03 Aug 2015 | Church in the WorldPope Francis: "Jesus is the bread of life"
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has urged the faithful to look beyond material needs and turn to Jesus who is “the bread of life”.
The Pope’s words came as he addressed the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus.
03 Aug 2015 | Church in the WorldPope to hold extra General Audiences during Year of Mercy
(Vatican Radio) The month of August promises to be a busy one for Pope Francis who is scheduled to be involved in a series of public events.
Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, Prefect of the Pontifical Household, told Vatican Radio that the Pope will meet publically with the faithful in numerous occasions during the summer month and that preparations are underway to organize an extra General Audience each month (possibly on a Saturday) during the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy.
31 Jul 2015 | Church in the WorldArchbishop Auza addresses UN Security Council
Vatican Radio) Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed the UN Security Council on Thursday.
His address was directed to the Council's open debate on "Peace and Security Challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS)", drawing heavily on Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si'.
Below, Archbishop Auza's full address:
30 Jul 2015 | Church in the WorldPope Francis tweets on Twitter
Pope Francis tweeted and wrote: The most powerful witness to marriage is the exemplary lives of Christian spouses.
28 Jul 2015 | Church in the WorldPope Francis tweets on Twitter
Pope Francis tweeted and wrote: Dear young friends, do not be afraid of marriage: Christ accompanies with his grace all spouses who remain united to him.
27 Jul 2015 | Church in the WorldPope Francis congratulates new Armenian Catholic Patriarch
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message of congratulations to the new Armenian Catholic Paticarch of Cilicia, his Beatiude Grégoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan.
In the message Pope Francis expresses his joy at the Patriarch’s election and the hope that his new ministry will bear many fruits. The Holy Father in the congratulatory note also grants his Beatiude Grégoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan the "Ecclesiastical Communion" which the Patricarch requested in an earlier letter.