This weeks vatican news

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard flight from Manila to Rome

Pope says EU referendum result is ‘will of the people’

June 24th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the ‘will of the people’ and all now share a ‘great responsibility’ to ensure the well being of people in the UK. Addressing reporters on the papal plane to Armenia this morning, the Holy Father said he had only read basic information about the result of the vote just before leaving Rome, but said he felt it was ‘the will of the people’. “It demands great responsibility on our part,” he said, “to ensure the well being of the people in the United Kingdom, and ... continue reading.

Vital role of deacons celebrated for Year of Mercy Jubilee

June 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE role of deacons was celebrated from the Vatican to Carfin for the Year of Mercy Jubilee for deacons at the end of May.... continue reading.


Pope Francis leads Jubilee of Priests retreats

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

"Nothing unites us to God more than an act of mercy," the Pope says... continue reading.

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Pope talks to children of tragic death of refugee girl

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The story of a young migrant girl who drowned at sea was at the heart of Pope Francis’ address to some 400 children who on Saturday had traveled to the Vatican from the southern Italian region of Calabria.... continue reading.

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Scalan 300th anniversary celebrations begin

June 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mass and association AGM ahead of the annual Mass on the first Sunday in July in the once ‘illegal’ seminary... continue reading.


Support priests with closeness and affection, Holy Father says

June 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his general audience address, Holy Father asks for prayers during Jubilee of Priests... continue reading.


Pope, Imam’s meeting is the ‘message’

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis met with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, generally considered the highest authority in the roughly 1.3 billion-strong Sunni Muslim world.... continue reading.

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Pope prays for dead in Syria, signs for the deaf

May 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Syria on Monday at today's general audience.... continue reading.

Irish Church downplays reports of 2018 Papal visit

May 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Irish Church has downplayed reports Pope Francis may soon visit the Emerald Isle.... continue reading.

Candidates for priesthood share their thoughts

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two seminarians from Aberdeen Diocese gave a remarkable insight into their thoughts after being admitted to candidacy.... continue reading.

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