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On the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, patron of journalists, the Vatican released the Pope’s message for the 51st World Day of Social Communications. Opus Dei elects Msgr Fernando Ocariz as the new prelate of the organization. The Oblates of Mary Immculate in Canada mark the 200th anniversary of the congregation with a Mass ...read more
The Vatican Museums launched a new website on Monday, January 23rd, available in 5 languages and mobile friendly. Its recently appointed director, Barbara Jatta, said their plan is to feature over 200 000 pieces of art work on the website by the end of the year. The Pope celebrated Mass last Saturday for the closing ...read more
This week on Vatican Connections, the Church marks the Week of prayer for Christian Unity. In Rome, the Holy Father kicks it off with an ecumenical delegation from Finland and Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, shares with Vatican Radio what ecumenism looked like last year. The ...read more
This week Vatican Connections takes a look at Vatican diplomacy once again after Pope Francis delivered a traditional New Year’s address to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See. The Church gears up for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The Papal charities open their doors to the homeless as temperatures dropped in Rome and ...read more
On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis celebrated morning Mass and, in his homily, spoke about the way Jesus expressed authority: through service, closeness and coherence. The Holy See Press office also announced Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be meeting the Pope on Saturday. Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine ...read more
The Holy Father met with diplomats accredited to the Holy See Monday morning and warned against the danger of using religion to justify violence. He told them “that every expression of religion is called to promote peace”. On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Sunday, he baptised 28 babies in the Sistine Chapel. ...read more