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Vatican Dossier - Feb 12

Pope and Holy See

Pope Francis to Visit Naples in June

Statement of the Director Ad Interim of the Holy See Press Office Alessandro Gisotti
Natural and human disasters

Rome: Venezuelan Delegation Visits Secretariat of State

Grave Concern that a Just and Peaceful Solution be Found to end Crisis
Conflicts, War, Terrorism

Philippines: The Church in Jolo Fighting the ‘Forces of Evil’

After Fatal Double Bomb Attack on Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Spirituality & Prayer

Ireland: Candles of Atonement to be lit in Cathedrals and Parishes

‘In lighting these candles we will bring to mind our brothers and sisters, and their families, who have been left with lifelong suffering as a result of abuse.’
Ecumenism and Interreligious dialogue

UAE: Aid to Church in Needs Views Impact of Pope’s Visit

Pope Francis Celebrated Largest Holy Mass ever Held on Arabian Peninsula in Abu Dhabi
Human Rights and Justice

Cardinal Turkson: Church Has Always Shown Preference for Sick and Suffering

Address at the Study Seminar for the XXVII World Day of the Sick 2019, February 9, Kolkata, India
Papal Texts

Holy Father’s In-Flight Press Conference on Return from United Arab Emirates (Full Text)

‘If we believers are not able to shake hands, embrace, kiss one another and pray, then our faith will be defeated.  This Document springs from faith in God who is Father of all and Father of peace and [it] condemns all destruction, all terrorism’
Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict’s 11 February 2013 Address on Resignation From the See of Rome

‘I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer’
Catholic Church

Australia: Conference will Discuss Involvement of Women in Church Life, Renewal

‘Shaking the waters: Catholic women responding to the Spirit’