This weeks vatican news

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Challenge those who do violence in religion’s name

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Challenge those who do violence in name of religion, the Vatican’s man at the UN told Scots of all faiths this week. Archbishop Bernardito ‘Barney’ Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, was addressing an interfaith group in Edinburgh on January 6 where he said religions had a vital role in building peace around the world and the Catholic Church, is a key part of fixing the biggest problems of the age. “My message is positive,” he said. “While it would be naïve to think persistent religious prejudice is gone, religion still carries a vital moral importance ... continue reading.
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Terminator meets the Pope

January 25th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis greeted actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican January 25 and accepted a book from the Austrian-American. ... continue reading.


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Pope’s representative to Britain transferred to Holy See

January 20th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Bishops have paid tribute to the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain Archbishop Antonio Mennini after the announcement that he is to leave the UK to take up a position in the Holy See Secretariat of State.... continue reading.


Pope Francis leads consistory for Mideast and canonizations

Vatican defends Order of Malta investigation

January 12th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Growing dispute over resignation of Order’s Chancellor... continue reading.


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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.


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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.


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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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