Pope Francis to visit Assisi for important Franciscan anniversary

During the afternoon visit to the Porziuncola inside the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, the Pope will officially mark the 8th centenary of the event known as the “Pardon of Assisi.”
The papal trip to Assisi is being described as a private pilgrimage to the tiny chapel which St Francis built and


Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in Gyumri, Armenia

that killed tens of thousands of people and gave thanks “for all that has been rebuilt.”
In his Homily, the Pope offered three “stable foundations upon which we can tirelessly build and rebuild the Christian life.”
The first foundation, he said, is “memory:” to “recall what the Lord has done in an


Programme of Pope Francis visit to Poland for WYD

The Pope will depart from Rome's Fiumicino airport at 2 p.m. and will arrive at the John Paul II airport of Balice-Krakow two hours later. After the welcome ceremony he will transfer to the Castle of Wawel, where he will address the civil authorities and diplomatic corps, followed by a courtesy visi


Pope Francis at Santa Marta: memory, prophecy, hope

In remarks to the faithful following the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father focused on the threefold theme of the dynamic unity in Christian life, the signs of which are living memory, the prophetic spirit, and the sure horizon of hope.
The Pope took as the central focus of his reflection the Gos


You have the right to practice your faith, Pope Francis says in new interview

While he admitted that secular governments espousing a separation of Church and state have shown more success throughout history, the Pope also stressed that such policies must be strict in ensuring religious freedom for all.
“The right to conscientious objection must be recognized within each lega


Pope Francis to Peter's Circle: practice Gospel of charity

The organization was founded in 1869 by a group of enthusiastic young men hailing from the upper social and economic crust of Rome, as a vehicle for demonstrating solidarity with Pope Pius IX in a politically fraught moment of history.
The organization very quickly grew into a major hub of good wor


President of China Outlines Effort to Restrict Religion

Jinping’s speech came during the national conference on religion this month in Beijing. According to, it was his first speech on religion since he took the top post in 2012.
In the speech, Xi mentioned possibly regulating religion with legislation. If that’s the case, Brent Fu


Knowledge is empty unless it leads to love, Pope Francis says

“It’s not automatic that whoever frequents the House of God and knows his mercy knows how to love their neighbor. It’s not automatic,” the Pope said April 27.
“You can know the bible, you can know all the liturgical norms, you can know theology, but ‘to know’ is not automatically ‘to love,’” he sai


Syrian Refugees Sheltered by Pope Francis Describe Miracle Journey

The heart of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, with its picturesque cobbled streets and vine-covered walls, could not be farther from the asylum-seeker camp the Muslim families were living in just three days ago.
That was until the pope’s lightning trip to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday (Apri


Trump Cites Favorite Bible Verse: An Eye for an Eye

Trump has been heavily criticized in the past for not providing a favorite Bible verse when asked, although he stated that the Bible was his favorite book.
Trump was recently given a second chance at providing a favorite Bible verse. ABC News reports that Trump was recently asked by conservative ra


Pope Francis at general audience: Jesus is the Good doctor

This week’s catechesis of the Pope centred on the Gospel account of Jesus calling St Matthew – a tax collector and a sinner – to be his disciple.
He said that by eating with the tax collectors and sinners, Jesus shows how even they can become disciples.
“Like the tax collector Matthew, every one o


Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on The Joy of Love

The lengthy document, entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love, affirms the Church’s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others.
At the same time the text warns against idealizing the ma


Indian Priest reportedly crucified on Good Friday by ISIS

Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, 56, was taken by Islamist gunmen, reportedly linked to ISIS, who attacked an old people’s home in Aden, southern Yemen, killing at least 15 people, on March 4.
The terrorists reportedly carried out the heinous murder on Good Friday, after threatening to do so earlier in th


Pakistanis hunt militants behind blast that killed at least 70

The attack on Sunday evening in a busy park in the eastern city of Lahore, the powerbase of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, killed mostly women and children enjoying an Easter weekend outing. Pakistan is a majority-Muslim state but has a Christian population of more than 2 million.
It was the deadlies


Pope Francis: Christ has won perfect victory over evil

followed by the traditional Benedictio urbi et orbi – the “Blessing of the City and the World”.
Delivered from the central loggia – the balcony set in the middle of the upper level of the façade of St. Pater’s Basilica – the Holy Father’s remarks on the occasion focused on Christ’s perfect triumph

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