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Pope Francis to meet with second group of Chilean abuse victimsThe Holy See’s Press Office announces that Pope Francis will meet with a second group of Fr Fernando Karadima’s victims from June 1-3 2018.By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fspIn a communication issued on Wednesday by the Holy See’s Press Office, other victims of Fr Fernando Karadima’s abuse, or that of his followers, at the parish of Sagrado Corazón de Providencia (“El Bosque”) in Chile will meet...
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies of Jordan and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue discussed the dignity of human life during their colloquium in Amman, May 9-10.By Robin GomesThe Vatican and a Jordanian institute dedicated to inter-faith studies have issued a statement urging for the protection of and respect for human life, especially that of migrants, refugees and victims of human trafficking.  The call came from the delegates...
Alfie  Evans, the desperately ill toddler in the UK, was given Italian citizenship and two hospitals are ready to welcome him for treatment in Rome. Still, Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool removed his life support the on April 23, 2018 — and a day later the UK’s highest court has ruled that the child cannot be taken out of the country.“This represents the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy,” according to the presiding judge, quoted by the BBC....
Despite Alfie being given Italian citizenship and two hospitals ready to welcome him and transport him with no cost, Alder Hey Hospital ‘unplugged’ the toddler last night.They said that Alfie would die within minutes…Nine hours later, Alfie was still breathing.Good news arrived this morning, written by Kate, Alfie’s mother, and reported in the Italian publication La Bussola Quotidiana, that little Alfie was not giving up and pushing through no matter any...
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has clarified that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, must be celebrated by everyone, beginning this year.A “Notification” from the Church’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has clarified that the new Obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, must be celebrated in the Ordinary form of the Roman Rite beginning...
How can the Church in China today be “Fully Catholic and genuinely Chinese?” That was the question addressed March 26, 2018, by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See.His remarks came at the international Conference held in Rome at the Faculty of Missiology of the Pontifical Gregorian University on the theme “Christianity in the Chinese Society: Impact, Interaction and Inculturation”.“It seems clear that the mission of the...
“I condemn again such acts of blind violence, which cause so much suffering and, praying fervently to God for the gift of peace.”Pope Francis expressed this in his telegram of condolences to the loved ones of the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in France’s Carcassonne and Trebes. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a telegram on behalf of the Holy Father to Bishop Alain Planet of Carcassonne and Narbonne, in Southern France...
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, on March 24, 2018, offered a gift to Pope Francis: the new edition of Oriente Cattolico, an initiative promoted by the Dicastery of Palazzo Bramante, published in collaboration with Valore Italiano Editore. The publication of the work takes place on the occasion of the celebrations for the Centenary of the foundation of the Congregation (1917-2017).Oriente Cattolico brings together...
Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - The Coptic Orthodox Church is increasing appeals and initiatives to remind its faithful of the "national duty" to participate in the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, scheduled from 26 to 28 March. A message from the Coptic Orthodox Church in support of popular participation in the upcoming elections was also published by the Egyptian media, while in dioceses like that of Shubra al Khaymah "Citizenship Committees" organize political and social...
Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - The Coptic Orthodox Church is increasing appeals and initiatives to remind its faithful of the "national duty" to participate in the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, scheduled from 26 to 28 March. A message from the Coptic Orthodox Church in support of popular participation in the upcoming elections was also published by the Egyptian media, while in dioceses like that of Shubra al Khaymah "Citizenship Committees" organize political and social...
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "Let us not forget that it is the Holy Spirit, dominum et vivificantem, the agent that incessantly moves the Church to a permanent purification and reformation of itself, so that it goes ahead without being conditioned by the burdens of historical-cultural structures, which have now become sterile, and quickly directs its steps on today's most bitter and arduous paths of the human family". This is what Card. Fernando Filoni, Grand Chancellor of...
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin addressed this morning the inauguration of the Plenary Assembly of the International Catholic Commission for Migration, taking place in Rome March 6-8, 2018. Here is the Vatican-provided text of his address:***Intervention of the Cardinal Secretary of StateYour Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,Dear friends,I am very pleased to have this opportunity to greet you and to offer a few thoughts. This is a crucial moment in which...
“Paul VI will be a Saint this year,” announced Pope Francis.In his address during the meeting with the parish priests of Rome, which was held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Pope Francis announced that Blessed Paul VI will be canonized in 2018. It’s a great event for the universal Church, although the official date has yet to be established.“There are two Bishops of Rome (recent ones) already Saints (John XXIII and John Paul II). Paul...
“With One Voice” is the title of the song, recorded by 17 Catholic singers of Chile, to give Pope Francis a warm welcome, when he visits the country from January 15-18.The song, written by Marcela Gael, was chosen for its message of profound faith. As the official site of the Apostolic Visit “Francis in Chile” states, the author explained that God touched her heart while she was composing the text of the song, inspired by words of Pope Francis expressed in Messages,...
The Virgin Mary gives Francis a daily reminder on the need for silence, and it seems he's taking note.In the elevator used every morning by Pope Francis, an icon of Our Lady of Silence can be found. Made by the religious of Lake Orta, Italy, it seems that this Virgin has particularly inspired the Holy Father in his recent speeches.The icon, inspired by a Byzantine image, represents the Virgin Mary holding her index finger to her lips. It was painted by the Benedictines from...