Nov 20, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Turkey's small community of 53,000 Catholics – amid a population of 76 million – is anticipating Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the country with joyful hearts, says Istanbul's apostolic vicariate.
Nov 20, 2014 - 12:08 am .- One of the lessons learned from this week's Vatican conference on marriage, say organizers, is that the beauty of man and woman's complementarity is not political, but is rather the human experience.
Nov 19, 2014 - 07:07 pm .- Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed René Bruelhart president of the Financial Information Authority, the Vatican's financial watchdog, thus opening a new phase for the authority that Bruelhart had until now directed.
Nov 19, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- Leaders from various faith traditions around the globe are backing the union of a man and woman as an inherently complementary human reality that transcends even the difference of religion.
Nov 19, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- Pope Francis brought laughter to a group of young people gathered at the Vatican Nov.15 when he quoted an Argentinean comedian’s metaphor about ham and cheese sandwiches in relation to the Christian life.
Nov 19, 2014 - 07:29 am .- In his weekly general audience address, Pope Francis said that holiness can never be selfish, but is a gift that must be put into practice through daily witness and attentiveness to the needs of others.
Nov 18, 2014 - 09:01 pm .- Though the Vatican's communications reform committee met last week, it is still to be seen how the committee's proposals will be incorporated within a larger reform of the Roman Curia.
Nov 18, 2014 - 10:02 am .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke of how we must never be content with where we are in the spiritual life, but rather must seek constant conversion.
Nov 18, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Following a media frenzy around Pope Francis' request that the annulment process not be treated like a business, an official of the Apostolic See's court of higher instance has explained that annulment procedures are already free in most cases.
Nov 17, 2014 - 04:00 pm .- Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation.”
Nov 17, 2014 - 01:11 am .- Pope Francis on Monday officially announced that he will visit the U.S. in September 2015, including a visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Nov 16, 2014 - 09:23 am .- Pope Francis made an appeal for peace and dialogue with members of immigrant communities in his remarks after the weekly recitation of the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday.
Nov 15, 2014 - 07:53 am .- Pope Francis told a group of Catholic doctors that “playing with life” in ways like abortion and euthanasia is sinful, and he stressed that each human life, no matter the condition, is sacred.
Nov 15, 2014 - 06:17 am .- One month after the intensely media-centric Synod on the Family, experts are gathering once again in the Vatican to explore man and woman's complementarity, using “new and creative language to speak to people where they are.”
Nov 14, 2014 - 02:59 pm .- After hearing from a homeless man that a bath is more urgently need than food in Rome, the Vatican’s papal almoner commissioned that showers be added to the public restrooms in St. Peter's Square.
Nov 14, 2014 - 02:13 pm .- Addressing the children who filled the chapel at the Santa Marta residence on Nov. 14, Pope Francis said that – in an age dominated by images and cellphones – the faithful must rely on example, rather than words, to transmit the faith to young ones.
Nov 14, 2014 - 07:07 am .- Today the Vatican published the official itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, during which he is slated to spend roughly two days each in Colombo, Manila and Tacloban.
Nov 13, 2014 - 03:34 pm .- In a joint statement delivered Thursday, the Catholic-Muslim Forum condemned acts of terrorism, oppression, and violence, affirming it is never acceptable to use religion to justify such acts.
Nov 13, 2014 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass on Thursday that the kingdom of God, already present among us, never attracts attention to itself but rather is cultivated though silent holiness in everyday life.
Nov 13, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah has stressed the link between charity and preaching the Gospel, saying that while the practical needs of the poor are important, Christians can give something more essential: Jesus Christ.