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On Sunday April 2, 2017 the Holy Father departed by helicopter from the Vatican airport for his pastoral visit to Carpi. ...read more
Pope Francis is on the move again. This Sunday, He’ll embark on another pastoral visit, this time within Italy to the northern city of Carpi. You may recall, Carpi is an area that suffered severe damages and several fatalities during massive earthquakes in 2012. The Pope’s day in Carpi will look something like this. Promptly ...read more
Lets begin in Rome today where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience at St.Peter’s square. This morning, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to always put their trust in God’s word, even during the times when hope seems humanly impossible.  Of course, you can watch the Pope’s entire address tomorrow night at 7:05pm ...read more
Following the resignation of its founding member Marie Collins, The Pontifical Commission that is charged with addressing clergy sex-abuse issues vowed to continue To seek input from victims & survivors. The March 1st resignation of Ms. Collins from the The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, was a “central topic” during their plenary assembly ...read more
Much has happened in the past few days but, let’s start in Rome, where Pope Francis addressed pilgrims during his Sunday Angelus, taking inspiration from the Gospel reading, in which Jesus restores the sight of the blind man. With this miracle the Pope explained, “Jesus reveals himself as light of the world”. Each of us, ...read more
Expressing his condolences to the victims of the terror attack in London on Wednesday, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the Archbishop of Westminster, where He promised prayers and spiritual closeness to the grieving families, as well as his spiritual solidarity with the whole people. “Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and ...read more
We begin in Rome today, where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. This morning, Pope Francis spoke about Hope and reflected on two words in the Scriptures: Encouragement and Steadfastness. He said that Christians, given strength by the Lord, are called to spread these words, especially to those who are struggling. ...read more
Yesterday in Rome, Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace during which he asked for God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 genocide. Pope Francis went on to, “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy ...read more
On Friday, the Pope presided over a penitential service at St. Peter’s Basilica in anticipation for the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative. During the service, the Pope himself went to confession and heard confessions of three men and four women. The service took place one week before all churches around the world are asked to offer ...read more
We start off today by celebrating the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, on their 90th anniversary of "invisible" and quiet service to the poor in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and in Eastern Europe. CNEWA was founded in 1926 in response to a request by Pope Pius the 11th to unite all American Catholic ...read more