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Castel Gandolfo, on the Feast of Saint Eusebius, Bishop of Vercelli – August 2, 2012 Benedictus PP. XVI Source: http://www.osservatoreromano.va/ Fifty years ago, on October 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in St Peter’s Basilica It was a splendid day on 11 October 1962 when the Second Vatican Council opened with the ...read more
Our host Alicia Ambrosio brings you this look Inside the Synod with the help of Sebastian Gomes on the ground at the Vatican. Cardinal Wuerl shared his experiences with new movements and communities that renew the church, delegates spoke to Sebastian about their impressions of the first few days, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella talks to ...read more
  Salt + Light’s Sebastian Gomes chats with Sr. Gil Goulding of Regis College in Toronto. Sr. Goulding is an invited expert participating at the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the faith. — Photo by Cheridan Sanders ...read more
Pictured above is our very own Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., English Language Media Attaché for the Synod of Bishops, along with Salt + Light’s Sebastian Gomes and Charles Le Bourgeois. They are joined by the entire Zenit News Agency team of Foreign Language editors who are based in Rome. This photo was taken immediately following ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Social Networks are the next mission terrain for the church to explore, we hear about the second day of the trial of the Pope’s former butler, and we look at events happening across Canada in October to mark the year of faith, the anniversary of Vatican II, and the canonization of Blessed ...read more
The last several months, the phrase “The New Evangelization” has come up in many different spheres here in our Salt + Light office. I cannot comprehensively cover all the ins and outs of our efforts on this – as this is in some sense what we do everyday! What I will say is that this ...read more
One of the most significant moments of the Holy Father’s trip to Lebanon thus far has been the signing of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Eccleisa in Medio Oriente. He signed the message yesterday during his visit to the Melkite Catholic Basilica of St. Paul in Harissa. He then presented it to the people of Lebanon ...read more
The Lebanese government and the Lebanese Bishop’s conference announced today that Pope Benedict will visit the country September 14 to 16. During the visit the Holy Father will celebrate Mass in Beirut, the nation’s capital, and hand over to the bishops of the Middle East his post-synodal exhortation for the Middle East. In October 2010 ...read more
In another key event today in Benin, Pope Benedict formally signed the Apostolic Exhortation for Africa. The exhortation is titled “Africae Munus”, which means “The Commitment of Africa”. This text is the result of the 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa. The document touches upon issues such as sacraments, dialogue between various religions and social ...read more
Pope Benedict began Day 2 of his apostolic journey in Benin when he met with President Yani Bono, diplomatic corp members and those of the government. This all took place in the Presidential Palace in Cotonou. In his address, the Holy Father used the symbol of a hand in speaking about religious diversity in the ...read more