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John XXIII: eight achievements of a revolutionary pontificate (Video)

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The miracle that led John Paul II to canonization (Video)

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Dialogue Group for Anglicans, Catholics in USA Concludes 6-Year Study With Statement

The Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States (ARC-USA) has concluded a six-year round of dialogue with the release of “Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness,” approved at the most recent meeting February 24-25, 2014, at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia…

Church Leaders Decry Murder of Priest in Central African Republic

Church leaders in the Central African Republic have decried the murder of a priest on Good Friday by a group of armed men. Father Christ Forman Wilibona, a priest for the Diocese of Bossangoa, was driving to his parish, Saint Kisito Church in Paoua,…

Vatican’s Message for Buddhist Feast of Vesakh

Here is the message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, to Buddhists on their feast of Vesakh. The English-language message was released by the Vatican today. * * *
Dear Buddhist Friends,
1. In the name of the Pontifical Cou…

Pope: Don’t Be Bat-Like Christians

Pope Francis said there are Christians who are afraid of the joy of Christ’s resurrection and who instead prefer sadness and staying in the shadows just like bats. The importance of Christians being joyful, rather than sad or fearful, was the focus of the Pope’s reflections during his homily at Thursday’s Mass ce…

‘St. John Paul II Hospital’

A new maternity hospital in Kenya may be the first in the world to be named after the soon-to-be-canonized Pope John Paul II. The St. John Paul II hospital, in the Kenyan town of Isiolo, serves rural women and children and has been operating for the…

Vatican Statement on Pope’s Phone Call to Woman in Argentina

Vatican Press Office Director Father Federico Lombardi issued the following statement this morning concerning Pope Francis’ recent telephone call to a woman in Argentina who some press reports said was divorced and remarried. The reports suggested the Holy Father told her she could receive Holy Communion. ***

The traveling Pope: 104 international trips to 129 countries (Video)

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Over 90 World Delegations to Attend Canonization

Over 90 official delegations from various countries plus 24 heads of state or royalty will be attending the canonization Mass on Sunday, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters today. Some will also be taking part in a series of pr…

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