20 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope at Santa Marta: Jesus weeps
(Vatican Radio) Jesus weeps today when the doors of our hearts, those of the pastors of the Church, are closed to His surprises not recognizing the One who brings peace said Pope Francis at Mass Thursday morning in Casa Santa Marta.
20 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis addresses FAO nutrition conference
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis travelled to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Headquarters in Rome on Thursday to give a speech to the Second International Conference on Nutrition which is taking place this week. In his address to participants the Holy Father spoke of waste and excessive consumption of food as well as the rights of those who go hungry.
Below Pope Francis' speech to the Second International Conference on Nutrition at FAO Headquarters in Rome.
20 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis calls for peace after series of Jerusalem attacks
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has made a heartfelt plea to Israelis and Palestinians to put an end to the violence which has plagued Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land in recent weeks. His appeal follows an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday in which 2 Palestinian men armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed three U.S.-Israeli rabbis and a British-Israeli man. An Israeli policeman later died of his wounds.
19 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope at Audience: The universal call to holiness
(Vatican Radio) “Every state of life leads to holiness, always”, but only if we are open to the grace of God’s gift, said Pope Francis Wednesday speaking of the universal call to holiness of all baptized at his general audience.
Below the Holy Father’s catechesis:
19 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldVatican calls on United Nations to protect religious minorities in Iraq
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in New York has called on the UN “to act to prevent possible new massacres of defenseless religious and ethnic minorities” in Iraq by the so-called Islamic State.
18 Nov 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis prepares to travel to Europe and Turkey
(Vatican Radio) Human rights and Christian values in Europe and ecumenism and interfaith dialogue in Turkey top the Pope’s busy agenda next week as he prepares for his 5th and 6th pastoral visits abroad.
At a press conference on Monday morning, Father Federico Lombardi SJ, Director of the Vatican Press Office illustrated the Pope’s schedule for the last week in November which will take him to Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament and Council of Europe, and only two days afterwards to ...