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Church Messages

(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
(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