What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
World

The government of the Order of Malta will elect in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
Pope Francis

Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.
Vatican

Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Pope reaches one million Twitter followers after sending his first 'tweet'

2012-12-12

In just minutes, his first tweet was 'retweeted' by more than 20,000 people. Of those, about 11,000 in English and about 4,000 in Spanish.

A group of young people accompanied the Pope during this historic moment, which also falls on the day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

KATIA LÓPEZ HODOYÁN
Journalist

"It was really a once in a lifetime opportunity. From the moment I was invited, I knew it was something unique and a great honor. To be able to represent Mexico, where Our Lady of Guadalupe is really our Patroness. I was just very proud to take part.”

The Pope didn't waste any time. He began
responding to questions submitted under the hashtag # askpontifex. One of those questions was: "How can we celebrate the Year of Faith better in our daily lives?” The Pope responded saying, "By speaking with Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for Him in those in need.”  

Back on December 3rd, when the Vatican's Press Office announced the Pope's new Twitter account, organizers said the main goal is for Catholics to use the internet not just for work, but also to reflect on their faith.

MSGR. PAUL TIGHE
Secretary, Pontifical Council for Social Communications (December 3, 2012)

"Every tweet that comes out will have been personally seen and approved by the Pope. It's a closer level of engagement. Each tweet will in a sense maybe coming from an audience.”

Without a doubt, it's a day that will go down in history. A day when  the Pope, surrounded  by a group of young people, took a major step to welcome the digital age.


OFL @ odelafu /KLH
CTV
JM
-BN