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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received participants in the Congress of the International Forum-Catholic Action on Thursday morning in the Synod Hall at the Vatican.The Congress is focused on the theme: “Catholic Action in Mission with All and for Everyone”, and is marking the 150th anniversary of the organization’s founding.The charism of Catholic Action is one of lay-led missionary discipleship: faithful to the Pope, rooted in the local Chur
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Tuesday for the intentions of his “brother,” Coptic Patriarch Pope Tawadros II, whom he will be meeting in three days’ time as he makes an Apostolic Voyage to Egypt.The day’s Mass commemorates Saint Mark the Evangelist, who is recognized as the founder of the patriarchate of Alexandria. “I offer this Mass for my brother, Pope Tawadros II, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts,”
Pope Francis arrived the afternoon of Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Tiber Island in the middle of the river that crosses the city of Rome, where the ancient Basilica of Saint Bartholomew is located. The Pope wished to render homage to the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries, in this Shrine that remembers Christians killed out of hatred for the faith.The Pontiff’s entrance in the esplanade was festive, amid the enthusiasm of the crowds, among wh
Our faith calls for concreteness and rejects ideologies….According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis suggested this today, April 24, 2017, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, his first since the Easter break.The Pope’s homily focused on the Gospel account of Jesus’ meeting with Nicodemus, and how Jesus, with love and patience, explained to Nicodemus that he must be “born from above… born of the Holy Spirit.” To understand this better,
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has urged scientists and experts inbiotechnologies to always be aware of the effects their decisions can have on human life and on creation.The Pope was addressing members of the National Committee for Biosafety, Biotechnology and Life Sciences at an audience in the Vatican.The main issues addressed by the Committee’s various working groups include: genetic testing, gene therapy, tis
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass on Palm Sunday in St. Peter's Square. Below, please find the full text of his prepared remarks.***************************************Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet.  It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time.  We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the cries of his disciples who acclaim him as king.  Yet we also solemnly proclaim the Gospel
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Wednesday with English Cardinal Vincent Nichols and four Muslim leaders from Britain who came to highlight the deep-rooted interfaith relations among the different religious communities in the UK today.For the past three decades, Nichols and other Catholic leaders have been working to develop strong ties with local Muslim communities. Among some of the practical, grass roots initiatives that have resulted are t
Vatican City - Pope Francis met Wednesday with a delegation of Muslim leaders from Great Britain along with Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster to promote dialogue and collaboration following the deadly attack in London last month.During the private meeting at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall April 5, Pope Francis said the most important job everyone has in this moment is to listen to each other.“I like to think that the most important work th
By Hannah BrockhausVatican City, Apr 5, 2017 / 05:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis expressed his horror at a chemical weapon attack in the province of Idlib, Syria the previous day, also expressing his sorrow for the victims of an attack April 3 in St. Petersburg, Russia.“We witness, horrified, the latest events in Syria,” the Pope said April 5. “I strongly deplore the unacceptable massacre that took place yesterday in the
Pope Francis has reminded a community of priests that formation has four columns, which must be present and interacting, otherwise it ‘limps’ and becomes ‘paralyzed.’Francis gave this warning to the community of Pontifical Spanish College of San José, Rome on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of it foundation. The Holy Father received them in the Vatican on Saturday at around noon.Below is a Zenit translation of Pope Francis:* * *Dear Br
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Somascan Fathersto continue and further develop their mission to serve the poor and take care of orphans and abandoned youth.Receiving a group of Somascan Fathers who are holding their General Chapter, the Pope expressed appreciation for the theme chosen for the Chapter: “Let's cross to the other side with our brothers with whom we live and die” and he highlighted their
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday greeted the members of a delegation from the Iraqi Supervisory Boards and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.Listen to Devin Watkins' report:  “Your visit is a true, fraternal richness, and is, therefore, a path towards peace among all, peace in the heart, in the family, in your country, and in the world,” the Pope told the group in a private audience ahead of his weekly Gen
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has appealed for a concerted effort to protect Iraqi civilians who are victims of the ongoing bloody war in their nation and he prayed in particular for those who are trapped in the embattled city of Mosul.Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes are fighting to clear Islamic State militants from Iraq's second city where the coalition allegedly had a role in a March bombin
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Monday morning with Bishops from western Canada, who are in Rome for their visit ad limina Apostolorum (to the threshold of the [basilicas] of the Apostles).The Bishops collectively form the Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops (AWCB). Established in 1974, the Assembly gathers the Bishops of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches of the four Western Canadian provinces, the Northwest Territories
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis wrapped up his one-day pastoral journey to the northern Italian city of Milan with an encounter with newly confirmed youngsters.At the end of his busy day in the city, the Pope travelled to the football stadium of San Siro where he was welcomed by almost 80,000 people, including parents, god-parents, catechists, teachers and volunteers.The Pope took questions from some of those present and in his off-cuff answers he f