Pope Francis Address to Journalists

VATICAN CITY, March 18, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Here is the translation of the address Pope Francis gave to journalists on Saturday morning at the Paul VI Audience Hall.* * *Dear Friends,At the beginning of my ministry in the See of Peter, I am pleased to meet all of you who have worked here in Rome throughout this intense period which began with the unexpected announcement made by my venerable ...

Pope keeps motto of mercy from Buenos Aires

Pope Francis decided this morning that he would keep both the motto and coat of arms that he used during his time as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.The motto has"a particular meaning in life and spiritual journey of the Pope," a March 18 statement from the Vatican press office says."In fact, on the feast of St. Matthew in 1953, the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio experienced at the age of ...

Pope Francis inauguration brings world to Rome

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to converge on St. Peter's Square March 19 for the installation of Pope Francis, including large delegations from Argentina and Italy.The ceremony is formally titled"The Inauguration of the Petrine Ministry of the Bishop of Rome" and begins with a visit to the tomb of St. Peter.The largest delegations will be coming from Argentina and ...

Pope Francis Visits Secretariat of State

Gives Heartfelt Thanks To 300 Member StaffVATICAN CITY, April 12, 2013 (Zenit.org) - This morning, Pope Francis paid a visit to the Secretariat of State, located in what is known as the Third Loggia of the Apostolic Palace. Almost 300 people composed of both religious and lay personnel work in the Holy See's administrative arm which is headed by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican ...

Chicago’s Sacred Heart Hospital Owner Executive and Four Doctors Arrested in Alleged Medicare Kickback www.privateofficer.com

CHICAGO IL April 17 2013 --The owner and another senior executive of Sacred Heart Hospital and four physicians affiliated with the west side facility were arrested today for allegedly conspiring to pay and receive illegal kickbacks, including more than $225,000 in cash, along with other forms of payment, in exchange for the referral of patients insured by Medicare and Medicaid to the hospital, ...

Pope Francis emphasizes that Second Vatican Council is the work of the Holy Spirit

In a weekday Mass homily devoted to docility to the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis preached that the Second Vatican Council"was a beautiful work of the Holy Spirit," according to excerpts of the homily published in a Vatican Radio report. Reflecting on St. Stephen's words before his martyrdom ("you stiff-necked people ... you always resist the Holy Spirit"), Pope Francis ...

Church official Pope has potential to �untie knots in negotiations between Holy See Israel

Father David Neuhaus, the Jesuit responsible for the pastoral care of Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land, said after a meeting with Pope Francis that the Pontiff has the potential to"untie knots" in diplomatic negotiations between the Holy See and the State of Israel."We were presented one by one to the Pope, and when I came to him I underlined the fact that I'm a ...

Vatican official reflects on social media and �cross-generational dialogue

In an interview with Vatican Radio, the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications reflected on the need"for what you could almost call a cross-generational dialogue" about social media."Young people have an extraordinary amount to teach us about the new technologies, about their creative capacities," said Msgr. Paul Tighe, who is 55."If I approach ...

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