Notice

This site uses cookies...
Cookies are small text files that help us make your web experience better. By using any part of the site you consent to the use of cookies. More information about our cookies policy can be found on the Terms of Use.

Cardinal Secretary of State

 

In our frailty, God is close

“God doesn’t ask us to be ‘super heroes’ nor does he ask us even to deny that we are experiencing difficulties”, by donning “the mask ...

The sound of arms must cease

The following is the address by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State and Head of the Holy See Delegation to the General Debate of the ...

Global dialogue is the only response to the challenges of immigration

The following is the English text of the address of the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, delivered on 19 September at the UN Summit ...

Without special effects

Computer technicians would call it a “reset”. This is what Cardinal Pietro Parolin said to Christians in Pordenone on Sunday, 28 August, during the Mass ...

A Journey of Mercy

The following is our publication of a transcript of the interview of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, with the Vatican Television Centre on the ...

The face of service

A bishop’s authority must have the face of service, particularly in order “to promote the unity of the Church and the enhancement of everyone’s charisms ...

Noble goals are worth the trouble

It's not a profession but a mission, not a job but a vocation: on Friday morning, 6 May, the day on which the Vatican commemorates ...

Close to families

Cardinal Pietro Parolin invited the Polish episcopate – who were gathered for a plenary session in Poznań on Friday morning, April 15 – to “study” ...

Defence of religious freedom on a global level

“In response to the attacks unleashed on minority communities, most often Christian, in various parts of our world”, it is imperative to “engage the consciences ...

Redirecting our steps

“ An authentic ethics of international relations” is necessary, one that is genuinely capable of facing up to political, social and environmental issues, revealed in ...

Sheikh Nahyan' speech

Cardinal Parolin, Archbishop Rajic, Bishop Hinder, Bishop Ballin, Distinguished Guests, Parishioners of St. Paul’s, Ladies and Gentlemen:This inauguration of St. Paul’s Church in Musaffah began ...

Bishop Hinder' speech

Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests and Dear People,I have the honour to welcome H. E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and ...

​Protecting biodiversity

A “nation rich in original cultural expression, one with an extremely thriving nature and with a high level of biodiversity and a high number of ...

Listening to Catherine

In entrusting to the Apostles the task of bringing salvation to all of humanity, Jesus does not take account of human guile, our potential capabilities ...

For a renewed commitment by the Church

“Not only is it a defeat in terms of Christian principles, it is a defeat for humanity”. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, said this, ...

For our brothers and sisters in Asia

With the invocation “to she who is Mother” — Mary Help of Christians, who in 2001 was declared the Patron of China — Cardinal Pietro ...

For a new climate economy

“When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves ...

A bishop for all

A bishop should be “a reflection of the mercy of God for those entrusted to him, and in a special way for the poor and ...

Gospel diplomacy

“The Holy See wishes to cooperate with Romania to strengthen bilateral relations and to promote harmony and peace in the world”. This hope was expressed ...

The Mediterranean a place of encounter and dialogue

The following is the message of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, to the Ninth Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean held ...

Generous and competent service

As the 34th commander of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, Colonel Daniel Anrig's service was “generous and competent”. This was stated by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary ...

Mercy and dialogue

There are “two strong points” of the Church's mission on the Asian continent, and they are: “the charitable activities in the fields of healthcare and ...

The Holy See and the United Kingdom together for justice

On 3 December, the Holy See celebrated its centenary anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Great Britain. On that occasion, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, ...

Economists according to Aristotle

The following is the address given by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, delivered at a conference on human dignity and human development held the ...

We must not give up

“We must not forget, we must not give up”. This was the appeal launched by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, with regard to the ...

No one can stay neutral or inert

On Saturday, 4 October, the Feast of St Francis, the Secretary of State presided at Mass in the Pauline Chapel in the presence of the ...

The responsibility to protect

The address of His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness Pope Francis, at the 69th Session of the General Assembly of ...

In the heart of Asia

The following is a translation of the interview Cardinal Pietro Parolin gave the Vatican Television Center in collaboration with L’Osservatore Romano, on Monday morning, 11 ...

The Holy See and Australia together for the common good

“The history of the 'magnificent land of Australia' has been marked by the constant endeavour of the Catholic Church to provide healthcare, education and charitable ...

Passing on the torch

The following is a translation of Pope Francis' farewell speech to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who after seven years of faithful service is retiring as Secretary ...

Archbishop Pietro Parolin Secretary of State

Pope Francis has appointed as Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin. On Saturday morning, 31 August, the Pontiff publicly announced that he had accepted the ...

Archbishop Pietro Parolin

Pietro Parolin was born on 17 January 1955 in Schiavon, in the Province and Diocese of Vicenza. Brought up in a simple and deeply Catholic ...

It is not abandonment

We have to believe in the total sincerity of the Pope when he says “it is not an abandonment.” This was said by the Secretary ...

An appeal to prayer for contemplatives

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, addressed a message — dated 23 February — to various monasteries of contemplative life around the world inviting them ...

Peter's Journey

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, inaugurated the exhibition entitled “Peter's journey” at Castel Sant'Angelo on Wednesday, 6 February. It has been organized during the ...

