Vatican

  • Pope Francis: ‘Shepherds are not the centre of the Church’

    The true shepherd knows how to step down from his church, because he knows that he is not at the center of history, but is a free man who has served without compromises and without taking control of his flock. That was Pope Francis’ message during his homily at...
  • Pope Francis names five new cardinals

    Pope names new cardinals from Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador In what has become a trademark of this pontificate, Francis blindsided long-time Vatican watchers and even most of his closest collaborators when he announced the names of five new cardinals today. He did so at the end...
  • Bishop Vincent address: The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta address: “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   INTRODUCTION I would like to pay my respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting...
  • Pope Francis greets newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See

    Pope Francis greeted newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See on Thursday morning, telling them that dialogue and not the use of force, was the pathway to peace. Addressing the newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See from Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Sudan and Trinidad and Tobago, Pope Francis...
  • Pope Francis meets President Trump

    Pope and Trump discuss peace, dialogue, support for immigrants Vatican Radio) Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump met in the Vatican on Wednesday, discussing issues of peace, interfaith dialogue and religious freedom, as well as the role of the American Church in education, healthcare and support for immigrants....
  • Pope: football champions must be good role models for young fans

    Pope Francis has urged football champions to be models of loyalty, honesty, harmony and humanity. Speaking to football players, coaches and staff of the Italian football teams, Juventus and Lazio, who are about to dispute the final game of the national “Italy Cup” tournament, the Pope  reminded the football...
  • Pope at daily Mass: To evangelise, go out, listen, rejoice

    (Vatican Radio) The Church should be on its feet and on the journey, listening to the restlessness of the people, and always with joy. That was the message of Pope Francis in the homily for the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. In the first eight chapters of...
  • Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints

    FATIMA, Portugal (CNS) — Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord. “We declare and define Blessed Francisco...
  • Vietnamese Cardinal Van Thuan on the road to sainthood

    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday approved decrees regarding miracles or heroic virtues attributed to 12 men and women who are currently on the road to sainthood, including former Vietnamese Cardinal François Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan. The cardinal, who died in Rome in 2002, served as head of the...
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