26 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Audience: Church is on a journey towards heaven
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience in the St Peter’s Square (Wednesday) today told pilgrims the Church is on a continuing journey towards heaven. He also asked for prayers for his upcoming Apostolic visit to Turkey.
26 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis to Turkey
(Tele Lumiere) Once again Pope Francis goes beyond the Vatican borders, traveling to Turkey, from the 28th to the 30th of November. Tele Lumiere follows up live the different stops of the visit according to the following schedule.
25 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis: Address to European Parliament
(Vatican Radio) The full text of the address delivered by Pope Francis to members of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday November 25, 2014.
25 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis meets with Egyptian President
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday received in audience the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Following this encounter, the President met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
A statement from the Holy See Press Office called their meeting “cordial”, and said the discussions centered around the situation in the Egyptian nation, highlighting the closeness and solidarity of the Church to all the people of Egypt during this period of ...
25 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldHis Holiness Received His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus
(Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate) Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus Mgr. Mario Zenari in the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus – Syria. The meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, the Patriarchal Assistant, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, the Patriarchal Secretary.
25 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis meets with pilgrims from India
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday greeted pilgrims from India who came to Rome for the canonization of Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal.
“Father Kuriakose Elias was a religious, both active and contemplative, who generously gave his life for the Syro-Malabar Church, putting into action the maxim ‘sanctification of oneself and the salvation of others’,” Pope Francis said. “For her part, Sister Euphrasia lived in profound union with God so much so ...