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1. TELEGRAM OF CONDOLENCES FOR THE VICTIMS OF VALPARAISO
15/04/2014
... – Yesterday afternoon Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Holy Father, sent a telegram of condolences to Bishop Gonzalo Duarte Garcia de Cortazar of Valparaiso, Chile, for the fire that over the last 48 hours has devastated...
2. PRESENTATION OF THE HOLY SEE'S REPORT ON THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
15/04/2014
... – The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., responding to questions from journalists, today declared that next May, the Holy See – along with Cyprus, Lithuania, Guinea, Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Uruguay – ...
3. DURING HOLY WEEK THE POPE WILL DISTRIBUTE POCKET-SIZED GOSPELS IN A ROMAN PRISON
15/04/2014
... – Tomorrow, Holy Wednesday, the detainees in the Roman prison of “Regina Coeli” will receive, as an Easter gift from the Pope, 1200 pocket-sized copies of the Gospel .It is the same volume, also containing the Acts of the Apostles, that the Pope ha...
4. CARDINAL ORLANDO B. QUEVEDO TAKES POSSESSION OF HIS TITULAR CHURCH
15/04/2014
... – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today announced that on Thursday, 24 April, at 6.00 a.m., Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines, will take possession of the title of St. Mary “Regina...
5. AUDIENCES
15/04/2014
... – Today the Holy Father received in audience:- Bishop Charbel Georges Merhi of the Congregation of Lebanese Maronite Missionaries, emeritus of Buenos Aires.- Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano and secretary of the Council of Cardinals....
6. OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
15/04/2014
... – The Holy Father has:- appointed Rev. Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese (area 3,205, population 610,000, Catholics 292,106, priests 39, religious 66), Uganda. The bishop-elect was born in Kigoto-Bulyansungwe, Uganda in 1958, and was ord...
7. POPE FRANCIS TO SEMINARIANS: “IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO ACT LIKE SHEPHERDS, CHANGE PATH”
14/04/2014
... – This morning the Holy Father met with the seminarians of the community of the Pontifical College “Leoniano de Anagni”, and warned them not to fall into the trap of thinking that they are preparing to exercise a profession, to become the employees...
8. PALM SUNDAY: “WHO ARE WE BEFORE JESUS WHO TRIUMPHS AND BEFORE JESUS WHO SUFFERS?”
14/04/2014
... – Today in St. Peter's Square Pope Francis began the rites of Holy Week with the solemn liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord.The ceremony began with the blessing of the palms and the olive branches placed beside the obe...
9. ANGELUS: MAY THE WYD CROSS BE A SIGN OF HOPE FOR THE WORLD
14/04/2014
... – Following the solemn liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday, the Pope prayed the Angelus with the seventy thousand faithful present in St- Peter's Square and, before the Marian prayer, he greeted the 250 delegates, bishops, priests, religious and ...
10. THE STUDY OF HISTORY, ONE OF THE PATHS TO THE TRUTH
14/04/2014
... – “The study of history indeed represents one of the paths for the impassioned search for the truth, which has always pervaded man's soul”, said the Pope in his audience with the participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Committee for ...
11. POPE FRANCIS: CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS WITHOUT FORGETTING THEY ARE PEOPLE
14/04/2014
... – This morning the Holy Father met with the participants in the Congress of the Italian Society for Oncological Surgery, organised by the “La Sapienza” University of Rome and by the Sant'Andrea Hospital. “Scientific research has multiplied the poss...
12. AUDIENCES
14/04/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.- Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome.On Saturday 12 April the Holy Father ...
13. OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
14/04/2014
... – The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Alan Williams, S.M., as bishop of Brentwood (area 3,967, population 2,789,000, Catholics 225,700, priests 154, permanent deacons 11, religious 293), England. The bishop-elect was born in Blackburn, England in 195...
14. FRANCIS RECEIVES IN AUDIENCE THE INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC CHILD BUREAU: THE CHURCH WILL TAKE NO STEP BACKWARDS IN SANCTIONS AGAINST CHILD ABUSERS
11/04/2014
... – This morning Pope Francis received in audience a delegation from the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), instituted following Pope Pius XII's appeal for the defence of children following the Second World War. Since then, this organisation...
15. THE POPE RECEIVES THE ITALIAN MOVEMENT FOR LIFE
11/04/2014
... – This morning in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father received 470 members of the Italian Movement for Life. The Pontiff thanked them for their work, especially for the “Progetto Gemma” (a form of prenatal adoption a...
16. POPE'S MESSAGE TO VENEZUELA: MAY UNITY PREVAIL OVER CONFLICT
11/04/2014
... – On the occasion of the initiation of the “Dialogue for Peace” between the government and opposition groups in Venezuela, in which the Holy See has been invited as a mediator, the Holy Father has sent a message to President Nicolas Maduro Moros, m...
17. AUDIENCES
11/04/2014
... – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:- Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.- Bishop Oscar Cantoni of Crema, Italy....
18. ECCLESIASTICAL UNIVERSITIES ARE NOT MACHINES FOR PRODUCING THEOLOGIANS AND PHILOSOPHERS
10/04/2014
... – This morning Pope Francis received in audience the professors, students and non-teaching staff of the Gregorian Pontifical University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Oriental Institute. These institutions, brought together i...
19. POPE FRANCIS: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A WOUND TO HUMANITY
10/04/2014
... – “An open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity”: the Holy Father thus described human trafficking in his English-language address to the participants in the “Second Internatio...
20. DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT FROM THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SLAVERY CONFERENCE
10/04/2014
... – The Declaration of Commitment following the “Second International Conference on Combating Human Trafficking: Church and Law Enforcement in Partnership”, which took place in the Vatican's Casina Pio IV, is published in full below:“On this date 10 ...
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