What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
Pope Francis

Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

Vatican announces Benedict XVI schedule for last days as Pope

2013-02-13

For Friday, he will meet with the president of Romania, and on Saturday with the president of Guatemala, as well as the Italian prime minister. Later that day, he will receive several Italian bishops. 


On Sunday, following the Angelus at St. Peter's Square, the Pope will begin his spiritual exercises, which this year will be lead by Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. They will last all week until the following Saturday. He will not have any public events throughout the entire week. 

His farewell event will be the general audience on Wednesday, February 27. The Vatican is preparing for thousands of pilgrims to attend, and decided to move the event from Paul VI Hall to St. Peter's Square

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI 
Vatican Spokesperson 
"Wednesday 27 will be the last general audience and it will take place as we had said, at St. Peter's Square, if the weather permits, at 10:30. It will be an important manifestation and we are expecting that many faithful will come.” 

The morning of his last day as Pontiff, he will welcome the cardinals already in Rome at the Clementine Hall to personally bid them farewell. 

Afterward, by 5 p.m. he will board a helicopter for his last trip as Pope. 

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI 
Vatican Spokesperson 
"On the 28, at around five in the evening, the Pope will take off on helicopter to Castel Gandalfo. We already knew he would go to Castel Gandolfo, but now we know the exact time. Afterwards, the Sede Vacante will start at eight o'clock.” 

From that moment, in that simple and scheduled time, the Church will begin a new, unprecedented chapter in its 2000 year history. 


RCG/RCarr 
RR 
VM
-PR 
-U:RCarr