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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…

Vatican Releases Pope’s Program for Visit to WWI Shrine in Northern Italy

The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis’ visit to the military shrine of Redipuglia in north east Italy where, on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, he will pray for those who have died in all wars. On Saturday 13th September, the Pope is due to arrive at 9:15 a.m. at the Austro-Hungarian…

Pope at Audience: As Sinners, We Are Called Daily to Conversion

Pope Francis says that despite our tendency to sin and place ourselves first, God always is there for his people, ready to forgive and give them a fresh start. Addressing thousands of pilgrims and tourists gathered in a sunny St. Peter’s square at today’s weekly Audience, the Holy Father reminded those present th…

Archbishop Tomasi: Dialogue, Solidarity Needed in Response to Global Explosion of Violence

Saying that the upsurge of violence in Iraq has awakened the world, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has urged the international community to defend and protect the fundamental human rights of all those affected. In an interview with ZENIT Tuesday, the …

Custos of the Holy Land: ‘To Be a Christian, We Must Pass by the Cross’

As violence in the Middle East escalates daily, the Custos of the Holy Land has said that rather than further discuss the problems, it’s important to look at what must be done, how people can co-exist, and raise voices against the violence. Speaking…

Father Maurice Emelu to Pope Francis: Visit Africa! We Need You!

The first African to host a television series on the global Catholic television network EWTN has urged Pope Francis to visit Africa – and soon. Father Maurice Emelu, a Catholic priest, inspirational speaker, author, and journalist is known worldwide through hosting several shows on EWTN. His new television series…

Can the Catholic Faith Help Overcome Depression?

Scientific research shows that a person who seeks to be close to God finds fullness in living and can attain greater stability, says a psychological expert and priest. In an interview with ZENIT this week, Father Wenceslao Vial, professor of psychology and spiritual life at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Hol…

Pope Speaks of Tragic Family Accident

Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he said: “I thank you for the prayers and condolences for what happened in my family.”
“Even the Pope has a family,” he con…

Hungarian Jewish Leaders Voice Solidarity With Persecuted Christians

As the crisis in the Middle East escalates, leaders of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities have expressed their empathy and solidarity for those Christians being persecuted in the region. In a letter written today to Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom—Budapest and president of the Council of …

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