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Vatican Radio – At the conclusion of the Mass to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople addressed Pope Benedict XVI and the Bishops and Faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square. In his remarks, Patriarch Bartholomew – the “primus inter pares”, the “first among ...read more
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
Cardinal Walter Kasper, former President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity told me a few years ago that people do not come to the Vatican to see Pope Benedict XVI, they come to see Peter. As I looked out into St. Peter’s Square from the steps of the Basilica before Mass on Sunday ...read more
St. Peter’s Square – October 7, 2012 HOMILY OF POPE BENEDICT XVI OPENING OF THE 13TH ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS ON THE NEW EVANGELIZATION Dear Brother Bishops, Dear brothers and sisters, With this solemn concelebration we open the thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme The New Evangelization ...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 marks the beginning of our NEW series entitled, “Inside the Synod.” Join Alicia Ambrosio throughout the month of October for daily updates, interviews and reactions from the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization in Rome. Our first episode airs tonight on our network at 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific. Stay tuned to Salt + ...read more