Pope expresses solidarity with victims of Portugal fires

Pope expresses solidarity with victims of Portugal fires

Vatican City: Pope Francis expressed his sorrow for the damage created by the wildfire raging on the Portuguese island of Maderia. He entrusted the victims to the intersession of Blessed Virgin Merry and offered his closeness to the suffering families. Through a letter signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope expressed […]

France offers all Assumption Masses for the country

France offers all Assumption Masses for the country

Paris: In connection with the series of Islamic terror attacks that shook France since last year, the country’s bishops had offered all Masses on the Feast of the Assumption for France. The president of the French Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseille had noted how the August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption had always […]

Security measures tightens at Lourdes

Security measures tightens at Lourdes

In connection with a series of terrorist attacks in France, security measures had been tightened at Lourdes for the upcoming feast of the Assumption. As part of ensuring precaution against terrorist attack, the authorities had cancelled the Mass and procession on next Monday, said the prefect of the Pyrénées region, Beatrice Lagarde. Normally the Mass […]

Susanna – a tear drop of World Youth Day

Susanna – a tear drop of World Youth Day

Nineteen year old Susanna Rufi was exuberant and elated like every youth who swarmed at Krakow for the World Youth Day. But soon after the world celebration was over, as the Italian girl was on her way back home, she died of meningitis, shocking the world. Susanna died on Monday in Vienna, Austria, on the […]

Muslims join Catholics at the altar remembering Father Hamel

Tue humanity goes beyond religion, extending welcoming hands. The gesture of Muslims in France, who attended Mass to express their solidarity with Catholics, touched the hearts of all. The Muslims were empathizing with the Catholics on the murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was a victim to the Islamic State terrorism. Moved by […]

Ireland has a new bishop: Fintan Monahan!

Ireland has got a new bishop. Pope Francis appointed Fintan Monahan as the new Bishop of Killaloe. The new bishop is 49 years old and he has been serving as Diocesan Secretary in the Archdiocese of Tuam, when the appointment came. Born on 23 January 1967, Fintan Monahan was ordained a priest on on 16 […]

What did Pope Francis write in the guest book at Auschwitz?

He did not give a speech, but prayed in silence. At Auschwitz concentration camp, Pope Francis looked grim and pensive. He wrote down in the guest book: “Lord have mercy on your people! Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!” Over a million people have lost their lives at the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps during […]

“The ‘little ones’ speak for God” says Pope Francis

Speaking at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, at the occasion of 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation, Pope Francis said that “those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God.” “To be attracted by power, by grandeur, by appearances, is tragically human. But to give oneself to others, eliminating […]

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