This weeks vatican news


Pope calls for peace in the Ukraine

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“With concern, I am following the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which has again worsened in recent weeks,” the Pope said during his weekly Angelus address last Sunday. “I renew my appeal that the commitments undertaken to bring about peace may be respected, and with the help of organisations and persons of good will, they might respond to the humanitarian emergency of the country.” The Pope made these remarks from the Papal palace to pilgrims and visitors gathered in St Peter’s Square, one day ahead of Ukraine’s national Independence Day. The Holy Father’s words come amid ongoing cease-fire violations, with one person ... continue reading.

Nuncio to Ireland speaks out about number of priests, aftermath of abuse

August 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal nuncio to Ireland, has said relations between Ireland and the Vatican have improved immensely in the past few years.... continue reading.

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Australian bishop faults Papal leadership on clerical abuse

August 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The retired auxiliary bishop of Sydney has called on Pope Francis to show more leadership when dealing with historical child abuse within the Catholic Church. ... continue reading.


We must not be held hostage to profit or a deified market, Pope says

August 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his weekly general audience, the Holy Father spoke about the value of work, and its relationship to the family.... continue reading.

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Reluctant Holy Father choose ‘medicine for the soul’ over medical career and marriage

August 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nephew says Pope Francis was on the verge of studying to be a doctor and declaring his love for his girlfriend when he chose to pursue his religious vocation but that he never eyed the top office... continue reading.

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English Liturgist’s hymn chosen for Year of Mercy

August 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican has chosen a composition by English Catholic composer Paul Inwood to be the official setting for the hymn of the Holy Year of Mercy.... continue reading.

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Pope urges help for Middle East Christians

August 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has again denounced the ‘atrocious, inhumane and inexplicable’ persecution of Christians in the Middle East. AMANDA CONNELLY reports... continue reading.

Church doors remain open to those who remarry, Pope says

August 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father stresses God’s infinite love, not excommunication, today at his first general audience after a July break... continue reading.

Pope on spiritual versus material hunger and the path to God

August 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis is urging the Faithful to look beyond material needs and turn to Jesus, ‘the bread of life,’ through Confession and in daily life, ROSS THOMSON reports... continue reading.

Holy Father’s prayers for youth and Syria

July 31st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE FRANCIS has pressed international leaders to free an Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops.... continue reading.

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  • Archbishop Cushley’s homily during Mass to mark the annual Edinburgh International Festival highlighted the plight of those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Glasgow pilgrims report from diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.
  • Ecumenical memorial service for Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ.
  • Essex parish appeals for aid for Calais refugees.
  • The Knights of St Columba pray for and with young Catholics this month.

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