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September 21, 2016

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday. In his catechesis, the Holy Father relflected on St Luke’s Gospel account of  how the Lord calls us to be merciful. Below, please find the official English language summary of Pope Francis’ catechesis for the General Audience for 21 September […]

(Vatican Radio)  The world needs to go “beyond the divisions of religions,” and feel the “shame” of war, without turning a “deaf ear” to the cries of those who are suffering: that’s what Pope Francis said in his Homily at Mass at Santa Marta Tuesday morning.  The Holy Father was speaking just hours before he […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis told those present at the closing ceremony for the World Day of Prayer for Peace gathering in Assisi, Tuesday, “we have come to Assisi as pilgrims in search of peace.”  He said that, “God is calling us to confront the great sickness of our time: indifference”, adding we cannot remain indifferent. The […]

(Vatican Radio)  Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, addressed world leaders on Monday at a summit aimed at tackling global issues surrounding refugees and migrants at the United Nations. The event was sponsored by the Vatican’s Permanent Observer mission to the UN, together with Caritas Internationalis and the Geneva based International Catholic Migration Commission. The […]

(Vatican Radio)  A press conference was held on Wednesday at Vatican Radio to launch the 2016 UNCTAD Trade and Development Report, lead by Fr. Michael Czerny, S.J., spokesman for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. In a speech prepared by Cardinal Peter Turkson, who heads the Council but was unable to be present at the […]

Episcopal Ordination of Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe to take place next Sunday The Episcopal Ordination of Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe, will take place on Sunday 25 September in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis, Co Clare. The Chief Ordaining Prelate will be Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Archbishop of […]

Pope Francis concludes World Day of Prayer for Peace Pope Francis presided over the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony followed an early afternoon of prayer – not in common, but separately, according to religious tradition. Thirst for peace: religions and cultures in dialogue […]

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: […]


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