This weeks vatican news


Pope calls for reconciliation, peace

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“Jesus asks us to believe that forgiveness is the door which leads to reconciliation,” the Pope said at his final Mass in South Korea before returning to Rome on Monday. Also during the trip the Pope Beatified 124 Korean Martyrs and charged the Catholic youth of Asia to shake up the world. The Mass of reconciliation at Seoul’s main cathedral, attended by South Korean President Park Geun-hye as well as some North Korean defectors, was the final event of a five-day trip that confirmed the importance of Asia for this papacy and for the Catholic Church as a whole, and the ... continue reading.

Pope Francis hopes for ‘few more years’

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pontiff gives revealing interview on trip from South Korea on his health, Iraq, future trips and Oscar Romero... continue reading.

Pope Francis embraces woman during weekly audience at Vatican

Holy Father speaks about loss of family members

August 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis thanked those who have said prayers and sent condolences for his loss... continue reading.

Pope prays as he leads vigil for peace in Syria

Pope mourns tragic deaths of three relatives in a car crash

August 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father is ‘deeply pained’ over loss this morning of his nephew’s wife and his two infant great-nephews. His nephew is said to be in a serious condition.... continue reading.

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Oscar Romero’s Beatification in hands of theologians, says Pope

August 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking to journalists while flying home from South Korea, Pope Francis said the murdered Salvadorian archbishop was ‘a man of God’ and reflected on a number of issues affecting the world today... continue reading.

Children flee violence in northern Iraq

‘These are our own flesh and blood’

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Gilbert, Pope Francis make impassioned pleas for help for Christians facing genocide in Iraq. BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, president of the Bishops's Conference of Scotland, call for prayers for Iraq and the surrounding region at weekend Masses ... continue reading.

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Pope brings message of peace and reconciliation to South Korea

August 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis began first trip to Asia with a call for ‘quiet listening and dialogue’ in Korea rather than recriminations but North Korea fires warning shots... continue reading.

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Archbishop Tartaglia appeals for prayers for Iraq and peace

August 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland joins Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen in following Pope Francis' lead in speaking up for victims of recent violence in the region... continue reading.

Holy Father appeals for help for Iraqi Christians in letter to Archbishop of Glasgow

August 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain writes to Archbishop Philip Tartaglia to ask for support for Pope Francis’ appeal for help in assisting persecuted Christians fleeing for their lives in the conflict-hit Middle Eastern country... continue reading.

Pope visits Pentecostal church and acknowledges persecution

July 29th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During a visit yesterday to the Pentecostal Church of the Reconciliation in the south of Italy, Pope Francis recognised the persecution they suffered in Fascist Italy... continue reading.

Sudanese Christian saved from death penalty meets Pope

July 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for refusing to convert to Islam has met the Pope.... continue reading.

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