This weeks vatican news


Pope remembers St John Paul II ahead of 10th anniversary of his death

April 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis remembered St John Paul II and asked for the late Pope’s intercession ahead of the 10th anniversary of his death tomorrow. Addressing Polish pilgrims in St Peter’s Square during this morning’s general audience, the Holy Father said we remember the late Pope (above) as ‘a great witness of the suffering Christ, dead and risen.’ “We also ask him to intercede for us, for the families, for the Church, in order that the light of Resurrection shines on all the shadows of our life and fills us with joy and peace,” he said. St John Paul II died on April 2, ... continue reading.

Significant moment on Pope’s trip to Naples

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope’s Francis’ trip to Naples last weekend turned out to be an even more significant moment for the Church than anticipated.... continue reading.

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Pope meets brother of Scottish Aid worker murdered by Islamic State

March 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mike Haines spoke to Pope Francis following the Holy Father’s weekly general audience in Rome... continue reading.


Pope condemns bombings in Pakistan

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PM Nawaz Sharif and chief ministers to blame for not protecting Christians, Archbishop Coutts says... continue reading.


Children challenge us, stop world from being bleak, Pope tells pilgrims

March 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father focused on the importance of children as he continued his catechesis on the family during his general audience this morning... continue reading.


Pope announces Holy Year of Mercy

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee for the year 2016 dedicated to the theme of Mercy.... continue reading.


Holy Father stresses support for women

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis actively supports ‘all the women throughout the world who are seeking, every day, to build a more human and welcoming society’ ... continue reading.

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The Lord does not discard the elderly, says Pope Francis

March 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

While the Holy Father spoke today at the general audience about being a member of an age group with a special grace and mission, he has also revealed he himself hopes for a pain-free death... continue reading.

Pope decries ‘mortal sin’ of discarding the elderly

March 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During his weekly general audience, the Holy Father said that where the elderly are not honoured there is no future for the young... continue reading.

Pope Francis denounces brutality against Christians in Iraq and Syria

March 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father denounced ‘intolerable brutality’ against Christians in the Middle East in his weekly Angelus yesterday.... continue reading.

Papal nuncio to Ireland offers Jesus as anchor in Scotland’s throwaway culture

March 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Few thought that the second audience at the Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis at St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley, could be larger than the full house at that the opening session with Bishop John Keenan, nor that it could be lifted higher, yet today's gathering with the Papal Nuncio to Ireland was.... continue reading.

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