This missionary mandate touches us personally: I am a mission, always; you are a mission, always; every baptized man and woman is a mission. People in love never stand still: they are drawn out of themselves; they are attracted and attract others in turn.
To 31 December 2016, the world population was 7.352.289.000 with an increase of 103.348.000 units compared with the previous year. On the same date, Catholics in the world numbered 1.299.059.000 units with an overall incewase of 14.249.000.
Will Francis make the necessary and radical changes needed to save the Catholic Church from its ongoing meltdown? He can no longer ignore what is clearly the biggest crisis to hit the Catholic Church at least since the Reformation. And it is one that has only just begun and will eventually spread to the Church in other parts of the world.
The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, today confirmed that “there are many hopes and expectations for new developments and a new stage in the relations between the Apostolic See and China.”
ROME— Pope Francis has called for greater leadership by women in Catholicism in the future, but already in the here and now there are multiple arenas in which women are the vanguard of implementing his agenda, including the Church’s response to forced migration, modern-day slavery, and war.
The Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow are to meet in Cuba before Bergoglio’s visit to Mexico, which begins next week: the Vatican and the Russian Patriarchate both announced the … Continua a leggere
January 22, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudanese and Sudanese archbishops who visited Pope Francis of Catholic Vatican city said they had extended invitation to him to visit the two neighbouring, … Continua a leggere
Pope Francis encouraged a Lutheran woman to decide for herself whether she should receive Communion when she attends Mass with her Catholic husband. The Pope made his stunning remark—which seems … Continua a leggere
Francis may be empathetic. He may tweet. But he’s got everyone guessing about what he really wants. The 78-year-old who lives behind a gas station in Vatican City previously worked … Continua a leggere
In the land of the Rising Sun, an outstanding book with a new interpretation of Ratzinger as theologian and pope. Written by a specialist in German history and culture. And … Continua a leggere