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Church Messages

Pope Francis has decided to authorize Bishops “to grant permissions for the celebration of marriages of the faithful who follow the pastoral activity of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), under certain conditions, to “recover the serenity of the faithful’s conscience” and “to facilitate the path towards full institutional regularization,” announced a Letter of the Ecclesia Dei Commission — in charge of relations with the SSPX and dependent of the Congregation for the Doctrin
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written a letter to the organisers of next year’s World Meeting of Families, who presented the event at the Vatican press office on Thursday morning.The Meeting is scheduled to take place in Dublin, Ireland from August 21st to 26th 2018 on the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: joy to the world”.Listen to Philippa Hitchen’s report:  In the letter addressed to Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the new Vatican office for Laity, Fa
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISFOR THE THIRTY-SECOND WORLD YOUTH DAY 2017“The Mighty One has done great things for me” (Lk 1:49) Dear Young Friends,Here we are, on the road again, following our great meeting in Kraków, where we celebrated the Thirty-first World Youth Dayand the Jubilee for Young People as part of the Holy Year of Mercy. We took as our guides Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina Kowalska, the apostles of divine mercy, in order to offer a c
(Vatican Radio) A newly published book dedicated to Chapter 8 of Pope Francis’s Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” was presented on Tuesday in the Vatican.Written by Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, the 30-page booklet, is published by LEV, the Vatican publishing house.Presenting the book, Father Maurizio Gronchi, theologian, professor at Rome’s Pontifical Urbanian
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2017 "The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift" Dear Brothers and Sisters,Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never a
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 51st WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY «Fear not, for I am with you» (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That news may be good or bad, true or false. The early Christians compared the human mind to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written to the Bishops of the world condemning all forms of oppression and exploitation of children. His words come in a letter signed on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which takes place each year on December 28, during the Octave of Christmas. In his letter, the Holy Father calls the Bishops to foster in hearts of Christians the joy that comes from the proclamation of the birth of Christ. But in moving words, he notes that the Christma
(Vatican Radio) Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Urbi et Orbi, to the City of Rome, and to the whole World:CHRISTMAS 2016URBI ET ORBIDear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!Today the Church once again experiences the wonder of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the shepherds of Bethlehem, as they contemplate the newborn Child laid in a manger: Jesus, the Saviour.On this day full of light, the prophetic proclamation resounds:“For to us a
 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to young people from the ecumenical community of Taize, who are participating in a European Meeting of Young Adults taking place in Riga, Latvia, from 28 December to 1 January. It is the first time a European Meeting is taking place in a Baltic State.Listen to our report:   The Holy Father’s letter to the young people dwelt especially on the virtue of hope. “The Pope is particularly close to you,” it said, “
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPEFRANCISFOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH WORLD DAY OF PEACE1 JANUARY 2017 Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace 1. At the beginning of this New Year, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious, civic and community leaders. I wish peace to every man, woman and child, and I pray that the image and likeness of God in each person will enable us to acknow
(Vatican Radio) The 2017 message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations was released Wednesday entitled, “Led by the Spirit for Mission”.Listen to Lydia O’Kane's report  In the message for this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pope reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling. The Holy Father says that “commitment to mission is not something added on to the Christian life as a kind of decoration, but is instead an essential elemen
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2017[15 January 2017] “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless” Dear Brothers and Sisters,“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me” (Mk 9:37; cf. Mt 18:5; Lk 9:48; Jn 13:20). With these words, the Evangelists remind the Christian community of Jesus’ teaching, whic
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESSPOPE FRANCISFOR THE CELEBRATION OF THEWORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION1 SEPTEMBER 2016 Show Mercy to our Common Home United with our Orthodox brothers and sisters, and with the support of other Churches and Christian communities, the Catholic Church today marks the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”. This Day offers “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be ste
     PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUEMESSAGE FOR THE MONTH OF RAMADAN AND ‘Id al-Fitr1437 H. / 2016 a.d. Christians and Muslims:Beneficiaries and Instruments of Divine MercyDear Muslim brothers and sisters,1. The month of Ramadan and ‘Id al-Fitr is an important religious event for Muslims around the world, focused on fasting, prayer and good deeds, and is esteemed by Christians, your friends and neighbours. On behalf
      CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITHLetter “Iuvenescit Ecclesia” to the Bishops of the Catholic ChurchRegarding the Relationship Between Hierarchical and Charismatic Gifts in the Life and the Mission of the ChurchIntroductionThe gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church in mission1. The Church rejuvenates in the power of the Gospel and the Spirit continually renews her, builds her up, and guides her “with hierarchical and charismati