Human Trafficking Victims: 21st Century Calvary …

Human Trafficking Victims: 21st Century Calvary …

The suffering of the victims of human trafficking are the crucifixes of the 21st century, and Pope Francis will lead the traditional Way of the Cross in an extension of the Calvary of Jesus. Jesus is crucified every time cruelty and dehumanization is inflicted on a another human being- and the horrors inflicted by traffickers […]

Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

The curse of human trafficking and the great suffering of its victims will be at the heart of Holy Week 2019. Sister Eugenia Bonetti, the president of ‘Slaves No More’, has been entrusted by Pope Francis to write the reflections for the traditional Way of the Cross on Good Friday. (April 19) Starting April 14 […]

Pope’s New Law : Dismissal for Desertion

Pope’s New Law : Dismissal for Desertion

This April, a new law enacted by Pope Francis will be applicable across the Catholic Church all over the world. Pope Francis has amended canon law to create a new mechanism for dismissing a religious who has deserted their community. Under the new law, promulgated by the Pope in an apostolic letter issued “motu proprio,” […]

Looking back at 6 years with Pope Francis

Pope Francis has lived, and about to live out, several intense months between voyages and Synods. His sixth year was characterized by the scourge of abuse and by suffering from internal attacks; the response is an invitation to turn to the heart of the faith.

Looking back at 6 years with Pope Francis

Six years ago, this very day, Pope Francis was chosen to head the Catholic Church. The sixth anniversary of the election sees Pope Francis engaged in a year filled with important international journeys, marked at the beginning and the end by two “synodal” events: the meeting for the protection of minors, which took place last […]

पापा (पोप) फ्राँसिस की सालगिरह पर महत्वपूर्ण बातों पर एक झलक

काथलिक कलीसिया के परमाध्यक्ष संत पापा फ्राँसिस 13 मार्च को अपने परमाध्यक्षीय काल के 6 साल पूरा करेंगे।

पापा (पोप) फ्राँसिस की सालगिरह पर महत्वपूर्ण बातों पर एक झलक

6 साल पहले , आज का दिन, यानि 13 मार्च को Pope फ्रांसिस ने कैथॉलिक कलिसिया का परम धर्माध्यक्ष चुना गया। काथलिक कलीसिया के परमाध्यक्ष संत पापा फ्राँसिस 13 मार्च को अपने परमाध्यक्षीय काल के 6 साल पूरा करेंगे। संत पापा चुने जाने की छटवीं सालगिराह तक संत पापा फ्राँसिस ने कई महत्वपूर्ण अंतरराष्ट्रीय यात्राएँ […]

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope Francis , the first Jesuit pope, who has a deep commitment to the poor and oppressed, has become a target of a deeply entrenched coterie of conservative and fundamentalist Catholics who dislike change. Yet Francis is determined to address long standing issues of corruption and mismanagement within the Church and in the Vatican, which […]

Gossip is War, says Pope Francis

Gossip is War, says Pope Francis

“Gossip is war,” Pope Francis told the faithful during his weekly general audience. Pope Francis urged Catholics to preach the Gospel with deeds and words “that edify and not with words of gossip that destroy.” “Poor Holy Spirit! (Imagine) the work he has with us with our habit of gossiping!” Peace is a gift that […]

Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

Yangon, Burma: Pope Francis urged Burma’s (Myanmar) long- suffering ethnic minorities to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of forgiveness today to a huge crowd in his first public Mass in the predominantly Buddhist nation. Local authorities estimated that about 150,000 people turned out at Yangon’s […]

Pity stops with Emergency Aid, Love inspires Justice: Pope

Pity stops with Emergency Aid, Love inspires Justice: Pope

Rome, Oct 16: Pope Francis marked UN World Food Day on Monday  with a call for world governments to act together to fight the hunger, conflicts and climate change driving mass migration from the developing to the industrialised world. In a speech to the global body’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, Francis said […]

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

Beware of Hypocrisy, says Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said. Like the Pharisees who spoke to Jesus with soothing words of adulation, Christians who engage in hypocrisy speak gently yet “brutally judge a person,” the pope said June 6 at his […]

Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

Vatican Radio’s English shortwave (SW) broadcast for Asia has come to an end, with its last transmission going out Friday evening, after nearly 60 years of service. However this does not mean it has disappeared altogether. What ultimately closed on March 24 as Vatican Radio’s English Service for Asia, is however very much alive online […]

Taiwanese President stands firmly with Vatican

Taiwanese President stands firmly with Vatican

Taiwan : President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan responded to Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace message saying that her country will stand firmly with the Vatican’s commitment to issues such as nuclear weapons abolition and finding solutions to environmental destruction. As per tradition, Taiwan’s president responded to the pope’s New Year message which was this […]