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With the Pope in Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Vatican City, (VIS)  The Holy Father will depart from Rome's Fiumicino airport on Monday, 12 January at 7 p.m. and will arrive in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Tuesday 13 at 9 a.m. Following the welcome ceremony he will meet with the country's bishops at the archbishop's residence, after which he will pay ...

The Final Days of Benedict XVI's Pontificate

Pope Benedict's own words read in Latin on February 11th

"Dear Brothers,

I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths ...

The See of Rome is Vacant

(Vatican Radio) As of 8 PM Rome Time (19:00 GMT) Thursday, February 28th, 2013, the See of Rome is vacant. The Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI, is temporarily residing at Castel Gandolfo, in the palace used by Popes as a summer retreat. When renovations on the monastery inside the walls of Vatican City are complete, Benedict XVI will take ...

With Pope Francis in Korea

Vatican City, 18 June 2014 (VIS) – Today the programme of Pope Francis' apostolic trip to Korea (13-18 August), to attend the 6th Asian Youth Day, was published.

The Pope will depart on Wednesday 13 August at 4 p.m. from Rome's Fiumicino airport and will arrive in Seoul at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday 14. After celebrating Holy ...

With the Pope in Lebanon

Benedict XVI left Lebanon with a new appeal for peace in the Middle East. The Pope once again condemned the ferocity and hatred that invades people’s lives, sowing everywhere horror and death. He appealed to the international community and to the Arab countries to find “workable solutions respecting the dignity, the rights and the religion of every human person ...

WYD Rio2013

They are the young, the protagonists of this great gathering of faith, hope and unity. WYD's main objective is to make known to all youth in the world the message of Christ, but it is also true that, through them, the 'face' Young Christ is also shown to the world.

The World Youth Day, held annually in the dioceses ...

Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

October 3, 2014 (Vatican Radio) The stage is set for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican, Oct. 5 to 19, on the theme, “‎Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of ‎evangelization”.  Probably Pope Francis gave the first hint of this when he told reporters July last year, he wanted a discussion ...

Holy Land Pilgrimage of Pope Francis

The motto for the pilgrimage is “So that they may be one”. The Holy Father has insisted that at the center of his pilgrimage will be the meeting with Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the heads of the Churches in Jerusalem. This is to commemorate and renew the commitment to unity expressed by Pope Paul VI and Patriarch ...