This weeks vatican news

24 General audience

Thousands fill St Peter’s Square to hear the Pope speak on the Resurrection of Christ

April 23rd, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pilgrims braved the rain in St Peter’s Square this morning as they turned out in force to hear Pope Francis speak of the lessons to be learned from Jesus’ Resurrection. A larger crowd than is usual turned out for the Pope’s weekly general audience, at the end of which he greeted pilgrims who had travelled from Scotland. The Holy Father took his time working his way though the crowds in an open top jeep, as people from all over the world waved flags, many adorned with images of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII who will both be ... continue reading.
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Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi

April 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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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

Holy Father celebrates Holy Thursday Mass at the Our Lady of Providence Centre outside Rome, washes the feet of 12 residents... 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.

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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.

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.

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