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The meaning of the Gospel in personal life and in society

On Friday morning, 18 February, in his Private Library, the Holy Father spoke to Bishops of the Philippines during their “ad limina” visit. The following ...

Historic message of reconciliation

On Monday, 17 January in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, the Holy Father spoke to the Community of the Pontifical Polish Ecclesiastical Institute on the occasion ...

Europe in solidarity for the dignity of the human being

The Holy Year of Santiago de Compostela, which ended on 31 December 2010, is an invitation to reinforce the Christian roots of Europe and to ...

The heart and face of Naples must be renewed

A “common effort, to enable Naples to rediscover the splendour of her best times”, is what the Pope called for in his Message to Cardinal ...

The light that changes the world

On the Third Sunday of Advent, 12 December, the Holy Father made a Pastoral Visit to the Parish of San Massimiliano Kolbe [St Maximilian Kolbe], ...

The Pope mourns the death of Cardinal Michele Giordano

On learning of the death of Cardinal Michele Giordano, Archbishop emeritus of Naples, on Thursday, 2 December, at the age of 80, the Holy Father ...

A just and sustainable economy

On Monday morning, 29 November, in the Vatican’s Consistory Hall, the Holy Father met with the Bishops of the Philippines during their “ad limina” visit. ...

The Bishops’ Conference should not substitute Bishops in pastoral mission

The Bishops’ Conference was born “as a practical application of the collegial affection of Bishops in hierarchical communion with the Successor of Peter to be ...

The responsibility to educate

“ All who have at heart the city of men and the good of the new generations” must feel involved in “the responsibility for education”. ...

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 ...

Mission is not a search for new techniques but a service to Christ's Gospel

On Monday, 4 October, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops of the North 1 and North East Regions of the Brazilian Bishops' Conference whom ...

Forgiveness rebuilds human beings and encourages renewal of society

On Saturday morning, 25 September, in the Hall of the Swiss at the Papal Summer Residence, Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops ...

A healthy ecumenism to combat indifferentism and ecclesiological relativism

On Saturday, 11 September, in the Hall of the Swiss at the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops ...

Audience with  Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

1. The Holy Father today received in Audience [Monday, 28 June], Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria, and President of the Austrian Bishops' Conference. ...

The Pope in solidarity with the Bishops of Belgium

On Sunday, 27 June, the Holy Father sent a Message to Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard of Malines-Brussels concerning the recent events which occurred in Belgium. On ...

Charity alone saves the world

On Thursday morning, 24 June, the Holy Father visited the Don Orione Centre on the Monte Mario Hill in north Rome, in order to bless ...

The language of love  changes hearts and society

“Their eyes were opened, they recognized him and announced him: The Sunday Eucharist and the witness of charity” was the theme of the Convention of ...

Press release on the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland

Following the Holy Father's Letter to the Catholics of Ireland , the Apostolic Visitation of certain Irish dioceses, seminaries and religious congregations will begin in ...

Current crisis not only economic  but also cultural and spiritual

One should not consider tackling the economic crisis without taking into account the “cultural and spiritual crisis” that is afflicting Italy today. The Holy Father ...

A new Christian conscience for Belgium

On Saturday morning, 8 May, in his Private Library, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops of Belgium at the end of their “ad limina” ...

A charism to redefine

1. On 30 April and 1 May, the Cardinal Secretary of State presided over a meeting in the Vatican with the five Bishops who had ...

The fight against poverty starts with respect for the dignity of the human person

On Thursday, 29 April, in his Private Library, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops of The Gambia and Sierra Leone as well as those ...

Priests' films promote human rights

Two Catholic priests dabbling in mainstream cinema for almost a decade now claim their two feature films help indigenous people gain dignity and assert human ...

The Eucharist: centre and source  of Petrine Ministry

On Thursday, 15 April, in his Private Library, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops of the North II Region of the Bishops' Conference of ...

Mistakes were made but not in Rome

“Mistakes were made in the Lawrence Murphy case. The mistakes were not made in Rome in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The mistakes were made here, ...

Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Ireland

On Saturday, 20 March, the Pastoral Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland was released. Pastoral Letter of the Holy Father ...

Solid formation and inner renewal

On Saturday, 20 March, in his Private Library, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops of Burkina Faso and of Niger during their “ad limina” ...

Searching for the truth without false interpretations

The German Bishops' Conference has posted on its website a communiqué issued by Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg im Breisgau, President of the Conference, after ...

Reciprocal understanding amid diversity

The true challenge for the Church in Sudan is to teach its people to live in diversity and to accept one another without prejudices. The ...

Declaration by Bishop Müller of Regensburg

On Friday, 12 March, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller of Regensburg, made a declaration regarding the presumed silence of the Catholic Church in Germany. The following ...

Communiqué from the Bishop of Regensburg

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller of Regensburg issued the following communiqué concerning the Regensburger Domspatzen. The Regensburger Domspatzen is made up of three sections: – The ...

Respect for Creation essential to justice in Africa

Africa is ready to put all its spiritual resources at the disposition of the Church and the world. In exchange it asks only respect and ...

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