- Jan 19, 2020
After decades of anticipation, the Vatican archives are ready to welcome, starting March 2, scores of scholars wishing to study documents related to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII.
Every Christian should be grateful for the gift of his or her baptism, and that gratitude should draw them together to recognize that they are brothers and sisters and called to pursue holiness together, Pope Francis said.
Looking ahead to the rest of 2020, this year could see several major Vatican shakeups as Pope Francis’s reform of the Roman Curia rolls out and several current department heads have already reached the age of retirement.
Next week, Pope Francis will lead the first celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God, which he instituted as a yearly occasion to celebrate and study the Bible.
Jesus healed people of all sorts of physical ailments, but he always started with the essential — forgiving their sins, Pope Francis said.