Evangelii Gaudium

Published today the Vatican releases the new encyclical by His Holiness the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel). The Pope’s first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” released in July, was essentially the work of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, to whose words Pope Francis had merely “added a few contributions” of his own. The…

Metropolitan of Europe’s response to the election of Pope Francis

  “Carissimi! Let us rejoice that the Holy Ghost has seen fit to inspire the Cardinal Electors to choose a man who has truly embraced and demonstrably lives the spirit of the evangelical counsels. A religious Pope, the first for many years and the first from Latin America! How providential that the new Pope of…

Papal Resignation: Metropolitan of Europe’s response

Text of the letter sent by His Grace, Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJV, Metropolitan of the ORCCLR in Europe, to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI in response to the news of his retirement from the See of Rome, sent via the Office of the Papal Nuncio to Great Britain: BEATISSIMO PATRI, Patriarchæ Ecclesiæ Occidentalis, Primati Italiæ,…

Year of Faith announced 2012-2013

Many of the Vatican’s events for the forthcoming Year of Faith were announced today as organizers unveiled the official logo in Rome. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, told EWTN News June 21 that the “significance of the logo is very simple.” “The boat is the sign of the…