Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Evangelisation must start with encountering Jesus, Pope says

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Pope Francis on Saturday called for a “free and simple Church” which shares the Gospel without worrying about appearance or profit, but is motivated by an authentic encounter with Christ.

Make prayer part of your hand-washing to fight virus, says diocese

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An informational graphic from the Diocese of Dallas suggests Catholics say the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be as they follow the protocol for hand-washing being recommended around the globe.

St Stephen’s martyrdom shows ‘true meaning of Christmas,’ Pope Francis says

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The death of St Stephen, the Church’s first martyr, teaches Catholics to renew their commitment to charity and self-gift, part of the meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said Thursday.

Japanese Church releases theme song for Pope’s visit

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“Protect All Life” is the theme and logo of the visit of Pope Francis to Japan, 23 to 26 November. Japanese bishops have now released the theme song of the visit.

Pope prays for Albania after earthquake leaves dozens dead

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Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

Pope Francis prays for coronavirus victims in China

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Pope Francis prayed Sunday for people infected by the coronavirus, which has killed 56 people in China.