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1. Programme of Pope Francis' apostolic trip to Turkey
21/10/2014
... – The Holy See Press Office today confirmed that His Holiness Francis, accepting the invitation issued by the civil authorities, His Holiness Bartolomaios I and the bishops, will make an apostolic trip to Turkey from 28 to 30 November 2014, during ...
2. The responsibility to protect and the rule of law
21/10/2014
... – A state based on the principles of rule of law and justice was the central theme of the address given on 13 October at the United Nations in New York by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See permanent observer at the United Nations, during the...
3. Francis in the Consistory: we cannot resign ourselves to a Middle East without Christians
20/10/2014
... – This morning, in the New Synod Hall, there commenced the Ordinary Public Consistory, presided at by Pope Francis, for the canonisation of Blessed Joseph Vaz, priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory of the Holy Cross of Mi...
4. Consistory: peace, reconciliation and religious freedom in the Middle East
20/10/2014
... – The Ordinary Consistory began with greetings from the Holy Father and the report from the Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, on the meeting of apostolic nuncios and diplomatic representatives in the Middle East, which took place in the Vatican f...
5. Pope Francis closes the Synod and beatifies Paul VI
20/10/2014
... – The Holy Mass celebrated at 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter's Square this morning, during which Pope Paul VI was proclaimed Blessed, closed the Synod of Bishops devoted to “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation”. The ceremony...
6. Angelus: Paul VI, tireless supporter of the missio ad gentes
20/10/2014
... – Following the Holy Mass for the closure of the Synod of Bishops and before praying the Angelus, the Pope greeted pilgrims from Italy, especially the dioceses of Brescia, Milan and Roma, closely linked to the life and ministry of Paul VI.The new B...
7. The Final Report and votes conclude the work of the Synod of Bishops
20/10/2014
... – Yesterday afternoon the work of the Third Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation”, concluded with a final synodal report (Relatio Synodi), the different poi...
8. The Pope speaks to the Synod Fathers: we walk a path together
20/10/2014
... – At the end of the fifteenth and final general congregation, and after the votes had been cast, Pope Francis addressed the Synod Fathers, affirming that during these two weeks the participants in the Third Extraordinary General Assembly have truly...
9. Audience with the Prime Minister of Vietnam: important step in relations with the Holy See
20/10/2014
... – Today His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the prime minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, sec...
10. Christians and Hindus: together to foster a culture of inclusion
20/10/2014
... – “Christians and Hindus: together to foster a culture of inclusion” is the theme of the Message addressed to followers of Hinduism by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, on the occasion of D...
11. Audiences
20/10/2014
... – On the afternoon of Friday, 17 October, the Holy Father received in audience Park Geun-hye, president of the Republic of Korea, and entourage....
12. Other Pontifical Acts
20/10/2014
... – The Holy Father has:- appointed Rev. Can. Gyorgy Snell as auxiliary of the diocese of Esztergom-Budapest (area 1,543, population 2,088,000, Catholics 1,254,000, priests 443, permanent deacons 23, religious 734), Hungary. The bishop-elect was born...
13. Message of the Synod Assembly on the pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation
18/10/2014
... – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the Message of the Third Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to the “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation” (5-19 ...
14. Francis on World Food Day: to defeat hunger it is necessary to change the paradigm of aid and development policies
17/10/2014
... – World Food Day, held on 16 October, was instituted in 1979 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in order to raise public awareness and strengthen solidarity in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. To mark t...
15. Pope's message to the Italian Catholic University Federation
17/10/2014
... – Pope Francis has sent a message to the Italian Catholic University Federation (FUCI), which is preparing to hold an extraordinary national conference in Arezzo, Italy, devoted to Pope Paul VI, who was the Central Assistant of the institution from...
16. Benedict XVI to attend the beatification of Paul VI
17/10/2014
... – Benedict XVI will attend the beatification of Paul VI in St. Peter's Square this Sunday, according to the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. The Pope emeritus was made a cardinal by the new blessed, and the ceremon...
17. Audiences
17/10/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, president of the Department for External Ecclesiastical Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow;- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops;-...
18. Twelfth General Congregation: evaluation and suggestions based on the post-discussion report
16/10/2014
... – The twelfth General Congregation included the presentation, in the Assembly, of the Reports of the ten Small Groups, divided according to language: two in French, three in English, three in Italian and two in Spanish. In general, the Small Groups...
19. Reports of the Small Groups
16/10/2014
... – The texts of the reports by the twelve Small Groups (Gallicus A and B, French; Anglicus A, B and C, English; Italicus A, B and C, Italian; Hibericus A and B, Spanish) of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, presented ...
20. Sistine Chapel: New breath, new light
16/10/2014
... – A press conference was held this morning in the Holy See Press Office during which the director of the Vatican Museums, Professor Antonio Paolucci, presented the international congress “The Sistine Chapel, twenty years on: new breath, new light”,...
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