Letter #180, 2023, Saturday, December 23: Trial #5

    Standing on the right, Alessandro Diddi, the prominent Italian defense attorney who changed roles and became the chief prosecutor in the Vatican's "trial of the century." He has now filed a curious appeal against the verdict...     Letter #180, 2023, Saturday, December 23: Trial #5 -- After the Guilty Verdicts, Appeals (also by the Prosecutor)     On [...]

Letter #10, May 7, 2020: Appeal for Dignity

"In his first encyclical Redemptor Hominis ('The Redeemer of Man,' 1979), John Paul II quoted the words of Christ, 'You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.' John Paul added: 'These words contain both a fundamental requirement and a warning: the requirement of an honest relationship with regard to truth as a condition [...]

Pope at Angelus: Appeal for Middle East, recalls “saints next door”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass and recites the Angelus in Camerino, Italy (Vatican Media) June 16, 2019 After celebrating Holy Mass in Camerino, in the Italian Marches Region, Pope Francis recites the Angelus Prayer, thanking those who helped prepare for his visit, and remembering “the saints next door”. He also appeals for a resolution to [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli prays for dialogue in Sudan

Sudanese protesters in Khartoum Pope Francis addressed the faithful after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square asking for prayers for Sudan where scores of people have been killed in political violence. Appeal for dialogue in Sudan Pope Francis appealed for prayers for Sudan on Sunday, where he said news of the past days is causing sadness and [...]

Gospel joy opens hearts

Ahead of the Sunday Angelus prayer with pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis shared a reflection on two of the three parables from the 13th chapter of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, which were read during Mass on Sunday. Focusing exclusively on the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price, the Holy Father said, “This day, we are [...]

Pope Francis' appeal for Venezuela

Pope Francis' appeal for Venezuela during the General Audience - St. Peter's Square - February, 26 2014 "I am following with particular concern what is happening these days in Venezuela. I hope profoundly that the violence and hostilities will cease as soon as possible and that the whole Venezuelan people, beginning with political and institutional leaders, will use the [...]