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  • Pope to Ratzinger Prize-winners: a symphony of truth November 18, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis  received the recipients of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize in Theology on Saturday morning. Catholic Professor  Karl-Heinz Menke  of the Theological Faculty of the University of Bonn, Lutheran Professor  Theodor Dieter  of the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, and Orthodox composer  Arvo Pärt , share the Prize this year, which Benedict XVI established […]
  • Pope calls for common good, ethical responsibility in science, technology ‎ November 18, 2017
    "Science, like any other human activity, has its limits which should be observed for the ‎good of ‎humanity itself, and requires a sense of ethical responsibility,” Pope Francis said on Saturday.  “The true measure of progress, as ‎Blessed ‎Paul VI recalled, is that which is aimed at the good of each man and the whole […]
  • Pope prays for sailors aboard missing submarine November 18, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is offering his “fervent prayers” for 44 Argentinian sailors aboard a submarine that has been missing since Wednesday. In a telegram sent addressed to the Bishop Santiago Olivera , the head Military Ordinariate of Argentina, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin noted the Pope’s concern for the sailors and expressed […]
  • Pope Francis: ‘Compassion’ is more effective in addressing inequalities November 18, 2017
    Pope Francis on Saturday sent a letter to the participants of the 32nd International Conference on the theme ‘Addressing Global Health Inequalities’ .  The event  organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the International Confederation of Catholic Health Care Institutions is taking  place in the New Synod Hall of the Vatican from […]
  • Pope at Mass: Take time to think about death November 17, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) With today’s readings, the Church invites us to reflect on the end of the world, but also on the end of our own lives. Pope Francis based his homily on the Gospel reading, where the Lord speaks about the daily lives of men and women in the days before the great Flood, or […]
  • Pope Francis to lead Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and DRC November 16, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is to preside over a Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo on November 23rd in St. Peter’s Basilica at 5.30pm Rome time. “ Solidarity with South Sudan ” in association with the Justice and Peace office of religious organizations worldwide, has organized the Prayer […]
  • Pope addresses end-of-life issues November 16, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) When faced with the new challenges that arise with regard to “end-of-life” issues, “the categorical imperative is to never abandon the sick.” In a letter to participants in the European Regional Meeting of the World Medical Association on end-of-life issues, Pope Francis said: “The anguish associated with conditions that bring us to the […]
  • World Day of the Poor: A day for giving and receiving November 16, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) This Sunday parishes in Rome and around the world will mark the first World Day of the Poor which is just one of the fruits of the Jubilee of Mercy. The Pontifical Council for the Promotion for the New Evangelization has been tasked with the organization of the initiative called by Pope Francis. […]

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