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Venerate the cross from home this Good Friday, archbishop asks Catholics

April 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia today said the virus has 'cast a shadow of fear and anxiety, sickness and death across our world' and has brought life as we know it to a standstill. "My dear brothers and sisters," he said in a massage to Catholics, "vulnerable and powerless as we may feel, we must take heart. Today, Good Friday, we raise up the Cross of Jesus Christ. We cannot come to church. "We raise up the cross in our homes and in our hearts. Here in this empty cathedral, I will kiss the cross for you and invite you to venerate the ... continue reading.

Pope Francis prison community for Good Friday meditations

April 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis gave a vote of thanks to all inmates and staff of a prison who contributed to the meditations for the Way of the Cross on Good Friday.... continue reading.

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Scottish bishops join faith leaders in prayers for those affected by coronavirus

April 8th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish bishops have come together with faith leaders across the UK in solidarity with those affected by the coronavirus.... continue reading.

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Pope Francis launches global fund for Coronavirus mission response

April 8th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has established an emergency fund in response to the Coronavirus crisis to support ongoing missionary work throughout the world. — By Gerard Gough ... continue reading.

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Pope Francis prays for those those suffering ‘unjust sentences’

April 7th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis prayed for those who have suffered an ‘unjust sentence because of persecution.’... continue reading.

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Australian High Court quashes Cardinal Pell’s abuse convictions

April 7th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after Australia’s highest court overturned his conviction for sexually abusing children.... continue reading.


Catholic MSP welcomes gender bill postponement as COVID-19 takes precedence

April 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An MSP has welcomed the shelving of a bill that could see Scottish gender recognition laws changed.... continue reading.

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New book on Declaration of Arbroath to feature fresh translation of Pope XXII’s response

April 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A fresh translation go the Declaration of Arbroath and Pope John XXII’s response is to be revealed in an upcoming book.... continue reading.

Holy Land charity to help countless families during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Friends of the Holy Land (FHL) announced they have ‘widened the scope’ of their Bethlehem Coronavirus Shutdown Appeal.... continue reading.

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday as millions tune in on TV, radio and live-stream

April 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis celebrated a quiet Palm Sunday Mass this year, as coronavirus regulations continue to prevent large gatherings of any kind.... continue reading.

Mary’s Meals seeking alternate methods of feeding children as schools shut during pandemic

April 3rd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary’s Meals has stated its mission in feeding hungry children won’t stop, despite the coronavirus pandemic closing schools around the world.... continue reading.

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