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  • Pope Audience: ‘Hope helps to see beyond negativity of present’ February 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio)  Self-centeredness and sin corrupt the beauty of Creation, but God does not abandon humanity and turns Creation’s groans into hope for new life. That was at the heart of Pope Francis’ catechesis on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience. Listen to Devin Watkins' report: Drawing inspiration from Chapter 8 of the Letter […]
  • Pope sends telegramme for death of Irish Cardinal Connell February 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolences for the death of the former Archbishop of Dublin, Cardinal Desmond Connell, who died on Monday at the age of 90 following a long illness. In the message, addressed to the current Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, the Pope recalls Cardinal Connell’s many contributions to […]
  • Pope Francis appeals for ‘suffering South Sudan’ February 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which has hit the Horn of Africa region and condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children”. He called on all involved to “commit not to stop at […]
  • Vatican to Security Council: enforce Ukraine ceasefire February 22, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Tuesday said “all necessary steps should be taken to enforce the ceasefire and to implement the measures agreed upon” in Ukraine. The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, was speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council. “Concerning the conflict in Ukraine, […]
  • Pope at Mass: ‘Holy shame overcomes temptation of ambition’ February 21, 2017
    (Vatican Radio) “May the Lord give us the grace of ‘holy shame’ before the temptation of ambition.” That was Pope Francis’ message at daily Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, saying that the one who wants to be the first must be last and the servant of all. Listen to Devin Watkins’ report: […]

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