The appointment of the Bishop of Shanghai is a new step in the relations between the Holy See and Beijing, dictated by the Pope's concern that the "small flock" of faithful in China may live the faith more freely.
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Pope Francis' preface to the recently published book "The Long Journey to Lisbon" by Portuguese journalist Aura Miguel, which recounts the story of WYD ahead of the upcoming event in Portugal's capital (from Vaticanews).
After visiting Kiev in late April, Monsignor Filippo Santoro was in Moscow from July 8-12. Here is his homily during Mass in the Russian capital's Catholic Cathedral.
The Pope establishes a commission to give a name, a face and a story to the many unknown Christians who have lost their lives in recent years to witness to the Gospel. Here are some of their stories.
On June 22, a meeting was held with the moderators of associations and movements convened by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. The address of Davide Prosperi
Address of the Pope to artists: "It is true that in the encounter with art, the limits of our experience and understanding broaden. We experience the spontaneity of the child filled with imagination and the intuition of the visionary who grasps reality."
The lingering war, the glimmers of peace. And dialogue with the Muslim world. One year after taking office, the Vicar Apostolic in Southern Arabia, Monsignor Paolo Martinelli, speaks of what is happening there.
Like every month, Francis entrusts his prayer intentions to the entire Church through the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network. The month of May will be dedicated to ecclesial movements and groups.
War in neighboring Ukraine, welcoming migrants, the value of life. The three central themes of Pope Francis' trip to Hungary, in the heart of the Old Continent. Here is his address to the authorities upon his arrival in Budapest.
In the face of the allegations regarding Saint John Paul II, Communion and Liberation adopts the words of Pope Francis at the Regina Coeli on Sunday 16 April.
At the end of March, a group of young people from the movement spent three days together in Assisi. The notes of Fr. Paolo Prosperi's introductory lecture on the theme of work.
The message of Monsignor Filippo Santoro, Archbishop of Taranto, to his diocese and the Memores Domini, for whom he is Special Delegate of the Pope
Pope Francis' homily at the Easter Vigil. St. Peter's Basilica, April 8, 2023.
The letter from the Nordic Bishops' Conference: the image of God "in the complementarity of male and female." And the experience of a mercy that "excludes no one, but sets a high ideal."
Alejandro Bonet, an Argentinean Professor of the Social Doctrine of the Church, reflects on Francis' pontificate, on the anniversary of his election.
"I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon." This is how Bergoglio, elected Pope on March 13, 2013, described himself. Ten years of Pontificate proclaiming the joy of the Gospel to the world. From the March issue of Tracce.
The homily of Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, on the occasion of the Mass for the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death in Bologna on February 20.
Archbishop of Milan Monsignor Mario Delpini's homily and Davide Prosperi's greeting at the Mass in Milan’s Cathedral for the 18th anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death.
"Pastors and Lay Faithful Called to go Forward Together". The conference organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, also addressed to delegates from movements and associations. The words of Pope Francis and Cardinal Farrell.
Among the various stages on Francis' visit were meetings with victims of the violence of a war that has plagued Congo for decades. And the blossoming of a "sudden beauty" you would not expect.
"The proclamation does not begin from us, but from the beauty of what we have received for free, without merit: meeting Jesus, knowing Him, discovering that we are loved and saved." Pope Francis' General Audience (Rome, February 15).