Pope.
Jun 21, 2015 - 04:03 pm .- Ahead of the highly anticipated Synod on the Family in October, many dioceses and Catholic media producers are finding new ways to ramp up their resources on marriage and family life.
Jun 21, 2015 - 12:42 pm .- Pope Francis has challenged Christians to seek safety in God’s transformative power, and not in the world.
Jun 21, 2015 - 10:40 am .- Pope Francis has encouraged workers not to blame their economic troubles on migrants, who are themselves often victims of injustice and treated like merchandise rather than human beings.
Jun 21, 2015 - 07:42 am .- Pope Francis prayed before the Shroud of Turin on Sunday and reflected on the role the reputed burial cloth of Jesus Christ can play in Christian spiritual life.
Jun 19, 2015 - 07:07 am .- The fourth annual Summorum Pontificum Conference was held last Saturday in Rome to promote the understanding and use of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, and to discuss the liturgical heritage of Benedict XVI.
Jun 9, 2015 - 11:37 am .- The European Court of Human Rights’ recent decision to allow the removal of a comatose French man’s intravenous feeding tube could have far-reaching consequences, one legal observer has said.
Jun 9, 2015 - 06:01 am .- During recent meetings which were held separately, both the Polish bishops and the Eastern Catholic bishops from Europe have discussed the family in view of the upcoming Synod on the Family, and are likely to uphold Catholic pastoral care for families.
Jun 9, 2015 - 03:55 am .- For fans of Church history and architecture, 3D imaging may be the second-best thing to time travel, allowing them to experience a medieval church as it existed hundreds of years ago.
Jun 8, 2015 - 01:37 pm .- The Vatican confirmed on Monday, June 8 that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Heiner Koch of Dresden-Meissen as Archbishop of Berlin.
Jun 7, 2015 - 03:53 pm .- The head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church said the country is facing a “humanitarian catastrophe” with global consequences that cannot be ignored by the international community.
Jun 6, 2015 - 03:24 pm .- Pope Francis met with leaders of the prominent religions represented in Bosnia and Herzegovina during his day-trip its capital, telling them that if fraternal dialogue is fostered, the country – once torn by war and ethnic divisions – could become sign of peace for the world.
Jun 6, 2015 - 11:57 am .- Moved by the testimony of two priests and a religious sister who endured atrocities during the Bosnian War, Pope Francis on Saturday told a gathering of Bosnian priests, religious and seminarians that forgiveness is an essential part of their vocation.
Jun 6, 2015 - 11:11 am .- A Croat, a Bosniak and a Serb who each survived detention camps during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war said they feel no hate over the matter, and they do not blame any ethnic community, as responsibility is an individual matter.
Jun 6, 2015 - 09:35 am .- As Pope Francis processed into Mass in Sarajevo’s Kosevo Stadium this morning, a massive bell named for St. Francis Xavier was placed at the top of the entrance and two Jesuit priests rang the bell, which will later be given to a new Jesuit parish in the city.
Jun 5, 2015 - 05:12 pm .- When Pope Francis visits Bosnia and Herzegovina tomorrow, he will be visiting a country still devastated by the three-year Bosnian War that took place in the early 1990s.
Jun 5, 2015 - 04:51 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit to Sarajevo could be an opportunity to advance peace, equality, and justice for Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite a declining Catholic population whose refugees have still not returned home.