Latest

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

24 Aug 2016 Americas Europe News USA Vatican No comments

Two British pilgrims rescued after getting lost on the Camino de Santiago

The pair spent five days in the open and drank from ditches and animal troughs when their food and water ran out Two British pilgrims had to be rescued last we…

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

14 Jun 2016 Articles No comments

Full text: Doctrinal congregation’s letter to bishops

The letter, Iuvenescit Ecclesia, regarding the relationship between hierarchical and charismatic gifts in the life and the mission of the Church has been sent t…

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

31 Aug 2016 Uncategorized No comments

Archbishop Welby: ‘Pope Francis would beat me in a fight’

The archbishop was asked by a child who would win if Pope Francis went head to head with him If you could ask Archbishop Justin Welby any question, whether or …

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

15 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (7)

Which Protestant sacraments other than baptism does the Catholic Church consider valid?

Full Question Outside of baptism, using the Trinitarian formula, how many other sacraments are valid within Protestantism? Please name them. If for example…

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

04 Nov 2016 News No comments

Descendant of Pope Clement XII killed in road accident in London

Italian prince Filippo Corisini died when his bicycle collided with a lorry in central London An Italian aristocrat and descendant of a pope died after he cras…

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

11 Jan 2016 Q&A Comments (91)

Didn't the Catholic Church add to the Bible?

Full Question The Catholic Church claims to be the guardian of the Bible, but it demonstrated its hostility towards God's Word when it adde…

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

13 Oct 2016 Articles Comments (3)

Anti-Catholicism in the United States

In 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that some businesses were exempt from the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate …

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

14 Mar 2015 Q&A Comments (2)

Is it possible to "unsell" one's soul to the devil?

Full Question I read the book Doctor Faustus in which a man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for worldly pleasures. This caused me to wonder what Ca…

Read more
An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

16 Jun 2015 Articles Exhortations Resources Comments (2)

Hate the Sin Love the Sinner – How Do I Do That?

The problem is — how do I do that?The sinner sins. How do you separate the sin from the sinner, and to be honest, at the final judgement it is the sinner who i…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
«
»

Pope deeply moved by plight of Vatican-housed refugee family

  • Written by:
  • 1 Reply

As he began his 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis was seen off by a Syrian refugee family the Vatican is now housing through one of its parishes. The Pope described himself shortly after as “very moved."

“You could see the pain in their faces," Pope Francis told journalists aboard the flight with him en route to Havana, Cuba on Sept. 19. They bade him farewell as he left the Vatican through St. Anne’s gate.

He told journalists on the flight the word “peace" was on his mind during the quick greeting 40 minutes into the flight.

“I think that today the world is thirsting for peace," said Pope Francis. “There are wars, migrants who are fleeing, this wave of migration that comes from wars, fleeing death and seeking life.“
Just a day ago, the Vatican’s almsgiving office released basic information about two refugee families now being provided for by the two Vatican parishes.

One family – mother, father and two children – recently fled from the Syrian capital of Damascus. They are now living in a Vatican-owned apartment just outside the Vatican walls.

They cannot work in Italy for six months while their request for asylum is processed, so the Pontifical Parish of St. Anne is providing for their needs.

The alms office could not yet release any information on the second family being cared for by St. Peter’s Parish.

The Pope said it was the family being taken care of by St. Anne’s that met him on his way out.
During an address in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 6, Pope Francis asked all European parishes, religious communities, monasteries and shrines to house one refugee family. He pledged the Vatican’s two parishes would be doing the same.

The Vatican’s almsgiving office said the Syrian family arrived in Italy that very same Sunday. In the same statement, the office urged journalists not to seek out either family for comment to “protect" them as they seek official “refugee"status from international authorities.

Today, Pope Francis thanked journalists for being builders of “small bridges of peace…because each bridge, each little bridge, one after the other, makes a big bridge of peace."

By Alan Holdren

Source: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-deeply-moved-by-plight-of-vatican-housed-refugee-family-93471/









wpsd_autopost:
1

1 comment

  1. Mathias Apagu Reply

    Or God guide our leaders let them learn day by day,as the example from our Pope as he well come the family of refugees to the Vatican .

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories