This weeks vatican news


Prayers, action for refugees

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis is leading Church demands for Europe to take action to save the thousands of refugees who are drowning trying to cross the Mediterranean each year. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow said the UK Government had a duty to ‘rescue and re-home these unfortunate people who are relying on our help’ after a boat carrying upwards of 900 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean last weekend, killing most of its passengers. It has been estimated that 1600 people have already drowned making the crossing so far this year. Speaking in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, the Pope made a ‘heartfelt appeal’ ... continue reading.

Let goodness and mercy follow you in, out of church

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Officially proclaiming the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Pope envisions a non-judging, non-condemning Church and Scotland responds to his call... continue reading.

Pope Francis blesses a nun during visit to Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen and women's shelter at Vatican

Women’s voices must be heard, Pope says

April 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his general audience, the Holy Father stressed that equal authority of women and men must be recognised in the Church and global society, as must their complimentary differences ... continue reading.


Pope Francis’ Divine Mercy Sunday homily

April 12th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

English translation of the Holy Father's prepared homily today... continue reading.


Kenyan cardinal calls for prayers for peace and security in the wake of deadly attack

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference has called on Easter worshippers to commit themselves to praying for peace and security in their homeland after militants attacked and killed college students days earlier.... continue reading.

Internally displaced children eat inside a tent in Syria

Children are never a mistake, Pope says

April 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father focused on the plight of hungry and vulnerable children during his weekly general audience... continue reading.

Pope Francis walks to altar during Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis: Urbi et Orbi Message

April 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

To the City and to the World, April 5 2015... continue reading.

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Pope at Easter Vigil: Entering the mystery

April 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

HOMILY FOR THE EASTER VIGIL 4 April 2015... continue reading.

Pope Francis washes the feet of prisoners

April 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father washed the feet of inmates at Rebibbia prison last night and told them that God never tires of loving them... continue reading.

Pope’s call to remember persecuted Christians

April 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis used his Palm Sunday homily to urge the world not to forget about persecuted Christians. ... continue reading.

Holy Father speaks of the tiredness of priests during Chrism Mass

April 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his homily, Pope Francis said he often thinks ‘about this weariness which all of you experience’... continue reading.

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  • SCO exclusive: Harrowing account of helping refugees at sea from the Order of Malta.
  • Bishop Stephen Robson confers of the Ministry at Mass on candidate for the permanent diaconate Kris Jablonski at St John’s Perth.
  • Vocations to the priesthood are precious, writes Deacon Henry McKenna ahead of World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, with guidance from Pope Francis and Archbishop Leo Cushley.
  • New series by Joe McGrath begins on what happened to the Church after the Resurrection.
  • Knights of St Columba put poppy from the Tower of London on first Supreme Knight’s grave.



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