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Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday to visit a Rome centre for the blind and visually impaired

Pope continues 'mercy' initiative with visit to centre for the blind

31/03/2017 16:53

Pope Francis on Friday visited a Rome institute for blind people, continuing what he called his ‘Mercy Friday’ initiatives during the recent Jubilee year.

 

Saint Mary Magdalene witnesses the Risen Christ. Her liturgical commemoration on the General Roman Calendar has been raised to a Feast.

Saint Mary Magdalene witnesses the Risen Christ. Her liturgical commemoration on the General Roman Calendar has been raised to a Feast.

Commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene raised to a Feast

10/06/2016 12:00

It was announced on Friday Pope Francis has decided to raise the celebration of the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to the dignity of a liturgical Feast.

 

Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ

Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ

Lombardi: Papal lunch for friends of deceased homeless man

12/03/2016 16:52

Pope Francis offered lunch to the friends of a homeless man, following his funeral Mass celebrated at the Roman church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, just down the street from St. Peter’s Square on the Via della Conciliazione

 

A person prepares to give blood in this file photo. Thousands of Italian blood donors are expected to attend the Jubilee Audience on Saturday.

A person prepares to give blood in this file photo. Thousands of Italian blood donors are expected to attend the Jubilee Audience on Saturday.

Blood donors to attend Jubilee Audience on Saturday

18/02/2016 15:47

The Italian Federation of Blood Donors (FIDAS) will  be holding their Jubilee Pilgrimage on Saturday in St. Peter's Square, with over 25,000 people affiliated with the organization expected to be in attendance.

 

Pope Francis puts ashes on a Cardinal's forehead during Ash Wednesday Mass in 2015.

Pope Francis puts ashes on a Cardinal's forehead during Ash Wednesday Mass in 2015.

Pope Francis sends first "Keep Lent" message to Pompeii

10/02/2016 07:30

Pope Francis on Wednesday morning sent an audio-message to the young people of the Prelature of the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, the first contribution in the “Keep Lent” initiative of the Shrine’s youth ministry office.