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  • 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First Australian interview with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

    SYDNEY – His Eminence, Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, is visiting Australia 6 May 2017 until 15 May 2017, as part of his mission to promote and support the Eastern Catholic Churches. These Churches are in full communion with the Holy Father and preserve...
  • Vale Emeritus Archbishop Sir Brian Barnes OFM

    Emeritus Archbishop Brian in his latter years was resident in the Diocese of Parramatta and was known to a number of clergy and people in the Diocese. EMERITUS ARCHBISHOP SIR BRIAN BARNES OFM, DD, MBE, KBE, GCL 1933-2017 It is with great sadness that the Franciscan Friars of the Province of...
  • How the church determines a true Marian apparition

    The Catholic Church has a cautious approach when it comes to recognising Marian apparitions and the process can take even hundreds of years. The bishop on these occasions, such as those in Fatima, Portugal, must call for a commission of experts, theologians, canonists, psychologists, and doctors to help him...
  • Lebanese build biggest inhabitable Cross in the Middle East

    The Ijdabra Cross rises as a powerful witness of faith in the war torn Middle East. When the cross is complete, the Church of St Saba, Ijdabra, in Northern Lebanon will have the largest inhabitable cross in the Middle East. The 60 metre high cross will contain a small church and a...
  • From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People

    Ashleigh Green, a social worker at CatholicCare in the Diocese of Broken Bay, was the Australian Youth Delegate at the conference, ‘From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People,’ held in Rome from April 5 to April 9. Ashleigh shared her hopes for the upcoming 2018 Synod...
  • Pope Francis strengthens Vatican Secretariat for Communication

    By Ines San Martin, April 12, 2017   Pope Francis has green-lighted the appointment of Jesuit Father James Martin and Michael Warsaw, Chairman of the Board for ETWN, as two of the 13 new consultants for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. For American Catholics, those names can’t help but...
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