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Time to start putting links in EMM2019 prayer chain

“When we pray together, we share in God’s love. We’re inspired to make the world a better place.”

2019.08.09.

Pope makes heartfelt appeal following drowning of 150 migrants

“I renew my heartfelt appeal for the international community to act promptly and decisively to avoid the repetition of similar tragedies and to guarantee the safety and dignity of all.”

2019.07.30.

Moon landing anniversary should inspire even greater steps for humanity, says Pope Francis

“More dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples and more future for our common home.”

2019.07.22.

Either holiness or nothing!

The saints are close to us and they tell us the way of the Beatitudes is not about doing extraordinary things, but about following every day this way that leads us to Heaven.

2018.11.02.

Pope recalls St Stephen’s martyrdom as he prays for persecuted Christians

“Today too the Church, to bear witness to the light and the truth, is experiencing severe persecution in different places, up to the supreme test of martyrdom.”

2016.12.27.

Two newly announced cardinals have links with Ireland

Mauritius prelate studied for the priesthood in Ireland, while the Prefect of the new Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life was born in Dublin.

2016.10.11.

Pope Francis renews appeal for peace in Syria

Carmelite Sisters remain on in Aleppo to help families facing daily bombardment even though their convent is at the centre of ongoing conflict.

2016.08.08.

Pope Francis deplores acts of terrorism in Munich and Kabul

“At this time, our spirit is once more shaken by the sad news relating to the deplorable acts of terrorism and violence which have caused suffering and death.”

2016.07.25.

Capacity to listen is root of peace: Pope

I am close to each family and the entire French nation which is in mourning, says Pope at Angelus.

2016.07.18.

Pope calls for solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day

Refugees are people like everyone else, who have been deprived by war of their homes, their jobs, their parents and their friends, Pope Francis stresses.

2016.06.20.

Pope opens his fourth year with message of mercy

“We need to be aware of our sins and have the courage to drop the stones that we aim at others and think about the wrong we do”.

2016.03.14.

Christians urged to work for abolition of death penalty

“The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

2016.02.22.

Pope Francis baptises 26 babies in Sistine Chapel

In new book, Pontiff states “The Church does not exist to condemn people, but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”

2016.01.11.

Holy Year is itself a gift of grace: Pope Francis

“To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them."

2015.12.09.

‘Using God’s name to justify violence is blasphemy’

Pope Francis and Bishop of Elphin address the legacy of Paris terror attacks stressing the way of violence & hatred doesn't resolve the problems of humanity.

2015.11.16.

New look Angelus a step too far for Kerry TD

'People's Angelus' will showcase work of aspiring filmmakers and artists & will be "conducive to prayer or reflection for people of all faiths and none".

2015.10.22.

Parishes urged to offer shelter to a migrant family

Pope’s appeal for solidarity and welcome is a call for a creative and generous response in preparation for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

2015.09.07.

Atheist Ireland objects to revamped Angelus on RTÉ

Editor of Religious Programmes at RTÉ, Roger Childs, rejects contention that the Angelus is biased in favour of Catholics.

2015.06.27.

Pope Francis names 15 new cardinal electors

Fourteen different countries are represented, including some that do not currently have a cardinal, and some that have never had one.

2015.01.05.

Figures show ‘Francis Effect’ is still drawing crowds

Nearly 6 million people attended papal events at the Vatican in 2014.

2014.12.30.

Pope Francis prays for missing Air Asia passengers

On the feast of the Holy Family, Pontiff urges all to pray for families facing difficulties and who lack unity.

2014.12.29.

Pope Francis opens landmark Synod in Rome

Prelates told to keep their mind and hearts on Jesus and warned not to try and take over the vineyard of the Lord.

2014.10.06.

Pope and Patriarch call for greater care for creation

"Safeguard the life and health of people by respecting the environment and nature” - Pontiff.

2014.09.02.

Vatican pilgrims get free pocket editions of Gospel

Edition includes a prayer by Blessed John Henry Newman and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

2014.04.06.

Pope calls for dialogue to resolve crisis in Ukraine

"Heartfelt appeal" to international community to support initiatives for dialogue and harmony.

2014.03.03.

Church without nuns is unthinkable warns Pope

Church and world needs the witness of religious and consecrated lay people.

2014.02.03.

Pope appeals for victims of religious persecution

Some of those discriminated against live in countries where human rights are guaranteed 'on paper'.

2013.12.27.

Pope Francis appeals on behalf of homeless families

“Family and home go together.”

2013.12.23.

Pope extends “deep gratitude” to Brazilian people

Large turnout of young people at Sunday Angelus prompts Pontiff to discuss meaning of World Youth Day.

2013.08.05.
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