Solidarity

Pope Condemns Wasting Food

Pope at Angelus: ‘don't waste food, don’t be indifferent to the world's cry of hunger’ Reflecting on the parable of the multiplication of the loaves and fish, Pope Francis said the Gospel invites us to be "open and industrious” in the face of humanity’s “cry” of hunger. He also invited those present not to waste the [...]

Bartholomew I to Centesimus Annus: challenge is solidarity

The Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, delivered an address on Saturday before the Centesimus Annus assembly saying that Christian principles alone can heal ecological, technological and political ills. Bartholomew I began by expressing his gratitude to the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation for having invited him to speak. The Patriarch used the theme of the conference, [...]

"(Re)Thinking Europe Conference"

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' remarks at the conference on (Re)Thinking Europe: a Christian Contribution to the Future of the European Project, sponsored by the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE): Address of His Holiness Pope Francis  to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community Saturday, 28 [...]

The poor not a problem but a resource

Pope Francis’ Message for the first World Day of the Poor, to be observed on November 19th, was presented to journalists on Tuesday at the Holy See press office. In the message entitled, “Let us love, not with words but with deeds”, Pope Francis explains that at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, he wanted [...]

Pope Francis homily for Jubilee of the Sick and Disabled

Pope Francis has decried the pursuit for perfect bodies, saying it leads to society hiding away the disabled to avoid offending the sensibilities of what he described as ``the privileged few.'' Celebrating Holy Mass on Sunday in St. Peter's Square for the Jubilee of the Sick and Disabled, the Pope called for solidarity and mutual acceptance [...]

Pope’s Homily at Mass With Indigenous Community of Chiapas

‘Today’s world, overcome by convenience, needs to learn anew the value of gratitude!’   Li smantal Kajvaltike toj lek – The law of the Lord is perfect; it revives the soul. Thus begins the psalm we have just heard. The law of the Lord is perfect and the psalmist diligently lists everything that the law offers [...]

In Trastevere, Francis warns against a “throw-away culture”

In a visit to a Roman community dedicated to serving the poor and needy, Pope Francis warned of the poverty of a Europe which faces a declining birthrate, hidden forms of euthanasia, and high rates of unemployment. The arrival of Pope Francis in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, near theheadquarters of the Sant’Egidio community, on [...]

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Vatican Watch – November 2013

Thursday 5 A LETTER TO PUTIN Pope Francis wrote to Vladimir Putin, Russian president, host of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 5-6. The pontiff asked leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution” to the Syrian civil war and promote instead a “peaceful solution through [...]