Hope is a gift from God that allows us to see beyond problems and pain and see the beauty of God, Pope Francis said today. Speaking on Monday during the homily at morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta, Francis he reassured the faithful by telling them not to panic: God is greater than our sins.
One of the most powerful men in Asia was part of a group of humanitarian groups that financed a spectacular art instillation projected on to St Peter’s Basilica this week. Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home - which used the Vatican as a canvas for famous and inspiring pictures of the world around us
Islam should have a 'quintessentially British' version with minoret-less mosques and no burqas, Warsi says11 December 2015 | by Liz Dodd
British mosques should be built without minarets, former Conservative party chairwoman Baroness Warsi said yesterday, in a speech outlining her vision for a “quintessentially British” form of Islam. Speaking at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where she was giving her inaugural lecture as a Visiting Professor, Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi called on Muslims to develop “a very British Islam” in line with Islamic tradition.
Cardinal Pell unable to fly to Australia for sex abuse inquiry because of pre-existing heart condition11 December 2015 | by Christopher Lamb in Rome
Cardinal George Pell will not travel to Australia next week to give evidence to the country’s royal commission into abuse due to ill health. A statement from his office said that due to a pre-existing heart condition a cardiologist in Rome has said it is not safe for the 74-year-old cardinal, who is Prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy in the Vatican, to make long haul flights.
The Church must put mercy before judgement, Pope Francis said before officially inaugurating the Jubilee Year which he stressed continues the legacy of the Second Vatican Council.
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