‘Priests are not meant to walk alone’, Pope Francis

Meeting with participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Dicastery for the Clergy, the Pope emphasized formation, vocation, and the importance of the permanent diaconate.

By Adriana Masotti

Pope Francis met with participants in the Dicastery for the Clergy’s Plenary Assembly in the Vatican on Thursday morning, focusing on three main aspects: the ongoing formation of priests, the promotion of vocations, and the permanent diaconate.


Benedict XVI: 'The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse'* Vatican City

The following is a previously unpublished essay from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: On February 21 to 24, 2019, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world's bishops' conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the current crisis of the faith and of the Church; a crisis experienced throughout the world after shocking revelations of clerical abuse perpetrated against minors._<


Pope Francis Makes Christmas Visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Francis visited Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Friday, Dec 23rd at his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City.

According to the Holy See Press Office, the Holy Father appeared knocking at the residence’s door, as he wished to personally give his Christmas greetings to the Pontiff Emeritus.

As has become their tradition, they prayed together briefly and then spent some time having pleasant conversation.

In various occasion, Pope Francis likened Benedict XVI’s presence in the Vatican to having a “wise grandfather living at home.”



Pope Proclaims a Christmas of Hope

The hope that comes to us at Christmas is a different kind of hope — it is reliable and visible because it is founded on God.

The Pope said this today as he took up a third general audience catechesis on the theme of hope.

“Today, a few days from Christmas, I would like to reflect more specifically on the moment in which, so to speak, hope entered the world, with the Incarnation of the Son of God,” he said.