President Rafael Correa will hold talks today at the Vatican with Pope Francis

Today President Rafael Correa, along with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, and the Vice President of the National Assembly, Marcela Aguinaga, will hold talks at the Vatican with Pope Francis. Francesco Canalini, apostolic nuncio of the Vatican Secretariat of State, received the...

Pope Francis: “A state can not think about winning with medicine”

Pope Francis said this Thursday that a State providing medical services to the population must not be guided by the principle of obtaining economic benefit, “can not think about winning with medicine”. “Evidence and efficiency can not be the only criteria to...

Vatican clarifies controversy over statements of Pope Francis about Mexico

The Vatican said that the Pope’s words over the risk of “mexicanization” of Argentina did not intend to stigmatize Mexico and acknowledged the efforts of his government against violence, the Mexican Chancellery reported. “The Holy See recognized the...

Pope Francis urges priests to avoid becoming a “showman”

The Pope Francis Thursday advised the priests to officiate the Mass to avoid behaving like a “showman” and recover “the charm of beauty and amazement, both of whom celebrated as people”. “When we see a priest who preaches sophisticated or artificial,...

Pope Francis urges bishops and religious to not cover up cases of pedophilia

Pope Francis demanded in a letter to the bishops and Catholic religious leaders around the world tp not cover up for any reason pedophilia cases. “There is absolutely no place in the ministry for those who abuse children,” said the Pope in the letter, so at the time...

Vatican grants 3 million euros to combat Ebola in Africa

The Vatican announced on Wednesday it will allocate EUR 3 million ($ 3,546,000) to combat Ebola in West Africa and urged the private and public agents to also increase funding aimed at combating this disease. The Holy See reported that “funds will be available to the...

President Fernández suspends trip to the Vatican

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández, suspended a trip to the Vatican that was scheduled for January, due to a fracture of her ankle, suffered on Friday, December 26, reported the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich. Fernández had planned an interview with Pope Francis along...

Pope Francis apologizes for scandals of the Church

Pope Francis today apologized for his mistakes and those of his collaborators, as well as some scandals caused within the Church, during the Christmas hearing for workers of the Vatican City. “I can not conclude this meeting without asking you to forgive my mistakes and my...