Pope Francis officially recognizes Amazon Region Ecclesial Conference

By |2021-10-21T11:43:08+01:00October 21st, 2021|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis The Holy Father, Pope Francis has approved the establishment of an ecclesial conference for the Amazon region, which was created by bishops in Latin America in 2020 at the recommendation of the 2019 Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazonian Region. The Holy See Press Office announced on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 that the

Pope Francis to declare John Paul I ‘Blessed’

By |2021-10-13T13:43:48+01:00October 13th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Venerable John Paul I The Holy Father, Pope Francis is set to declare Venerable John Paul a ‘Blessed’ after recognizing a miracle obtained through the intercession of the late Pope. Pope Francis gave his approval on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 for the cause of beatification of John Paul I to move forward, along with the

Synod: Pope Francis encourages Bishops to master the ‘art of encounter’

By |2021-10-11T10:26:00+01:00October 11th, 2021|Vatican|

Opening Mass of the ongoing Synod at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) Pope Francis on Sunday, October 10, 2021 encouraged Catholic Bishops to master the ‘art of encounter’. The Holy Father stated this in his homily as he celebrated a Mass to open the process that will lead up to the assembly

Pope Francis choses ‘Listen’ as theme for World Communications Day 2022

By |2021-10-11T10:00:29+01:00October 11th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis Pope Francis has chosen the single word, “Listen!” as the theme for the 56th World Communications Day, which will be celebrated in 2022. Announcing next year’s theme, the Holy See says, “Pope Francis is asking the world to listen again.” After the Message of 2021, which focused on going and seeing, the Holy

Pope Francis to declare St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church

By |2021-10-08T11:01:43+01:00October 8th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis said on Thursday that he plans to declare St. Irenaeus of Lyon a Doctor of the Church with the title “Doctor unitatis,” meaning “Doctor of Unity.” The pope made the announcement in a speech to the St. Irenaeus Working Group, a group of Catholic and Orthodox theologians who conducted a study together on

Archbishop Welby meets Pope Francis, wears Pope Paul VI’s Pastoral Ring

By |2021-10-07T14:50:36+01:00October 7th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Archbishop Justin Welby While meeting with Pope Francis and other religious leaders in Rome on Thursday, October 7, 2021, the head of the Anglican Communion and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is wearing a gift Pope Paul VI gave to his predecessor, the Most Revd Michael Ramsey, in 1966. Reports by Vatican News says Archbishop

Pope Francis creates Foundation for Catholic Hospitals facing financial difficulties

By |2021-10-07T14:20:58+01:00October 7th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis The Holy Father, Pope Francis has created a new Foundation offering financial support to Catholic hospitals. The Holy See Press Office announced on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 that the Pope established the Foundation with a decree called a chirography. The Foundation “will be subject to the controls and authorizations of the Secretariat for

Pope Francis mourns Cardinal who announced Benedict XVI’s election

By |2021-10-05T15:20:22+01:00October 5th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez Roman Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis has mourned Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez, who led the Vatican’s liturgy office for six years and died on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the age of 94. Cardinal Medina, who was a priest under seven popes, announced to the world the election of Pope

Perseverance is necessary for prayer, pope says

By |2021-05-20T14:12:24+01:00May 20th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis Those who overcome distractions or obstacles when praying learn the value of perseverance in times of trial, Pope Francis said. “True progress in spiritual life does not consist in multiplying ecstasies, but in being able to persevere in difficult times,” the pope said May 19 during his weekly general audience. “Walk, walk, walk

Pope appeals for peace in Holy Land, says death of children ‘unacceptable’

By |2021-05-19T12:12:54+01:00May 19th, 2021|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis The injury and death of so many innocent people, especially children, caused by escalating violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip is “terrible and unacceptable,” putting the area at risk of sinking into “a spiral of death and destruction,” Pope Francis said. The pope launched an appeal for calm and asked leaders of

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