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Synod14: Italian Relatio Text, Groups B and C

Here is a ZENIT translation of the B and C Italian-language group reports from last week’s synod on the family.  * * *

Circulus Italicus “B” Report

Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Angelo BAGNASCO
Reporter: H.E. Monsignor Salvatore FISICHELLA

The meeting of the Minor Circle made it possible to give ample time …

Egyptian Christians Said to Feel Safer, Though Jihad Threatens

The Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government has been unseated and Egyptian Christians are breathing easier. At the time of the fall of that government in the summer of 2013, Father Rafik Greiche, head of the press office of the Egyptian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, said: “The ousting of President Morsi is a joyous…

Archbishop Auza’s Statement to 69th Session of UN General Assembly, New York

Here below is the statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, on October 13, at the United Nations at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sixth Committee, Agenda Item 83: Rule of Law: Statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza
Mr. Ch…

Pope’s Message to FAO Director

Here is a translation of the Pope’s message Friday to the director of the FAO on the occasion of World Food Day. The theme this year was Family Agriculture: ”Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.” * * *

To Mister Jose Graziano da Silva

Director General of FAO

Yet another year, the World Food day echo…

Pope’s Address to University Students’ Federation

Here is a translation of the Pope’s message Friday to the Italian Catholic University Federation (FUCI), on the occasion of the Extraordinary Congress for the Beatification of Pope Paul VI, that took place in Arezzo from October 16-18. The theme was: …

Holy See to UN: Eradication of Extreme Poverty Is Most Important Development Goal

Here is the text of a statement made by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee: Delivering and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Developments Agenda…

Archbishop Bernardito Auza’s Address to the 69th Session of the U.N. General Assembly

Here below is the Statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee: Delivering and Imp…

Message of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for the Hindu Feast of Diwali

The festival of Diwali is celebrated by all Hindus and is known as Deepavali or “row of oil lamps.” Symbolically, based on ancient mythology, it represents the victory of truth over falsehood, of light over darkness, of life over death, of good over e…

Pope’s Address to the Consistory of Cardinals

This morning, at 9:00, in the Synod Hall, during the celebration of Terce, Pope Francis held an Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of the Blesseds: Giuseppe Vaz, priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory of the Mira…

On the Pontificate of Blessed Paul VI

At the conclusion of the Holy Mass, Pope Francis recited the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square. These are the Pope’s words of introduction to the Marian prayer: * * *
Dear brothers and sisters,
At the conclusio…

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