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

Vatican launches new website for the Protection of Minors from sex abuse

December 6, 2016. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has launched a website to provide the public with information about their mission: "the effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development.”
Pope Francis

These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.
Vatican

Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."

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