Sr Cecylia her and her colleagues were named as Righteous Among the Nations for hiding Jews in their Vilnius convent to protect them from the Nazis during World War II.
‘Misericordia et misera’ extends a number of initiatives begun in the Holy Year, asks the Missionaries of Mercy to continue their ministry, and grants all priests the right to absolve sin of abortion.
Panama City to host next World Youth Day gathering in 2019 - Pope Francis tells over one million young pilgrims that he is not sure if he will be there but that Peter certainly will.
"I worry when I see young people who have 'thrown in the towel' before the game has even begun, who are defeated even before they begin to play, who walk around glumly as if life has no meaning."
"A pilgrim and a tourist may follow the same itinerary, but the pilgrim is on a sacred journey in which God is encountered through people, places and situations.”
All religions “desire peace. Other people want war,” Pope tells journalists en route to WYD in Krakow.
"For these young people this is an adventure but there is also obviously a real commitment – they could be going elsewhere but they have decided to give one week to this.”
Sunday’s ordinations will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for Clogher in the past three years.
Irish young people travelling overland to WYD - already en route.
"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”
“In keeping with the message of St Pope John Paul II, these young people are answering the call of Jesus to be the hope for the future.”
The Pope has expressed his desire to attend and a visit by the Pope would bring great joy to Irish Catholics, but confirmation unlikely before the end of 2017.
Pope leads prayer vigil for Divine Mercy on the 11th anniversary of Pope St John Paul II’s death.
Irish dioceses begin publicising "Catholic celebration like no other" which will take place in Poland as US dioceses prepare to bring 3,000 young people.
“A blessing to one another” underscores the continuing relevance of the Vatican II declaration ‘Nostra Aetate’.
"Although Jews were the main victims of Nazi barbarism, the people of Poland were not spared."
“Say No to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture."
Pope Francis announces Krakow as venue for World Youth Day in 2016.