Category Archives: Vatican Information Services

Pope Francis: Full text of Lenten Message.

Full text of Pope Francis’s Lenten Message: Make your hearts firm (Jas 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican Information Services | Leave a comment

MESSAGE FOR SEA SUNDAY: RAISE AWARENESS OF THE WORKING CONDITIONS OF THOUSANDS OF SEAFARERS

“Sea Sunday” will be celebrated on 14 July and to mark the occasion the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples has released a message signed by the president of the dicastery, Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican Information Services | Tagged | 1 Comment

MOTU PROPRIO ON THE JURISDICTION OF JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES OF VATICAN CITY STATE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS (full text)

Vatican City, 11 July 2013 (VIS) – Pope Francis’ apostolic letter issued Motu proprio on the jurisdiction of the judicial authorities of Vatican City State in criminal matters was published this morning. The full text is given below: “In our … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Vatican Information Services | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

PAPAL INDULGENCES FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY

Vatican City, 9 July 2013 (VIS) – According to a decree made public today and signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Pope Francis will grant Indulgence … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican Information Services, World Youth Day | Tagged | Leave a comment

MASS OF INAUGURATION OF BISHOP OF ROME’S PETRINE MINISTRY

Vatican City, 18 March 2013 (VIS) – In the press conference held today, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Press Office of the Holy See, focused on two themes: Pope Francis’ first audiences and details of the Mass inaugurating … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Vatican Information Services | Tagged | Leave a comment

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC AND ART TO BE DEDICATED TO THE YEAR OF FAITH

Vatican City, 19 October 2012 (VIS) – The eleventh edition of the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art – which takes place during the autumn in Rome’s patriarchal basilicas and in the Vatican – is to be dedicated to … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican Information Services, Year of Faith | 1 Comment

STUDYING VATICAN COUNCIL II FROM THE ARCHIVES

Vatican City, 2 October 2012 (VIS) – A conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present an International Academic Conference: “Vatican Council II in the Light of the Archives of the Council Fathers, on the … Continue reading

Posted in Popes, Vatican Information Services | 3 Comments

The Holy Father; Wednesday General Audience: “NO PRAYER IS EVER LOST”.

Vatican City, 12 September 2012.  During his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on prayer in the second part of the Book of Revelation in which, he noted, attention moves from … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Benedict, Vatican Information Services | Tagged | 1 Comment

Wednesday General Audience: PRAYER IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION

PRAYER IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION Vatican City, 5 September 2012 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today resumed his general audiences in the Vatican, having held them at Castelgandolfo during the month of August. Meeting with faithful in the Paul VI … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Benedict, Vatican Information Services | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wednesday General Audience: St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during this morning’s general audience (AP) (Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI resumed his weekly appointment with pilgrims this Wednesday, who packed into Castel Gandolfo’s tiny “Freedom Square” to hear the Pope’s latest installment in his … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Benedict, Vatican Information Services | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ST. PIUS X AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Vatican City, 27 July 2012 – It was 1908 when, in the wake of a serious economic crisis, Rome renounced hosting the Olympic Games which were eventually celebrated in London, England. In the same year Pierre de Coubertin, the founder … Continue reading

Posted in Popes, Vatican Information Services | Tagged | 17 Comments

SSPX: The Wait Goes On.

The Holy See issued the following Communique this morning: COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING PRIESTLY SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS X Vatican City, 19 July 2012 (VIS) – Early this afternoon, the Holy See Press Office released the following English-language communique concerning the declaration … Continue reading

Posted in The Holy See, Vatican Information Services | Tagged | 5 Comments

PRESENTATION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH

Vatican City, 21 June 2012 (VIS) – A press conference was held this morning in the Holy See Press Office for the presentation of the Year of Faith which is due to last from 11 October 2012 to 24 November … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican Information Services | Tagged | Leave a comment

PRAYER OPENS THE WAY TO THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S PLAN: The Holy Father’s Wednesday catechesis.

Vatican City, 20 June 2012 (VIS) – During his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, Benedict XVI continued his ongoing series of catecheses on the subject of prayer in the Letters of St. Paul. “Our prayers … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Benedict, Vatican Information Services | Tagged | Leave a comment

BISHOP FELLAY VISITS THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH

Vatican City, 14 June 2012 (VIS) – “On the afternoon of Wednesday 13 June, Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and president of the Pontifical Commission ‘Ecclesia Dei’, met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, … Continue reading

Posted in Society of St. Pius X, Vatican Information Services | Leave a comment