Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II visited the Vatican from May 9 to 14 and met with Pope Francis. The visit was the second time in 10 years that Pope Tawadros visited the Vatican; he did so in May 2013, when the two churches proclaimed May 10 as “Coptic-Catholic Friendship Day.”
Pope to Pope: Let Our Churches Be United By Christ’s Love
Two popes sat side by side before a crowd of rain-soaked pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square May 10. Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt, was at the Vatican to mark the 50th anniversary of a joint declaration signed by St. Paul VI and Pope Shenouda III in 1973 outlining the beliefs shared by their churches.
Two Popes, Roman and Coptic, Meet to Bolster Middle Eastern Christianity
This week, there will again be “two popes” at the Vatican when Pope Francis meets his Coptic Orthodox counterpart, Pope Tawadros II, who is visiting in a bid to strengthen relations with the Catholic Church and bolster support for Christians in the Middle East.
Every Moment is A Chance to Live The Gospel, Pope Tells New Swiss Guards
Pope Francis asked 23 new members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard to draw close to the sacraments, read Scripture and meditate on spiritual texts, including during calm shifts on guard.
Pope to Safeguarding Commission: Be Kind, Bring Hope, Heal Broken Lives
Safeguarding minors and vulnerable persons must be a priority for everyone in the church, Pope Francis said.
Archbishop Prevost Talks About Choosing Bishops For The Church
By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The U.S.-born archbishop tapped by Pope Francis to help find new bishops said a good candidate is “a pastor, capable of being close to the members of the community, starting with the priests for whom the bishop is father and brother.” He must be able “to live this […]
Church Must Protect Its Huge Audiovisual Archives, Media Assets, Pope Says
There is real “cultural urgency” for the entire Catholic Church to preserve its audiovisual, documentary and other media archives and assets, Pope Francis said.
Close Papal Aide Says Ukraine Peace Mission Could Bear Fruit in Three Months
A close papal adviser has said that despite a spate of denials, the secret Vatican peace mission to end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that Pope Francis referenced over the weekend does, in fact, exist and could yield results within a few weeks’ time.
Kremlin Denies Working With Vatican on Peace Talks
Moscow is not working with the Vatican to end the war in Ukraine, said a Kremlin spokesperson.
Pope, Council Of Cardinals Look at Church Peacemaking Efforts
Seven weeks after announcing the new composition of his international Council of Cardinals, Pope Francis led a two-day meeting of the council focused on situations of conflict in the world and on progress in implementing his reform of the Roman Curia.