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Pope Thanks Iraqis For Visit, Saying They Deserve Peace

Pope Francis has thanked the people of Iraq for allowing him to make his historic trip to the country, saying Iraqis deserve to live in peace. In his weekly audience, the 84-year-old pope reflected on the packed three-day programme that saw him travel throughout Iraq last weekend, offering encouragement to persecuted Christians and extending a […]

Pope Francis’ Personal Doctor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Pope Francis’ personal Doctor, Mr Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died from health complications related to the Coronavirus disease. According to the Catholic News Agency which quoted Vatican Newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, the 78-year-old physician, who was being treated for an “oncological pathology”, died at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital. Dr Soccorsi had trained in medicine and surgery at Rome’s […]

Pope Francis Condemns Death Of George Floyd, Says Racism Is

Pope Francis has called the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police officers tragic and said he is praying for him and all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism. He added on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that we cannot tolerate or turn a blind […]

EASTER: Pope Prays For COVID-19 Victims

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for those infected with COVID-19 and all who have lost their lives from the coronavirus. The Pope made the prayer in an Easter sermon that was live-streamed in an empty Saint Peter’s Basilica Cathedral that was usually filled with a congregation in previous Easter celebrations. Pope Francis said. “Today my […]

COVID-19: Vatican To Hold Easter Celebrations Without Congregation

The Vatican has said its traditional Easter week celebrations would be held this year without worshippers due to the coronavirus. The Prefecture of the Pontifical Household said in a statement on Sunday, March 15, 2020, that “Because of the current global public health emergency, all the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without […]

Pope Francis Tests Negative For Coronavirus After Suffering From Cold

Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 as Italy battles Europe’s worst outbreak. The pope cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy this weekend, after axing all public meetings at the end of last week […]

Lent: “Switch Off The Television And Open The Bible” –

In his Ash Wednesday homily marking the beginning of Lent, the Pope Francis exhorted the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to “switch off the television and open the Bible”. “It’s the time to switch off from your mobile phone and to connect to the Gospel,” he said, deploring what he called the recent trend towards a […]