What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
Pope Francis

Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Pope Francis: The priestly vocation is a treasure

2014-10-03

Pope Francis met with members of the Congregation of the Clergy.

Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the dicastery, explained to the Pope how the dicastery has functioned since assuming jurisdiction of the seminaries. 

The Pope told them that the vocation to the priesthood is a treasure

POPE FRANCIS
"Taking the image from the Gospel of Matthew, I would like to compare the vocation of the ordainted ministry to the"treasure hidden in the field”. It is truly a treasure that God has always placed in the hearts of some men, chosen by Him in this special state in life.”

Pope Francis insisted that they must pay attention to vocations. He said that are a "diamond in the rough” that must be worked with care through formation. 

After his address, he suggested to conclude the meeting with the Angelus prayer. 

"It's 12:30pm. We can pray the Angelus.”

Since January 2013, the Congregation for the Clergy has handled the seminaries. Benedict XVI modified the Apostolic Constitution "Pastor Bonus” to transfer jurisdiction from the Congregation for Catholic Education. 


AC/JAE
CTV
FA
-BN
Up: YJA