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Pope: May the study of the liturgy lead to greater ecclesial unity

Addressing members of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant’ Anselmo on Saturday 7th May, to celebrate 60 years since the institution’s foundation, Pope Francis noted that their meeting “came about as a response to the growing need of the People … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Word of God 2022

The Sunday of the Word of God is marked in January each year on the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Resources are available on the Sunday of the Word of God page of the Catholic Biblical Federation’s website. These include … Continue reading

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Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

‘We Saw His Star in the East’. Materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 have been prepared by the churches of the Middle East and are available to download in a variety of formats, including accessible. The … Continue reading

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Vatican announces motto of Jubilee Year 2025: ‘Pilgrims of Hope’

Pope Francis has given his approval for the theme of the upcoming Holy Year 2025: ‘Pilgrims of Hope’. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, explained that, like any motto, it attempts to condense … Continue reading

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Celebration of old rite: Holy See responds to questions presented by bishops

In a communication addressed to the presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has responded to a series of dubia concerning restrictions on the use of the liturgical rites … Continue reading

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New clarifications on liturgical translation from the Congregation for Divine Worship

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has issued a decree with clarifications concerning liturgical translation. The decree explains in detail how the process of translating liturgical texts is supposed to work, with respect to the shared … Continue reading

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Pope Francis issues restrictions on Extraordinary Form Masses in new motu proprio, “Traditionis Custodes”

Pope Francis has today issued “motu proprio” an Apostolic Letter, “Traditionis Custodes” (Guardians of the Tradition).The legislative document addresses “The Use of the Roman Liturgy Before the 1970 Reform” and places restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass.It … Continue reading

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Pope Francis designates 29th July as Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus.

Pope Francis, has decreed that 29th July be designated in the General Roman Calendar as the Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus, because of the important evangelical witness they offered in welcoming the Lord Jesus into their home, in … Continue reading

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“Year of St Joseph” proclaimed by Pope Francis

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph”, beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December 2020 and extending to … Continue reading

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Urbi et Orbi Blessing – Friday 27th March, 5.00pm

Pope Francis invites all Christians to participate in a special time of prayer led by him at St Peter’s Square at 5.00pm on Friday 27th March 2020. The ceremony will include readings from the Scriptures and adoration of the Blessed … Continue reading

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