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1. General audience: fatherly responsibility and the sense of orphanhood in children
28/01/2015
... – Pope Francis, returning to the theme of the family, dedicated the catechesis of today's Wednesday general audience to the figure of the father: “a word dear to us as Christians, more than any other, as it is the name with which Jesus taught us to...
2. Other Pontifical Acts
28/01/2015
... – The Holy Father has:- appointed Fr. Cesar Alcides Balbin Tamayo as bishop of Caldas (area 1,395, population 260,000, Catholics 250,000, priests 61, religious 76), Colombia. The bishop-elect was born in Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia in 1958 and was...
3. Pope's Message for Lent 2015: “Make your hearts firm”
27/01/2015
... – The following is the full text of the Holy Father Francis' message for Lent 2015, entitled “Make your hearts firm”. The document was signed in the Vatican on 4 October 2014, the festivity of St. Francis of Assisi.“Lent is a time of renewal for th...
4. Indifference, key theme of the Pope's Message for Lent 2015
27/01/2015
... – A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office his morning, during which Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, secretary of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”, presented the Pope's Message for Lent 2015, explaining that its central theme is indiffe...
5. Holy Father's calendar for February to April 2015
27/01/2015
... – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the following calendar of liturgical celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside from February to April: FEBRUARYMonday 2: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, 19...
6. Solemnity of the conversion of St. Paul: “We are all at the service of the one Gospel”
26/01/2015
... – Yesterday afternoon the Pope presided at the second Vespers on the solemnity of the conversion of St. Paul, bringing to a close the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the theme of which this year was “Give me to drink” (John, 4.7).Representative...
7. Angelus: God too thirsts for us
26/01/2015
... – At midday today the Pope appeared at the window of his study to pray the Sunday Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square and commented on today's Gospel reading, which relates the beginning of Jesus' preaching immediately after th...
8. New appeal for a cease to the violence in Ukraine
26/01/2015
... – At the end of today's Angelus prayer, a boy and a girl joined the Pope at the window of his study to read a message of peace on behalf of Catholic Action of the diocese of Rome, which concludes its traditional journey of the “Caravan of Peace” du...
9. The most effective antidote to violence is accepting difference as richness
26/01/2015
... – “In recent years, despite various misunderstandings and difficulties, strides ahead have been made in interreligious dialogue, even with followers of Islam. Listening is essential for this. It is not only a necessary condition in a process of mut...
10. Francis: “Unity is achieved by walking together”
26/01/2015
... – At midday in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father met with the participants in the ecumenical colloquium of men and women religious organised by the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societ...
11. Ten years after “Dignitas connubii”: in search of swift solutions
26/01/2015
... – This morning Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the international congress commemorating the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Instruction “Dignitas connubii”. The symposium was organised by the faculty of canon law o...
12. Audiences
26/01/2015
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Cardinal Luis Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona, Spain;- Bishop Gastone Simoni, emeritus of Prato, Italy;- Bishop Francesco Micciche, emeritus of Trapani, Italy;- Rev. Fr. Alejandro Moral Anton, prior ...
13. Other Pontifical Acts
26/01/2015
... – The Holy Father has:- appointed Msgr. Stefan Hesse as archbishop of Hamburg (area 32,493, population 5,797,975, Catholics 397,331, priests 248, permanent deacons 60, religious 221), Germany. The bishop-elect was born in Cologne, Germany in 1966 a...
14. To the Tribunal of the Roman Rota: do not ensnare salvation in the constraints of legalism
23/01/2015
... – Pope Francis today received in audience the dean, prelate auditors, officials and collaborators of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, in order to inaugurate the legal year. In his address, the Holy Father focused on the human and cultural context in...
15. Pope's Message for 49th World Communications Day
23/01/2015
... – The Pope's message for the 49th annual World Communications Day was published today, the vigil of the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists. The Day will be celebrated on Sunday 17 May 2015, and this year's theme is “Comm...
16. The wisdom of parents must guide children in the digital world
23/01/2015
... – A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning in which Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and Professor Chiara Giaccardi of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters ...
17. Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
23/01/2015
... – Yesterday afternoon the Holy Father Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he authorised the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees: MIRAC...
18. Audiences
23/01/2015
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy;- Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith;- Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Tribuna...
19. Catholics and Lutherans together can bear witness to God’s mercy in our societies
22/01/2015
... – “The fact that you come here together is itself a witness to the importance of efforts for unity. The fact that you pray together is a witness to our belief that only through the grace of God can that unity be achieved. The fact that you recite t...
20. The Pope praises the service of the Public Security Inspectorate in the Vatican
22/01/2015
... – This morning Pope Francis received in audience a group of agents from the General Inspectorate for Public Security in the Vatican, accompanied by their families. This institution will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the presence of the It...
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