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  • Solomon Island Earthquake Victims

    A 5.2 – magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands on January 28th. Bishop of Gizo, Bishop Luciano Capelli, said that 63 houses in local villages, built with traditional materials, have been damaged and others will have to be rebuilt. Poor telecommunication infrastructure in the area...
  • Pope Francis greets newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See

    Pope Francis greeted newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See on Thursday morning, telling them that dialogue and not the use force, was the pathway to peace. Addressing the newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See from Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Sudan and Trinidad and Tobago, Pope Francis said...
  • Pope Francis meets President Trump

    Pope and Trump discuss peace, dialogue, support for immigrants Vatican Radio) Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump met in the Vatican on Wednesday, discussing issues of peace, interfaith dialogue and religious freedom, as well as the role of the American Church in education, healthcare and support for immigrants....
  • 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...
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