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”.

Need to 'see' it to believe it. Pope Francis goes to local eye wear shop to buy glasses

2015-09-04

The Pope had a packed schedule on Thursday. He met the president of Israel and had few additional audiences in the Vatican. But at around seven o clock, the Pope decided to make an errand, near the city's Piazza Navona, to get his glasses fixed with a local eye doctor. 

ALESSANDRO SPIEZIA
"I was the one who should have gone to him at Casa Santa Marta, but he told his assistant, Guillermo Karcher, that he wanted to come here. So, as the saying goes, I just made the sign of the Cross.” 

People couldn't believe their eyes. It wasn't long before locals and tourists gathered outside the shop, for a chance to see the Pope. 

The Pope had his eyes checked and he changed the glasses, but to save some money, he didn't change the frame. He was there for about 40 minutes. 

"I was waiting for my car and then a girl said, 'my God, it's the Pope.'”
"We saw it later on the news. We were there, but we didn't catch a glimpse of the Pope.”

ALESSANDRO SPIEZIA
"In all my years doing this and with so many people who have come and gone, I would have never imagined something like this would happen to me.” 

The eye wear shop is not extravagant. It's only about 90 square feet. But from one day to the next, it's it gained huge publicity. 

Alessandro has been working here for 40 years. He says the Pope's visit is without a doubt the highlight of his career. He was John Paul II's eye doctor and also Benedict XVI's. But, never had a Pope gone to him. 

The Pope has said many a times that he misses wandering the city streets and going about his business.  At least for about an hour, the Pope got to walk around and do errands, just like an average person. 


JRB/KLH
AA
JM
-PR
Up:JRB
#Papa