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

Names of archbishops to receive pallium from Pope Francis

June 28, 2017. On June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis will bless the palliums of the Metropolitan Archbishops. This year, 36 have been appointed. The list is as followed
Vatican

Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.
Vatican

Bruno Marie Duffé, new secretary of the Department for Integral Development

June 16, 2017. Thepope has named French priest Bruno Marie Duffé, from Lyon, number two of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He will be in charge of one of the key offices in the Vatican Curia.
Pope Francis

Angela Merkel to meet with pope on June 17

June 9, 2017. The Vatican has confirmed that on Saturday, June 17, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Pope Francis. Both have previously met in Rome in May 2016, February 2015 and May 2013, two months after Pope Francis was elected pontiff.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis to meet with Venezuelan bishops on June 8

June 5, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Venezuelan bishops next Thursday to discuss the situation their country is facing.
Vatican

New secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

May 31, 2017. The Brazilian priest Alexandre Awi Mello, the National Director of Brazil's Schönstatt Movement, will serve as the new secretary. He was born Rio de Janeiro in 1971, and ordained a priest in 2001.

Date for Oscar Romero's beatification set for May 23

2015-03-11

Former San Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified on May 23 in his home country of El Salvador. Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia is the postulator for Romero, and he announced the date during a recent visit to the country.

Pope Francis declared that Romero was a martyr in February, paving the way for his official beatification.

Born in 1917, Romero became a priest in 1942. He was appointed archbishop in 1977. El Salvador was being torn apart by civil war at the time.

MSGR. JESÚS DELGADO ACEVEDO
Former Secretary to Msgr. Romero
"He just was an ordinary bishop of a diocese for three years, but given the violence in the country, few wanted to take the [job].”

Indeed, it was a dangerous time to be a leader in the Church. The 62-year-old was murdered on March 24, 1980 after he completed a homily in San Salvador. 

MSGR. JESÚS DELGADO ACEVEDO
Former Secretary to Msgr. Romero
"With his Sunday homilies, he discussed the reality of what was happening in the nation that week and shared the light of the Gospel. His homilies sometimes lasted up to two hours. And people listened gladly.”

He is celebrated widely throughout Latin America, especially in El Salvador.

Beatification is the final step before sainthood. After May 23, the postulator must prove a miracle occurred through Romero's intercession in order for him to be declared a saint.


ATO
AA
VM
-PR
Up: GRT
#WORLD