ROME, 2017/12/14

ROME, 2017/12/14
Pope Francis to new ambassadors: Dialogue is most effective way to face differences
December 14, 2017. “The promotion of dialogue, reconciliation and cooperation can’t be taken for granted,” he said.

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Santa Marta: God’s tenderness is found in the great and small
December 14, 2017. The pope said, “God’s tenderness can be found in uniting one’s wounds with Christ’s.”

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ROME, 2017/12/13

ROME, 2017/12/13
Mexico presents Pope Francis with popemobile he used during trip in 2016
December 13, 2017. The pope greeted the delegation tasked with delivering the “gift.”Read more
Pope Francis: Go to Mass on Sundays to receive most essential needs
December 13, 2017. “Resting on Sunday reminds us we are not slaves, but children of God the Father,” he explained.Read more
Pope stresses importance of Sunday Mass during General Audience
December 13, 2017. He continued his series on the Eucharist.Read more
LIVE: Pope at the General Audience
December 13, 2017. The Audience begins at 9:45 a.m., Rome local time.Read more

 

ROME, 2017/12/12

ROME, 2017/12/12
Pope Francis at Mass of Guadalupe: Virgin Mary took on brown skin and mixed face of Her children
December 12, 2017. The pope asked for the defense of Latin American people against any “cultural colonization.”

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Humanitarian corridors: The formula to save lives during worst refugee crisis
It’s a joint initiative with the Community of Sant’Egidio, the Episcopal Conference of Italy and various protestant denominations.

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LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates Mass on feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 12, 2017. It’s one of the most looked forward to events for Latin Americans in Rome.

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ROME, 2017/12/11

ROME, 2017/12/11
Pope Francis celebrates 100 years since death of patron saint of immigrants
December 11, 2017. He met with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who spread this charism in 15 countries today.

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Pope Francis visits statue of Mary in Piazza di Spagna
December 8, 2017. The pope thanked the Mother of God for “the constant care” and asked Her to help “combat viruses” of indifference.

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Santa Marta: Don’t be attached to negativity and the wounds of sin
December 11, 2017. He said many prefer complaining and bearing grudges than the sweetness of God’s consolation.

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Pope asks world leaders for wisdom and prudence when facing situation in Jerusalem
December 11, 2017. In his second appeal, he says an agreement between Palestinians and Israelis is the only path to peace.

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Pope Francis asks Christians to rid of pride, arrogance
December 10, 2017. During the Angelus, he remembered the victims of cyclone Okhi in India.

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ROME, 2017/12/10

ROME, 2017/12/10
Ranking of countries most compliant with Laudato si’ ecological program
December 10, 2017. The Catholic University of Costa Rica measures ecological behavior according to the encyclical’s parameters.

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The truth about John Paul I’s death
December 10, 2017. His beatification process is clarifying the questions produced by his sudden passing.

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Argentinians ask for Pope Francis’ support for Tinkunaco feast to be UNESCO heritage
For more than 400 years, the Ailli people have commemorated baby Jesus, Mayor of the World, as a way to coexist with colonists.

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LIVE: Pope Francis prays the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square
It begins in St. Peter’s Square at 12 p.m., local time.

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ROME, 2017/12/09

ROME, 2017/12/09
Vatican’s unresolved “kidnapping” case unraveled in new book
“Kidnapped by the Vatican?” publishes the child’s memoirs and what he eventually thought of the Church.

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Pope to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe with Mass on Tuesday
December 9, 2017. Benedict XVI began the tradition of celebrating Mass in the Vatican for this Feast in 2012.

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Virtual Family Advent Calendar promotes World Meeting of Families
“We want families to take on board the random acts of kindness and charity,” communications manager says.

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ROME, 2017/12/08

ROME, 2017/12/08
From Rome Reports journalist to sister with Daughters of Charity
December 8, 2017. Patricia de La Vega: “If I wouldn’t have followed this life, I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now.”

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LIVE: Pope Francis pays homage to Mary Immaculate in Piazza Spagna
December 8, 2017. It starts at 4:00 p.m. Rome time.

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LIVE: Pope Francis prays the Angelus on the Immaculate Conception
December 8, 2017. It starts at 12:00 p.m. in Rome.

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Cistercian monks take their future into own hands
December 8, 2017. It shows the challenge of eight Cistercians who set out to abandon their half-empty monastery.

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ROME, 2017/12/07

ROME, 2017/12/07
Christmas begins in Rome: Vatican lights tree and inaugurates Nativity scene
December 7, 2017. They will remain lit in St. Peter’s Square until January 7, 2018.

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Pope Francis welcomes spectacular children’s choir to the Vatican
December 7, 2017. “You spread a feeling of serenity that everyone needs,” the pope told them.

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Carlos Aguiar is the new archbishop of Mexico City
December 7, 2017. Throughout his career, he has been known for building consensus.

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Pope Francis to Lutheran World Federation: Praying has helped us abandon old prejudices
December 7, 2017. The Lutheran World Federation represents 72 million Christians.

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Pope Francis expresses gratitude for Nativity scene and giant Christmas tree
December 7, 2017. They are gifts from Benevento and Poland.

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LIVE: Inauguration of Nativity scene and Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square
December 7, 2017. It begins at 4:30 p.m., local Rome time.

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LIVE: Pope Francis presides over Mass for Cardinal Sodano’s birthday
December 7, 2017. The mass begins at 8 a.m., local Rome time.

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ROME, 2017/12/06

ROME, 2017/12/06
Pope Francis to Palestinian clergy: Respect is first precondition for dialogue
They will create a joint commission with Catholics to promote interreligious dialogue in Palestine.

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Pope recounts recent trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh
December 6, 2017. He said his pastoral visit ended in “a sign of hope for the whole world.”

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Pope Francis asks for Jerusalem to maintain its status to avoid more tensions
December 6, 2017. The pope spoke with Abu Mazen by phone yesterday.

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LIVE: Pope at the General Audience
December 6, 2017. The Audience begins at 9:45 a.m., Rome local time.

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ROME, 2017/12/05

ROME, 2017/12/05
Pope Francis’ most important messages from Myanmar and Bangladesh
December 5, 2017. The trip concluded his 21st papal visit outside of Italy from Nov. 27-Dec 2.

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Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Humility must be a Christian lifestyle
December 5, 2017. “It takes humility to believe the Father has hidden these things from the wise and revealed them to the little ones,” the pope said.

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Armenia joins in persecuted Christians project
They presented the #StandTogether project at a gala dinner in Rome.

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Best images from Pope Francis’ trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh
December 5, 2017. It was a trip where his compassionate actions and political meetings spoke louder than words.

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