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- 2 April, 2023
Pope marks anniversary of Russia’s ‘absurd and cruel’ war on Ukraine
Pope Francis has lamented that the “absurd and cruel” war in Ukraine is still raging a year after Russia’s invasion and has condemned the failure of national leaders to achieve a diplomatic solution. Source: Crux.
Gospel not a political party, ideology or club: Francis
The traditions of the Church should not be based on opinion or ideological leanings, but on whether they favour the proclamation of the Gospel, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
Francis clarifies rules on pre-Vatican II Mass
Pope Francis has stepped up efforts to implement restrictions on the old rite of the Mass with a new ruling that tightens the conditions for the celebration of the pre-Second Vatican Council liturgy. Source: The Tablet.
Pope asks academy to study ethics of new technologies
Pope Francis told the Pontifical Academy for Life yesterday that it faces an enormous task in evaluating the ethics of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and human enhancement. Source: National Catholic Register.
Laypeople not guests in the Church: Pope
The Church is a home that priests and laypeople need to care for together, Pope Francis said on Saturday. Source: CNA.
I believe Pope’s ministry is for life: Francis
Pope Francis addressed once again the question of whether he will resign the papacy in two conversations with Jesuit priests in Africa this month. Source: CNA.
Pope sends thermal shirts to earthquake victims
Pope Francis sent 10,000 thermal shirts to earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria, where millions are sleeping outdoors in sub-zero temperatures. Source: NCR Online.
‘Viral’ celebration will mark 10th anniversary of Francis’ pontificate
An online prayer initiative has been launched ahead of the 10th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis on March 13. Source: Vatican News.
People in chronic pain need to be acknowledged: Pope
Caring for the sick and suffering includes drawing attention to those who suffer in silence, struggling to find someone who will acknowledge they are in pain and try to help, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.