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  • Pope: football champions must be good role models for young fans

    Pope Francis has urged football champions to be models of loyalty, honesty, harmony and humanity. Speaking to football players, coaches and staff of the Italian football teams, Juventus and Lazio, who are about to dispute the final game of the national “Italy Cup” tournament, the Pope  reminded the football...
  • Pope at daily Mass: To evangelise, go out, listen, rejoice

    (Vatican Radio) The Church should be on its feet and on the journey, listening to the restlessness of the people, and always with joy. That was the message of Pope Francis in the homily for the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. In the first eight chapters of...
  • 78-year-old Sydney priest to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino

    In September 2017 Jim Carty​, a 78-year-old Marist priest from Sydney, plans to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino in France, raising awareness of the plight of more than 10 million people world-wide who are stateless, (3.5 million in Thailand alone). Through sponsorship he will also be...
  • Iraqi Christians slowly returning to their homes

    Iraq: Christian churches unite to begin rebuilding on the Plains of Nineveh On Monday 8th May in the villages of Bartella, Karamless and Qaraqosh an “Olive Tree Ceremony” will mark the beginning of rebuilding work on the first 100 homes of the Christian refugee families, in a programme sponsored...
  • Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints

    FATIMA, Portugal (CNS) — Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord. “We declare and define Blessed Francisco...
  • Vietnamese Cardinal Van Thuan on the road to sainthood

    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday approved decrees regarding miracles or heroic virtues attributed to 12 men and women who are currently on the road to sainthood, including former Vietnamese Cardinal François Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan. The cardinal, who died in Rome in 2002, served as head of the...
  • Pope Francis to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump

    (Vatican Radio) The Holy See press office has announced that Pope Francis will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Vatican on the morning of May 24th. The U.S. leader will also meet with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See...
  • Pope Audience: Look to Mary, Mother of Hope

    Pope Francis during his Wednesday General Audience continued his catechesis on Christian hope, highlighting Mary the Mother of Hope. On the eve of his Apostolic visit to Fatima, Pope Francis on Wednesday, described Mary as the Mother of Hope adding that she was a woman of courage, perseverance and...
  • Pope Francis: use “good, good, violence” to reform communications, embrace digital

    Pope urges Vatican communications to go digital amid ongoing reform Vatican City, May 4, 2017 / 06:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, which is holding their first plenary assembly this week, that given a growing digital culture throughout the world, new media must...
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