BLOG: Fr. Federico Lombardi
Statement of Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ regarding  the situation of Christians in Iraq August 7, 2014 The Holy Father is following with deep concern the dramatic news reports coming from northern Iraq, which involve defenseless populations. Christian communities are particularly affected: a people fleeing from their villages because of the violence that rages in these ...read more
Once again the eyes of the world were on the Vatican this week. Pope Francis met with six people who were abused by priests at some point in their lives. The three men and three women attended a special private Mass at the Santa Marta Residence, had breakfast with the pope, and then met with ...read more
Tonight on perspectives the Holy See reacts to bishop Fellay’s statements about Jews and we take a look at today’s general audience. ...read more
S+L’s Alicia Ambrosio had the opportunity to speak with Vatican spokesperson Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ yesterday. Despite his busy schedule, Fr. Lombardi took the time to share some experiences about his time in Benin. He also shared a remarkable story about a little girl the Pope met. You can watch their full interview, via phone, ...read more
In the course of history, Popes have not been known for hosting press conferences. But on special occasions, such as apostolic voyages, Pope Benedict takes the time and effort to answer some of the many questions he receives from reporters who travel with him as part of his entourage. This happened again today during the ...read more
New norms were issued today by the Holy See for Catholics who want Mass celebrated in the Tridentine rite, while Amnesty International is criticizing the Vatican on human rights. Catholic News Service’s Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis has the details.   To download Flash Player please click here   ...read more