This weeks vatican news


Italy takes Islamic State threat on Pope seriously

September 1st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New reports have surfaced of a possible Islamic State (ISIS) attack on Pope Francis following the Vatican statement last week saying there were no current concerns about the Holy Father’s safety. An Italians newspaper reported last week that that the Holy Father was a target of ISIS, citing an unnamed Italian intelligence source. The Vatican, however, immediately denounced the concerns, calling them unfounded despite growing fear in Italy that it is not just the Pope who is under threat. “There is nothing serious to this,” Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombard said. “There is no particular concern in the Vatican.” The Italian government, ... continue reading.
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Pope warns against divisions within the Christian community

August 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking during his weekly general audience, the Holy Father highlighted the serious sin and called for Christian unity. ... continue reading.

Coffin of former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds is carried out of church following funeral Mass

Peacemaking Taoiseach honoured at funeral by Pope Francis

August 26th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father’s tribute to Albert Reynolds read at his funeral yesterday... continue reading.


Pope calls for reconciliation, peace

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis’ trip to South Korea, his first to Asia, was dominated by his calls for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and around the world.... continue reading.


Pope Francis hopes for ‘few more years’

August 22nd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pontiff gives revealing interview on trip from South Korea on his health, Iraq, future trips and Oscar Romero... continue reading.

Pope Francis embraces woman during weekly audience at Vatican

Holy Father speaks about loss of family members

August 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis thanked those who have said prayers and sent condolences for his loss... continue reading.

Pope prays as he leads vigil for peace in Syria

Pope mourns tragic deaths of three relatives in a car crash

August 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father is ‘deeply pained’ over loss this morning of his nephew’s wife and his two infant great-nephews. His nephew is said to be in a serious condition.... continue reading.

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Oscar Romero’s Beatification in hands of theologians, says Pope

August 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking to journalists while flying home from South Korea, Pope Francis said the murdered Salvadorian archbishop was ‘a man of God’ and reflected on a number of issues affecting the world today... continue reading.

‘These are our own flesh and blood’

August 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Gilbert, Pope Francis make impassioned pleas for help for Christians facing genocide in Iraq. BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, president of the Bishops's Conference of Scotland, call for prayers for Iraq and the surrounding region at weekend Masses ... continue reading.

Pope brings message of peace and reconciliation to South Korea

August 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis began first trip to Asia with a call for ‘quiet listening and dialogue’ in Korea rather than recriminations but North Korea fires warning shots... continue reading.

Archbishop Tartaglia appeals for prayers for Iraq and peace

August 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland joins Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen in following Pope Francis' lead in speaking up for victims of recent violence in the region... continue reading.

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