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Pope Francis accepts a gift from a newly married couple during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 28. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE Jan. 28, 2015.

Pope Francis has special advice for married couples

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Married life 'is something so beautiful, so beautiful that we must preserve it, because it is forever', the Pope said, but he also offered three words – permission, thanks and forgiveness – to help married couples in their lives.   Speaking of couple preparing for marriage, he said, “I tell them they are the ones who have courage, because it’s not easy to form a family. It’s not easy to make a life commitment, it takes courage, and I congratulate them because they have courage.”   Referring to the three words of advice he gave, he continued, “Always ask your spouse, the wife ... continue reading.
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Young Catholics can bring hope to the world, says Pope

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At his first major event of World Youth Day. Pope Francis told a huge crowd that a young person touched by Christ is ‘capable of truly great things.’... continue reading.


A French martyr for our weeping world

July 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

International tributes paid to the elderly priest brutally murdered by Islamist terrorists... continue reading.

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Knights of St Columba urged to pray for peace

July 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The head of the Knights of St Columba, the UK’s leading Order for Catholic laymen, has urged members of the Order to join him in praying the Rosary for peace for nine days in August.... continue reading.


Don’t forget the elderly, Pope warns

July 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis met privately with the bishops of Poland yesterday and told them to ensure the elderly were not forgotten about at World Youth Day.... continue reading.


Bishop urges government to think again, as judges rule against Named Person

July 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The UK's Supreme Court has found the Scottish Government's Named Person scheme to be ‘unlawful’.... continue reading.

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The world is at war, warns Pope

July 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has paid tribute to Fr Jacques Hamel who was murdered in France yesterday.... continue reading.

World Youth Day begins with plea for mercy

July 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Hundreds of Scots among the thousands of pilgrims at the opening Mass in Krakow last night.... continue reading.

French priest killed in Church attack

July 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jacques Hamel, (above), 84, was killed in a hostage-taking attack by two men near Rouen, in the north of France.... continue reading.

400 Scottish pilgrims pray together in Poland

July 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Last night saw a Scottish Gathering in Krakow, as hundreds of pilgrims meet up for prayers and ceilidh in Krakow before the official start of World Youth Day today. ... continue reading.

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