Pope Francis leads Chrism Mass for Rome diocese

The liturgy is held every year in every diocese, and is typically celebrated on the morning of Holy Thursday, with the clergy gathered around the bishop in a sign of unity.
It is called the “Chrism Mass” because it is during the liturgy that the sacred oils to be used in the Sacraments are blessed:


21 Christians killed in bomb blast during Palm Sunday services in Egypt

situated in north of capital city Cairo while no claim of responsibility was confirmed by any terror organization.
Coptic Christians were offering Palm Sunday prayers when blast struck at Mar Girgis church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, 120km north of Cairo, Egyptian media reports said.


Stop using the word illegal as a synonym for immigrant. Pope Francis

and start explaining the big picture, shedding light on the causes behind migration.
“The mass media should be driven by the need to explain the different aspects of migration, also making the public aware of the causes of this phenomenon,” he said in an interview published April 7.
“The violation


5 dead and many injured in London terror attack

Officials said the individual was inspired by “Islamic terrorism” before he mowed down crowds on Westminster Bridge and stabbed policeman Keith Palmer to death outside Parliament.
Four people died, including a policeman and the attacker, and 29 others were injured – seven of whom are in a critical


Pope Francis meets Lebanese President of Lebanon at a private audience in the Vatican

A communique from the Holy See Press Office said their discussions were "cordial".
"The Parties focused on the good bilateral relations between the Holy See and Lebanon, underlining the historic and institutional role of the Church in the life of the country. Satisfaction was then expressed for the


Pope Francis seeks silence and reflection on annual retreat

Casa Divin Maestro, nestled away in the woods on Lake Albano, is just a short distance from the Papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo in the town of Ariccia, some 16 miles outside of Rome.
One view from the retreat house encompasses the lake and the town of Castel Gandolfo; even the dome of St.


Amid controversy, council of cardinals backs Pope Francis

Pope Francis' advisory board in his ongoing reform of the Roman Curia affirmed their support of the Pope and his work.
On behalf of the group, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga greeted Pope Francis at the start of the councils of cardinal's Feb. 13 meeting.
He thanked the Pope for his Chri


Pope Francis offers Epiphany picnic to poor people at Vatican

Vatican City: January 6, 2017. (Reuters) Pope Francis gave 300 homeless people and refugees a sandwich and a drink to thank them for helping to hand out religious pamphlets at an Epiphany feast day service on Friday.
The picnic, announced by the pope's charity office, was the latest gesture from th


Pax Christi welcomes Pope Francis message on non-violence

The message, entitled ‘Non-violence: A style of politics for peace’ was published in December to mark the Catholic Church’s observance of World Peace Day on January 1st.
In the message the Pope notes that violence leads to suffering through forced migrations, environmental destruction, terrorism an


Pope Francis prays for victims of Berlin lorry attack

Pope Francis is urging people of good will to fight the “folly of terrorism”, following Monday’s lorry attack on a Christmas market that left 12 people dead and a further 48 injured.
In a telegram sent on Tuesday to Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Paro


Coptic Church blast kills 25 Christians in Egypt

The explosion happened at around 10:00 local time.
Interior minister Magdi Abdel-Ghaffar and Cairo's security chief both inspected the scene, according to local media.
Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of the country's population.
St Mark's Cathedral is the headquarters of the co


Pope Francis meets delegation from Georgia

Vatican City: December 1, 2016. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday greeted a delegation of faithful from the Apostolic Administration of the Caucuses who were in Rome to thank the Holy Father for his recent Apostolic Visit to Georgia.
Pope Francis told the delegation their visit brought him m


Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby sign joint declaration

that while topics such as homosexuality and the ordination of women still constitute points of division, they are committed to working together in their pursuit of full unity.
“The declaration is a forward-looking commitment to doing everything we can together, and continuing to struggle without fe


Pope Francis meets President of Azerbaijan

in the Presidential Palace of Baku where he was received by the full Guard of Honor salute which is reserved for visiting dignitaries during the official Welcome Ceremony.
As per protocol, Pope Francis and President Aliyev then met for a private meeting behind closed doors.
President Ilham Aliyev,


Pope Francis leads Mass at chapel of Casa Santa Marta

together with a large group of Apostolic Nuncios who are in Rome for a major Jubilee Year of Mercy gathering.
In remarks following the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father thanked the Papal diplomats for their willingness to renew their commitment to service in new and different countries with joy

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"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

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