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Japanese Arch. Takeo Okada of Tokyo enshrining the relics os Sts. Faustina Pope John Paul II in the ‎cathedral. ‎

Archbishop Takeo Okada ‎ dedicated Japanese Arch. Takeo Okada of Tokyo enshrining the relics os Sts. Faustina Pope John Paul II in the ‎cathedral. ‎

Tokyo Archdiocese creates shrine dedicated to Year of Mercy

14/11/2016 12:58

The relics of Sts. Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament and Pope John Paul II are enshrined in Tokyo cathedral as a perpetual commemoration of the Year of Mercy.

 

Pope Francis expressed his condolences in a telegramme for the death of ex-Italian President Carlo Ciampi (R)

Pope Francis expressed his condolences in a telegramme for the death of ex-Italian President Carlo Ciampi (R), recalling his friendship with Pope St. John Paul II, shown together in this Aug. 20, 2000 file photo

Pope sends his condolences on death of former Italian President Ciampi

16/09/2016 14:30

Pope Francis has sent a telegramme to the Italian Senate expressing his condolences for the death of former Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who passed away on Friday at the age of 95 in a clinic in Rome

 

The relics of two Saints:  John Paul II and Sr Faustina Kowalska

The relics of two Saints: John Paul II and Sr Faustina Kowalska

The Polish Shrine of Divine Mercy: St John Paul II to Francis

21/07/2016 12:30

(Vatican Radio) At the end of July when Pope Francis travels to Kraków for World Youth Day he'll be going to the  the Shrine of “ -Łagiewniki" where the legacy of Saint Faustina Kowalska lives on. 

The entrance to Auschwitz

The entrance to Auschwitz

Auschwitz: Francis in continuity with St John Paul II and Benedict XVI

21/07/2016 12:30

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Nazi extermination and concentration camps of Auschwitz Birkenau at the end of July.To set the scene for this sobering visit we bring you a couple of features focusing on the visits there of his predecessors to the See of Peter.

Pope Francis presiding over Holy Mass

Pope Francis presiding over Holy Mass

Vatican Weekend for July 9, 2016

08/07/2016 11:00

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for July 9, 2016 features a report focusing on a Jubilee of Mercy’ audience of Francis, spotlight Kracow's Shrine of ‘Divine Mercy’, a  spiritual reflection by Msgr Peter Fleetwooda and a potted history of the Popes of the XX century.

Pope Francis with Benedict XVI, pope emeritus

Pope Francis with Benedict XVI, pope emeritus

Vatican Weekend for July 2, 2016

01/07/2016 14:30

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for July 2, 2016 features a special programme stemming from a remark made by Pope Francis relating to the concentration camp of Auschwitz Birkenau. Also in this programme we share stories regarding the Prophet 'Nathan' and to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. 

The image of our Lady of Fatima

The image of our Lady of Fatima

Saint John Paul II and Our Lady of Fatima

11/05/2016 16:35

(Vatican Radio)  Saint John Paul II believed it was through the intercession that his life was spared when he was shot at in Saint Peter's Square.The last time he went to Fatima on pilgrimage was on the 13th May 2000 during the Jubilee Year. Veronica Scarisbrick was there.

Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square

Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square

Vatican Weekend for May 8, 2016

06/05/2016 10:30

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for May 8, 2016  features a reflection on the Sunday gospel in a programme by the title of 'There's More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye' presented by Jill Bevilacqua.This is followed by a look ahead to the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima.