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God loves every one of us, Pope says

May 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis says God loves each and every one of us and would never throw away a single person. Speaking this morning at this weekly general audience, the Pope said the ‘throwaway culture’ of the contemporary world, the Pope said it is something that is totally foreign to God who would never ‘throw away’ someone. “God loves all, He reaches out to every person: one by one! He knows nothing about ‘throwing away people’ because He is all about love and mercy,” he said. The example of the Good Shepherd, the Pope continued, also challenges us to go out in search of ... continue reading.

ISIS plot against Vatican thwarted

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Four people were arrested yesterday in Northern Italy over a planned ISIS attack on the Vatican. ... continue reading.


Happiness is not a downloadable app

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has told teenagers happiness can’t be downloaded like a mobile phone app.... continue reading.


Pope rescues refugees, signs treaty on Lesbos

April 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis said his decision to fly Syrian refugees back to the Vatican with him from the Greek island of Lesbos was ‘an inspiration of the Holy Spirit.’... continue reading.

Pope Francis is followed by Syrian refugees as he disembarks from this flight from the Greek island of Lesbos  at Ciampino airport in Rome April 16, 2016. The pope concluded his one-day visit to Greece by bringing 12 Syrian refugees to Italy aboard his flight. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-LESBOS-FLIGHT April 16, 2016.

Pope returns to Vatican with Syrian refugee families

April 18th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father says the gesture was ‘a drop in the ocean,’ but if Europe followed suit, this would mean that 6 million people would be given asylum... continue reading.


Pope tells us not to judge, says Bishop John Keenan

April 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis is calling on Scottish Catholics to ditch ‘judgementalism,’ according to Bishop John Keenan.... continue reading.


Pope urges Scottish seminarians to have the courage of martyrs in today’s hostile times

April 14th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father tells Scotland's archbishops and the clergy and students of Pontifical Scots College—on its 400th anniversary—to continue to be as inspired by the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie as its founding members were... continue reading.

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Pope invites Pontifical Scots College community for private audience

April 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley to join clergy and seminarians for meeting tomorrow... continue reading.

Papal telegram after explosion in Indian temple

April 12th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a telegram of condolence in Pope Francis’s name following a fireworks explosion at an Indian Hindu temple that left more than 100 people dead.... continue reading.

Pastoral care at heart of Pope’s vision for the family

April 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope’s Francis long awaited document on the family calls on greater pastoral care for Catholics in unconventional situations but does not offer any doctrinal changes on issues like Communion for the remarried.... continue reading.

Build lasting legacy to mercy

April 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope calls for hospitals, homes, schools in under-served areas, Scotland responds... continue reading.

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