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Sts. Peter and Paul represent “unity and diversity,” Pope Francis tells Orthodox

Conformity with “the teaching of the apostles and the ecumenical councils” should inspire our efforts to restore full communion, says pope VATICAN CITY — Half a century ago, in July 1967, Pope Paul VI traveled to Istanbul and visited the Phanar, the headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. There he met with the Orthodox leader Patriarch […]


St. Peter’s Holy Door Prepared for Dec. 8

Rome, November 18, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter: As the Jubilee of Mercy nears, the Holy Door of St. Peter’s is being prepared. Tuesday afternoon at 6.30 p.m. the ceremony was held for the “Recognitio” of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica. After a prayer by the cardinal archpriest Angelo Comastri, who led the procession of the […]


Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

(Vatican Radio) June 29th marks the Feast day of Sts. Peter and St. Paul, patron saints of the eternal city. Much of the focus of the festivity is on the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls where liturgical and secular celebrations take place. The Basilica itself stands near the Abazia delle Tre Fontane, where St. Paul […]


Vatican to put St Peter’s relics on display for first time

For the first time, the bones traditionally believed to be the relics of St Peter the Apostle will be on public display for veneration. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, said the veneration of the relics at the Vatican was a fitting way to conclude the Year of Faith […]


Thousands of pilgrims pray before Blessed John Paul’s new tomb

By Carol Glatz and Cindy Wooden; Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before a slab of gleaming white marble inscribed “Beatus Johannes Paulus PP. II,” thousands of pilgrims made the sign of the cross, snapped a picture and said a quick prayer. Some left photographs or letters in a basket in front of Blessed […]


A Choice to Go

I may be a fairly good sailor at this point in my life but there were times when, like Peter, I had to be humbled. One time I was sailing a Sunfish in Michigan. I had trouble controlling the wind which was building and the sailboat and I ended up in shallow water. I had […]