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Pope Francis kisses a foot of a disabled person Our Lady of Providence Center in Rome

Pope Francis bends low to wash the feet of the disabled

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the humble act of washing his disciples’ feet, Jesus is showing all Christians how he wants us to serve others with love, Pope Francis said at Holy Thursday Mass last night. During the evening Mass at a rehabilitation facility on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men who are living with disabilities. “This is the legacy that Jesus leaves us,” and he wants it to be passed down through people’s loving service to others, the Pope said. Ranging in ages from 16 to 86, nine of the 12 patients were Italian, one was ... continue reading.
Pope Francis greets crowd as he arrives to lead general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis speaks of Jesus’ Passion and suffering during general audience

April 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father used his weekly address this Holy Week to look at the suffering of Jesus and how it is reflected in ourselves.... continue reading.

Pope waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass at Basilica of St. Augustine in Rome

Pope Francis biography launched in Scotland tonight

April 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A highly awaited analysis of Pope Francis' early life and thoughts is to be unveiled today by a leading theologian at St Andrews University.... continue reading.

Pope Francis leads Good Friday Way of the Cross at Colosseum

Papal Way of the Cross mediations on financial crises and social justice

April 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father’s Good Friday address, written by an archbishop who campaigns against the mafia, will examine the failures of our economic and justice systems... continue reading.

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Pope gives prisoners gift of pocket Gospels

April 15th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father is to send a special Easter gift to a numbers of Italian prisoners.... continue reading.


Who are we before Jesus who suffers?

April 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis tells Palm Sunday congregation that the characters in the Passion help us to examine our own consciences... continue reading.


United Nations told not to treat pregnancy as a disease

April 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy See’s Permanent Observer advises care for the poor, rather than a focus on fertility reduction, is key to global development... continue reading.

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Pope condemns brutal killing of priest in Syria

April 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has condemned the ‘brutal killing’ of the Dutch Jesuit Priest Fr Frans van der Lugt (above) in Syria and called for an end to the conflict there. ... continue reading.

Holy Father prays for priests, nun, kidnapped in Cameroon

April 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis is calling for a ‘rapid and positive solution’ to the kidnapping ordeal of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun in Cameroon.... continue reading.

Vatican expert heads to St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese at Pope’s request

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Leo Cushley informs priests, hopes for 'eventual reconciliation' and welcomes Maltese Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna, who visits to look into allegations of misconduct and abuse... continue reading.

Family is key to ending poverty, Vatican tells UN

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican has told the United Nations that the family is the key to eradicating poverty.... continue reading.

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