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1. The Pope at the Conference on Nutrition at the FAO: “the hungry ask for dignity, not charity”
20/11/2014
... – This morning Pope Francis visited the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, on the occasion of the second International Conference on Nutrition, taking place in Rome from 19 to 21 November.Upon arrival the Holy Fat...
2. Intense work by the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops
20/11/2014
... – The Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops will meet on 18 and 19 November to reflect on the results of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, held during October, and to prepare for the 14 th General Ordinary Assembl...
3. The joy of the Gospel is a missionary joy
20/11/2014
... – The Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities began in Rome today. Organised by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the meeting is a response to the appeal for missionary conversion launched by Pope Francis to all Christia...
4. Other Pontifical Acts
20/11/2014
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli as bishop of Broken Bay (area 2,763, population 930,000, Catholics 395,000, priests 109, permanent deacons 6, religious 155), Australia. Bishop Comensoli is currently auxiliary of the ar...
5. General Audience: We are all called to be holy
19/11/2014
... – As is usual on Wednesday morning, the Pope toured St. Peter's Square to greet the faithful and pilgrims awaiting him before the beginning of the General Audience. He dedicated today's catechesis to the universal vocation to sanctity, to provide a...
6. New appeal for the Holy Land: building peace is difficult, but life without peace is a torment
19/11/2014
... – “I follow with great concern the alarming increase in tension in Jerusalem and other areas of the Holy Land, with unacceptable episodes of violence that do not even spare places of worship”, said the Pope following today's catechesis. “I assure a...
7. Cooperation and development in the pastoral care of migration must focus on positive aspects
19/11/2014
... – ““Cooperation and Development in the Pastoral Care of Migrations” is the theme of the 7th World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, and taking plac...
8. Other Pontifical Acts
19/11/2014
... – The Holy Father has:- appointed Rev. Fr. Hilario Gonzalez Garcia as bishop of Linares (area 33,453, population 407,000, Catholics 360,000, priests 42, religious 58), Mexico. The bishop-elect was born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1965 and was ordained ...
9. The Pope receives in audience the President of Senegal: Church's commitment to peace and national reconciliation
18/11/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Macky Sall, president of the Republic of Senegal, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by the secretary for Relations with States, His Excellency Arc...
10. International Conference on autism: three days to inspire hope
18/11/2014
... – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the 29th International Conference organised by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, on the theme “The person with autism spectrum disorders: animating hop...
11. The Holy See at the United Nations: civilians are the first victims of conventional weapons
18/11/2014
... – Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations in Geneva spoke at the annual meeting of Parties to the Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be e...
12. Fifty years on from the Council decree Unitatis Redintegratio
18/11/2014
... – On 21 November 1964, after a long and laborious process, the Council Fathers approved the decree on ecumenism, “Unitatis Redintegratio” by 2,137 votes to 11. The document, which undoubtedly marked a qualitative leap in the relations between the C...
13. International interreligious colloquium on complementarity, foundation of marriage and the family
17/11/2014
... – “Complementarity is a valuable word, with multiple meanings. It may refer to different situations in which one element completes another or compensates for a lack. However, complementarity is much more than this”, said the Pope this morning to th...
14. To the bishops of Zambia: evangelise cultures to inculturate the Gospel
17/11/2014
... – The fruits of the labour of missionaries, attention to the family, guidance of the young, care for AIDS sufferers and the need to collaborate with political leaders for the common good are the central points of the written discourse that Pope Fra...
15. Angelus: Jesus does not ask us to conserve talents in a safe
17/11/2014
... – At midday, Pope Francis appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father commented on this Sunday's Gospel reading, the parable of the talents in which a man, before departi...
16. Immigrants and citizens: do not yield to the temptation of confrontation
17/11/2014
... – After the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis spoke about the tensions that have emerged during recent days between residents and immigrants in various areas of Rome.“These are events that have occurred in various European cities, especially in outlying...
17. Francis receives Catholic doctors: no life is qualitatively more significant than another
17/11/2014
... – This morning in the Paul VI Hall Pope Francis received in audience six thousand doctors, members of the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors, on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of its foundation. In his address, he commented that “t...
18. The Holy See at the United Nations: defending the civil population from remnants of war
17/11/2014
... – Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva spoke on 10 November at the 8 th Conference of the States Party to Protocol V of the Convention on prohibitions or res...
19. Cardinal Gracias, Pope's special envoy at the 500th anniversary of the evangelisation of Myanmar
17/11/2014
... – In a letter made public today, written in Latin and dated 16 October, the Holy Father nominated Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, as his special envoy at the celebration of the fifth centenary of the evangelisation of Myanmar, schedu...
20. Audiences
17/11/2014
... – The Holy Father has received in audience:- Archbishop Ivan Jurkovie, apostolic nuncio in Russia and Uzbekistan;- Mehmet Pagaci, new ambassador of Turkey to the Holy See, presenting his credential letters;- Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik of Daejeon,...
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