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 the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, 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 Francis sends video message for start of World Cup in Brazil!

2014-06-12

The Pope sent out a video message on Thursday,  for the start of the World Cup in Brazil. Speaking in Portuguese he asked for the massive sporting event to be more than just a celebration. He asked that it also be a platform to promote solidarity among peoples. 

He described sports as a tool that can communicate values and one that can help build peace. 

POPE FRANCIS
"Let's think about loyalty, perseverance, friendship, sharing and solidarity. Certainly, football awakens many values and attitudes that are not only important on the field, but also in life, specifically when it comes to peace. Athletics is a school of peace, it teaches us to build peace.” 

He then went on to describe the three sports lessons that can be applied to life. First, he mentioned the need to 'train' then, playing clean, and respect for one's opponents. Training, he said,  can go a lot further than just life. One can also train to achieve piece. 


POPE FRANCIS
"We need to train a lot ... Soccer can and should be a school that promotes a 'culture of encounter.' One that leads to harmony and peace between peoples.”

When it comes to playing clean, the Pope said the true secret of a victory lies in respecting others and overcoming individualism.


POPE FRANCIS
"Being individualistic in soccer, blocks the success of the entire team. It's the same with life. If we are 'individualistic' and we ignore those around us, an entire society is harmed.” 


The Pope also took time to send out a tweet, where he asks for the World Cup to promote a spirit of brotherhood.