23 Oct 2014 | Church and WorldCoptic Orthodox Church UK
(Coptic Orthodox Church UK) The Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom celebrated the Feast of Nayrouz, marking the new Coptic Year in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey on 21 October 2014, with a sermon by His Grace
23 Oct 2014 | Church and WorldHoly See reaffirms support for two State solution in Israeli Palestinian question
(Vatican Radio) The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, was the subject of the address given to the United Nations in New York by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Archbishop Bernardito Auza. Below the full text of Abp. Auza’s address:
23 Oct 2014 | Church and WorldUniversal Church marks first feast day of St. John Paul II
(Vatican Radio) The Universal Church is marking the first liturgical feast day of Saint John Paul II, Tuesday October 22. Poland’s greatest son led the Church from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005. He was canonized along with Pope John 23rd earlier this year by Pope Francis. Prayer was the pillar that supported him throughout his life and pontificate. Veronica Scarisbrick takes a look back at the prayer life of this new Saint.
23 Oct 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis tweets on twitter
Pope Francis tweeted today and wrote: The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society.
22 Oct 2014 | Church and WorldPope at Audience: The Church, the Body of Christ
(Vatican Radio) Divisions, jealousies, misunderstandings and marginalization do not help the Church to grow as the Body of Christ, they shatter it into many pieces, they dismember it. Instead we should remember that we – as the Body of Christ – are called to appreciate the gifts and the quality of others in our communities.
21 Oct 2014 | Church and WorldPope Francis’ visit to Turkey in November: Official Programme released
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will make an apostolic visit to Turkey from November 28th to the 30th during which he will travel to the cities of Ankara and Istanbul. The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, issued a statement on Tuesday confirming the visit and giving details of the Pope’s programme. Father Lombardi said the Pope’s visit to Turkey follows invitations extended to him by the Turkish President, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ...