This weeks vatican news

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Priests should hear Confession every day

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has told priests to hear Confession every day if parishioners ask for it. “Please, let there never be those signs that say, ‘Confessions: Mondays and Wednesdays from this time to that time,’” he told hundreds of confessors at a Vatican conference on Confession last week. “Hear Confession every time someone asks you,” he said. “And if you are sitting there, praying, leave the confessional open because God’s heart is open.” Confession ‘is a pastoral priority,’ and is a daily call to head to the ‘peripheries of evil and sin—and this is an ugly periphery,’ he said. “I’ll confess,” he told ... continue reading.
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Pope plans visit with Anglican leader to famine-hit South Sudan

March 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis has said he wants to make a trip to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church to bring attention to the suffering of people stricken by civil war and famine.... continue reading.


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Pope Francis calls on Catholics to embrace the homeless this Lent

March 3rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father said the Church could not ignore suffering and urged people to ‘walk in the shoes of the other’... continue reading.


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Praying for those who wrong you is step to being saint, Pope says

February 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A PRACTICAL first step towards becoming a saint is to pray for a person who has caused you offence or harm, Pope Francis has said.... continue reading.


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Challenge those who do violence in religion’s name

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Vatican’s representative to the UN speaks to Scottish interfaith gathering... continue reading.


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Terminator meets the Pope

January 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis greeted actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican January 25 and accepted a book from the Austrian-American. ... continue reading.


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Pope’s representative to Britain transferred to Holy See

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Bishops have paid tribute to the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain Archbishop Antonio Mennini after the announcement that he is to leave the UK to take up a position in the Holy See Secretariat of State.... continue reading.


Vatican defends Order of Malta investigation

January 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Growing dispute over resignation of Order’s Chancellor... continue reading.


Build peace each day of 2017, Pope urges

January 6th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At New Year’s Day Mass, the Holy Father asks Catholics to ‘build peace on earth’ every day of the next year... continue reading.


When a child is lost respond with tears, not words, says Pope

January 5th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the depths of despair, when no words or gestures will help, then cry with those who suffer, because tears are the seeds of hope, Pope Francis has said.... continue reading.



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