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For the first time ever, the pope will meet with the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. The announcement was made in a joint press release issued by the Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow. Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill will meet in Cuba on February 12. At the end of their two hour ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher calls for greater support for Syrian refugees, and Pope Francis is reunited with an Argentinian organization he helped found for kids on the margins. ...read more
CNS media reviewer and film critic John Mulderig discusses the importance of a “Catholic” review and why no film should be off limits. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something ...read more
Vatican City, 3 February 2016 (VIS) – Next week Pope Francis will begin his apostolic trip to Mexico. From 12 to 17 February he will visit Mexico City, Ecatepec, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Morelia and Ciudad Juarez, and will pray before Our Lady of Guadalupe. For the occasion, the agency Notimex recorded ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis closes the Year for Consecrated Life with a Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. The Holy Father also gives an exclusive interview to the Hong Kong-based online newspaper, Asia Times, Archbishop Miller of Vancouver writes to B.C. Premier regarding the Assisted Suicide Consultation and ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis meets with religious men and women and confesses what tempts him. Plus, the International Eucharistic congress wrapped up and the next host was announced. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For February 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Care for Creation – That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.  Asia – That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith ...read more
mer·cy noun: mercy; plural noun: mercies Compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. jus·tice noun: justice; plural noun: justices Just behavior or treatment. The quality of being fair and reasonable. By now you know that when trying to figure out what words mean, I always find ...read more
In the brief hush of ordinary time between the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Lent, parishes and diocese focus their attention on the day to day and week to week aspects of faith life. Even in that, there are a few things for us to share this week as a sample ...read more
The Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with 180 states. Among those are countries that do not have diplomatic relations with each other. Iran is one of those cases. Both Canada and the US do not currently have formal diplomatic relations with Iran. The Holy See, however, has maintained diplomatic relations with all three of these ...read more