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Pope at Audience: The Lord Has Made Each Person ‘Visible Instruments’ of His Love

Pope Francis has urged faithful to not let their limitations and fragile nature interfere with their ability to reach out to others and make a difference. Addressing thousands of pilgrims gathered for the weekly Wednesday Audience, the Holy Father admitted, “Often as a Church we experience our fragility and our l…

Pope Makes Impassioned Appeal for Those Suffering From Ebola

Pope Francis has made an impassioned appeal for those being tormented by the deadly virus: Ebola. Speaking to faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square toward the conclusion of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the Holy Father expressed his closeness to those suffering and called on the international commun…

Olympic Champion: ‘The Holy Spirit Was at Work’

In an interview with ZENIT this week, an Olympic superstar has shared her inspiring journey of faith and how, all of a sudden, Jesus took place in her soul like a “missing piece of a puzzle.” Blanka Vlašić, a Croatian native and oldest child within an accomplished sporting family, is one of the best high jump ath…

Cardinal Turkson: We’re Not Trying To Be the UN But Listen to Those on Peripheries

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has said that while the Vatican is “not trying to be the UN,” it can and is determined to listen and respond to those in need “on the peripheries”. The cardinal from Ghana, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made these observations to ZENIT…

Cardinal Sarah: Crisis of Today’s Families Is How Concepts of Marriage, Family Have Changed

While saying that the Holy Father sees that families today have been attacked and feels their pain and brokenness, Cardinal Robert Sarah has reaffirmed that we must strongly and firmly defend the Church teachings given to us, especially Jesus’ words a…

Pope Francis: A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart

While speaking on the beauty of the unity of the Church at his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis also used the occasion to remind the faithful to not give into those actions which divide it, such as jealousy and feeling superior. Posing a questi…

Patriarch Younan: ‘Middle East Families Are Facing a Great Challenge’

Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, has said that the challenge for Christians in Iraq and Syria is “not only how to live our Christian vocation, but how to survive,” and that the Church is “caring for them…

Cardinal Vincent Nichols: Even If Disagreements Existed, There Was ‘No Division’ at Synod?

As the synod drew to a close, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has expressed his belief that this Synod of Bishops will provide pastoral approaches to welcome Catholics back to the Church. In an interview with ZENIT before th…

Pope to Consistory: We Are Witnessing a Phenomenon of Terrorism

Dedicating this morning’s Consistory of Cardinals to the Middle East, and particularly the region’s Christians, Pope Francis has called on the international community to do their part as well as his fellow prelates to protect those suffering in the war-torn region. Addressing the Consistory of Cardinals convened …

Synod14 Final Briefing: Though We Still Are On a Journey, Pope Wanted This Document Available to All

Pope Francis has ensured that the world will be fully aware of results of this synod on the family and has warned the world’s top Church officials against various temptations, including being too rigid, as well as too soft. Speaking to the nearly 200 prelates gathered at the Synod of Bishops on the family’s final…

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