Vigilance is an important aspect of Christian life because it prevents one’s spirituality from becoming mediocre and lazy, Pope Francis said.
The pope “joins you in asking the Lord to bestow upon everyone the spiritual strength which triumphs over violence and overcomes evil with good,” said the message released Nov. 23.
Father Jean-Pierre Schumacher died 10 minutes after receiving the anointing of the sick at the start of a Mass for the feast of Christ of the King.
At the trial’s fourth session Nov. 17, defense lawyer Luigi Panella argued that conversations between the prosecution and Pope Francis regarding the case should be included in the evidence.
Vatican in Diwali message: Christianity and Hinduism ‘can bring the light of hope in people’s lives.’
The teachings and traditions of Christianity and Hinduism “can bring the light of hope in people’s lives,” wrote the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Blessed Carlo Acutis, millennial tech-lover on the path to sainthood, attracts thousands of pilgrims to tomb in Assisi
In a statement released Oct. 11, the Diocese of Assisi said that since his beatification one year ago, an estimated 117,000 pilgrims visited the teen’s tomb in the Shrine of the Renunciation at the Church of St. Mary Major in Assisi.
Pope Francis said he intends to declare as a doctor of the church St. Irenaeus of Lyon, the second-century theologian known for his defense of orthodoxy amid the rise of gnostic sects.
Christians must be on guard and avoid the temptation of thinking themselves better than others, an attitude that risks turning the church into a place of “separation and not communion,” Pope Francis said.
Celebrating Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the pope encouraged Slovak Catholics to open their hearts to a faith that “identifies with those who are hurting, suffering and forced to bear heavy crosses.”