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Day: September 1, 2014

Vatican: int. community must stop unjust aggressor in Iraq

(Vatican Radio) Archbishop Silvano Tomasi is calling on the international community to take concrete steps to stop the ongoing violence and persecution of minorities in northern Iraq, to reestablish a just peace and to protect all vulnerable groups of society. Speaking on Monday at the 22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Archbishop Tomasi…
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Pope to Interfaith Soccer players: religion and sport can collaborate for peace

(Vatican Radio)  An Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace – an initiative desired by Pope Francis – will take place Monday night at Rome’s Olympic Stadium.  The 50-some former and current professional players to take part in the game were received by the Pope in the Vatican Monday afternoon. “Tonight’s sporting event,” said Pope Francis, “is…
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Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis for September

Vatican City, 1 September 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for September is : “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life”. His intention for evangelisation is: “That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering”.

Pope at Santa Marta: Find the Living Jesus in the Gospel

(Vatican Radio) We need to proclaim the Gospel with humility not with ‘wise words’ because Jesus Himself is the power of the Word of God, and only those who have an open heart can receive Him said Pope Francis Monday morning, as he resumed his daily mass at Santa Marta after the summer break. Emer…
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Bartholomew I announces June Environmental Summit

(Vatican Radio) In a letter to the Orthodox world marking the new Ecclesiastical New Year, the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I has announced an Environmental Summit next June on the theme of “Theology, Ecology, and the Word: a conversation on environment, literature and the arts.” He says the aim of this conference is to “awaken…
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