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1. Cardinal Parolin to the United Nations: unity of action for the common good
30/09/2014
... – Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin spoke yesterday at the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, which included a debate on the Transformative Development Agenda, among other themes.Cardinal Parolin, speaking in Engli...
2. Audiences
30/09/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil, president of the Brazilian Episcopal Conference, accompanied by Archbishop Jose Belisario da Silva, of Sao Luis do Maranhao, deputy pr...
3. Other Pontifical Acts
30/09/2014
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop John Stanley Kenneth Arnold, auxiliary of Westminster, England, as bishop of Salford (area 1,800, population 2,603,000, Catholics 267,938, priests 284, religious 280), England. He accepted the resignation from...
4. Audience with the president of Malta: commitment of Church and state in the phenomenon of migration
29/09/2014
... – Today, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the president of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who subsequently met with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.The cordial disc...
5. To the members of the United Bible Societies: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ”
29/09/2014
... – “Yours is the fruit of a patient, careful, fraternal, competent and, above all, faithful work. If you do not believe, you do not understand; if you do not believe, you cannot stand firm”, said the Holy Father to the members of the United Bible So...
6. The young and the elderly: without balance between generations, the freedom of society becomes authoritarianism
29/09/2014
... – Today in St. Peter's Square a meeting was held to celebrate old age, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, entitled “The blessing of long life”. The meeting, which brought together thousands of elderly and grandparents accompanied b...
7. Francis praises the example of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo and asks for prayers for the upcoming Synod
29/09/2014
... – At the end of today's Holy Mass, the Pope prayed the Angelus with the faithful present in St. Peter's Square, after greeting elderly pilgrims from various countries, the participants in the congress-pilgrimage “Singing faith”, organised to commem...
8. The Pope presides at liturgy commemorating the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus
29/09/2014
... – Yesterday afternoon, in the Basilica of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, the Pope presided at a liturgy of thanksgiving to mark the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus in the universal Church, sanctioned by Pope Pius VII w...
9. The Pope's message for the beatification of the Opus Dei prelate Alvaro del Portillo: in the simplicity of everyday life we can find the way to holiness
29/09/2014
... – The bishop Alvaro del Portillo (1914-1994), first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer at the helm of Opus Dei, was beatified in Madrid, Spain this morning. The Holy Father sent a message to Bishop Javier Echevarria, current Prelate of ...
10. Francis: the encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist is a source of hope for the world
29/09/2014
... – “The Eucharist occupies the central position in the Church because it is what makes the Church. As Vatican Council II affirms, it is the 'sacrament of piety, sign of unity, bond of charity'”, said the Pope this morning, as he received in audience...
11. Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love
29/09/2014
... – The Pontifical Council for Social Communications published a note today explaining the theme of World Communications Day 2015: “Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love”. The theme follows in continuity with...
12. Audiences
29/09/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Marcelo Julio Martin, ex-honorary consul of the Helvetic Confederation in Rosario, Argentina, and family;- Stephan Weil, prime minister of Lower Saxony, and entourage.On Saturday, 27 September, the Ho...
13. Other Pontifical Acts
29/09/2014
... – The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Salvatore Angerami as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Naples (area 274, population 1,744,000, Catholics 1,715,000, priests 1,053, permanent deacons 292, religious 3,413), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Napl...
14. Pope Francis receives in audience the Focolare Movement
26/09/2014
... – Contemplate, go forth, and educate: these were the three directions Pope Francis gave this morning to the Focolare Movement, whose general assembly takes place in Rome this week.The Work of Mary, better known as the Focolare Movement, was born wi...
15. Holy Father's calendar for October 2014
26/09/2014
... – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the following calendar of liturgical celebrations over which the Holy Father will preside during the month of October:Sunday 4: At 6 p.m. in St. Peter's Square, prayer vig...
16. Comments of the Holy See on the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
26/09/2014
... – The Holy See has communicated to the competent offices of the United Nations in Geneva the document “Comments of the Holy See on the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child”. The Concluding Observations were presented ...
17. Cardinal Parolin encourages people of faith to condemn terrorist actsComments of the Holy See on the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
26/09/2014
... – Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin participated in the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on terrorism, held last Wednesday, 24 September in New York, on “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts”. Car...
18. The KAICIID deplores the abuse of religion to justify violent conflict
26/09/2014
... – The King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, based in New York, U.S.A., yesterday published a declaration of principles, signed by the foreign ministers of Austria, Saudi Arabia and Spain, as...
19. Cardinals Nichols, Soo-Jung and Brenes Solorzano take possession of their titular churches
26/09/2014
... – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today announced that:- on Thursday 2 October, Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, will take possession of the title of the Most Holy Redeemer and St. Alphonse in...
20. Audiences
26/09/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Professor Klaus Schwab, Germany, founder and executive president of the World Economic Forum (WEF), with his wife and entourage;- Abdou Diouf, secretary general of the International Organisation of La...
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