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1. General audience: awaken a collective sense of gratitude towards grandparents and the elderly
04/03/2015
... – Grandparents were the focus of this Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square. Continuing his catechesis on the family, today the Pope considered the difficult current situation faced by the elderly, commenting that next week he will pre...
2. The Pope receives bishop friends of the Focolare Movement
04/03/2015
... – The Pope, before today's general audience, received in the Paul VI Hall the seventy prelates from thirty-five countries attending the 38th Congress of Bishop Friends of the Focolare Movement, which began yesterday and will conclude on 6 March. Th...
3. Other Pontifical Acts
04/03/2015
... – The Holy Father has:- appointed Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias as bishop of Colatina (area 13,086, population 568,000, Catholics 484,000, priests 59, permanent deacons 11, religious 86), Brazil. Bishop Lopes Dias is currently auxiliary of the...
4. Programme of the Holy Father's visit to Pompeii and Naples
03/03/2015
... – Pope Francis will travel to Pompeii and Naples on Saturday, 21 March. He will leave the Vatican by helicopter at 7 a.m., and will arrive at the meeting area of the Shrine of Pompeii an hour later. Following a moment of prayer at the shrine, he wi...
5. The Pope approves the statutes of the new economic entities
03/03/2015
... – The Holy Father has approved the statutes of the new economic entities of the Holy See: the Council for the Economy, the Secretariat for the Economy and the General Auditor's Office. The three statutes, signed 22 February 2015, feast of the Chair...
6. The Piazza and the Temple: new meeting of the Courtyard of the Gentiles
03/03/2015
... - “The Piazza and the Temple” is the title of an event to take place next Friday, 6 March, in the Centre for American Studies in Rome. It is an initiative of the Courtyard of the Gentiles, a forum for dialogue between believers and non-believers wh...
7. Other Pontifical Acts
03/03/2015
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Robert W. McElroy, auxiliary of San Francisco, U.S.A., as bishop of San Diego (area 22,942, population 3,127,045, Catholics 986,499, priests 309, permanent deacons 145, religious 335), U.S.A....
8. To the prelates of North Africa: always be men of hope
02/03/2015
... – This morning, the prelates of the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (C.E.R.N.A), which encompasses the dioceses of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya were received in audience by the Pope at the end of their “ad Limina” visit. The Ho...
9. Pope Francis' prayer intentions for March
02/03/2015
... – The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for March is: “That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person”.His intention for evangelisation is: “That the unique contribution of women to the life of ...
10. Angelus: let us be transformed by love
02/03/2015
... - “On this second Sunday of Lent, the Church shows us the ultimate goal of this itinerary of conversion, or rather, participation in the glory of Christ”, said the Pope before this Sunday's Angelus prayer upon returning from the week of spiritual e...
11. Syria, Iraq and Venezuela in the Pope's prayers
02/03/2015
... – Following today's Angelus prayer the Pope made an appeal regarding “the dramatic situation in Syria and Iraq, involving violence, abduction and abuse of Christians and other groups. I wish to assure those involved in these situations that we have...
12. The Pope to cooperatives: promote the economy of honesty
02/03/2015
... - “The Church has always acknowledged, appreciated and encouraged the cooperative experience”, Pope Francis affirmed this morning, greeting more than seven thousand members of the Confederation of Italian Cooperatives who group together a number of...
13. Presentation of the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM): Incentive and relaunch of the Church in the Amazon
02/03/2015
... – A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network, established in 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil, during a meeting of bishops whose territories include Amazon regions, priests, missionarie...
14. Cardinal Murphy O'Connor, Pope's special envoy to the 4th centenary of the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie, S.J.
02/03/2015
... – Today a letter was published, written in Latin and dated 15 February, by which the Holy Father appoints Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, archbishop emeritus of Westminster, as his special envoy to the solemn celebrations in honour of St. John Ogi...
15. Audiences
02/03/2015
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, and entourage;- Rev. Janusz Urbanczyk, Holy See permanent observer at the International Governing Organisations in Vienna;- Nechirvan Barzani, president of th...
16. Other Pontifical Acts
02/03/2015
... – The Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Fidencio Lopez Plaza as bishop of San Andres Tuxtla (area 13,495, population 1,113,000, Catholics 1,035,000, priests 100, permanent deacons 33, religious 109), Mexico. The bishop-elect was born in Capullin, Mex...
17. The Pope and the Curia conclude their Spiritual Exercises
27/02/2015
... – This morning in the House of the Divine Master in Ariccia the Holy Father and the Roman Curia completed the spiritual exercises they began last Sunday afternoon.Following today's sermon, the Pope thanked Fr. Bruno Secondin, O. Carm., author of th...
18. A congress to commemorate the first mass in Italian celebrated by Blessed Paul VI
27/02/2015
... – On 7 March 1965, Blessed Paul VI, on the 25th anniversary of the death of St. Luigi Orione, celebrated the first mass in Italian in history in the parish of Ognissanti (All Saints), Rome. “Today we inaugurate the new form of Liturgy in all the pa...
19. Other Pontifical Acts
27/02/2015
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Charles Jude Scicluna, as metropolitan archbishop of Malta (area 246, population 413,000, Catholics 380,000, priests 621, religious 1,321), Malta. Msgr. Scicluna is currently apostolic administrator of the sam...
20. The Foundation Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice presents the winners of the “Economy and Society” award
26/02/2015
... – This morning in the Holy See Press Office the Foundation Centesimus Annus presented its activity during the past two years, its programmes and the names of the winners of the second edition of its the biennial international award, “Economy and So...
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