Zenit: The world as seen from Rome

  • Let Jesus Change Your Heart
    POPE’S ANGELUS ADDRESS: On Letting Jesus’ Fire Change Our Hearts, Renew Our Lives (FULL TEXT) ‘May Mary, Most Holy, help us to let our hearts be purified by the fire brought by Jesus, to propagate it with our life, through decisive and courageous choices’ The post Let Jesus Change Your… Read more »
  • POPE’S ANGELUS ADDRESS: On Letting Jesus’ Fire Change Our Hearts, Renew Our Lives (FULL TEXT)
    Here is a ZENIT working translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Before the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In today’s Gospel (Lk 12:49-53), Jesus warns the disciples that the… Read more »
  • Fire of the Holy Spirit
    Archbishop Follo: On the Fire of the Holy Spirit Discerning the opportune moment (kairòs) to serve the peace of Christ Pope Names New Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Msgr. Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi, OFM Cap., until now, served as coadjutor of the same archdiocese Cardinal Bo: Reflections From The Periphery: ‘God’s love… Read more »
  • Missionaries Persevere in Burkina Faso Amid Continuing Violence
    The alert in Burkina Faso where the situation is even tenser and dangerous than in Mali continues, Fides News Agency reported August 9, 2019. Since last February there have been five attacks carried out in the same area by armed groups of jihadist origin, the last attack took place a… Read more »
  • Archbishop Follo: On the Fire of the Holy Spirit
    Roman rite XX Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year C – August 18th, 2019. Jer 38.4-6.8-10; Ps 39; Heb 12: 1-4; Lk 12.49-53   Ambrosian rite 13th Pentecost Sunday. Ne 1,1-4, 2,1-8; Ps 83; Rm 15,25-32; Mt 21.10-1   1) Fire. From the teaching of Pope Francis who, commenting on… Read more »
  • Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’ Released in Australia, New Zealand
    The controversial pro-life movie “Unplanned” is making its way around the world. Through a partnership with FanForce, “Unplanned” will be seen in over 100 theaters in Australia and New Zealand starting September 11. “Unplanned” is the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, which debuted in United States… Read more »
  • Pope Sends Video to Abuse Prevention Center in Chile
    Pope sent a video message to new abuse prevention center in Chile, Vatican News reported August 15, 2019. In the message for the opening of the Cuida Centre for the prevention of abuse, he thanked those involved in promoting this project. Pope Francis begins his by saying that, through this… Read more »
  • Pope Names New Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
    Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Polycarp Pengo of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, on August 16, 2019, presented by the cardinal. He is succeeded by Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi, OFM Cap., who until now, served as coadjutor of the same archdiocese. The post Pope Names New Archbishop… Read more »
  • Cardinal Bo: Reflections From The Periphery: ‘God’s love for the people and Nations of Asia’ – (PART IV OF IV)Cardinal Bo: Reflections From The Periphery: ‘God’s love for the people and Nations of Asia’ – (PART IV OF IV)
    Pope Francis has often spoken of the need to pay more attention to the people and places on the world’s periphery. Today, ZENIT concludes its four-part reflection by Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangoon, Myanmar. In his insightful reflection, Cardinal Bo makes no apologies for being from the periphery. Instead,… Read more »
  • Poland: Over 60,000 pilgrims at Jasna Góra on Feast of the Assumption
    Good is always greater than evil, there is more good in the world, because good is a path of love, and love comes from God, because God is love – said Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawłowski, Delegate for Pontifical Representations, on August 15 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary… Read more »
  • Dioceses of Boston Province Launch Independent System to Report Abuse by Bishops
    Dioceses of the Boston Province have launched a third party, independent system to report abuse by Catholic bishops, the Archdiocese of Boston announced August 14, 2019. The Bishops of the province have agreed to make a reporting system available now in the wake of Pope Francis’ landmark Vos estis letter… Read more »
  • Angelus on the Assumption
    POPE’S ANGELUS ADDRESS: On the Feast of the Assumption (FULL TEXT) “May the Blessed Virgin, Gate of Heaven, help us to look every day with trust and joy toward Heaven, where our true home is, where she is, awaiting us as a mother” ‘Prayer Done With Faith Is Powerful’ –… Read more »
  • Pope Francis Assures Prayers, Closeness to Those Suffering Monsoons in South Asia
    “I express my closeness to the populations of several South Asian countries, badly affected by the monsoon rains.” The Holy Father said this during his Angelus address today, August 15, 2019, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These natural disasters in India have claimed the… Read more »
  • Cardinal Bo: Reflections From The Periphery: ‘God’s love for the people and Nations of Asia’ – (PART III OF IV)Cardinal Bo: Reflections From The Periphery: ‘God’s love for the people and Nations of Asia’ – (PART III OF IV)
    Pope Francis has often spoken of the need to pay more attention to the people and places on the world’s periphery. Today, ZENIT is publishing the third is a four-part reflection by Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangoon, Myanmar. In his insightful reflection, Cardinal Bo makes no apologies for being… Read more »
  • On Feast of Mary’s Assumption, Pope Greets Polish Pilgrims Gathered in Czestochowa
    On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis gave a special greeting to Polish pilgrims who gathered today in Czestochowa. “Today, in Czestochowa, Poland,” Francis recalled, “many pilgrims have gathered to celebrate the Virgin’s Assumption.” Noting they also are remembering the centenary of the restoration… Read more »