Nov 23, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Mario Palmaro, a traditionalist writer who co-authored an article critical of Pope Francis, received a phone call Nov.1 from the Pope himself, who knew that the writer is suffering from a grave illness.
Nov 23, 2013 - 03:21 pm .- Pope Francis met with participants of an international conference of health care workers today, reminding them that the elderly and sick play an important role in life.
Nov 23, 2013 - 12:59 pm .- Pope Francis stood at the door of St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday afternoon, prepared to celebrate the entrance of over 500 people into the Catholic Church.
Nov 22, 2013 - 10:56 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that of all of these, the praise and worship of God should take priority over everything else.
Nov 22, 2013 - 05:41 am .- During a conference for health care workers, a Swiss doctor spoke of the world’s increasing elderly population, noting the importance of upholding human dignity in the treatment of common diseases.
Nov 22, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Reflecting on the end of the Year of Faith, a Vatican official says the witness of those joining the Church under difficult circumstances should prompt others to commit more fully to their faith.
Nov 21, 2013 - 05:39 pm .- Editor Eugenio Scalfari has conceded it is “really possible” that some of the Pope's words he reported in the interview published in La Repubblica Oct. 1 “were not shared by the Pope himself.”
Nov 21, 2013 - 04:37 pm .- Pope Francis met with the Filipino community of Rome today, encouraging them in the wake of their native country's recent disaster to never tire of praying, even if the prayer is that of a child.
Nov 21, 2013 - 08:23 am .- Pope Francis spoke with Patriarchs of various Oriental Churches during a four day gathering in Rome, stating that it is their task to help foster unity in the Church, and to remember the persecuted.
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:51 am .- Continuing his efforts to promote a “culture of encounter” with the disabled, Pope Francis again embraced a severely disfigured man after his Nov. 20 weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.
Nov 20, 2013 - 05:44 am .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the power Jesus gave the apostles to forgive sins in his name, stating that priest’s should exercise this ministry with “humility.”
Nov 19, 2013 - 05:23 am .- During a recent gathering, instructors of U.S. Catholic Conferences came together in Rome to discuss the most pressing issues they face, immigration and human trafficking being the top two.
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:04 am .- At least 30 priests employed in Vatican departments may be removed from their posts and sent to dioceses in the following months, according to three different Vatican sources.
Nov 18, 2013 - 03:09 pm .- Pope Francis on Nov. 15 approved a new document on the rules for the Holy See's financial oversight agency to distinguish better the roles and functions of its leadership.
Nov 18, 2013 - 02:58 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned against modern society's push for a unified secular ideology, saying that this does not create positive globalization but rather an “adolescent progressivism.”
Nov 18, 2013 - 10:38 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will officially deliver his first post-synodal apostolic exhortation to coincide with the end of the Year of Faith.
Nov 18, 2013 - 05:32 am .- A well-known composer and professor in Rome has revealed his goal of depicting the Bible through musical composition, stressing that it is an important avenue of evangelization.
Nov 17, 2013 - 10:16 am .- At the close of his Angelus address today, Pope Francis encouraged those in St. Peter’s Square to pick up a little box of spiritual medicine on their way out.
Nov 17, 2013 - 08:07 am .- The Holy See's press officer announced Nov. 15 that the Vatican had chosen to take down the text of Pope Francis' interview in La Repubblica, which had been featured among his speeches, from it's website.
Nov 16, 2013 - 12:31 pm .- Preaching his homily during Mass at the chapel of Santa Marta in the Vatican, the Pope stressed God's unwavering dedication to redeeming mankind.