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

Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

Pope Francis: Ask yourself, what part of your heart needs healing?

2014-04-07

Pope Francis visited the parish of St. Gregory the Great, on the outskirts of Rome. He was there for about four hours, and ended his visit with a Mass.

During his homily, the Pope talked about the Gospel where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. He compared sin to a closed tomb, where the soul is imprisoned and becomes corrupt.

He went on to say that everyone, including himself, must look into what parts of their souls are damaged by sin, in order to free them.

POPE FRANCIS
"In silence, let us think: what part of the heart can be corrupted, because it's attached to sins, or to some sin? Remove that stone, remove than stone of shame, and let the Lord tell us, as he told Lazarus: 'Come forth.'”

The parish priest thanked the Pope for his visit, and gave him two gifts. The first was an icon of Rome's patroness, 'Salus Populi Romani.' The second caused laughter among the crowd.

"One of the things that the newspapers have used to depict you is your black briefcase. We would like to give you one, so that when you hold it, you can feel the way we all do, guided by you.”

The Pope handed out pocket-sized Gospels to the parish. He had done the same thing earlier, at St. Peter's Square. The Pope said that this way, people can "hear the voice of Jesus.”


JRB/RCA
CTV
VM
-BN
Up: YJA