Pope Francis offers Epiphany picnic to poor people at Vatican

Vatican City: January 6, 2017. (Reuters) Pope Francis gave 300 homeless people and refugees a sandwich and a drink to thank them for helping to hand out religious pamphlets at an Epiphany feast day service on Friday.
The picnic, announced by the pope's charity office, was the latest gesture from th


Pax Christi welcomes Pope Francis message on non-violence

The message, entitled ‘Non-violence: A style of politics for peace’ was published in December to mark the Catholic Church’s observance of World Peace Day on January 1st.
In the message the Pope notes that violence leads to suffering through forced migrations, environmental destruction, terrorism an


Pope Francis prays for victims of Berlin lorry attack

Pope Francis is urging people of good will to fight the “folly of terrorism”, following Monday’s lorry attack on a Christmas market that left 12 people dead and a further 48 injured.
In a telegram sent on Tuesday to Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Paro


Coptic Church blast kills 25 Christians in Egypt

The explosion happened at around 10:00 local time.
Interior minister Magdi Abdel-Ghaffar and Cairo's security chief both inspected the scene, according to local media.
Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of the country's population.
St Mark's Cathedral is the headquarters of the co


Pope Francis meets delegation from Georgia

Vatican City: December 1, 2016. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday greeted a delegation of faithful from the Apostolic Administration of the Caucuses who were in Rome to thank the Holy Father for his recent Apostolic Visit to Georgia.
Pope Francis told the delegation their visit brought him m


Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby sign joint declaration

that while topics such as homosexuality and the ordination of women still constitute points of division, they are committed to working together in their pursuit of full unity.
“The declaration is a forward-looking commitment to doing everything we can together, and continuing to struggle without fe


Pope Francis meets President of Azerbaijan

in the Presidential Palace of Baku where he was received by the full Guard of Honor salute which is reserved for visiting dignitaries during the official Welcome Ceremony.
As per protocol, Pope Francis and President Aliyev then met for a private meeting behind closed doors.
President Ilham Aliyev,


Pope Francis leads Mass at chapel of Casa Santa Marta

together with a large group of Apostolic Nuncios who are in Rome for a major Jubilee Year of Mercy gathering.
In remarks following the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father thanked the Papal diplomats for their willingness to renew their commitment to service in new and different countries with joy


Pope canonize Mother Teresa as Saint

In remarks ahead of the Marian prayer, the Holy Father greeted and thanked all those who took part in the day’s celebrations, especially those most closely attached to St Teresa.
He also thanked the various dignitaries in attendance, as well as the pilgrims who had come from all over the world.


The path to canonizing Mother Teresa

On Sept. 4, Mother Teresa will indeed be made a saint by Pope Francis at a ceremony at the Vatican. Hundreds of thousands from all corners of the world are expected to attend the event.
There has never been a question about whether Mother Teresa would become a saint, but when it would happen. The d


Pope Francis treats homeless to pizza and swim at the beach

In the latest sign of Francis’ concern for the poor, the pope’s almoner — the Vatican official in charge of distributing alms — is treating homeless people in Rome to a trip to the beach and to a pizza dinner on the way back home.
“We continue, with the Swiss Guards and the gendarmes, to take food


Islam not religion of violence says Pope Francis

“I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence,” the Pope told journalists during the July 31 papal flight to Rome following his apostolic journey to Poland. “This is not right and it is not true.”
“I don’t like to speak about Islamic violence,” the Pope said, taking into account tha


Pope Francis visits Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and memorial

the site of a Nazi concentration and extermination camp where more than 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were put to death during the Second World War.
Prior to his visit to the camp, the Pope decided he would not give a speech, saying he preferred to enter alone, in silent prayer. “I would like to


Pope Francis delivers first balcony speech for World Youth Day

He spoke from the balcony of the Bishop's Palace, telling the thousands of youth gathered below not to be afraid, but to have faith and spread the joy that comes from following Christ.
Pope Francis is currently in Krakow for this July 27-31 trip to Poland for WYD. Every night when he comes back to


Pope Francis is ready for World Youth Day – are you?

In a July 19 video message Pope Francis sent his greetings to the youth of Poland and the world who will attend the largest recurring gathering of youth in the Catholic Church.
“I look forward to meeting the young people from throughout the world gathered in Kraków and having the opportunity to mee

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