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”.

Pope talks to reporters on his flight back from Bosnia-Herzegovina

2015-06-08

On his flight back from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Rome, Pope Francis held a quick press conference with reporters on flight. 

He gave some insight on where the Vatican stands on its investigation of the reported Medjugorje apparitions of Our Lady. He said the Commission Benedict XVI created years ago, is in its final stages of making a decision. 

POPE FRANCIS
"Cardinal Ruini came to me and delivered the final analysis. It was after many years, three or four more or less. They did a great job, they really did. Cardinal Muller, told me they would carry out a so called 'feria quarta' or special meeting around this time. I think they held the meeting last Wednesday, but I'm not really sure. We're really close to making a decision. They will let us know.  For now, only a few guidelines are being offered to Bishops. Thank you!”

Because the flight time from Sarajevo to Rome is only about one hour and a half, the question period was quite limited. 

He did talk about a meeting he had with hundreds of young people before leaving the country. The Pope told them to not become online addicts. 

POPE FRANCIS 
"It's funny, so many families, fathers and mothers tell me: 'We're at the dinner table with the kids and they are on their phones in another world. It's true that the virtual world is a reality we can't ignore. We have to embrace it accordingly because it leads to human progress. But when this takes away from one's social life, including sports and the arts and when kids are hooked on computers, it becomes a physiological ill.” 

Speaking even further on the issue, the Pope said the problem isn't just about spending too much time online, but also the content one finds on the web. 

POPE FRANCIS
"Yes, there's dirty content out there. It ranges from pornography to semi pornographic content. There are empty shows, without any values. For example shows based on relativism, hedonism, consumerism. They promote all these things. We know that consumerism is a cancer in society, so is relativism. This is what I deal with in my next encyclical which will come out later on this month.”

The Pope's trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina marks his eight apostolic trip abroad. It has become a tradition of the Pope to give an impromptu press conference on his papal flights. 


KLH 
CTV
VM
-PR
Up: MPI