The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, celebrated Mass for the Pontifical Swiss Guard on the anniversary of the Sack of Rome. On 6 May 1527, the Swiss Guard defended Pope Clement VII, leaving 147 Guards dead.
Buddhists in Indonesia release lanterns to celebrate the Feast of Vesakh
Speaking at a Prayer Vigil, Pope Francis lamented how much sadness there is and how many tears are shed every second in our world, describing it as “an ocean of desolation.” He said the bitterest tears are those caused by human evil.
President of European Parliament Martin Schultz listening to debate
The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, says Pope Francis is a worthy recipient of this year’s International Charlemagne Prize for his commitment to promoting European values of solidarity.
Pope Francis on Wednesday sent a video message to the the 39th National Assembly of the Confederation of Italian Cooperatives.