Answer for youth’s restlessness lies in Jesus, says Pope Francis

Answer for Youth’s restlessness lay in Jesus Christ, said Pope Francis to the youth who participated in an Evangelical Christian gathering which took place on Saturday in Washington DC. “Young men and women, I know there is something in your heart that moves you. And that makes you restless, because a young person who is […]

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Commission for Latin America

Pope Francis made a surprise phone call to the officers and staff of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. After the call he reached the office after 9AMand knocked the door of the Commission’s offices. He told them that “I just thought I’d drop by,” and asked the ranking official on site, prof. Guzmàn Carriquiry, […]

Vatican receives new spokesperson

Jesuit Father Fedderico Lombardi finally decided to step down from the position as Director of the Holy See Press Office after serving the Vatican Press Office for the past 10 years. Greg Bruke would replace Father Lombardi as Vatican spokesperson on August 1. The 56-year-old Greg Bruke was serving as the senior communications adviser of […]

Vatileaks: Vatican court clears two journalists

A Spanish priest and an Italian lay woman had been given jail sentence in the so-called Vatileaks 2 trial. They were punished for leaking confidential documents. While two journalists on trial were cleared by the Vatican court on Thursday. Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, the Spanish priest was sentenced to eighteen months in prison. While Francesca […]

Be witnesses of forgiveness, says Pope Francis

The Holy Father celebrated the feast of the young martyr, St. Maria Goretti, by asking everyone to follow her example and to forgive those who do wrong to us. Be witnesses of forgiveness, advised Pope Francis to the faithful. The young saint should “encourage you to commit yourselves, like the Saint you venerate, to being witnesses […]

Pope prays for the victims of attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh. He too prayed for the conversion of people “blinded by hate” who committed such violent acts. “I express my closeness to the families of the victims and the wounded in yesterday’s attack in Dhaka, and also of that which took place […]

Whoever doesn’t live to serve, doesn’t need to live, says Pope Francis

Mercy without work is dead, said Pope Francis to the faithful in his Jubilee general audience. Citing the words of St. James the Pope said “it’s constant dynamism for going to meet the needy and the necessities of the many spiritually and materially disadvantaged.” The Pontiff reminded them to make a serious examination of conscience […]