Vatican

  • What do Jews and Christians have in common? Love of neighbor, Pope Francis says

    May 10, 2019

    The love of neighbor is a common commitment among Christians and Jews, Pope Francis said Tuesday, to teachers and students at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute.

  • Pope to Biblical Institute: Love of neighbour basis for dialogue

    May 10, 2019

    Pope Francis meets with members of the Pontifical Biblical Institute who are marking their 110th anniversary with an International Interreligious Conference.

  • New norms for the whole Church against those who abuse or cover up

    May 10, 2019

    Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily.

  • Card Ouellet: Motu proprio establishes effective measures against abuse

    May 10, 2019

    The Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops explains the new procedures being taken in the struggle against abuse in the Church. The norms, desired by Pope Francis, are the fruit of the abuse summit which took place in the Vatican in February, in which the Presidents of all the episcopal conferences throughout the world took part.

  • Pope: real second class citizens are those who discard others

    May 10, 2019

    Pope Francis on Thursday presided over a prayer meeting with some 500 minority Roma and Sinti people and expressed his pain at the discrimination and racial hatred they face.

  • Pope remembers recent trip, meeting Mother Teresa sisters and Patriarch Neofit

    May 09, 2019

    At the general audience, Francis retraces the stages of the visit to Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia. The "tenderness" of the sisters of Mother Teresa in Skopje, the "step forward" with the Orthodox in the meeting with the Patriarch Neofit and the interreligious meeting for peace. "Even today there is a need for passionate and creative evangelizers, so that the Gospel may reach those who do not yet know it and can irrigate the lands where the ancient Christian roots have dried up".

  • The world needs new evangelizers

    May 09, 2019

    Like Saints Cyril and Methodius shared the Gospel with the Slavic people in the 9th century, today the world is still in need of Christian evangelization, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

  • Catholic minorities can still change the world, pope says at audience

    May 09, 2019

    Visiting the small Catholic communities in Bulgaria and North Macedonia offered an opportunity to encourage the faithful to remember God's miracle of being able to feed a multitude with just a few loaves and fishes, Pope Francis said.

  • Pope names relator general, special secretaries for Amazon synod

    May 09, 2019

    Pope Francis has chosen Brazil's Cardinal Claudio Hummes to serve as relator general of October's Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

  • Pope in Bulgaria: Catholics, see with the eyes of faith and love

    May 07, 2019

    In his meeting with the Catholic community in the church of St. Michael the Archangel in Rakovsky, Pope Francis urges them to live as builders of hope. "He who loves does not waste time crying on himself, but he always sees something concrete that he can do". To love others without paying attention to the "adjectives", but to the "nouns": "this is a person, in the image of God". Find ways to "translate the love God has for us in a concrete and understandable way".