“Time devoted to prayer can never become an alibi for neglecting our neighbour in need,” says Pope Francis.
“The idea was to give people a lift as time went on. That becomes more and more important as people are beginning to feel cabin fever,” said Rathdowney parish priest Fr Martin Delaney.
“Live this difficult moment with the strength of the faith, the certainty of hope and the ardour of charity,” said the pope in a message to all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Rob Kowalski, who advocates abstaining from sex until after marriage, is to tour Ireland during Easter.
“The Church must consider whether to suspend masses and religious services,” said Italian consumer protection activist Carlo Rienzi.
"The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine."
“I, along with many others, have held this family in my prayers and will continue to pray that Tafida and her parents are strengthened by the presence and mercy of God, and by the support of all who know and love her.”
“We believe that through sharing our stories, our cultures and our histories – getting to know each other – we can lay the foundation for a more united Europe,” say organisers of event.
Our dream is to have an event which underlines the beauty of the European continent in all its diversity, where the richness of every culture emerges in the splendid tapestry that is Europe – Peter Forst, Focolare.
Tourists throw about €4,000 into the Trevi Fountain’s pools and cascades every day, which until now has been used to fund Caritas Italia's projects to help Rome's poor.
Large parts of the route will be mapped in 2019 and a smartphone app will be launched in mid 2019 that will allow pilgrims to negotiate the pilgrim trail.
The institutions are located on five continents, and represent fields ranging from a holy site, to finance, and church hierarchical bodies.Their decision to withdraw financial support for fossil fuels is based on both their shared value of environmental protection and the financial wisdom of preparing for a carbon-neutral economy.
The crisis is partly as a result of this year’s unusually hot summer – temperatures in Rome are expected to hit 38 ˚C this week – but a crucial factor is that the Lazio region, in which Rome lies, has experienced two exceptionally dry winters in a row.
Cardinal Martini began Samuel Groups in Italy in 1989. Each year for the following decade he brought together about 200 young people in his diocese of Milan for monthly meetings on Sunday afternoons.
“When I arrived at the break of day, I saw a destroyed village, screams, death... We are truly in a desperate situation" - Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole of Ascoli Piceno.
Syrian children gave Francis a collection of their drawings, and the Pope showered them with toys and other gifts.
Fr Enzo Agnoli moved from Italy to Ireland with his family and both he and his late brother Savino became Spiritan priests for the Irish province.
7,000 businessmen and women from Italy’s largest manufacturing association reflect with Pontiff on the ethics of doing business.
Primate of All Ireland leads celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh of a national Mass of Thanksgiving marking the 14th centenary of the Saint’s death.
Visiting Turin, Pontiff calls for a ‘No’ to an economy of waste which excludes persons who do not produce, ‘No’ to corruption and 'No' to the idolatry of money.
Tony and Emmy-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna to be honoured at inaugural St Pio Foundation awards.
“I make a heartfelt appeal to the international community to react decisively and quickly to see to it that such tragedies are not repeated" - Pope Francis.
Bell is part of the 1,400th anniversary celebrations of St Columbanus as well as the centenary celebrations of the Knights of St Columbanus.
25-year-old Sr Cristina Scuccia prays 'Our Father' live on TV watched by millions of viewers.