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1. The Pope arrives in Albania, example of fruitful co-existence between people of different beliefs
21/09/2014
... – This morning Pope Francis began his visit to Tirana, Albania – his fourth apostolic trip and the second by a pontiff to the “Land of the Eagles”. The first was by John Paul II in 1993, two years after the fall of the dictatorship and following th...
2. The living Church in the Land of the Eagles: thank you for your fidelity
21/09/2014
... – Thousands of faithful participated in the Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in Latin and Albanian at 11 a.m. in Mother Teresa Square. The liturgical readings reflected aspects of Albania's history. The first, from the Book of Exodus, told how ...
3. To the young: yes to acceptance and solidarity
21/09/2014
... – Before the end of this Sunday's liturgy, Francis greeted those present from Albania and other neighbouring countries to thank them for their presence and for their witness of faith, and addressed the young in particular. “They say that Albania is...
4. Audience with the president of Armenia: special attention to Christian communities and other religious minorities, and to refugees in conflict zones
19/09/2014
... – This morning the Holy Father Francis received in Audience the President of the Republic of Armenia, His Excellency Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellenc...
5. Francis prays at St. Mary Major before his trip to Albania
19/09/2014
... – Yesterday afternoon the Pope made a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major to pray in silence before the image of the Virgin “Salus Populi Romani” on the eve of his apostolic trip to Albania, as he has done before his previous trips to o...
6. The Pope to visit Naples on 21 March 2015
19/09/2014
... – Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples, Italy, announced today that the Holy Father will visit Naples on 21 March 2015, confirmed by the Holy See Press Office. Today is the feast day of St. Januarius, patron of the city....
7. Audiences
19/09/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith;- Archbishop James Patrick Green, apostolic nuncio in Peru;- Professor Andrea Riccardi, founder of...
8. Other Pontifical Acts
19/09/2014
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Ulrich Neymeyr, auxiliary of the diocese of Mainz, Federal Republic of Germany, as bishop of Erfurt (area 12,000, population 2,188,589, Catholics 152,282, priests 200, permanent deacons 1, religious 240), Fede...
9. Notice
19/09/2014
... – On Sunday, 21 September, on the occasion of Pope Francis' visit to Tirana, Albania, a special edition of the Vatican Information Service bulletin will be transmitted....
10. The Pope receives the bishops of Cote d'Ivoire: the role of the Church can be crucial in rebuilding your country
18/09/2014
... – The bishops of Cote d'Ivoire were received by the Holy Father this morning, at the end of their five-yearly “ad Limina” visit, and the written discourse he handed to them emphasised the need for dialogue and brotherhood among prelates and their p...
11. Francis to bishops: men able to cultivate God's fields
18/09/2014
... – This morning the Holy Father received in audience the bishops appointed during the last year, who are participating in the congress organised by the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. Francis commented that h...
12. Audiences
18/09/2014
... – Today the Holy Father received in audience fourteen prelates from the Episcopal Conference of the Cote d'Ivoire on their “ad Limina” visit:- Cardinal Jean Pierre Kutwa, archbishop of Abidjan;- Bishop Alexis Touabli Youlo of Agboville;- Bishop Ray...
13. Other Pontifical Acts
18/09/2014
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Anthony Colin Fisher of Parramatta, Australia, as metropolitan archbishop of Sydney (area 1,264, population 2,482,000, Catholics 664,000, priests 484, permanent deacons 3, religious 1,537), Australia....
14. The Church, universal and missionary, cannot be wrapped up in herself
17/09/2014
... – The meaning of the terms “Catholic” and “apostolic” when we speak about the Church was the theme of Pope Francis' catechesis at this morning's Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, attended by 50,000 faithful.When we profess the Creed...
15. The Pope to the faithful: accompany me in Albania in prayer
17/09/2014
... – At the end of today's general audience, the Holy Father greeted those present in various languages. In his greetings in Arabic, he addressed the faithful of the Holy Land “from where the light of proclamation issued forth to the ends of the earth...
16. Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
17/09/2014
... – The Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience he authorised the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:MIRACLES- Blessed Maria C...
17. Sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals
17/09/2014
... – This morning, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., provided an update on the sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals, which began on Monday, 15 September and will conclude this afternoon. As usual, the Holy Fat...
18. “Evangelii gaudium” and pastoral ministry: three day meeting in the Vatican
17/09/2014
... – The international meeting “The Pastoral Project of 'Evangelii gaudium'”, organised by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, will be held in the Vatican from 18 to 20 September and will be attended by more than two thousand past...
19. Presentation of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, 2015
16/09/2014
... – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, Archbishops Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family and Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., of Philadelphia, U.S.A., presented the World Meeting of Families on the theme “Love...
20. Appointments to the IOR Board of Superintendence finalised
16/09/2014
... – The Commission of Cardinals for the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) has appointed Mauricio Larrain (Chile) and Carlo Salvatori (Italy) as members of the IOR Board of Superintendence, according to a press release published by the Institu...
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