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Pope, Imam’s meeting is the ‘message’

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“The meeting is the message,” the Pope said upon encountering the imam for the first time on Monday, the resumption of a dialogue between al-Azhar and the Vatican after a five-year suspension. The Holy Father gave the imam a medallion portraying the olive of peace and copies of his environmental encyclical Laudato Si’. The two leaders parted ways with an embrace and a double kiss. According to a press statement from the Vatican, they both noted the ‘great significance’ of this meeting in the framework of dialogue between the Catholic Church and Islam. “[They] spoke mostly about the issue of the common commitment ... continue reading.
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Pope prays for dead in Syria, signs for the deaf

May 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Syria on Monday at today's general audience.... continue reading.


Irish Church downplays reports of 2018 Papal visit

May 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Irish Church has downplayed reports Pope Francis may soon visit the Emerald Isle.... continue reading.


Candidates for priesthood share their thoughts

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two seminarians from Aberdeen Diocese gave a remarkable insight into their thoughts after being admitted to candidacy.... continue reading.

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‘Onwards! Onwards! Onwards!’ Pope tells Mary’s Meals founder

May 11th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, chief executive of the school-feeding charity named after Our Lady, met the Holy Father after his weekly general audience thanks to the Scotland’s bishops... continue reading.


Pontiff on peace in Syria, development, child abuse

May 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has appealed for combatants to respect a ceasefire in Syria as violence flares up in the country devastated by civil war. ... continue reading.

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God loves every one of us, Pope says

May 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

He would never throw a single lost sheep away, the Holy Father tells pilgrims at today’s general audience... continue reading.

ISIS plot against Vatican thwarted

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Four people were arrested yesterday in Northern Italy over a planned ISIS attack on the Vatican. ... continue reading.

Happiness is not a downloadable app

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has told teenagers happiness can’t be downloaded like a mobile phone app.... continue reading.

Pope rescues refugees, signs treaty on Lesbos

April 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis said his decision to fly Syrian refugees back to the Vatican with him from the Greek island of Lesbos was ‘an inspiration of the Holy Spirit.’... continue reading.

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