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1. The Pope receives the president of the Czech Republic: strengthen collaboration in areas of common interest
24/04/2015
... – This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father Francis received in audience the president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, who subsequently met with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States.During th...
2. “Ad Limina” visit of the bishops of Lesotho and Namibia: be generous in bringing Christ's tenderness to those who suffer
24/04/2015
... – Today Pope Francis received in audience the bishops of Lesotho and Namibia, “lands known for their flourishing Christian faith”, at the end of the “ad Limina” visit. In the written discourse he handed to the prelates, the Pope recalled the labour...
3. The Holy See at the United Nations: condemnation of violence against women in armed conflict
24/04/2015
... – Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See permanent observer at the United Nations, spoke during the Security Council open debate on “Women, peace security” in New York on 15 April 2015.“Women are not spared any of the brutal consequences of war, and ...
4. Audiences
24/04/2015
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith;- Ana Maria Freire;- Seven prelates of the Namibia and Lesotho Catholic Bishops' Conferences, on their “ad Lim...
5. Other Pontifical Acts
24/04/2015
... – The Holy Father has appointed:- Rev. Fr. Edward C. Malesic as bishop of Greensburg (area 8,632, population 704,000, Catholics 166,200, priests 205, permanent deacons 2, religious 350), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Harrisburg, U.S.A. in 196...
6. General audience: man and woman, complementary and of the same divine substance
22/04/2015
... – Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis at today's Wednesday general audience to the second chapter of Genesis, in which we read that God created man as the culmination of all Creation and placed him in a beautiful garden so that he could cultivate...
7. On Earth Day, the Pope invites us to see the world through God's eyes
22/04/2015
... – In the multi-lingual greetings at the end of today's catechesis, the Pope addressed among others the Polish pilgrims who tomorrow celebrate the solemnity of St. Adalbert, whose martyrdom more than a thousand years ago formed the foundation of his...
8. Pope Francis' trip to Cuba confirmed
22/04/2015
... – The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., today issued the following declaration:“I am able to confirm that the Holy Father Francis, having received and accepted the invitation from the civil authorities and bishops ...
9. Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: make space for dialogue with Muslims, now more than ever
22/04/2015
... – The following is the full text of a Declaration published this morning by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue:“The events of recent times cause many of us to ask: 'Is there still space for dialogue with Muslims?'. The answer is: ye...
10. Other Pontifical Acts
22/04/2015
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Eduardo Pinheiro Da Silva, S.D.B., auxiliary of the archdiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil, as bishop of Jaboticabal (area 5,175, population 486,000, Catholics 366,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 1, religious ...
11. Notice
22/04/2015
... – We inform our readers that tomorrow, feast day of St. George, patron of the Holy Father, the Vatican Information Service Bulletin will not be transmitted. Service will resume on Friday 24 April....
12. The Pope participates in the suffering and consternation of the Orthodox Patriarch of Ethiopia for the recent slaughter of Christians
21/04/2015
... – Yesterday afternoon Pope Francis sent a message to the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, His Holiness Abuna Matthias, upon hearing of the slaughter of 28 Ethiopian Christians kidnapped in Libya by the group ISIS.“With great dis...
13. Collaboration agreements with UNICEF and CONMEBOL in favour of Scholas Occurrentes, signed before the Holy Father
21/04/2015
... – This morning, in the Domus Sanctae Marthae and in the presence of Pope Francis, the executive director of UNICEF, Anthony Lake, and the deputy president of CONMEBOL signed two collaboration agreements in favour of Scholas Occurrentes, the educati...
14. Other Pontifical Acts
21/04/2015
... – The Holy Father has:- accepted the resignation from the pastoral ministry of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, U.S.A., presented by Bishop Robert W. Finn, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.- accepted the resignati...
15. In memoriam
21/04/2015
... – The following prelates have died in recent weeks:- Bishop Andre Vallee, P.M.E., emeritus of Hearst, Canada, on 28 February at the age of 84.- Cardinal Edward Michael Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York, U.S.A, on 5 March at the age of 82.- Bish...
16. Ad Limina visit of the bishops of Gabon: evangelise the customs and socio-political realities of your country
20/04/2015
... – “In this jubilee year that commemorates several events in the life of the Church in Gabon, including the 170th anniversary of her foundation, I wish to greet and encourage your priests, men and women religious and other pastoral agents who collab...
17. Pope Francis receives the Conference of European Rabbis
20/04/2015
... – For the first time a delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis, presided by Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, has met with the Successsor of Peter in the Vatican. Pope Francis, who received them this morning, expressed his joy at this event, and a...
18. The Holy Father remembers Chief Rabbi of Rome, Elio Toaff
20/04/2015
... – Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish community of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni, for the death yesterday of his predecessor in this role, Rabbi Elio Toaff, at the age of 99. The following is the full text of th...
19. Buddhists and Christians, together to counter modern slavery
20/04/2015
... – “Buddhists and Christians, together to counter modern slavery” is the title of the message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Buddhists, to celebrate the month of Vesakh, the commemoration of the three most significant eve...
20. Regina Coeli: the content of Christian witness is not an ideology
20/04/2015
... – At midday today the Pope appeared at the window of his study in the Vatican Apostolic Palace to pray the Regina Coeli with the faithful present in the square. Before the Marian prayer, Francis spoke about the meaning of witness in the life of Chr...
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