Pope Pius XII

Works of mercy means sharing suffering of others

Doing works of mercy doesn’t mean just giving coins to assuage our consciences. Rather, it means sharing in the suffering of others, even at personal cost to ourselves. That message was at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily on Monday morning at his regular Santa Marta Mass. Reflecting on the first reading from the book of [...]

Flight from Defeat: Who Helped the Germans Escape Europe?

German officers who had become prisoners of war Did the Vatican actually help Nazi criminals “on the run” at the end of the Second World War? An Italian scholar points to another “protector” Among the accusations directly or indirectly targeting Pius XII and the Church of his time, is the one that he and [...]

Vatican Watch – August/September 2014

May - Saturday 24 Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras. Pope Francis’ to the Western Wall. Pope arrives in Holy Land Pope Francis began a densely packed visit to the Holy Land with a [...]

By | 2014-08-01T00:53:39+00:00 Aug 1st, 2014|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pope denounces "idolatrous economies", defends Pius XII…

Henrique Cymerman. On June 9, the day when illness forced him to rest, Pope Francis granted a long interview to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. The full text was also made available by the website Il Sismografo. The interview was carried out by a Portuguese journalist, Henrique Cy­merman, who is a Middle East correspondent for La Vanguardia, [...]

By | 2014-06-01T07:01:31+00:00 Jun 1st, 2014|Categories: Interview|Tags: , , , , |

How the Canonization Process Works

Pope Pius XII   St. Pius X (Pope from 1903 to 1914) was the last Pope to be canonized. Now, after almost six decades, causes for the last five Popes, with the exception of Benedict XVI, have been initiated. Don’t you think that’s too many? And why almost all at the same time? Don [...]

Interview with Zion Evrony, Ambassador of Israel to the Holy See

“Pope Francis brings a universal message of modesty, caring for the poor, struggle for peace and care for the environment,” Zion Evrony said to Inside the Vatican. “We very much hope to see him visit Israel during the year 2014. He has been officially invited by President Peres, by Deputy Foreign Minister Elkin, and by me to [...]

By | 2013-10-01T16:43:21+00:00 Oct 1st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pope Pius XII: Friend and Rescuer of Jews

  Pope Pius XII (1939–1938) read editor's note by clicking on photo “And now, my Jewish friend, go with the protection of the Lord, and never forget, you must always be proud to be a Jew!” The words are striking, and unforgettable. They serve as a comfort to anyone who has ever been the [...]

By | 2012-01-01T12:10:56+00:00 Jan 1st, 2012|Categories: Lead Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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