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#PrayForPriests during Holy Week, says Cardinal Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is encouraging Catholics to pray for our priests through Holy Week – particularly on Maundy Thursday when we recall the Last Supper and the institution of the Holy Eucharist. “We’re asking priests to renew their promises, the promises they...

Cardinal Nichols calls for prayers for Boris Johnson

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Vatican calls for creative ways to protect elderly from loneliness

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Synod: Let young people describe their reality, walk with them to God

The Catholic Church’s youngest cardinal, 51-year-old Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, Central African Republic, said the key question before the Synod of Bishops is: “What is God trying to tell us through young people?”

Finding better ways to pass the faith on to younger generations is one part of the task, the cardinal told reporters on 6th October. The other part is to encourage them and support them in sharing the faith with others.

Participants in the synod of bishops – the 267 voting bishops, priests and religious brothers, as well as the 72 experts and observers – spent the evening of 5th October and the morning of 6th October getting to know each other in their small groups, which are divided by language.

The groups, taking what they hear in the synod’s general assembly sessions, are to make suggestions for a final synod document.

The Vatican does not publish the texts of speeches given in the sessions but allows the bishops to do so.

Picture: New Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, Central African Republic, smiles after a consistory at which he was made a cardinal by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on 19th November 2016. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

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#PrayForPriests during Holy Week, says Cardinal Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is encouraging Catholics to pray for our priests through Holy Week – particularly on Maundy Thursday when we recall the Last Supper and the institution of the Holy Eucharist. “We’re asking priests to renew their promises, the promises they...

Cardinal Nichols calls for prayers for Boris Johnson

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has urged Catholics to pray for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently in intensive care receiving treatment for Covid-19. In a tweet, Cardinal Nichols said: ‘Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a personal fight on his hands against the...

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Local churches and individuals must do more to help and to protect the elderly from loneliness and infection during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican office said. "We must devote new energies to defend them from this storm, just as each of us has been protected and...