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Pope urges love on Armenia trip

June 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As part of the trip, the Pope (above) celebrated Mass in Gyumri on Saturday, a city with a significant Catholic population that was hit by the Spitak earthquake in 1988. The Pope praised their ‘steadfast faith; when rebuilding their shattered town before asking them to consider what they are called to ‘build today’. ‘Concrete love is the Christian's calling card,’ the Pope said. ‘Any other way of presenting ourselves could be misleading and even unhelpful.’ Throughout his three-day visit, the Pope continued to emphasise mutual dialogue and respect towards the Apostolic and Eastern Orthodox Communities in Armenia. During the Gyumri mass Catholicos Karekin ... continue reading.
Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard flight from Manila to Rome

Pope says EU referendum result is ‘will of the people’

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brexit backed by 52% to 48% across Britain. ... continue reading.


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Pope condemns ‘senseless hatred’ of Orlando massacre

June 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has expressed the 'deepest feelings of horror and condemnation' over a massacre at a gay Florida nightclub that killed at least 50 people and injured 53 more.... continue reading.


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Food crisis in Africa

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

SCIAF appeals for emergency aid as continent faces its worst drought in 30 years; hunger grows... continue reading.


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Support priests with closeness and affection, Holy Father says

June 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his general audience address, Holy Father asks for prayers during Jubilee of Priests... continue reading.


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Irish Church downplays reports of 2018 Papal visit

May 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Irish Church has downplayed reports Pope Francis may soon visit the Emerald Isle.... continue reading.


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Candidates for priesthood share their thoughts

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two seminarians from Aberdeen Diocese gave a remarkable insight into their thoughts after being admitted to candidacy.... continue reading.


Pope Francis has a dream for Europe

May 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said he dreams ‘of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime.’... continue reading.


Burma’s first cardinal about to visit Scotland

May 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Burma’s first cardinal is to visit Scotland next week to promote religious freedom. ... continue reading.


ISIS plot against Vatican thwarted

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Four people were arrested yesterday in Northern Italy over a planned ISIS attack on the Vatican. ... continue reading.



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