Mass Of Thanksgiving For The Canonisation Of John Paul II

Vatican City, 28 April 2014 (VIS) – At 10 a.m. today in St. Peter’s Square Cardinal Angelo Comastri, vicar general of His Holiness for Vatican City and archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, presided at a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of John Paul II. The Eucharist was preceded by a greeting from Cardinal Stanislaw [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 28 April 2014

Vatican City, 28 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh, presented by Bishop Theotonius Gomes C.S.C., upon reaching the age limit.

John XXIII And John Paul II Inscribed In The Book Of Saints

Vatican City, 27 April 2014 (VIS) – Half a million people attended the ceremony held this morning in St. Peter’s Square for the canonisation of the “two Pope saints”: John XXIII and John Paul II. Since it was opened to the public at 5 a.m., the square and its environs were filled with faithful from [...]

Honour The Memory Of The Two Saints By Continuing Their Teaching

Vatican City, 27 April 2014 (VIS) – Following the Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica for the canonisation of the two Blessed Pontiffs, John XXIII and John Paul II, and before reciting the Regina Coeli, the Holy Father greeted the faithful and pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square and in the adjacent streets. He thanked the [...]

Jesus’ Pain On The Cross Reflects The Pain Of Humanity

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – The suffering of Jesus on the Cross, that reflects the pain of humanity and represents the divine response to the mystery of the evil that is so difficult to understand, was the theme of Pope Francis’ catechesis during the general audience held today, Holy Wednesday, in which the [...]

Decrees Of The Congregation For Causes Of Saints

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – Yesterday in the Vatican the Holy Father received in private audience Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorised the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes: […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 16 April 2014

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Siedlce, Poland, as bishop of Legnica (area 7,080, population 851,500, Catholics 776,700, priests 475, religious 279), Poland. He succeeds Bishop Stefan Cichy, whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father. […]

Telegram Of Condolences For The Victims Of Valparaiso

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Holy Father, sent a telegram of condolences to Bishop Gonzalo Duarte Garcia de Cortazar of Valparaiso, Chile, for the fire that over the last 48 hours has devastated the nearby forest, spreading to various zones of [...]

Presentation Of The Holy See’s Report On The Convention Against Torture

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., responding to questions from journalists, today declared that next May, the Holy See – along with Cyprus, Lithuania, Guinea, Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Uruguay – will present its Initial Report on the Convention Against Torture [...]