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Faithful gather for Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Nweli, South Africa.

Faithful gather for Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Nweli, South Africa

Pope's prayer intention for May: Christians in Africa

04/05/2017 15:18

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for May is dedicated to Christians in Africa: That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

 

The tomb of Jesus with the rotunda is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.

The tomb of Jesus with the rotunda is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.

Holy Saturday: Prayer and reflection

13/04/2017 09:46

 In this the final reflection in our three part series on Holy Week we look at Holy Saturday and the emotional void left after the events of Good Friday.

Candle in remembrance of twin attack in Egypt

A man holds a canlde to remember the recent church attacks in Egypt

Coptic church bombing victims to be honored at prayer vigil

11/04/2017 12:09

The Community of Sant’Egidio will hold their annual ecumenical prayer vigil on Tuesday, remembering especially the Coptic Christian martyrs and all those who are persecuted and killed for their faith.

 

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope to join youth in prayer ahead of Synod

05/04/2017 16:17

Young Catholics from across Rome and the Lazio region will pray together with Pope Francis at a vigil to mark the 32nd World Youth Day.

 

Pope Francis during World Youth Day in Poland in July 2016

Pope Francis during World Youth Day in Poland in July 2016

Pope's prayer intention for April: Youth

04/04/2017 15:00

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for April is dedicated to Youth: 'That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.'

 

Pope Francis presides over a Lenten penitential service in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis presides over a Lenten penitential service in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis leads Lenten penitential service in St. Peter's

17/03/2017 19:00

Pope Francis on Friday evening presided over a penitential service in St. Peter's Basilica in anticipation of the ’24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative.

 

Indian Arch. John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar (centre)

Indian Arch. John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar (centre)

Suffering Christians need prayers – Arch. Barwa ‎

04/03/2017 17:12

Indian Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar says suffering Christians, especially in his state of Odisha, need prayer support, especially during Lent.

 

Christian refugees from Iraq in a camp in Amman, Jordan.

Christian refugees from Iraq in a camp in Amman, Jordan.

Pope's February Prayer Intention: Welcome the Needy

02/02/2017 12:56

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February is to Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.