Friday 28 October 2011
POPE Benedict XVI delivers a speech titled "The Catholic church will not let up in her fight against violence, in her commitment for peace in the world" to the world's religious leaders in Assisi.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Thursday 14 April 2011
Pope Benedict XVi has addressed an English-language video message to the participants in the third National Family Gathering in Melbourne, following yesterday's catechesis and during his greeting to the pilgrims in several languages.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Pope Benedict XVI concluded the meeting of the 'Court of the Gentiles' with a videoconference. The conference is being promoted by the Vatican to improve dialogue between believers and nonbelievers. The meeting took place in Paris.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Pope Benedict XVI has called on political leaders on both sides to ensure the safety of the Libyan people and access to humanitarian aid.
Wednesday 2 March 2011
During Sunday's Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI made an invitation to live a balanced lifestyle in solidarity with everyone in society while not worrying about the stresses of money. In his speech he recalled that Jesus invited all Christians to lead a simple life without riches.
Wednesday 9 February 2011
During Sunday's Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI spoke on the grave situation facing Egypt and asked for prayers for the country.
Thursday 3 February 2011
Vocations are a gift from God and not “the result of any human project, or of some efficient organisational strategy,” Pope Benedict XVI has said.
Wednesday 8 December 2010
On 6 December Pope Benedict XVI called for the respect of human rights in Iraq and Egypt. The Pope asked Catholics to pray during Advent to resolve these situations of violence, intolerance, and suffering. In hope that the memory of the birth of Jesus brings "consolation, reconciliation and peace".
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Kairos: Volume 21, Issue 14
16 July 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters,The theme of this year’s World Communications Day - The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word – is meant to coincide with the Church’s celebration of the Year for Priests. It focuses attention on the important and sensitive pastoral area of digital communications, in which priests can discover new possibilities for carrying out their ministry to and for the Word of God. Church communities have always used the modern media for fostering communication, engagement with society, and, increasingly, for encouraging dialogue at a wider level. Yet the recent, explosive growth and greater social impact of these media make them all the more important for a fruitful priestly ministry.
Wednesday 5 May 2010
Monday 19 April 2010
Pope Benedict XVI met yesterday with a small group of persons who were sexually abused by the clergy, reports the Vatican press office.
Although Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic trip to Malta lasted only two days, his presence will be felt in the nation for "a long time to come," according to the Maltese president.