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

Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.
Vatican

Bruno Marie Duffé, new secretary of the Department for Integral Development

June 16, 2017. Thepope has named French priest Bruno Marie Duffé, from Lyon, number two of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He will be in charge of one of the key offices in the Vatican Curia.
Pope Francis

Angela Merkel to meet with pope on June 17

June 9, 2017. The Vatican has confirmed that on Saturday, June 17, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Pope Francis. Both have previously met in Rome in May 2016, February 2015 and May 2013, two months after Pope Francis was elected pontiff.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis to meet with Venezuelan bishops on June 8

June 5, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Venezuelan bishops next Thursday to discuss the situation their country is facing.
Vatican

New secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

May 31, 2017. The Brazilian priest Alexandre Awi Mello, the National Director of Brazil's Schönstatt Movement, will serve as the new secretary. He was born Rio de Janeiro in 1971, and ordained a priest in 2001.

Pope meets with players of 'Juventus,' Italy's Soccer Champions

2013-05-22

The Pope welcomed them all at the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta, for a quick relaxed meeting. The Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, also joined in. 
"The other day I was passing by St. Peter's Square during the audience. From the popemobile I saw someone who was screaming and wearing a San Lorenzo jersey. I saw him and I went like this...”

There was also time for some laughs. The Pope jokingly talked about the benefits of exercise and as an example, he talked about Cardinal Bertone. 

"Look at our Secretary of State. See how happy he looks now.”

The Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, gave the Pope a signed jersey signed by the team's president Andrea Agnelli. He also gave him a miniature replica of their championship trophy.
 
During their friendly meeting, they also talked about the summer game where Italian teams will face off against Argentinian teams. Even though the Pope looked interested, he didn't say if he plans to attend. 


RCG/KLH 
CTV
-JM
-BN
up:RCG