St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, founded in 1891, is a humble, devout and obedient, faith community modeled after St. Joseph, the spouse of Mary, foster father of Jesus and our patron. Our parish strives to do the will of God through vibrant evangelization, sound catechesis, life-long faith formation, sacramental practice, responsible stewardship and Eucharistic living. Through the grace of our Baptism we strive to serve God and neighbor in love and sacrifice. Enflamed by the Spirit, we are a Church Alive.
In Padua, Cardinal Parolin, the Secretary of State of the Holy See, gave an insight into the current thougts of the Holy Father. Â Speaking at theÂ inauguration of the academic year for the Theological Faculty of Triveneto in Padua, the Cardinal commented on recent issues and the Holy Father's thoughts and plans, particularly on terrorism, Africa, the Middle East,Â Cuba, the Armenian genocide, as well as on the dangers of fundamentalism.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the President of the Czech Republic, MiloÅ¡ Zeman,Â who subsequently met with His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary forÂ Relations with States.
A statement released by the Holy See Press Office called the meeting âcordialâ, and noted the meeting took place on the twenty-fifth anniversary of theÂ restoration of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the then-Czech and Slovak FederativeÂ Republic, which took place on 19 April 1990.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the bishops of Namibia and Lesotho, who are in Rome on their ad limina visit.
âI give thanks, with you, to Almighty God for the continued witness and service of so many communities of religious brothers and sisters who are vital to the praying heart of the Church, along with the many committed sodalities and other lay associations in the Church in Lesotho and Namibia,â Pope Francis said.Â âFor just as we have relied on them in building up the Church, both materially and spiritually, so now their role becomes ever more indispensable.â
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