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Pope Francis decries indifference before the cry of victims of war and pleads for peace Pope Francis has warned humanity against “the deafening silence of indifference and selfishness” before the cry of those who live under the threat of bombs and pleads for peace. Pope Francis’ meditation was delivered during an ecumenical prayer ceremony with […]

Quiet Days for Busy People and Digital Detox are part of Knock Autumn/Winter Faith Renewal Programme Quiet Days for Busy People and Digital Detox are part of the Autumn/Winter Faith Renewal Programme at Knock Shrine. The new series of events will run throughout the Autumn/Winter and will encompasses a range of events which have been […]

World Day of Prayer for Peace: Assisi awaits Pope Francis Pope Francis will take part in the final meeting of the World Day of Prayer for Peace when he travels to Assisi today Tuesday, 20 September. The World Day of Prayer for Peace concludes a 3-day event organized by the Sant’Egidio Community entitled Thirst of Peace: […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has urged his representatives across the globe to keep a vigilant and lucid gaze on the Church and on the world. The Pope was addressing Papal Nuncios in the Vatican Clementine Hall on Saturday morning as they concluded a 3-day meeting especially convened during the Holy Year of Mercy. 106 out […]

(Vatican Radio) Don’t envy the rich and powerful or conspire against your neighbour, but instead nurture the light of faith in your lives. That was Pope Francis’s message in his homily at the Santa Marta Mass on Monday morning, as Philippa Hitchen reports: Reflecting on the reading from St Luke’s Gospel the Pope talked about […]

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September 19, 2016

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will travel to Assisi on Tuesday, to participate in the concluding day of the World Day of Prayer for Peace event, organised by the Sant’Egidio Community. The theme for this year is  “Thirst for Peace. Religions and Cultures in Dialogue.” The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Cardinal Jean-Louis […]

(Vatican Radio) Refugees and migrants are more than statistics, Pope Francis told members of the European Confederation and World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae; they are no different than our own family and friends. The Jesuit group had been participating in a conference in Rome this week entitled “Global Migration and Refugee Crisis: Time […]

Vatican to raise role of faith groups at UN migration summit (Vatican Radio) The United Nations is hosting a summit of world leaders on Monday to tackle global issues around refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. The one day meeting at the UN headquarters […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday thanked the Vatican security force for their tireless service and warned against crimes that are connected to exploitation and corruption. The Pope’s words came as he celebrated Holy Mass for the Gendarmerie on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Corps of the Vatican Gendarmes. In his homily […]

Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, has offered a short reflection on Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family.  In his reflection, Bishop Nulty speaks about the importance of marriage preparation courses for couples as well as the importance of accompanying newly married couples in […]

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