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Pope Francis urges fasting, prayer and almsgiving in Lenten reflection

In a strong message on care for creation, Pontiff warns that “Sin leads man to consider himself the god of creation, to see himself as its absolute master and to use it, not for the purpose willed by the Creator but for his own interests.”

2019.02.27.

One hundred cribs at Vatican show the true meaning of Christmas

So many persons stop every Christmas before the mystery of God made man, represented in the crib with statuettes, which in many cases are authentic masterpieces of art to pray, to reflect and to discover the love of God who becomes a child for us – Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

2018.12.26.

Pope prays for seas “littered by endless fields of floating plastic”

Describing the threat to the planet's oceans as an “emergency”, Pontiff warns “We need to pray as if everything depended on God’s providence, and work as if everything depended on us.”

2018.09.04.

New documentary on Pope Francis opens in cinemas today

Over two years, Wim Wenders interviewed the Pontiff for the documentary and he was given editorial independence by the Vatican.

2018.08.10.

McAleese commends “timely and hope-filled” book on Pope Francis

“If Vatican II opened the windows of the Vatican to let the air in, Pope Francis is tearing down its walls to allow the Church to move out and confront the suffering, exclusion and marginalisation of so many.”

2018.08.06.

New approach to mission for children welcomed

“I really appreciate the new approach to mission for children, the new path that CEME has taken." - Dr Baptistine Ramaboursin, Secretary General European Missionary Children.

2016.03.30.

Capuchin conference to mark 400 years in Ireland

Talks will look at the role the friars in the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and the Celtic Cultural Revival, as well as at the height of the penal persecution.

2016.01.21.

Pope Francis has lunch with the poor in Florence

"Let it be a Church that is free and open to the challenges of the present, never on the defensive for fear of losing something."

2015.11.11.

Message from Pope to Irish Church for Day for Life

“We are honoured that the Holy Father has expressed his prayerful support to us here in Ireland” - Archbishop O'Reilly.

2015.10.04.

Holycross novena to focus on care for creation

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly of Cashel & Emly to formally open nine-day festival of faith in Co Tipperary on Tuesday.

2015.09.06.

St Francis’ manuscripts bound for UN

One of the highlights of the exhibition is Manuscript 338 containing the ‘Canticle of the Sun’.

2014.11.10.

All roads lead to Rome for canonisations

3,000 Irish pilgrims attend canonisation of John XXIII and John Paul II.

2014.04.26.

Pope Francis releases World Youth Day 2014 message

“Say No to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture."

2014.02.07.
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