Check out our NEW website. Click here!


Home » Archives by category » Documents » Vatican Documents (Page 6)
Homily of Pope Benedict XVI at the Consistory

“I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church” Dear Brothers and Sisters, These words, which the new Cardinals are soon to proclaim in the course of their solemn profession of faith, come from the Niceno-Constantinopolitan creed, the synthesis of the Church’s faith that each of us receives at baptism. Only by professing and preserving […]

Continue reading …

( Pope Benedict XVI’s message to young people in preparation for World Youth Day 2013 which will be held in Rio de Janeiro.)  Dear young friends, I greet all of you with great joy and affection. I am sure that many of you returned from World Youth Day in Madrid all the more “planted and built […]

Continue reading …
“Faith and Hope are Inseparable in the Hearts of Many Migrants”

(Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the 99th World Day of Migrants and Refugees which will be celebrated on January 13, 2013, under the theme “Migrations: Pilgrimage of Faith and Hope.) Dear Brothers and Sisters! The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, in the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes, recalled that “the Church goes forward together with humanity” (No. […]

Continue reading …
World Mission Day 2012

“Called to radiate the Word of truth” (Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei, n. 6) Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year the celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning. The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council and of the opening of the Year of Faith and of the Synod of Bishops on the […]

Continue reading …

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WORLD YOUTH DAY 2012  Dear young friends, I am happy to address you once more on the occasion of the 27th World Youth Day. The memory of our meeting in Madrid last August remains close to my heart. It was a time of extraordinary grace when God showered […]

Continue reading …
If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation

Message of His Holiness POPE BENEDICT XVI For the celebration of the World Day of Peace 1 January 2010 1. At the beginning of this New Year, I wish to offer heartfelt greetings of peace to all Christian communities, international leaders, and people of good will throughout the world. For this XLIII World Day of […]

Continue reading …

Doctrinal Congregation Instruction on Some Bioethical Questions Introduction 1. The dignity of a person must be recognized in every human being from conception to natural death. This fundamental principle expresses a great “yes” to human life and must be at the center of ethical reflection on biomedical research, which has an ever greater importance in […]

Continue reading …

Sunday, 4 May 2008  The Media: At the Crossroads between Self-Promotion and Service. Searching for the Truth in order to Share it with Others.    Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. The theme of this year’s World Communications Day – “The Media: At the Crossroads between Self-Promotion and Service. Searching for the Truth in order to […]

Continue reading …

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS, of the Holy Father, BENEDICT XVI, to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons, and the lay faithful, on the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Church’s life and mission Introduction [1] The food of truth [2] The development of the eucharistic rite [3] The Synod of Bishops and the […]

Continue reading …