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1. Pope Expresses Solidarity with Families in Iraq and Nigeria
27/03/2015
... – Pope Francis has a constant concern for the situation of Christian families and other groups of victims who have been expelled from their homes and villages, particularly in the city of Mosul and the Nineveh plains, many of whom have taken refuge...
2. Pope to Receive President of Italy and to Visit Prato and Florence
27/03/2015
... – On 18 April, Pope Francis will receive President of Italy Sergio Mattarella for the first time in an official visit to the Vatican. President Mattarella was elected 3 February of this year. The visit has been confirmed by the Holy See Press Offic...
3. Pope Meets 150 Homeless who Visited Sistine Chapel Yesterday
27/03/2015
... – Yesterday afternoon, shortly after 5:00pm, Pope Francis went to the Sistine Chapel to greet the 150 homeless persons who had been invited to visit the Vatican Museums through an initiative of the Office of Papal Charities. After shaking hands wit...
4. Respect for Refugee Children: Legal Identity, Education
27/03/2015
... – Respect for children, victims of war, was the subject of Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva Archbishop Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi’s, speech given at the 28th session of the Human Ri...
5. Freedoms of Religion and Expression: Adopting an Ethics of Responsibility
27/03/2015
... – On 10 March, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, spoke at the 28th meeting of the Council for Human Rights. His speech, the majority of which is presente...
6. Slogan and Logo of Pope’s Trip to Sarajevo Presented
26/03/2015
... – This coming 6 June, Pope Francis will visit Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The slogan of the visit will be “Peace Be With You” and the logo is a dove with an olive branch. Concretely, the dove with olive branch, symbol of peace, is ...
7. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Open to 150 Homeless Visitors
26/03/2015
... – One hundred and fifty homeless persons, generally found around St. Peter’s Square and Bernini’s Colonnade, will be guided around the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in an initiative undertaken by Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, almoner of the Off...
8. Carmelite Communities around the World Pray for Peace
26/03/2015
... – Carmelite communities around the world today-26 March, the fifth centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila, foundress of the Discalced Carmelite Order-are celebrating in the way deemed most appropriate and suitable, with a day of prayer for p...
9. Other Pontifical Acts
26/03/2015
... – Today the Holy Father:- erected the eparchy of St. John Chrysostom of Gurgaon of the Syro-Malankars, India, appointing Bishop Jacob Mar Barnabas Aerath, OIC, as its first eparchal bishop. Bishop Aerath was previously apostolic visitor for the Syr...
10. The Pope asks for prayers for the Synod on the family
25/03/2015
... – On the solemnity of the Annunciation, during this Wednesday's general audience held in a rain-soaked St. Peter's Square, the Pope announced to the faithful that today would be a special catechesis, a pause for prayer during his path of reflection...
11. Bringing bread to the table is a matter of dignity
25/03/2015
... – At the end of today's general audience, the Pope greeted those present in various languages. In Italian he addressed a group of workers from the province of Vibo Valentia, in the Calabria region, which is currently experiencing a situation of eco...
12. Condolences following the air disaster in France
25/03/2015
... – Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram of condolences to Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault, France, on behalf of the Holy Father following the air crash that occurred in the area yesterday, in which all 150 passengers and crew we...
13. Programme of the Holy Father's visit to Turin
25/03/2015
... – On Sunday 21 June the Pope will visit Turin. Francis will arrive in the Italian city at 8 a.m. and, half an hour later, will meet with representatives of the world of work in the Piazzetta Reale. From there, he will move on to the Cathedral where...
14. The exhibition of the Holy Shroud of Turin
25/03/2015
... – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the upcoming exhibition of the Holy Shroud of Turin (Turin, 19 April – 24 June 2015), on the occasion of the second centenary of the birth of St. John Bosco, which w...
15. Members and substitutes for the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
25/03/2015
... – The following is a list of the members and substitutes appointed by the competent entities and ratified by the Holy Father on 17 March.A) Episcopal ConferencesNORTH AFRICA (C.E.R.N.A.)Member: Bishop Jean-Paul Vesco, O.P., of Oran, AlgeriaSubstitu...
16. International vigil at St. Mary Major for the 20th anniversary of the encyclical Evangelium Vitae
24/03/2015
... – The Pontifical Council for the Family has organised an international vigil to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the publication of St. John Paul II's encyclical “Evangelium Vitae”. According to a press release from the dicastery, the event...
17. Pope's Second lottery for charity
24/03/2015
... – The Holy Father has expressed his gratitude for the proceeds raised by the lottery in support of his works of charity, which took place in January. The entire sum has been consigned to Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, almoner of His Holiness. In view...
18. The Holy See: equality of access to education for girls
24/03/2015
... – Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations in New York, spoke on 13 March at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which analysed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, with a view...
19. Other Pontifical Acts
24/03/2015
... – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Bertram Victor Wick Enzler, auxiliary of Guayaquil, Ecuador, as bishop of Santo Domingo en Ecuador (area 8,500, population 801,000, Catholics 685,000, priests 82, permanent deacons 2, religious 135), Ecuador....
20. Be grains of wheat, offering the Gospel, the Cross and the witness of faith
23/03/2015
... – At midday today the Pope appeared at the window of his study in the Vatican Apostolic Palace for the Sunday Angelus prayer with the thousands of faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Before the Marian prayer, Francis commented on ...
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