This weeks vatican news

Pope prays as he leads vigil for peace in Syria

Hopes that Pope can ‘revitalise the faith’ of young African Church

November 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In spite of tensions in the region and growing concerns over the Papal visit, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Kenya and Uganda today saying he is coming ‘as a minister of the Gospel, to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ and his message of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace.’ “We are living at a time when religious believers, and persons of good will everywhere, are called to foster mutual understanding and respect, and to support each other as members of our one human family,” the Holy Father says in the video. “For all of us are ... continue reading.

Vatican dismisses claims over date for Canonisation of Mother Teresa

November 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy See Press offices says ‘there is nothing juridical in place’ following reports by Italian news agency... continue reading.


Protect children from slavery and war, Pope says

November 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his weekly general audience address, the Holy Father called for children to have the right to schooling and a wholesome upbringing... continue reading.


Pope condemns leaks at Vatican but vows reform plan goes on

November 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has condemned the leak of sensitive Vatican documents as ‘despicable’ but said it would not stop his reforms. ... continue reading.

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Artemio Franchi soccer stadium in Florence, Italy, Nov. 10. Pope Francis also addressed Italy's bishops and cardinals in the Duomo during his one-day visit to Florence. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-FLORENCE-MASS Nov. 10, 2015.

‘We must not be obsessed with power’

November 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis warns against a cold, fearful Church during visit to Florence, outlining his vision for the future... continue reading.


Pope interviewed by homeless man

November 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis brought the plight of the homeless to the fore as he invited a Dutch street newspaper vendor into his office at the Vatican.... continue reading.


Pope Francis is still keen to visit Central African Republic

November 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis expressed hope he can still visit the Central African Republic this month despite what he called a worrisome flare-up of violence in that conflict-torn country.... continue reading.

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Pope establishes new office to deal with the issues of laity, family and life

October 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has announced to the Synod on the Family that he has chosen to establish a new office in the Roman Curia that will deal with issues of laity, family, and life, as part of his reform of the curia.... continue reading.

Pope calls for greater interfaith collaboration

October 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Marking the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Pope Francis said the world expects believers to work together in confronting problems ... continue reading.

Holy Father sends letter of condolence to victims of French bus crash that killed at least 43 people

October 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a telegram of condolence in the Pope’s name following a French bus crash that killed at least 43 people. ... continue reading.

Pope visits French cardinal after synod fall

October 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray broke his leg for second time at the Vatican when he lost balance at Mass yesterday ... continue reading.

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