Vatican Notifications

Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis For Lent 2020

“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20) Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year the Lord grants us, once again, a favourable time to prepare to celebrate with renewed hearts the great mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus, the cornerstone of our personal and communal Christian life. We must continually return to ...

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Vatican Sends Medical Masks to China

Pope Francis had already expressed his concern about the coronavirus epidemic on 26 January 2020 when he prayed for its victims and families during the Angelus. Following those concerns, the Holy See donated 600,000 masks for distribution to people in the most affected areas. In a statement the Vatican press office said the masks were sent to the provinces of ...

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Pope Francis Asks For Prayer for Persecuted Christians In Ethiopia

By Courtney Mares Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayer for persecuted Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, who have been targeted in ongoing ethnic clashes that have left 78 people dead. “I am saddened by the violence of which Christians of the Tewahedo Orthodox Church of Ethiopia are victims,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Nov. 3. “I express my closeness ...

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Pope Francis: Discover the Beauty of Prayer in Adoration

By Courtney Grogan Pope Francis said Sunday that prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of God’s love, changing the world one heart at a time. “I invite everyone to discover the beauty of the prayer of adoration and to exercise it often,” Pope Francis said Aug. 18. Adoration of God in prayer is necessary ...

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Papal Visit a Reason for Mozambique to Rejoice, Priest Says

By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis’ visit to Mozambique Sept. 5-6 will be a moment of rejoicing for Catholics in that country, who greatly look forward to the encounter, according to a priest from the country. “Pope Francis will be in Mozambique and that will be a big reason for rejoicing, for being grateful to the pope for choosing Mozambique, and ...

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Pope Francis to Scouts: True Joy Comes From God’s Love, Not Things

By Hannah Brockhaus Worldly possessions do not make people happy; only knowing Jesus’ love and having love for others can do that, Pope Francis told a group of Catholic European scouts on Saturday. Jesus “gives you what no thing can give you; because the latest smartphone, the fastest car or the fashionable dress, besides never being enough, will never give ...

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