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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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 meets with Armenian bishops, days before Mass for Armenian genocide

2015-04-09

On Thursday morning Pope Francis welcomed the Patriarchal Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church. 

It's more than just a random visit. The group of 20 bishops is in Rome to attend a Papal Mass to commemorate 100 years since the Armenian genocide, which is still not recognized by some nations, most notably Turkey. 

POPE FRANCIS
"So that it might help all, in the love for truth and justice, to heal every wound and to expedite concrete gestures of reconciliation and peace between the nations that still have not managed to reach a reasonable consensus on the interpretation of these sad events.” 

Under the rule of the Ottoman empire, roughly 1.5 million Armenians were killed from 1915 to 1923. Present day Turkey argues the deaths were casualties of war.  Armenia says it was a systematic plan meant to exterminate their ethnic group. 
To honor the victims of the genocide, the Pope will celebrate an Armenian rite Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday April 12th. Armenia's president is expected to attend, along with other high ranking public and religious officials. 

The Pope also mentioned those who will join the Mass, spiritually, from afar. 

POPE FRANCIS 
"Those who live in the countries of the diaspora, such as the United States, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, up to the Motherland.”

In the year 301, Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion. 
As a gift, Armenian Bishops gave a cross to the Pope, which he briefly kissed, before the taking the official group picture. 


KLH 
CTV
JM
-BN
Up:JRB
#Papa