Ann Schneible

Ann Schneible

Articles by Ann Schneible

Pope prays for pilgrims en route to Krakow for WYD

Jul 24, 2016 / 09:09 am

Pope Francis has asked for prayers as he, and all the pilgrims attending this year's World Youth Day, prepare to make their way to Krakow, Poland for the international event.

Pope responds to violence in Munich and Kabul with call for more prayer

Jul 24, 2016 / 05:23 am

On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families of the victims, and stressing the importance of prayer in the face of threats against “safety and peace.”

Munich archbishop, Benedict XVI grieve deadly shooting

Jul 23, 2016 / 07:11 am

The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and condemned acts of violence which “poison” society with fear.

Pope leads prayers for victims of Nice attack

Jul 17, 2016 / 05:47 am

On Sunday, Pope Francis led the crowds in St. Peter's Square in prayers for the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice which left more than 80 people dead, including ten children.

Pope names American as new Vatican spokesperson

Jul 11, 2016 / 01:28 am

Greg Burke, the former American journalist and communications adviser for the Vatican, has been named the new director of the Holy See press office, it was announced Monday. The new vice-director will be Spaniard Paloma García Ovejero, the first woman ever to be appointed to the position.  

Pope separates oversight, administration in ongoing reform of Vatican finances

Jul 9, 2016 / 10:58 am

A new set of reforms further clarifying the roles of Vatican financial offices was announced July 9, implementing changes set in motion by Pope Francis’ 2014 edict, “Fidelis dispensator et prudens.”

Saint Maria Goretti calls us to be 'witnesses of forgiveness'

Jul 6, 2016 / 05:01 am

Pope Francis has marked the feast of the young martyr St. Maria Goretti by calling the faithful to follow her example and be forgiving to those who wrong them.

Pope prays for victims of recent attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

Jul 3, 2016 / 03:38 am

On Sunday, Pope Francis remembered the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh over the weekend, and prayed for the conversion of persons “blinded by hate” who commit such acts of violence.

Catholic, Orthodox Churches united by mercy, Pope says

Jun 28, 2016 / 10:46 am

Catholic and Orthodox Churches find unity in God's mercy and in the responsibility to spread the Gospel, Pope Francis said Tuesday to a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

Pope Francis 'angry' over media slant on women deacons

Jun 27, 2016 / 12:20 pm

Pope Francis told journalists on Sunday that he was somewhat angered when reports emerged that the Church was allegedly paving the way for the ordination of women to the diaconate, since no such change is in the works.

Pope and Armenian Church leader: Crisis in the family caused by secularism

Jun 26, 2016 / 04:30 am

In a joint declaration signed Sunday, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II expressed their shared belief that, when the family is no longer seen as sacred, it falls into crisis.

Pope to Catholicos Karekin II: 'We have embraced as brothers'

Jun 26, 2016 / 00:58 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.

Faith is not a museum piece, Pope says

Jun 25, 2016 / 02:40 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.

UK prelate responds to Brexit results with call to remember society's vulnerable

Jun 24, 2016 / 03:26 am

After Britain's passing of the historic referendum to withdraw from the European Union, the UK's leading prelate stressed the need to continue working with the international community, and to ensure that the vulnerable in society remain protected.

Christian persecution extends beyond genocide, Pope says

Jun 18, 2016 / 17:06 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.

Pope: Authentic conversion only comes from Christ

Jun 18, 2016 / 05:10 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.

Pope greets graduates of Rome course on protecting minors from abuse

Jun 14, 2016 / 10:38 am

The first graduates of an international diploma course on safeguarding minors received a special greeting from Pope Francis, who encouraged the students and faculty to be courageous in their work against sexual abuse.

The sacrifice of Chiara Corbella Petrillo: 'Yes, Enrico, the Cross is very sweet'

Jun 14, 2016 / 02:13 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.

Don't become immune to poverty, Pope tells UN's food agency

Jun 13, 2016 / 04:50 am

In a world where information is brought instantly to our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly anesthetized to the suffering brought about by poverty, Pope Francis told the United Nations' World Food Programme.

Pope horrified by deadly attack in Orlando

Jun 12, 2016 / 11:37 am

Pope Francis has offered his prayers and compassion for those affected by Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.