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.

Italian Primer Minister to Pope: I will keep Evangelii Gaudium on my desk

2014-12-15

Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, paid a quick visit to the Vatican, along with his wife and their three children.

Archbishop, Georg Ganswein welcomed them at the Apostolic Palace before.

The Italian prime minister seemed quite relaxed. He joked around throughout the meeting, even when he was with the Pope. 

"I'm happy, because the last time we met, you gave me permission to skip the protocol... I hate it when I do it wrong.”
"It's OK. Not a problem.”

They met for about half an hour. Among the topics they discussed were the economic crisis in Italy, the country's youth unemployment rate and the instability in the Middle East. 

After their private meeting, Renzi introduced his family to the Pope, along with some members of his cabinet. Jokes continued all around. 

"They have nine children.”
"Nine children! You won the competition.”

As a gift, Renzi gave the Pope a case with four bottles of Chianti wine from Tuscany

"For Mass...and more.”

In return, the Pope gave him a medallion of the Angel of Peace and a copy of his apostolic exhortation, 'Evangelii Gaudium.'

"I'll keep this...let's say, at my desk.” 

A day after Renzi's meeting with the Pope,  there was a massive employee strike throughout Italy. It was led by opponents of his economic reforms. This marks the fourth meeting between the Pope and Matteo Renzi, two of those meetings have taken place in the Vatican. 


PM/KLH 
CTV
VM
-BN
Up: MPI