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Children's Train to arrive in Vatican Saturday to see Pope

Vatican Radio - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Director of the Vatican Press Office, Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, has released a statement concerning accusations by Francesca Immacolta Chaouqui against Archbishop Angelo Giovanni Becciu.
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Don't turn faith into ideology, charity into philanthropy, pope says

Catholic News Service - ‎14 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- To follow the path of Christ means to serve the poor and the downtrodden while not turning Christian virtues simply into ideas and humanitarian endeavors, Pope Francis said. "In them, you touch and serve the flesh of Christ and ...
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Loris Francesco Capovilla, Pope John's Vatican Council Aide and 'Spiritual Son,' Dies at 100

New York Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla, who as personal secretary to Pope John XXIII helped prepare the Roman Catholic hierarchy for the opening of the Second Vatican Council, died on Thursday in Bergamo, Italy.

Breda O'Brien: Pope Francis should visit Seán MacDermott Street on Irish trip

Irish Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
In 1979, when Pope John Paul II visited Ireland, the locals put enormous effort into preparing for a proposed visit to the shrine of Matt Talbot.
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Pope meets with Costa Rican President: hints that a future visit to country is possible

Rome Reports - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pope meets with Costa Rican President: hints that a future visit to country is possible. 2016-05-27. Pope Francis received the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, who was accompanied by his partner and daughters, in the Vatican on Friday.
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In Eucharist, find strength to share bread, faith with others, pope says

Catholic News Service - ‎May 26, 2016‎
ROME (CNS) -- A Corpus Christi procession should honor Christ's gift of himself in the Eucharist, but also should be a pledge to share bread and faith with the people of the cities and towns where the processions take place, Pope Francis said. Just as ...
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President Tony Tan meeting Pope today

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Tony Tan Keng Yam will meet Pope Francis today in the first state visit by a Singapore head of state to the Holy See.

What Makes a Pope a Saint?

National Catholic Register (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Now that all the talk about Popes Francis and Benedict XVI officiating over a momentous ceremony, making two additional popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, into saints is over with, I started wondering about the intersecting circles of all popes and ...

Pope Francis to Meet with Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

teleSUR English - ‎9 hours ago‎
Pope Francis will meet Friday with Hebe de Bonafini, the head of the human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, marking the first meeting of the two Argentine leaders.

What happened to the 12 Syrian refugees rescued by the pope?

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Ramy Alshakarji was still coming to terms with the idea that at last he was safe - he was leaving Lesbos after all, one of 11 refugees rescued by the pope last month - when he found himself at the centre of an improbable security crisis. Ramy must have ...
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Has the Pope Abandoned Europe to Islam?

Gatestone Institute - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI said what no Pope had ever dared to say -- that there is a link between violence and Islam.

Following the Pilgrim Footsteps of the Pope

National Catholic Register - ‎13 hours ago‎
You know, every pope that has gone to the Holy Land on pilgrimage has started in Jordan. Every one of them - they all start in Jordan.
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Coptic pope delegates Minya's bishop to speak about sectarian attack

Ahram Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
Egypt's Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, announced on Friday that Bishop Macarius of Minya and Abu Qirqas was delegated to speak on behalf of the church in relation to a recent sectarian mob incident in the governorate.
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The Pope and the SSPX: Is Reconciliation Near?

First Things - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Of all the initiatives taken by Pope Francis, the most surprising is his latest effort to reconcile with Traditionalist Catholics—especially given their relentless criticisms of him as a progressive and even a “Modernist.

Limerick Bishop says Pope visit would be a 'huge boost' for Church

Limerick Leader - ‎22 hours ago‎
A VISIT by the Pope to Ireland would be “a huge boost to the Church here and at a vital time,” the Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy has said.
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Pope Francis and the risk of 'interfaith correctness' with Islam

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎May 24, 2016‎
From the “it's not easy being pope” files, a recent story in Rome illustrates how Pope Francis faces a challenge these days of doing two big things at once, which don't always sit well with one another: Reaching out to moderate Muslims in the Middle ...

A bambino blessing from the Pope

Cambridge Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
CAMBRIDGE - When Cambridge parents Jessica and Tyler March booked tickets to witness a service at the Vatican while on vacation last month, they joked about the odds of their baby, Henry, meeting the Pope. After all, they teased, Italians worship babies.
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Pope Geraldine would make good pontiff, I bet

The News Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
One day fairly soon, I am guessing, we will look back and laugh with Pope Geraldine at how backward Catholic men used to be.

Pope Lick 'monster' survivor now faces felony

The Courier-Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
Railroad officials have brought a felony charge against the Ohio tourist who saw his girlfriend fall to her death from a train trestle during their search for the mythical Pope Lick monster. Norfolk Southern police initially gave David Knee a ...

Housing, winery proposed on Pope Street

Napa Valley Register - ‎3 hours ago‎
A new proposal to develop a Pope Street property is already drawing positive reviews from neighbors who have been critical of previous plans.