The mission of nuncios not become routine

“Like any other form of priestly ministry” that excercised by Holy See diplomats can become a “sort of habit, a superficial compliance with the everyday ...

Pontifical Diplomats for the new evangelization

The Pope has decided to call all nuncios, apostolic delegates and permanent observers back to Rome this upcoming June for the Year of Faith. “It ...

At the forefront of progress

The Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone presided at a Eucharistic Celebration on Wednesday afternoon, 3 October, in the Apostolic Palace's Pauline Chapel for the ...

The Pope's diplomacy between realism and prophecy

“The diplomacy of the Holy See is a ceaseless quest for just and human ways, while at the same time taking into account the rights ...

Benedict XVI renews his trust in Cardinal Bertone

To the Venerable and Beloved Brother Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone On the eve of my departure for Castel Gandolfo for the summer period, I wish to ...

With what coloured spectacles is man's destiny read?

In the newspaper today we are publishing excerpts from the homily that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, delivered in the afternoon of 12 June ...

A voice  for the important questions

The activities of the University Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland, for studies on the thought of Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI, begin today, Monday, 11 June. And they ...

To the world that is suffering because of the lack of thinking

On Friday afternoon 8 June in Krakow, at the Collegium Maius of the Pontifical John Paul University, a doctorate honoris causa will be conferred upon ...

The fraternity and imagination of a gentle man

A gentle and calm man, able to create friendship and cordiality, even during work meetings, which with him are never “routine and rigid, but infused ...

For the future of Catholics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 14th Joint Meeting of the Bishops' Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CEBE) and of the Croatian Bishops' Conference (CEC) was held on Monday, 30 ...

The Pope's radio

Audite caeli quae loquor, audiat terra verba oris mei (“Listen, heavens and earth to the words on my lips”). The words spoken by Pius xi ...

Moral rectitude To civilize the economy

There is the need for strong moral rectitude in order to realize a “civilized economy” to counteract the equally strong “speculative tendency”. In consideration of ...

Madrid will be an experience unlike others

The following is a translation from Italian of excerpts from the homily which Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, delivered at Oropa-Biella, in Piedmont, his ...

Inauguration of foyer and path dedicated to John Paul II

“ Affectionate remembrance of the victims” of the massacre last Friday in Oslo and on the Norwegian Island of Utøya due to the criminal attack ...

The Pope's condolences on the death of Paolo Bertone

Paolo Bertone, 81, the elder brother of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, died after a long illness on Friday morning, 22 July. On the ...

That immense ocean which embraces the whole world

The exhibition “Lux in Arcana. The Vatican Secret Archives revealed” was presented at the Holy See Press Office on 5 July. It will open at ...

The outlook on the world of the Holy Father and of the Holy See

“ Thanksgiving to God for all the good he has deigned to spread throughout the Church and in society through ‘L’Osservatore Romano’” was expressed by ...

A goal greater than profit

I am pleased to greet the participants in this important Summit that has brought together so many world leaders in the areas of business, the ...

With prayer he embraced the world

On Monday morning, 2 May, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, presided at a Mass of thanksgiving for for the Beatification of John Paul II ...

When he opened wid to Christ the doors of hearts

Karol Wojtyla could be proclaimed a saint in just a few years according to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State. Interviewed by Bruno Vespa on ...

International Community must fight discrimination against Christians

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sdb, Secretary of State and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See gave the following discourse at the Summit of Heads ...

Havana's new Archdiocesan Seminary

On Wednesday, 3 November, Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of San Cristóbal de La Habana, inaugurated the new Catholic Seminary of San Carlos ...

Desire in our hearts for great things

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sdb, Secretary of State, addressed a Message to Bishop Francesco Lambiasi of Rimini on the occasion of the 31st Meeting for Friendship ...

The example of an  authentic evangelical service

The spirituality, but above all the holiness of Hannibal Mary Di Francia, is the heritage that enriches his spiritual Sons, the Rogationist Fathers of the ...

A help close by for the family of God

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood (1 July 1960), the Holy Father addressed the following Letter to Cardinal ...

Knights of Columbus  90 years of presence in Rome

From Benedict XV to Benedict XVI: in the 90 years of their presence in Rome the Knights of Columbus “have worked with particular solicitude for ...

From life as possession to life as gift

On Wednesday evening, 12 May, after the Holy Father had blessed the candles, led the prayer of the Rosary and addressed the faithful at the ...

Conferral of honorary citizenship

On Wednesday, 17 March, after the General Audience, honorary citizenship of the Italian city of Romano Canavese was conferred on the Holy Father in the ...

Appeal for respect of Christian's rights in Iraq

Pope Benedict XVI, during the Spiritual Exercises being held for him and his collaborators of the Roman Curia, was deeply grieved by the news that ...

A great service to the Church

On Friday morning, 29 January, in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel, the staff of L’Osservatore Romano and of the Vatican Press participated in a Mass celebrated ...

A precious collaboration

In the Letter we publish below Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed his trust in Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as Secretary of State. In the text the ...

PRINTED EDITION

 

LIVE

Feb. 23, 2017

Next events