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- 3 June, 2023
Pope meets Methodist-Catholic dialogue members
Sandhurst Bishop Shane Mackinlay met with Pope Francis last week in his new role as the Catholic co-chair of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission. Source: Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity.
Pope prays for victims of ‘horrific’ Thailand attack
Pope Francis said he was “deeply saddened” after hearing the news of one of the world’s worst mass shootings at a day-care centre in northeast Thailand. Source: Crux.
Synodality top of agenda for Pope, Archbishop Costelloe
The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia and the global Synod on Synodality were key discussion points for Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and Pope Francis when they met last week.
Saints have joyful hearts, not long faces: Pope
The holiness of saints is reflected not only in how they overcame struggles but by their ability to transmit the joy that comes from being loved by God, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: NCR Online.
Know your spiritual passwords: Pope
Pope Francis shared a spiritual life hack for discernment at his general audience yesterday: the “spiritual life, too, has its passwords.” Source: CNA.
Pope asks for prayers for a synodal Church
In his prayer intention for October, Pope Francis has asked that the Church be one of synodality, which means walking together, along the same road.
Vatican announces theme for World Communications Day
Pope Francis has chosen the theme for the Church’s next World Communications Day, calling for a peaceful dialogue that allows for uncomfortable truths to be spoken of without resorting to hostile debate. Source: NCR Online.
Pope encourages Stella Maris in apostolate to seafarer
Pope Francis has urged Stella Maris to never waver in highlighting issues affecting seafarers, pointing out challenges faced by the maritime community in his address to the 25th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea. Source: Vatican News.
Pope prays for football stampede victims
As Indonesian police come under mounting criticism after at least 125 people died in a soccer stadium stampede on Saturday, Pope Francis prayed for the victims. Source: UCA News.