Category Archives: Pope Francis

Pope Francis issues Apostolic Letter on liturgical translation

Pope Francis has published a motu proprio, ‘Magnum Principium’, granting bishops’ conferences greater control over the translation of liturgical texts. Bishops’ conferences will have main responsibility for translations, with the Holy See approving them. Read about it in an article in … Continue reading

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Christian Unity Week – Pope Francis celebrates Vespers

Today, at the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis will preside at Vespers in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. The Sistine Chapel Choir will be joined by the choir of Westminster Abbey. You … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Parables of Mercy

Building on the Spirituality document Do You Love Me? the Bishops’ Conference Spirituality Committee is producing a series of resources to assist parishes explore the document. These include a number of follow-up materials which are intended for use in the Year … Continue reading

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Year of Mercy: 24 Hours for the Lord

This weekend sees a worldwide celebration which is an integral part of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy. 24 Hours for the Lord will run from Friday 4th to Saturday 5th March. Read more about it here. In his Message … Continue reading

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Inauguration of the Holy Year of Mercy – 8th December

Pope Francis presides at Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Tuesday 8th December) with the Opening of the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica for the inauguration of the Holy Year of Mercy. For live coverage (from 8.00 … Continue reading

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Pope Francis in the United States and Cuba

Watch the liturgies and other events (live or recorded) via this link. Videos are also available here, along with English translations of the Pope’s speeches and homilies. Information and suggestions for joining in prayer are included on the US Bishops’ … Continue reading

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