19 Dec 2014 | Church and WorldPope to children: Jesus is your best friend
(Vatican Radio) Italian Catholic Action is one of the most active lay movements in Italy today and is made up of both adults and children and it was to the children of this group that the Pope extended his Christmas greetings on Thursday.
This year these boys and girls have been focusing on a particular theme "Everything to be discovered" and Pope Francis, reflecting on this slogan had some useful tips for the children present.
18 Dec 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis: pleased about U.S. and Cuba agreement
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis spoke on Thursday at his joy over the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, two nations who have been estranged for many years, saying this was a result of diplomacy. His remarks came in a brief off-the-cuff address to non-resident Ambassadors to the Holy See; Bahamas, Bangladesh, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Tanzania and Togo. He said the work of an Ambassador is to take small steps aimed at buil
18 Dec 2014 | Church and WorldPope: God walks in history with us and adjusts it's course
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday invited the faithful to rely on God even in the darkest hours, even if sometimes we do not understand how He is working, because he always walks with us in the history of Salvation.
The Pope’s words came during his homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.
18 Dec 2014 | Church and WorldPope urges Lutherans and Catholics to take further steps towards unity
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Thursday with a delegation of German Lutheran and Catholic leaders, urging them to continue working towards the goal of unity among all Christians. The delegation was headed by the presiding bishop of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany, Gerhard Ulrich, together with members of the ecumenical commission of the German Catholic Bishops Conference.
18 Dec 2014 | Church and WorldH.E. Bishop Estefan Hector Douaihy passed away
(Ehden - Zgharta Parish) H.E. Bishop Estefan Hector Douaihy passed away in the United Stated of America on Wednesday 17th December 2014.
18 Dec 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis tweets on twitter
Pope Francis tweeted and wrote: The Lord put it clearly: you cannot serve two masters. You have to choose between God and money.