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Mercy is key to the life of faith, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2017 / 04:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also ...

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The Relevance Of Easter – The Resurrection Of Christ Jesus

Easter - The Resurrection Of Christ Jesus

Easter Resurrection About Easter, the catechism of the Catholic Church says the following: 1169 Therefore Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of feasts,” the “Solemnity of solemnities,” just as the Eucharist is the “Sacrament of ...

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Who conquers the devil’s hatred? God’s new martyrs, Pope says

Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2017 / 11:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The devil’s hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that ...

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Pope Francis sends regrets to Brazil for not visiting this year

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2017 / 08:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a letter to the president of Brazil, apologizing for his inability to visit in 2017 and encouraging the leader’s attention to the country’s social issues. “Since in ...

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Vatican Museums launches “Museums at Work” initiative

(Vatican Radio)  The Vatican Museums have launched a new scientific-cultural initiative entitled “Museums at Work” to show visitors the process of restoring a work of art. Taking place over the coming months in Room XVII of the Vatican Pinacoteca, the ...

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Pope at audience: Christian hope is born on Easter morning

(Vatican Radio) Our faith was born with the Risen Jesus on Easter morning. That was Pope Francis message at his General Audience on Wednesday as he continued his catechesis on the meaning of our Christian hope. Listen to our report: ...

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Pope: Easter is about the gift of Christianity – not us

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2017 / 06:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Church jumps into the Easter season, Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a reflection on Christ’s Resurrection and the start of Christianity, saying it’s not about us and what ...

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Pro-Francis posters go up in Rome, striking a different chord

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2017 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just two months after Pope Francis faced intense backlash for his reforms when critical posters were plastered around Rome, a new set went up around the city over Easter, this ...

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Pope Easter Sunday Mass: Hold fast to faith

(Vatican Radio) On Easter Sunday morning Pope Francis presided over Mass in St Peter’s Square festooned for the occasion with colourful tulips from Holland. Breaking with tradition the Pope gave an off the cuff homily encouraging Christians to keep the ...

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Pope Francis prays for persecuted Christian communities

(Vatican Radio) On Easter Monday Pope Francis greeted pilgrims and visitors gathered in St Peter’s Square, praying especially for Christians who are persecuted for their faith. Speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace before the recitation of the Regina ...

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