Prayers mark one month since Sri Lanka bombings

Hundreds of Catholics pray outside the bombed St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, marking one month since the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed 258 people in Sri Lanka. The Catholic schools in the country have also reopened, as the country tightened security with soldiers placed in front of the school entrances.

The Vatican responds to the devastating Notre-Dame fire

Pope Francis “is praying for the French people, for Parisians and for Catholics” after the devastating fire that raged through the iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in the heart of the city, according to a spokesman for the Holy See.

Expert: Cathedral fire a loss for Catholics, Paris

Architectural expert says the catastrophic fire that engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations, is a lost not only for the city, but for Catholics who came on pilgrimages there. (April 15)

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Pope Francis visits Dublin’s Catholic cathedral

Pope Francis is welcomed by cheering fans as he arrives by ‘Popemobile’ at Dublin’s Catholic cathedral. The centre of worship is known as St Mary’s ‘Pro Cathedral’, a term used because Catholics consider Dublin’s original cathedral, now controlled by the Church of Ireland, to still be rightfully theirs.

Pope shares outrage at “repugnant crimes”

(25 Aug 2018) Pope Francis said at the start of a visit to Ireland on Saturday that he shares the outrage of rank-and-file Catholics over the failure of church authorities to punish the “repugnant crimes” of priests who raped and molested children. (Aug. 25)

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