25 Feb 2015 | Church and WorldPope, Curia reflect on superficial religiosity
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis and the Roman Curia are in the middle of their weeklong Spiritual Exercises in Ariccia, outside Rome.
23 Feb 2015 | Church and WorldPope Francis receives Bishops of Ukraine on ad limina visit
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the Bishops of Ukraine, who are in Rome for their ad limina visit. The Bishops were led by Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church; and Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki of Lviv of the Latins.
23 Feb 2015 | Church and WorldPope at Angelus: Lent is a time of battle against evil
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said Lent is a time where we struggle against the temptations of Satan and worldliness. His words came at his Sunday Angelus address at the end of which he announced the distribution of 50,000 free copies of a pocket-sized booklet called “Safeguard your Heart” containing reflections on Jesus’ teachings. Many of those distributing the booklets to the pilgrims present in St Peter’s Square were homeless people.
23 Feb 2015 | Church and WorldHoly See: Creative approach to intellectual property necessary for health care
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See on Wednesday urged that “a creative and innovative approach” to intellectual property be taken in order to assure medicines get to the people who need them.
“Application of the intellectual property instruments, as it currently prevails in many parts of the world, interferes with the right to health in two ways,” explained Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialized Agencies in Geneva.
20 Feb 2015 | Church and WorldPope Francis: Never use God as a cover for injustice
(Vatican Radio) Saying we must never use God as a cover for injustice, Pope Francis warned on Friday (February 20th) against those who follow all the outward signs of piety but then exploit or mistreat their employees. The Pope’s words came during his homily at his morning Mass celebrated in the Santa Marta residence.
20 Feb 2015 | Church and WorldPope Francis tweets on twitter
Pope Francis tweeted and wrote: The Sacraments are the manifestation of the Father’s tenderness and love towards each of us.