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Pope Francis

Road to hell paved with good intentions and no action: Pope

Complaints without any desire to do anything about the situation are poison, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS

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Pope pleads for Church unity on 60th anniversary of Vatican II

Pope Francis yesterday marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by pleading for the Church to “overcome all polarisation and preserve our communion”. Source: NCR Online.

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Francis to join interfaith prayer for peace at Colosseum

Pope Francis will join other religious leaders at a prayer service for peace at Rome’s Colosseum later this month, the Vatican confirmed. Source: CNA

Ecumenism Pope Francis

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.

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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.

Pope Francis Synod

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.

Pope Francis Saints

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.

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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 Francis Synod

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.