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Speaking to the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, the Representation of the Holy See urges the international community to address the root causes of migration, and to see migration not only as a challenge, but also as an opportunity.
As the Church marks the Second Sunday in Advent, Fr. Edmund Power OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings noticing in particular how as many as sixteen animals, pop up in the readings either directly or indirectly...
Pope Francis has appointed Jan Romeo Pawłowski, titular archbishop of Sejny and until now secretary for Pontifical Representatives, as the new apostolic nuncio to Greece.
In his message for the International Day of Persons With Disabilities on Saturday, Pope Francis evokes a magisterium of fragility, symbolyzing a new awareness that “happiness is bread that is not eaten alone”
At the Angelus on the Second Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis underscored the way of humility as essential in our lives, in recognizing our weaknesses and failings, and asking for the Lord's forgiveness. Read more:
Let us remember one thing: with Jesus, there is always the possibility of beginning again... He is waiting for us and never gets tired of us. Let us hear directed to us John the Baptist’s cry of love to return to God. #PopeFrancis #Advent #Angelus
#Advent is a moment of grace to take off our masks and line up with those who are humble, to be liberated from the presumption of the belief of being self-sufficient, to confess our sins and to welcome God’s pardon, to ask forgiveness from those whom we have offended. #Angelus
Today, the Second Sunday of Advent, the Gospel for the Liturgy presents the figure of John the Baptist... a man who is 'allergic to duplicity'. #PopeFrancis #Advent #Angelus
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, #PopeFrancis said that by promoting the dignity and inclusion of all, the Church fulfills its prophetic mission.
Gospel of the Day: (Matthew 3,1-12) "A voice of one crying out in the desert, 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.'" Read Word of the Day:…
In a message to the Rome MED Dialogues conference, Pope Francis calls for shared solutions to address human mobility: "The ongoing war in Ukraine represents the globalization of problems"
In his address to the Family Association forum, Pope Francis called Christian families to be open, welcoming, and supportive, “rooted in a territory and at the same time open to the world.”
Addressing members of the NGO “Leaders pour la Paix”, Pope Francis stresses that using weapons to solve conflicts is a sign of weakness and fragility, and emphasizes the crucial importance of education for peace building.
Addressing the delegations from Sutrio, Rosello and Guatemala, who have gifted this year's tree and nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis draws attention to the true meaning of Christmas.
Gospel of the Day: (Matthew 9,35-38.10,1.6-8) "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." Read Word of the Day:…
In his first sermon for the season of Advent 2022, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa highlights the importance of the theological virtue of faith in our Christian journey, and urges the faithful to go to meet Christ.…
Gospel of the Day: (Matthew 9,27-31) “Son of David, have pity on us!” Read Word of the Day:…
The calendar of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations for Christmas season December 2022 – January 2023 has been released.…
At the beginning of the #Advent season, we reflect on #PopeFrancis' teaching on the Nativity scene, as found in his Apostolic Letter "Admirabile signum.”…
Pope Francis sends a message to the Secretary General of the International Office of Catholic Education upholding the role of Catholic education to promote dialogue in the service of humanity.…
Thursday morning, #PopeFrancis met with Prince El Hassan bin Talal of #Jordan for a private audience in the Vatican.
The logo of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Journey to South Sudan carries the motto “I pray that all may be one” and shows a dove carrying an olive branch, representing peace. Two hands clasp together to symbolize the reconciliation of the tribes that constitute one nation.
"All reconciled in Jesus Christ" is the motto of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The journey's logo features symbols of the nation and an image of the Pope giving his blessing.
Let us #PrayTogether that volunteer non-profit and human development organizations may find people willing to commit themselves to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths of international cooperation. #PrayerIntention #ClickToPray
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Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for December, asking the faithful to pray for volunteer organizations and those who work in them as “artisans of mercy.”
At the 2022 Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Pope Francis highlights the significant contributions of the recipients - Fr. Michel Fédou, SJ, and Professor Joseph H.H. Weiler – and hails the award for providing indications of lines of commitment for life.…
The Holy See Press Office announces that #PopeFrancis will travel to the Democratic Republic of the #Congo and #SouthSudan for an ecumenical peace pilgrimage from 31 January to 5 February 2023, journeys postponed in the past due to health reasons.…
December 1 is the feast of St Charles de Foucauld, priest, hermit, mystic, and martyr. Remembered as a figure of “desert spirituality," this Saint retreated to a hidden life of prayer and silence in the Algerian desert. He was canonized by Pope Francis on May 15, 2022.
Gospel of the Day: (Matthew 7,21.24-27) "Jesus said to his disciples: 'Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.'" Read Word of the Day:…
As the season of #Advent begins, #PopeFrancis encourages us to meet the coming of Jesus with prayer, penance, and works of charity, listening diligently to the Word of the Lord. #GeneralAudience
Professor Sandie Cornish, a professor at Australian Catholic University and a member of the Oceania synod task force, talks about the experience of synodality in the region, and the serious problems posed by climate change.…
The Kenyan "Black Blues Brothers" performed today at the end of the #GeneralAudience in St. Peter's Square, drawing applause from #PopeFrancis.
Three men, a rudder, and our Christmas: Three migrants survived eleven days hiding on the rudder blade of an oil tanker…
On discernment, #PopeFrancis said it is important to do a daily examination of conscience at the end of every day, even if it is only “two minutes.” #GeneralAudience
Before the day's end, let us learn how to read what has happened during that day in the book of our hearts -- not in newspapers, but in my heart. #Discernment
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A Vatican Delegation visits Istanbul for the occasion of the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle and conveys #PopeFrancis’ “fraternal affection” to the Ecumenic Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew.…
The Pandemic and the Magisterium of Pope Francis: the ninth in a series of videos created by @VaticanIHD and the Vatican's #Covid19 Commission explores the Pope's teachings on the global health crisis. #VaticanCovidCommission
After three years as Prefect, Fr. Guerrero resigns from his post for personal reasons related to his health, as he writes in a letter to the collaborators of the Secretariat for the Economy. Pope Francis has appointed the current Secretary in his place.…
In his catechesis at Wednesday’s #GeneralAudience, #PopeFrancis says genuine consolation in discernment is “a sort of confirmation that we are doing what God wants of us.”…
"May the intercession of the Holy Brother Apostles Peter and Andrew, soon grant the Church to fully enjoy its #Unity and #Peace to the whole world, especially at this time to the beloved and martyred #Ukraine, always in our hearts and prayers." #PopeFrancis #GeneralAudience
On the Feast of the Apostle St. Andrew, brother of St. Peter, #PopeFrancis expresses his "special affection" to "my dear brother Patriarch Bartholomew I and the entire Church of Constantinople." #GeneralAudience
The "Black Blues Brothers," a group of young acrobats from #Kenya, put on a special performance for #PopeFrancis in St. Peter's Square during the #GeneralAudience.
November 30 is the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. The brother of St. Peter, St. Andrew was the first apostle to be called by Jesus and to have been martyred on a diagonal cross. He is the patron saint of fisherman.…
“Discernment is about what is good for me here and now: this is what I am called to grow on, setting limits to other proposals, attractive but unreal, so as not to be deceived in the search for the true good.” #PopeFrancis #GeneralAudience
“Noticing what happens is important, it is a sign that God's grace is working in us, helping us to grow in freedom and awareness.” #PopeFrancis #GeneralAudience
“Prayer is not an escape from one’s tasks; it is an aid in realizing the good we are required to do, here and now.” #PopeFrancis #GeneralAudience
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Gospel of the Day: (Matthew 4,18-22) "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Read Word of the Day:…
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases its contribution to the EU Consultation on defining the framework conditions of the social economy.…
The newly elected head of the US Bishops’ Conference discusses the synodal process in the country, its potential to combat polarisation in the Church, and strategies for including the voices of the marginalised.…
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