Category

Vatican

The story of Pope John Paul II and the mysterious homeless man
ArticlesNewsVatican
February 1, 2018

The story of Pope John Paul II and the mysterious homeless man

Pope Francis recounted this well known story in the Vatican about his saintly predecessor VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is not the first pope to have a heart for the homeless, as he himself attests. In an interview last year with an Italian magazine run by…
Read More
In prayer you gotta play hard, says pope
ArticlesNewsVatican
January 14, 2018

In prayer you gotta play hard, says pope

Prayer that isn't courageous isn't Christian prayer, Francis proposes at Santa Marta today. Prayer that is not courageous, even ready to challenge the Lord, is not Christian prayer, Pope Francis reflected today in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. Calling…
Read More
Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus
NewsVatican
January 11, 2018

Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus

"God loves us and wants us to be happy." Pope Francis will be inviting some 2,100 needy people — including the homeless, a group of prisoners, low-income families and volunteers — to a circus on January 18, according to the…
Read More
Vatican releases Pope's liturgical schedule for January, February
NewsVatican
January 9, 2018

Vatican releases Pope’s liturgical schedule for January, February

Earlier this week the Vatican published Pope Francis’ liturgical schedule for the months of January and February, including his lineup of celebrations for the start of Lent, which this year begins Feb. 14. With his trip to Chile and Peru…
Read More
Pope Francis on why we strike our breasts at Mass
ChurchNewsVatican
January 3, 2018

Pope Francis on why we strike our breasts at Mass

Francis continues audience series on the Mass, 3 January, discussing the Penitential Rite “What can the Lord give to those who already have a heart full of themselves, of their own success? Nothing, because a proud person cannot receive forgiveness,…
Read More
Vatican creates app to help prep homilies
NewsVatican
January 3, 2018

Vatican creates app to help prep homilies

For now only in Italian, the service gives a reflection on the Sunday readings The Congregation for the Clergy has launched Clerus App, a free smartphone application to help priests prepare their homilies, announced the Italian edition of the Holy See’s Vatican…
Read More
Pope Francis wants to change the Lord's Prayer - Here's why
Vatican
December 10, 2017

Pope Francis wants to change the Lord’s Prayer – Here’s why

In a video series for Italian television network TV2000, Pope Francis said that “lead us not into temptation” is a poorly translated line of the Our Father. “This is not a good translation,” the Pope said in the video, published…
Read More
Pope Francis gets personalized Lamborghini, but won't keep it
Vatican
November 15, 2017

Pope Francis gets personalized Lamborghini, but won’t keep it

Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new supercar Lamborghini Huracán, which was given to him by company execs at the Vatican and will be auctioned off for charity.   The Huracan sports car, with gold lines running along the…
Read More