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Pope brings pro-life message to European Parliament

November 25th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis told members of the European Parliament they must end the treatment of ‘the unborn, terminally ill, and the elderly’ as objects and embrace a new fairer immigration policy of acceptance. The Holy Father was speaking this morning at the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a brief visit meant to highlight his vision for Europe a quarter-century after St John Paul II travelled there to address a continent still divided by the Iron Curtain. The Pope said Europeans were ‘too tempted to throwaway lives we don’t see as ‘useful.’ Upholding the dignity of the person means acknowledging the value of ... continue reading.

Guinean cardinal named as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

November 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Robert Sarah takes over from Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera who was made Archbishop of Valencia in August... continue reading.


Euthanasia is a ‘sin against God’

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis denounces practice amid latest efforts to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland... continue reading.


Pope to visit US and the Philippines in 2015

November 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis confirmed he will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in the US next year shortly after the programme for his visit to the Philippines was announced.... continue reading.

Pope Francis delivers speech during meeting at United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome

‘We ask for dignity, not for charity’ for the hungry

November 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis appeals at UN meeting for more efforts to help those who are starving.... continue reading.

Pope speaks during general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope calls for an end to spiral of violence and hatred in the Holy Land

November 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Speaking during his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said he was following with concern the ‘unacceptable episodes of violence’ in Jerusalem... continue reading.


Pope Francis confirms US visit

November 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father revealed this morning he will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year... continue reading.

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Vatican appointment for Archbishop Gallagher

November 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paul Gallagher, a 60-year-old Liverpudlian who is currently nuncio to Australia, as Secretary for Relations with States, popularly known as the Vatican foreign minister.... continue reading.

Ireland reopens Vatican embassy

November 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Country’s new ambassador to the Holy See met with Pope Francis on Tuesday... continue reading.

Pope calls for peace from laity and humbleness from clergy

November 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis spoke to Mexican pilgrims about the murder of student protesters, and discussed a number of other conflicts around the globe.... continue reading.

Take care not to be a ‘Pagan’ Catholic

November 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father wary of nominal Christians... continue reading.

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  • A total of 165 women gathered for the second annual St Margaret, Queen of Scots, ladies lunch for the joyful celebration of life and the launch of Campaign Life 2017.
  • Archbishop Leo Cushley called e religious life ‘a shining witness to the love of Christ’ during a visit to Dysart Carmel..
  • Pupils from Sr Monica’s Primary, Milton, brought the story of David and Goliath to life with an ecumenical service in Wellington Church, Glasgow, attended by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
  • Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell celebrated Mass at St Mary’s Parish in Lanark last Friday as a hospital chaplain Sr Marguerite Ford was honoured with a Bene Merenti medal.
  • John Deighan writes—Hubble and moral trouble: The light of the Christian message.

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