This weeks vatican news

Pope Francis leads consistory for Mideast and canonizations

Vatican defends Order of Malta investigation

January 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican has said its investigation into the resignation of the Knights of Malta’s former grand chancellor is ‘completely legitimate’ after the order said it would not co-operate with the inquiry. According to one of the legal notes prepared for the commission carrying out the investiagion, the pope’s right to be informed of the circumstances surrounding the removal of Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager relates’to the authority he exercises directly and immediately over all baptised faithful, whether lay or clerical’. “This is not about interfering in the internal affairs of the order because the purpose of the commission, as is evident, is ... 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.


Holy Father to visit shrine of Fatima for centenary of Virgin’s apparition

December 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Fatima, Portugal, on May 12 and 13 in honour of the centenary of the apparitions there.... continue reading.


Pope announces 2018 Ireland visit after meeting PM

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis will visit Ireland in 2018, it was announced following a meeting with the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.... continue reading.


Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018

November 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny met the Holy Father this morning and said the Pope confirmed he will travel to Ireland in August 2018.... continue reading.


Pope Francis extends priests’ permission to grant abortion absolution

November 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In a letter to end the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has formally given all priests permanent permission to grant absolution to those who confess to having procured an abortion. ... continue reading.

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Prayers for President Trump

November 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said the Church will be praying for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Mr Trump was been elected on Tuesday, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice.... continue reading.

Vatican releases warning over ‘New Age’ cremations

October 28th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Catholics cautioned against trend towards ‘consumer choice’... continue reading.

Pope Francis warns that ‘to kill in the name of God is Satanic’

September 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father was celebrating a special Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel who he described as part of the chain of Christian martyrs that runs throughout the history of the Church.... continue reading.

Pope Francis has approved a new day of prayer for abuse survivors

September 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has approved the establishment of a day of prayer for survivors of abuse, but decided it will be up to each nation’s bishops’ conference to decide when the memorial should be held, according a press release from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.... continue reading.

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