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Card Maradiaga: we confront the greatest crisis since WWII

(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga opened a High Level Caritas meeting for the crises in the Middle East with an impassioned call for peace.

Pope in Albania to honour martyrs, promote inter-religious coexistence

(Vatican Radio) At a briefing today, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, announced details of Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Voyage in Europe.

Pope Francis’ journey to Albania will be his fourth international voyage, and the first to European country outside of Italy.

Listen to Christopher Wells' report: 

The "Council of 9" meets with Pope Francis in Vatican

(Vatican Radio) The sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals with Pope Francis began on Monday morning at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.

The Cardinals and the Pope are scheduled to continue their meeting until September 17.

The Council of Cardinals was instituted by Pope Francis to assist in the governance of the universal Church and to draw up a plan for the revision of the apostolic constitution “Pastor bonus” on the Roman Curia.

Pope appoints Msgr. Marcus Stock to diocese of Leeds UK

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has appointed the secretary general of the Bishops Conference for England and Wales, Monsignor Marcus Stock, Bishop of the diocese of Leeds, UK.

The diocese of Leeds has been without a bishop since its last pastor, Archbishop Arthur Roche, was appointed Secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments in 2012.

The diocese of Leeds is in the ecclesial province of Liverpool and is home to an estimated 150 thousand Catholics. 

Pope at Santa Marta: Learning from Our Lady of Sorrows

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis marked the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows during Monday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, with a reflection on how Mary learned, obeyed and suffered at the foot of the Cross.

Card Turkson on Impact Investing for the public good

(Vatican Radio) A conference on Social Finance takes place in Rome, Monday, focusing on Impact Investing for the poor.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace  - who is in Poland to participate in another meeting - has sent a message to participants of the event organized by the Human Foundation.

The Conference sees the presentation of the report by the International Social Impact Investment Taskforce entitled "The Invisible Heart of Markets. How Impact Investing is harnessing innovation and capital for public good".

Pope Francis: Marriage is not fiction, Christ's love sustains couples

(Vatican Radio) To the simple strains of a harp, twenty grooms made their way up the central nave of St Peter’s Basilica with their mothers, followed by twenty brides dressed in white accompanied by their fathers.

All of the couples were from the diocese of Rome and had come to be married, on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, by the Pope himself.

Listen to this report by Lydia O’Kane

Pope Francis: Homily for Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Sunday with Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s basilica during which he presided over the Sacrament of Marriage of twenty couples.

Below please find the official text of the Holy Father’s homily:

Pope at Angelus: Why exalt the Cross?

(Vatican Radio) “Why do Christians exalt the Cross of Christ?” asked Pope Francis of pilgrims and tourists Sunday who had gathered beneath the window of his study to for the midday Angelus.  Because, he told them, that Cross on which Christ was nailed “is the source of the mercy of God that embraces the whole world”. It’s not just any cross, it is the source of our salvation.

Pope at Angelus: Appeal for CAR peace mission and end to madness of war

(Vatican Radio) “We have yet to learn the lesson from the madness of war”, lamented Pope Francis Sunday as he launched two appeals following the midday Angelus prayer with faithful and tourists in St Peter’s Square.


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