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New Papal Charity Is for ‘Every Child, Every School in the World’

Children need to be exposed to beauty, to the good, and to the truth, says a global director of a charitable organization launched by the Pope at the Vatican. In an interview with ZENIT Friday, Professor Josemaría Del Corral, who along with Professor Enrique Palmeryo serves as Scholas Occurentes’ worldwide direct…

Joint Vietnam-Holy See Group Meeting To Be Held Next Week in Hanoi

A meeting aimed at deepening and developing the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and the Holy See will be held next week. Director of the Vatican Press Office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, made a statement which affirmed the fifth meeting …

Silversmith Describes His Close Friend, Pope Francis

A close friend of Pope Francis and world-famous Argentine silversmith has shared what it takes to maintain a one-of-a-kind friendship with the Holy Father. World-renowned Argentine silversmith, Adrian Pallarols, whom Father Jorge Bergoglio married a…

Pope Participates In Interactive Digital Exchange With Young People Worldwide

Pope Francis participated in a charity-sponsored event Thursday afternoon in which he interacted, via technology, with children from five continents. During the meeting of the educational charity Scholas Occurentes on the last day of its four-day conference in the Synod Hall of the Vatican’s Paul VI Auditorium, t…

Pope Meets Former Israel President Shimon Peres, Jordanian Royal

The Pope has encouraged Holy Land leaders to continue working for peace and will participate in a charity-sponsored event in which he will interact, via technology, with children from five continents. In a wide-ranging, impromptu briefing in the Vat…

Archbishop Kaigama Calls on International Community to Tackle Terrorism at Its Roots

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Nigerian bishops’ conference, has launched an appeal to the international community to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots. In an interview with ZENIT Wednesday, the Archbishop of Jos addresses the scourge of the Islamist group Boko Haram, warning that if the…

Athletes Say Interreligious Soccer Match a ‘Beautiful’ Experience

The athletes and other participants in Monday’s first Interreligious Match for Peace say it was a “beautiful” experience that sent a message sorely needed in our times. Pope Francis, who was the impetus behind the soccer game, met with those involve…

Pope at Audience: We Are Not Orphans!

Pope Francis has said Christians are not orphans but have the Church, with Mary as her model, a mother who welcomes, protects and nourishes us, especially through the Word of God. Speaking to the thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at this morning’s weekly General Audience, the Holy Father underscored that s…

Gianluigi Buffon Shares What It Takes To Be a Winner

An international soccer icon has acknowledged that being a good person is key to success. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines following an audience yesterday at the Vatican in which Pope Francis met the soccer players who participated in last night’s Interreligious Match for Peace at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Gianlu…

American Priest: Pope Is Reaching Out to the Sick in Very Profound Way

An American priest who ministers to the sick has called Pope Francis a “real pastor” who, through taking risks and reaching out, teaches priests “how to pastor better.” In an interview with ZENIT this week, Fr. Gerald Mahon, pastor of St. John the E…

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