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Pope: Open your eyes and be surprised by God's gifts
Posted on 03/19/2023 06:20 AM ()
At the Sunday Angelus in Saint Peter's Square, Pope Francis says may we, like the blind man who regains his sight from Jesus, open our eyes and be surpised by the gifts of God in our lives that offer us in turn occasions to do good for others.
Tension increases over deliveries of warplanes to Ukraine
Posted on 03/18/2023 10:47 AM ()
Slovakia and Poland have confirmed they are delivering fighter planes to wartorn Ukraine despite warnings from Moscow that this will further escalate the armed conflict. At the same time, nearby Hungary has again postponed a vote on the expansion of the NATO military alliance adding to tensions within a grouping of four Central and Eastern European countries.
Archbishop Gallagher highlights good relations between Holy See and Albania
Posted on 03/18/2023 09:51 AM ()
The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, spoke at a press conference on Saturday as part of his ongoing visit to Albania. He highlighted the good bilateral relations between the Holy See and Albania and noted with satisfaction ongoing discussions to continue moving forward together.
Mozambique: Bishops appeal for solidarity with victims of Cyclone Freddy.
Posted on 03/18/2023 09:37 AM ()
The Catholic Bishops of Mozambique have made a passionate appeal for solidarity with the victims of Cyclone Freddy, which has ravaged the Southern African countries of Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi.
Vatican representative in Nicaragua leaves the country
Posted on 03/18/2023 08:25 AM ()
Monsignor Marcel Diouf, chargé d'affaires of the Nunciature in Nicaragua’s capital Managua, has moved to Costa Rica. The diplomatic office was closed at the request of the Nicaraguan government.
The Lord's Day Reflection: ‘Siloam, which means sent’
Posted on 03/18/2023 08:19 AM ()
As the Church marks the Fourth Sunday of Lent, or Laetare Sunday, Fr. Luke Gregory, OFM, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Siloam, which means sent”.
Pope to Italian youth: world needs “good politics” that promote peace
Posted on 03/18/2023 07:24 AM ()
Meeting in the Vatican with some 150 representatives of companies and cooperatives of the “Progetto Policoro” sponsored by the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Pope Francis highlights the urgent need for “better politics" in our war-torn times.
Haiti's PM announces crackdown on street gangs
Posted on 03/18/2023 06:31 AM ()
Haiti`s Prime Minister Ariel Henri announces he`s turning to the country`s Military to combat and quell the increasing menace of Street gangs.
Pope: welcoming refugees points way forward for future
Posted on 03/18/2023 05:15 AM ()
Addressing a group of refugees arriving in Europe through the ‘Humanitarian Corridors’ project, Pope Francis said the initiative protects the dignity of migrants, breaks down walls of indifference, and provides a hopeful vision for the future in Europe.
Pope: With repentant and trusting hearts we receive the gift of God's mercy
Posted on 03/17/2023 11:58 AM ()
In his homily at the "24 hours for the Lord" Lenten initiative of prayer and reconciliation, Pope Francis encourages everyone to trust in the Lord with a repentant and trusting heart, acknowledging our sins and asking for the gift of God's mercy, the divine embrace of consolation and joy.