Pope Francis on World Communications Day

Yesterday Pope Francis delivered an address in anticipation of the 51st World Day of Social Communications. Here is the full text: “Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time” Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news […]

Seriously Seeking Christian Unity

This week (January 18-25) marks the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Around the world there are various prayer services and programs offered to engage in conversation about the issues that continue to divide the church, which is fundamentally all the baptized, and the Spirit’s role in reconciliation. Pope Francis, following […]

Pope Francis, Young People, and the 2018 Synod of Bishops

The 2018 Synod of Bishops is set to be focused on the theme “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” In advance of releasing the preparatory documents for the synod, Pope Francis wrote a letter to young people that was released earlier today.  Pope Francis draws on scripture to encourage young women and men to […]

Pope Francis Continues Advocating for Peacemaking

Today, Pope Francis met with the diplomatic corps of the Holy See and took the opportunity to dedicate his remarks to the theme of “security and peace,” as he described it. He explained, “In today’s climate of general apprehension for the present, and uncertainty and anxious concern for the future, I feel it is important […]