By welcoming a stranger one welcomes Christ in him, says Pope Francis

By welcoming a stranger one welcomes Christ in him, says Pope Francis

Vatican City: By practicing the corporal works of mercy like welcoming a stranger, one actually welcomes Christ in him. In as sense we are also helping the person to maintain his dignity as a human, said Pope Francis on Wednesday. “These works, in fact, make evident that Christians are not tired and lazy in waiting […]

Walk along the side of people; Pope tells Jesuits

Walk along the side of people; Pope tells Jesuits

Vatican City: Pope Francis exhorted the selected members of the Jesuit’s family to continue to lend their services to those who were mostly in need of Christ. The Pope advised them to “move forward, overcoming the impediments which the enemy of human nature puts in our way when, in serving God, we are seeking the […]

Interruption kills dialogue, says Pope Francis

Interruption kills dialogue, says Pope Francis

Vatican City: Interrupting others in their dialogue to forcefully immerse our opinion without fully listening ends in broken relationships. Pope Francis said on Saturday to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. “We don’t dialogue when we don’t listen well or when we tend to interrupt the other in order to prove that we are […]

Vatican announces 2016 Ratzinger Prize winners

Vatican announces 2016 Ratzinger Prize winners

The Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation announced the winners of 2016 Ratzinger Prize.  Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles became the winners. Mgr. Biffi, an internationally acclaimed liturgist, theologian and professor was ordained in 1957. He has penned hundreds of books and essays and even received an award for his Opera Omnia, a collection of theology […]

Young saint in blue jeans and white shirt

Young saint in blue jeans and white shirt

Pope Francis on October 16 canonized 17 new blesseds. Among the hundreds of crowd holding different photographs of the blesseds to be canonized, one photo that snatched away the attention of the crowd was of a 14 year-old young martyr. The photograph showed Mexico’s young martyr St. Jose Sanchez del Rio holding rosary in one hand […]

Thai King’s bond with Pope John Paul

Thai King’s bond with Pope John Paul

A recent video released by the Thai Catholic Media showed the deceased Thailand king’s connection with the leaders of the Catholic community. The video showed Bhumibol Adulyadej meeting with several church officials including Saints Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. King Bhumibol died Thursday because of poor health. He reigned over Thailand since […]

Jesuits receive Fr.  Arturo Sosa Abascal as its new leader

Vatican City: Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected as the new superior general of the Society of Jesus. Thus he became the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder and leader of Jesuit order. Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal’s title has some specialties. He becomes the Jesuit’s first non-European and also the first superior general […]

Pope Francis renewed my faith, says Maradona

Vatican City: The football legend Diego Maradona said Pope Francis helped him to revive his faith and to return to the Catholic Church. He came to meet the Holy Father in Vatican as part of the Pope’s United for Peace Football match held in Rome on Wednesday.  Acclaimed football stars like Ronaldinho, Francesco Totti and […]

Pope meets with Mark Zuckerberg at the Vatican

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Monday met with Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook at the Vatican. The Holy Father and Zuckerberg, along with his wife Priscilla Chan “spoke of how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage the culture of encounter and bring a message of hope, especially to the most disadvantaged” […]

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