Pope Francis: visit with Sweden's King Karl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia

Pope Francis met with Sweden’s royal family on Monday, at the beginning of his visit to Malmo and Lund to participate in the start of a series of events that will culminate in a year’s time in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran reform.

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Pope Francis gives interview ahead of trip to Sweden

Pope Francis has given an interview with the Jesuit Catholic journal La Civiltà Cattolica ahead of his ecumenical Apostolic Trip to Sweden. The interview was conducted by Father Ulf Jonsson S.J., the director of the Swedish cultural journal of the Jesuits, Signum.

Pope Francis mentioned the recent interreligious meeting for peace in Assisi, which he called “very important.”

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Vatican sends message to Hindus for Diwali

The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has sent a Message to Hindus for the Feast of Deepavali (Diwali), entitled Christians and Hindus:  Promoting hope among families.

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Extraordinary Jubilee Audience: Mercy and Dialogue

Tens of thousands of people showed up on cool but beautiful Saturday morning for the Pope’s monthly Jubilee audience.

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Pope rips ‘hypocrisy’ of Christians who reject refugees, says proselytism is ‘venom’

Pope Francis assailed Christians who oppose the acceptance of refugees, and those who seek to convince others of the truth of their faith, in remarks to a visiting German group on October 13.

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