Vatican news highlights of 2013

Vatican news highlights of 2013

In terms of Vatican news, 2013 was surely one of the most eventful years in living memory. Here are the highlights at a glance: — Feb. 11: Pope Benedict XVI announces that he will become the first pope in more than 600 years to resign. — Feb. 25: Cardinal...
The Francis list of resolutions

The Francis list of resolutions

The Philippine blog Rappler compiles 10 of the Pope’s most memorable quotes in the form of New Year’s resolutions. This is the Pope Francis list. 1. Don’t gossip. 2. Finish your meals. 3. Make time for others. 4. Choose the ‘more humble’...
Francis – Fraternity and Peace

Francis – Fraternity and Peace

“In this, my first Message for the World Day of Peace, I wish to offer to everyone, individuals and peoples, my best wishes for a life filled with joy and hope. In the heart of every man and woman is the desire for a full life, including that irrepressible longing for fraternity which draws us to fellowship with others and enables us to see them not as enemies or rivals, but as brothers and sisters to be accepted and embraced.”

The Francis list of resolutions

Pope: Mary mother of all

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis welcomed the new year Wednesday with a solemn morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, calling the faithful to look to Mary as a Mother to all and messenger of hope. In his homily for this, the Solemnity of the Mother of God, Pope Francis...
The Francis list of resolutions

Pope’s Christmas Message to the world

From the conclusion… “Dear brothers and sisters, today, in this world, in this humanity, is born the Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. Let us pause before the Child of Bethlehem. Let us allow our hearts to be touched, let us allow ourselves to be warmed by...

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