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1. Meeting with Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church: A New Time of Fraternal Friendship
29/02/2016
... – This morning, Pope Francis welcomed His Holiness Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. During the meeting the Bishop of Rome emphasized that the patriarch's visit strengthens the fraternal bonds that already unite bo...
2. Pope appreciates work of Rome-St. Peter's Carabinieri squad
29/02/2016
... – One hundred and fifty members of the Rome-St. Peter's Carabinieri Squad who work with the competent bodies of the Holy See to regulate events in and around St. Peter's Square throughout the year were received by Pope Francis in the Clementine Hal...
3. Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for March
29/02/2016
... - The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for February is: “That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.”His intention for evangelisation is: “That those Christians...
4. Holy Father's calendar for March and April
29/02/2016
... – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the following calendar of liturgical celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside in the months of March and April 2016: MARCHFriday 4: At 5 p.m. in the Vatican Basi...
5. Angelus: never too late to repent, let us begin today!
29/02/2016
... – "Every day, unfortunately, bad news is reported: murders, accidents, disasters, … In today's Gospel passage Jesus refers to two tragic events, which at the time caused quite a stir: the bloody crackdown by Roman soldiers inside the temple and the...
6. Tragedy of refugees in Pope's prayers
29/02/2016
... – Greeting the faithful after the Marian prayer, the Holy Father again noted the tragedy of those fleeing wars, emphasising that countries like Greece "on the front lines are giving generous aid, which requires the cooperation of all nations. A uni...
7. Pope Francis receives president of the Argentine Republic
29/02/2016
... - This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis received in audience Mauricio Macri, president of the Argentine Republic, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gall...
8. Pope to businesspeople: seek a new humanism of work
29/02/2016
... – This morning in the Paul VI Hall Pope Francis received in audience seven thousand Italian members of Confindustria (the General Confederation of Italian Industry). It was the first encounter in the Vatican in the history of the association, and t...
9. Friday of Mercy: Pope pays surprise visit to San Carlo drug rehabilitation community
29/02/2016
... – Yesterday afternoon the Pope paid a surprise visit to the San Carlo rehabilitation centre, near Castel Gandolfo, which belongs to the Italian Solidarity Centre, founded by Fr. Mario Picchi to prevent and combat exclusion, especially of those affe...
10. IX World Day of Rare Diseases: Message of Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care
29/02/2016
... – Today marks the IX World Day of Rare Diseases. On the occasion, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (for Health Pastoral Care) wrote a message entitled "The Patient's Voice at the Centre. Join ...
11. Audiences
29/02/2016
... – Today the Holy Father met separately with:- three prelates from the Puerto Rican Episcopal Conference: Archbishop Roberto Octavio Gonzalez Nieves, O.F.M., of San Juan de Puerto Rico, president, accompanied by Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio, S.J., ...
12. Other Pontifical Acts
29/02/2016
... – Today, the Holy Father appointed:- Cardinal Francesco Monterisi, archpriest emeritus of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, as his special envoy to the concluding celebration of the Innocentian Year, commemorating the fourth centena...
13. Notice to VIS subscribers
29/02/2016
... – From tomorrow, Tuesday 1 March 2016, the Vatican Information Service newsletter will not be transmitted. Below is the link via which the web page including a synthesis in English of the official Holy See Press Office Bulletin may be consulted.htt...
14. Benedict XVI's first encyclical, "Deus caritas est", remains timely
26/02/2016
... "The message of the Encyclical Deus Caritas Est remains timely, indicating the ever relevant prospect for the Church’s journey. The more we live in this spirit, the more authentic we all are as Christians", said Pope Francis this morning as he rece...
15. Audiences
26/02/2016
... – This morning the Holy Father received in audience:- Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, apostolic nuncio in Korea and Mongolia, with family members;- Bodo Ramelow, minister-president of Thuringia, Germany, with his wife and entourage;- Archbishop Aldo Gi...
16. "Love before the world": the Pope answers questions from children
25/02/2016
... – "L'amore prima del mondo" ("Love before the world") is the title of a book published by Rizzoli, in the form of 31 letters and drawings sent to the Holy Father by children from various Jesuit institutions from all five continents, asking for advi...
17. Francis to meet the Patriarch of the Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Ethiopia
25/02/2016
... – On Monday, 29 February, the Holy Father Francis will meet with His Holiness Abuna Mathias, Patriarch of the Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Ethiopia, who will be present in Rome from Friday 26 to Monday 29. During his stay the Patriarch will visit th...
18. Religious and migrations: perspectives, response and challenges
25/02/2016
... – The international conference "The religious and migrations in the 21 st century: perspectives, response and challenges", organised by the representation before the United Nations of the Passionists International, the Congregation of St. Joseph, A...
19. Audiences
25/02/2016
... – Yesterday the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina....
20. Notice to VIS subscribers
25/02/2016
... – From Tuesday 1 March 2016, the Vatican Information Service newsletter will not be transmitted, but subscribers will instead receive a link via which they may consult the web page including a synthesis in English of the official Holy See Press Off...
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