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Church Messages

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who is also the Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches.The Pontificium Institutum Orientale, or “Orientale” as it is known in Roman shorthand, was founded in 1917 by Pope Benedict XV, and became part of the “Gregorian Consortium” including also the University and the Biblical Institute, under the direction
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a message on Wednesday to members of the Vincentian family to mark the fourth centenary of their foundation by French priest Saint Vincent de Paul.In 1617, Fr Vincent began his work among poor, farming families, supported by a group of wealthy Parisian women known as the Daughters of Charity. They collected funds for missionary activities, for the founding of hospitals, to support victims of war and to ransom galley slaves who
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has set up a new Pontifical institute for the study of marriage and the family, replacing the organisation set up by his predecessor in 1981.In a Motu Proprio, published on Tuesday, the Vatican announced that the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences is being established to carry forward the work of the two recent Synods of Bishops and the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.New pastoral challengesNo
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has written a letter to the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC), encouraging its members and their collaborators in the “missionary charism” of their foundress, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patron of immigrants, saying she is a “very contemporary figure.”  The papal letter to Superior General, Sister Barbara Louise Staley on the occasion of the 100th death anniversary of Mother Cabrini, was rel
(Vatican Radio) The organisers of the recently concluded International Consultation Group for Justice, Corruption, Organized Crime and Mafias, sponsored by the Holy See's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, have released a document detailing the outcomes of their work.Listen to our report:   Below, please find the full text of the Outcome Document, in its official English translation**********************************************Outcome document
Here is the Vatican-provided text of the message of the Dicastery of Integral Human Development on the occasion of World Tourism Day which, as usual, will be celebrated on September 27, this year on the theme: “Sustainable Tourism – a tool for development:”***“Sustainable Tourism – a tool for development”1. On the annual occasion of World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September 2017, the Church joins civil society in addressing this phenomenon, in the conviction that
Pope Francis opened the possibility of a new way for the processes of Beatification and Canonization: “the offering of life,” which is added to the martyrdom and heroic virtues. Here is our complete translation of the Apostolic Letter in the form of the Motu Proprio “maiorem hac dilectionem,” published on this matter on July 11, 2017.***Motu Proprio “Maiorem hac dilectionem”“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).These Ch
The bread and wine consecrated during Eucharistic celebrations must be genuine wheat and grapes, unmixed and elaborated correctly, states a circular Letter addressed to the Bishops on Saturday, July 8, 2017, by the Roman Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as requested “by the Holy Father Francis.” The Pastoral Letter has been published in English and in seven other languages, including Latin, under the signatures of the Prefect of the s
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Italian news agency ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), expressing his approval and support for the new InfoMigrants news portal aimed at providing migrants with accurate information.InfoMigrants.net was launched in March by ANSA, in coordination with France’s Media Monde and Germany’s Deutsche Welle, and publishes content in English, Arabic, and French.Pope: 'Project promotes integration'In the letter to
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ Message for the first World Day of the Poor, to be observed on November 19th, was presented to journalists on Tuesday at the Holy See press office.Listen to our report:   In the message entitled, “Let us love, not with words but with deeds”, Pope Francis explains that at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, he wanted to offer the Church a World Day of the Poor, “so that throughout the world Christian communities can become
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis' message for the First World Day of the Poor which will be observed later this year on the 19th of November.Please find the English translation of the message below: Message of His Holiness Pope Francisfor the First World Day of the PoorThirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time19 November 2017Let us love, not with words but with deeds1.         “Little children, let us no
(Vatican Radio) For the Islamic Month of Ramadan and the feast of ‘Id al–Fitr, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has published a message to Muslims entitled “Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home.In the message, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the President of the Counci (PCID), offers best wishes to Muslims and "prayerful solidarity during this time of fasting in the month of Ramadan and the celebration of ‘Id al–Fitr that concludes i
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