The Pocket Gospel: A Gift from Pope Francis


The faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Sunday Angelus on Sunday, April 6, will receive a special gift from the Holy Father:  a "pocket gospel."Several times in the past, Pope Francis has urged the faithful to carry a pocket-sized book of the Gospels and to read it often, meditating on Jesus' words and deeds.According to the Vatican Information Service, To help put this suggestion into practice, and communicating a clear message, next Sunday during the Angelus in St. Peter's … [Read more...]

Please Pray: Two Priests, Nun Kidnapped in Northern Cameroon (UPDATED)


Two Italian priests and an 80-year-old Canadian sister were kidnapped during the night of April 4-5 by armed men in northern Cameroon.  The gunmen reportedly ransacked the building where the three were staying before forcibly taking the hostages.The three kidnapping victims were working as missionaries in Cameroon's Diocese of Maroua, near the border of Nigeria.  Italy's foreign ministry identified the priests, assigned from the Vicenza diocese in northeast Italy. as Father Giampaolo Marta an … [Read more...]