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Pope Begins 'Prayer for Peace With Saint Teresa'
A worldwide prayer for peace began this morning, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Saint Teresa of Avila’s birth. The Order of Discalced Carmelites was responsible for proposing the initiative this year in which activities are being planned worldwide to remember the Spanish mystic. Pope Francis wished to ...
The Joy of the Gospel is the Touchstone of One's Faith
To be joyful is a grace that only comes from faith and not from doctrine or law that is detached from love. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's readings, both of which spoke on Abraham. In John's Gosp...
Turin to Welcome Pope Francis This June
The Holy Father will be in Turin from June 21-22 for the exposition of the Shroud and the bicentennial of the birth of Don Bosco. In a press conference at the Holy See Press Office this morning, journalists also were informed that this will serve as an occasion for the Argentine Pope to spend some special moments...
Georgian President To Visit Pope Francis in April
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili is preparing to visit Vatican City in Rome and meet Pope Francis, the world leader of the Catholic Church. According to agenda.ge, the announcement of President's upcoming visit was made following a meeting today between Margvelashvili and Archbishop Marek Solchinski, Apo...
Synod of Bishops Needs Prayers, Not Gossip
Pope Francis called on the faithful to join in prayers for the Synod of the Family in October Despite heavy rains in Rome this morning, thousands gathered in St. Peter to listen to the Holy Father. "Good morning but it is not a pretty day," the Pope said regarding the weather. He then asked the faithful to give a...
Papal Visit Logo Presented Yesterday
The logo of Pope Francis’ pastoral visit on June 6, to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was presented yesterday at Sarajevo. The motto of the visit is “Peace Be with You.” The logo shows a dove with an olive branch, a symbol of peace, and a cross, part of which is a stylized triangle symbolizing the borders...
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