We Must Not Resign Ourselves To Imagining A Middle East Without Christians

Vatican City, 21 November 2013 (VIS) – “The memorable Vatican Council II also had the merit of explicitly mentioning that in the ancient liturgies of the Oriental Churches, in their theology, spirituality and canonical discipline ‘there remains conspicuous the tradition that has been handed down from the Apostles through the Fathers and that forms part [...]

Funeral For Flood Victims In Sardinia

Vatican City, 21 November 2013 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon Archbishop Angelo Becciu, substitute of the secretary of State, attended the funeral held in the city of Olbia in Sardinia, Italy, for the victims of the recent flood. The prelate, of Sardinian origin, gave an address at the end of the rites. “As a son of [...]

Director And Deputy Director Of The IOR Resign

Vatican City, 2 July 2013 (VIS) – A communique was issued in English by the Holy See Press Office late yesterday afternoon, the full text of which is given below: “IOR-Director Comm. Paolo Cipriani and Deputy Director Dott. Massimo Tulli have offered their resignations from their current positions. After many years of service both have [...]

Lebanon We Must Not Resign Ourselves To Violence

Vatican City, 9 September 2012 (VIS) – After praying the Angelus today the Pope, speaking French and Arabic, spoke of his imminent apostolic trip to Lebanon, where he is due to sign the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, which took place in the Vatican [...]

We Must Never Resign Ourselves to the Absence of Peace

“Conflicts, wars, violence and terrorism have gone on for too long in the Middle East. Peace, which is a gift of God, is also the result of the efforts of men of goodwill, of national and international institutions, in particular of the States most involved in the search for a solution to conflicts. We must [...]

Priests urge South Korean president to resign

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Nearly 1,200 South Korean priests have signed a petition urging President Lee Myung-bak to step down.“We can no longer bear the current situation that is destroying democracy,” said the statement from the Catholic Priests’ Association for Justice. […]