Pope: Fatima Visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto Will Be Proclaimed Saints

National Catholic Register VATICAN CITY — On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The remarkable story of these … Continue reading

His Holiness Receives Book from Bridges to Common Ground

Dr. David Hungerford and Safi Kaskas, board members of Bridges to Common Ground produced The Qur’an with References to the Bible a seminal work in which over 3,000 Biblical cross references are integrated page by page throughout a readable, modern English interpretation … Continue reading

Pope Francis changes schedule to visit Sri Lankan Buddhist temple

Francis becomes only second pontiff to visit a Buddhist temple after accepting invitation to witness rare ritual at Agrashravaka temple The Guardian carries the AP article on the decision of His Holiness, Pope Francis to … change his schedule at … Continue reading

Football stars will play for interreligious dialogue and peace

Javier Zanetti, organizer of the event Pope Francis is bringing interreligious action to a new level. News broke yesterday that His Holiness asked former Argentinian captain Javier Zanetti, who is also vice-president of the Inter Milan football club, to organize an … Continue reading

Pope Francis announces May pilgrimage to Holy Land

It is very promising that the Holy Father already shows his planned pilgrimage to have an interfaith quality, even by noting the planned stops on his itinerary: Amman, Jordan; Bethlehem and Jerusalem By Batsheva Sobelman January 5, 2014, 3:59 p.m. JERUSALEM–Pope Francis will … Continue reading

Interreligious insights in Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium

When Evangelii Gaudium (the Joy of the Gospel) was released on November 27 of this year, media focused on the dominant element in the Apostolic Exhortation, namely the Pontiff’s  challenge to the debilitating and growing divide between rich and poor. … Continue reading