Jun 26, 2016 - 01:58 am .- Pope Francis reiterated his desire for full communion with the Armenian Apostolic Church during its divine liturgy on Sunday, the final major event of his three-day visit to the Caucasus nation.
Jun 25, 2016 - 03:40 am .- During the first major Mass of his three-day visit to Armenia, Pope Francis said faith is not a thing of the past, like an artifact in a museum. Rather, it is kept alive through continuous encounters with Christ.
Jun 24, 2016 - 07:24 am .- Praying at the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church at the start of his three-day visit to the Caucasus nation, Pope Francis praised the “spirit of ecumenism,” and its role in promoting human dignity against “grave forms of material and spiritual poverty.”
Jun 24, 2016 - 07:12 am .- Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the “will of the people” and that there is now a “great responsibility” to ensure the well being of people in the U.K. and peaceful coexistence on continental Europe.
Jun 22, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- In a video message sent Wednesday to a gathering of advocates for abolition of the death penalty, Pope Francis welcomed their efforts as a way to promote the right to life of all persons.
Jun 22, 2016 - 06:02 am .- In just two days in early September of 1792, approximately 1,200 people were slaughtered by revolutionaries in France.
Jun 22, 2016 - 05:22 am .- Joined closely by just over a dozen refugees at his weekly public audience, Pope Francis said that in following Jesus’ example, the Christian excludes no one.
Jun 21, 2016 - 03:03 am .- Pope Francis acknowledged a miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century, paving the way for her canonization likely later this year.
Jun 19, 2016 - 05:12 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis said that with a growing sense of emptiness and insecurity gripping the world, Jesus Christ is needed more than ever before, since he alone knows how to answer humanity’s deepest questions.
Jun 18, 2016 - 06:06 pm .- In a wide-ranging question and answer session on Saturday, Pope Francis said it is “reductionism” to describe the violence against Christians in the world; the correct word, he said, is persecution.
Jun 18, 2016 - 06:10 am .- Recognizing the needs of others is a sign of genuine conversion, which only happens when the heart is ready to be changed by Jesus, Pope Francis said Saturday.
Jun 18, 2016 - 06:04 am .- The Church should always value the transformative power of faith-filled laity who are willing to serve the Gospel, Pope Francis said Friday.
Jun 17, 2016 - 08:29 am .- Since 2015, when the refugee crisis reached a fever pitch in Europe, five Syrian families fleeing civil war have found refuge in Italy with the help of the Vatican. As of Thursday, nine more people have been added to that list.
Jun 16, 2016 - 10:14 am .- Pope Francis told a group of nearly 6,000 traveling performers that while their work is demanding and at times unstable, it gives them the ability to bring light to what is an often dark world.
Jun 15, 2016 - 06:01 am .- The new letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was issued to help the Church in her mission of providing answers in the face of difficulties, the congregation's head said on Tuesday.
Jun 15, 2016 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our hearts because we are “bothered” by their constant pleas for help.
Jun 15, 2016 - 12:35 am .- Pope Francis has officially recognized 115 Catholics who were killed during the Spanish Civil War out of hatred of the faith.
Jun 14, 2016 - 12:13 pm .- On June 29 Benedict XVI will celebrate the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood – a milestone he will commemorate in a special ceremony with Pope Francis inside the Vatican’s apostolic palace.
Jun 14, 2016 - 06:46 am .- The Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog has issued a new document affirming that while some might be hesitant in the face of new lay movements in the Church, they are a “great gift” in ecclesial life.
Jun 14, 2016 - 03:13 am .- In a testimony at the Vatican’s Jubilee for the sick and disabled, the husband of the late Chiara Corbella Petrillo – who died after rejecting medical treatment in order to save her unborn child – spoke about his wife's joyful faith in the face of terminal illness.