The Pope Receives The Italian Movement For Life

Vatican City, 11 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father received 470 members of the Italian Movement for Life. The Pontiff thanked them for their work, especially for the “Progetto Gemma” (a form of prenatal adoption at a distance to assist pregnant women in [...]

Pope’s Message To Venezuela: May Unity Prevail Over Conflict

Vatican City, 11 April 2014 (VIS)  On the occasion of the initiation of the Dialogue for Peace between the government and opposition groups in Venezuela, in which the Holy See has been invited as a mediator, the Holy Father has sent a message to President Nicolas Maduro Moros, members of government, representatives of the Democratic [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 2 April 2014

Vatican City, 2 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – confirmed the erection of the archiepiscopal esarchate of Kharkiv, Ukraine by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, with the consent of the Synod of the Greek Catholic Church, with territory from the current archiepiscopal esarchate of Donetsk-Kharkiv, Ukraine. – gave his [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 29, 31 March 2014

Vatican City, 31 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Nicholas Gilbert Hudson as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Southwark**(note correction below) (area 3,000, population 4,478,000, Catholics 394,708, priests 419, permanent deacons 78, religious 742), England. The bishop-elect was born in Wimbledon, England in 1959 and was ordained a priest in 1986. [...]

Chancery Notice – 25 March 2014

Press Release from the Apostolic Nunciature in Kuala Lumpur25 March 2014, Solemnity of the Annunciation of the LordHis Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Msgr. Marek Zalewski, Counsellor of the Apostolic Nunciature in Malaysia, Apostolic Nuncio to Zimbabwe, Titular Archbishop of Africa. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 8, 10 March 2014

Vatican City, 10 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Michael Fabian McCarthy as bishop of Rockhampton (area 415,000, population 402,654, Catholics 101,715, priests 43, religious 117), Australia. The bishop-elect was born in Toowoomba, Australia in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1978. He has served in a number of [...]

Agreement Ratified Between Holy See And Republic Of Burundi

Vatican City, 3 March 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 28 February 2014, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi, Laurent Kavakure, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Archbishop Franco Coppola, apostolic nuncio, exchanged the instruments of ratification of the Agreement between the Holy See and the [...]