Pope Francis

Vatican announces pope will attend reconciliation events in Colombia

Days after rebels in Colombia announced turning in the last of their cache of weapons over to international observers, the Vatican announced June 23 …

Latin America

Christ doesn’t promise freedom from difficulties, Pope says

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2017 / 11:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ …

Christianity

Pope prays for victims of landslide tragedy in China

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> has expressed his closeness and grief for the victims of a <b>landslide</b> that engulfed a village in Sichuan province in …

Christianity

Pope Francis: Jesus wants your fidelity, not your success

Persecuted Christians “help us not to hesitate to make a stand for Christ,” the pope says at the Sunday Angelus<p><b>Here are the pope’s words at the June</b> …

Christianity

Pope Francis salutes Lithuania’s first Soviet-era martyr

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> sent special greetings to<b> Lithuanian</b> Catholics on Sunday as he recalled the Beatification, in Vilnius, of the nation’s …

Christianity

Mysterious exit of Vatican auditor begs question: Is reform even possible?

This past Monday, phone lines across Rome began to heat up with rumors that something had happened with Libero Milone, a veteran Italian businessman …

Christianity

Pope says persecution is the risk of being a missionary

Pope Francis once again spoke about anti-Christian persecution on Sunday, both active and passive, defining it as the risk of being missionaries.<p>“We …

Christianity

A Chicago Bishop Bans Funeral Rites For Gays and Questions Baptism For Their Children

In another sign that conservative American bishops oppose the liberal spirit of Pope Francis, a bishop in Illinois issues a hateful decree about same-sex couples and their kids.<p>ROME—So much for the Catholic Church’s new-found tolerance for same-sex couples.<p>Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, …

Religion

Pope Francis to Resurrectionists: have courage to go forth

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> received the participants in the <b>General Chapter</b> of the <b>Congregation of the Resurrection</b> on Saturday.Listen to the report …

Christianity

Sette Colli Swimmers Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam 54TH SETTE COLLI/INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEETING• Friday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 25th<br>• Stadio del Nuoto, Rome<br>• Prelims at 9am …

Christianity

The Lost Virtue of Christian Hospitality

Summer is a time we invite family and friends over for dinner often. The sun sets later and evenings are warm. It is an ideal season to entertain …

Hospitality

Pope tells swimmers their sport's anything but 'liquid'

Receiving participants in Italy’s most prestigious international swimming competition on Saturday, Pope Francis said that while we may live today in …

Christianity

Pope to Settecolli swimmers: virtue, gratitude, stewardship

(Vatican Radio)<b> Pope Francis</b> received athletes, organisers and sponsors of the "Settecolli"<b> international swimming competition</b> on Saturday.The …

Christianity

The curious Vatican diplomacy in Venezuela

Venezuela, one of the most curious recent cases in Vatican diplomacy, continues to grow more curious still. The visit two weeks ago to Rome of the …

Christianity

From fry-cook at McDonalds to waitress at Hooters, here are the unglamorous first jobs of 24 highly successful people

It can be easy to see the world's most powerful and influential people as occupying a sphere far removed from the rest us.<p>But many of the most successful people started off working odd jobs to earn money.<p>These 24 highly successful people prove that the path to success doesn't have to be linear.

Success

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.<p>Francis will also pay homage to the patron saint of …

Latin America

To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests …

Christianity

Pope to Serra International: Keep moving forward with courage

(Vatican Radio) “Keep moving forward with courage, creativity and boldness.” Those were Pope Francis’ words to Serra International whom he met on …

Pope's homily: Become small to hear the voice of the Lord

2017-06-23 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) In order to hear the voice of the Lord, you need to make yourself small. That was the message of <b>Pope Francis</b> …

Christianity

Myanmar cardinal says there is no “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya minority

Rohingyas in Myanmar face “problems and conflicts,” but the situation is clearly not one of genocide, according to the country’s first …

Asia

When Pope Francis visits Chile, the story is in the ‘where’

When it comes to papal travel, more often than not, the news lies in the “what” of the trip: what message the pope conveys to give to a particular …

Christianity

Why Cardinal Sarah terrifies his critics

A growing crowd wants Cardinal Robert Sarah’s head on a platter. Open a liberal Catholic periodical and you are likely to find a call for the …

Christianity

“A Good priest can denounce with names and surnames”

Be passionate. Know how to discern. Have the strength to denounce evil, “with names and surnames.” These are the three characteristics that a good …

Christianity

Pope Francis Buys Knockoff Chalice At Store In Vatican City Chinatown

VATICAN CITY—Praising the district’s vast selection of inexpensive goods and its vendors’ willingness to negotiate prices, Pope Francis reportedly …

Christianity

King and Queen of the Netherlands meet Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Máxima, of the Netherlands in the Vatican for a State Visit on …

Christianity

Pope to ROACO recalls suffering of Eastern-rite Christians

2017-06-22 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday met with members of <b>ROACO</b>, (Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches) who …

Christianity

Pope Francis wants to ban the mafia from going to church

Pope Francis has ordered a commission to formulate a new doctrine which bans such criminal offenders from sacraments or communion.<p>The Vatican is …

Christianity

4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis' opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.<p>In a new letter, the cardinals ask Francis for an audience, noting he never …

Christianity

Pope meets with NFL delegation, urges 'culture of encounter'

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis met with a Pro Football Hall of Fame delegation that included Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Wednesday and urged …

Hall of Fame

Pope Francis announces aid to war stricken people of South Sudan

Pope Francis is providing concrete aid to the war-stricken people of South Sudan and is calling on the international community “to make greater and …

Africa