Vatican

  • 'Love transforms everything,' Pope tells sick, disabled

    May 18, 2014

    Pope Francis met with nearly 5,000 members of apostolates dedicated to the sick and suffering on Saturday, encouraging them to live lives transformed by love and to support others who suffer.

  • Pope Francis postpones engagements due to cold

    May 17, 2014

    The Holy See announced that Pope Francis’ activities today have been canceled due to a minor cold, and that his weekend visit to a Roman shrine is also postponed so he can rest before going to the Holy Land.

  • Pope Francis postpones engagements due to cold

    May 17, 2014

    The Holy See announced that Pope Francis’ activities today have been canceled due to a minor cold, and that his weekend visit to a Roman shrine is also postponed so he can rest before going to the Holy Land.

  • Heresies sprout from getting lost in 'ideas,' Pope warns

    May 17, 2014

    In his daily homily Pope Francis explained that it takes more than intellectual assent to truly get to know Jesus – we must also develop a personal relationship of joy through prayer and works.

  • “Bother your pastors” Pope Francis’ advice to Catholics

    May 16, 2014

    In his address to pilgrims in St Peter's Square on Sunday, May 11,Pope Francis departed from his prepared script and told them to "knock at the doors" of their pastors, saying it would make them better bishops and priests.

  • The Church is not a factory to manufacture obstacles

    May 16, 2014

    The Church is not " a factory to manufacture obstacles that prevent people from receiving grace", said Pope Francis this morning during Mass celebrated at Casa Santa Marta, commenting on the passage from the Acts of the Apostles, which highlights the three crystalline qualities of a Christian: docility to the Spirit, dialogue, trust in grace.

  • New prayer released for Pope’s Holy Land pilgrimage

    May 16, 2014

    The priest who is organizing Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Jordan has written a special prayer for the occasion with the aim of allowing the world to participate.

  • Promote ethical mobilization confront throwaway culture

    May 15, 2014

    Pope Francis has challenged UN officials to promote “a true, worldwide ethical mobilization,” to encourage help for the poor and preserve the dignity of human life against the inroads of a “throwaway culture.”

  • Pope: gift of fortitude not just for 'extraordinary circumstances'

    May 15, 2014

    During his General Audience address Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke on the gift of fortitude, explaining that it helps us to remain faithful not only with the big things, but also in our daily activities.

  • Pope's trip to Holy Land a historic milestone, ambassador says

    May 14, 2014

    During a press briefing on Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See explained that the visit marks an important historical moment both spiritually and politically.