This weeks vatican news


Mercy in special audience, Lenten message

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An estimated 30,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the jubilee audience, an event that will be held one Saturday each month throughout the Holy Year of Mercy. In his talk, the Pope said the Holy Year is a reminder for Christians to never tire of feeling the need for God’s forgiveness ‘so that when we are weak his closeness makes us strong and allows us to live our faith with greater joy.’ Christians are called to be missionaries of the Gospel like the first disciples, feeling the need to share the good news they have received. “We feel ... continue reading.
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Pope invites children into Popemobile before address on forgiveness

February 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We must be open to forgiveness and mercy and be ready to share it with others, Holy Father said... continue reading.


Pope speaks from heart to religious on vocations crisis

February 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has said the Church must respond to the crisis of vocations with intensified prayer, not despair or a lax admissions process.... continue reading.


Don’t confuse marriage with other unions, Holy Father tells Vatican Court

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has reaffirmed marriage as an indissoluble bond between one man and woman that should not be confused with other sorts of unions.... continue reading.


Pope urges young not to lose hope

January 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Don’t ever lose hope, was the message Pope Francis sent to young people living in war, extreme poverty, troubles and loneliness.... continue reading.

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Holy See prefers Britain remains in EU

January 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A senior Vatican official has suggested the Holy See would prefer the UK to remain with the European Union.... continue reading.


Holy Father calls on media to cover more ‘good’ news

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father urged the media to cover more ‘good news’ in his final homily of 2015.... continue reading.

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Pope on the Feast of the Epiphany: Never stop seeking God

January 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After Mass, the Holy Father led pilgrims in praying the traditional Angelus prayer... continue reading.

New bishop for Argyll and the Isles

December 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has today appointed Mgr Brian McGee as the new bishop Argyll and the Isles Diocese... continue reading.

Pope Angelus on feast of St Stephen

December 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Unoffical full text translation: Forgive like St Stephen... continue reading.

Pope Francis’ Christmas day Urbi et Orbi message

December 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica, the Pope issued a plenary indulgence for Catholics in hopes of spreading the church’s message of mercy in a world torn by war, poverty and extremist attacks. ... continue reading.

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