Category: Vatican News

The Gathering Storm Part 1: A New Federal Europe Rising

Thread One: the Islamic State Unannounced President Donald Trump has approved efforts against the Islamic State which include more troops and the removal of restraints on commanders.  Besides Iraq Syria, a sustained attack is underway against extremists in Yemen. The United States is continuing with several days of heavy aerial bombardment of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula […]

Full Text of Papal Address to UN General Assembly

English translation of message in Spanish Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words.  Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations.  In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community, […]

Israeli President Visits Vatican

Daily News  LINK Israeli President Reuven Rilvin was welcomed Thursday morning in the Vatican, at the start of his first official state visit as president. The President was received by Prefect of the Papal Household, Msgr. Georg Gänswein, before going on to hold a private meeting with Pope Francis, after which President Rivlin met with Vatican […]

Papal Progress in Becoming the World’s Moral Authority

Daily News  LINK In the first week of July  American pastors Joel Osteen and Rick Warren, respectively, as well as Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, met with Pope Francis. Pastor Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, spoke with members of the international press in St. Peter’s Square, saying, “Protestants, as a people, have […]

Pope Calls For Peace in Sarajevo Visit

Pope Francis in Sarajevo as ‘pilgrim of peace and dialogue’ (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said he has travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina as “a pilgrim of peace and dialogue.” The Pope arrived at the International Sarajevo Airport on Saturday morning, shortly after 9. After exiting the papal plane and descending the steps, he was greeted […]

Catholic, Anglican, Muslim and Jewish Vatican Summits End

In a November international conference on the family just two weeks after the bishops completed their convention on the family, Muslims and Catholics have come together and acknowledged many examples across the world of active Catholic-Muslim collaboration in charitable, educational and relief efforts. This was a key outcome of the third seminar of the Catholic-Muslim […]

Papal Address to Council of Europe: Full Text

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Tuesday told European leaders that the development of today’s societies and their peaceful coexistence require constant reflection on the tenets that form the basis of Europe: human rights, democracy and the rule of law.  Like a tree, Europe also needs care and nourishment for healthy growth.  In a wide-ranging speech […]

Papal Address to European Parliament: Full Text

  Pope urges a “lonely” “self-absorbed” Europe to recover its soul (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called on a “haggard” and “lonely” Europe to recover its role as a world protagonist, its identity as a defender of the transcendent dignity of man, the poor, the migrant, the persecuted, the old and the young, to recover its […]

Official Report: The Catholic Synod on the Family

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See Press Office has published the English translation of the Final Relatio of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops:  III EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS THE PASTORAL CHALLENGES OF THE FAMILY IN THE CONTEXT OF EVANGELIZATION RELATIO SYNODI Vatican City 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS […]

War on ISIS and the Papal Agenda

American plans to destroy the IS Caliphate will effectively dismember Iraq.  The Iraqi state will devolve into three quasi independent autonomous states under a weak federal government umbrella  US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today to finalize political and war plans before presenting them to assembled Islamic foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia.  Kerry flew […]

Pope Addreesses Charsimatic Movement in Rome

The Vatican marches on in its bid to become the world’s ultimate moral authority over all religions.  Tomorrow the Pentecost sermon and  Peace Prayer at the Vatican. Francis Celebrates Charismatic Movement at Rome’s Olympic Stadium Vatican City, June 02, 2014 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov | The Pope’s presence at a charismatic event in Rome’s Olympic […]

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