Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Americas to mark the Dec. 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is venerated as Patroness of the American continent. The Holy Father delivered the Message during the course of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the eve of the feast.
Pope Francis celebrates his birthday with Mass and breakfast at the Vatican with four homeless men. Additionally, the Vatican has released a digital card to mark the Pontiffs 77th birthday, his first as Pope.
When the Carmelite nuns of Lucena didn't answer his call, The Pope left this amusing message...
During Pope Francis' Wednesday General Audience at St. Peter's, the Holy Father gave an Argentine parish Priest a lift he will remember forever.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Children issued a sixteen page, 67-paragraph report on the Holy See on January 31, 2014. It exposes the utter obliviousness of the UN to the distinction between the Catholic religion and the sovereign independent nation of Vatican City. Likewise, it exposes the real agenda at the UN to deify political correctness and to usurp authority to make itself the supreme arbiter of human activity.
Pope Francis sends a video message to an American Pentecostal conference by way of a Evangelical Episcopal Bishop.
The Holy Father said "I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests, quite a few in number, obviously not compared to the number of all the priests, to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children.
A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed and another wounded at a Catholic church Wednesday night near the state Capitol, a Phoenix police spokesman said.
Recent speculation about the health of Pope Francis is receiving even more fuel amid the announcement by the official Vatican News service that the pontiff will dramatically curtail his activities for the next month. After being in seemingly constant motion since taking the Chair of St. Peter, the 77-year Pontiff has been noticeably fatigued following a particularly grueling stretch that included his trip the Middle East.
The Islamic group ISIS has forced the last members of an 1,800 year old Christian community out of the the Iraqi city of Mosul under threat of conversion or death.