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On Monday, November 30, 2015, on the final day of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa, Pope Francis met with the Muslim Community in Bangui, Central African Republic. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks: Address of Pope Francis Meeting with the Muslim Community Bangui, Central Mosque November 30, 2015 Dear ...read more
Sunday was an historic day at the Vatican, where His Holiness Pope Francis first began by celebrating Sunday Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost. Preaching inside a packed St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis spent his sermon talking of the Holy Spirit as the Master of Life. He said “The Holy Spirit teaches us the way, ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land. ...read more
“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a despot whose shooting and shelling of his own people cannot be defended,” wrote the Catholic Register in an editorial earlier this year, “yet he may be the last line of defence for Syria’s Catholics.” The editorial captures the paradox of a country where, despite an escalating civilian death toll, ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Praying for peace in the Middle East. Salt + Light speaks with His Excellency, Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem. ...read more
I've been a Catholic all my life. I grew up in a predominantly Catholic country, but I went to an Episcopal school. My best friend's Dad was the Episcopal Bishop. I also had a few Jewish friends growing up. One year we had a Hindu student in my class and another year, a student from Irak - I think he was a Muslim. It never came up. ...read more