Vatican News draws attention to one of the last messages from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI “Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.” (Full text) On Sunday, May 12, the Church marked World Communications Day, encouraging Catholics in countries across the globe to make better use of the media and other forms of [...]
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On April 29, at about midday, Pope Francis surpassed six million followers on social network Twitter. Benedict XVI launched the account @Pontifex on December 12, 2012. During his remaining three months as Pope, he gained more than three million followers. On March 13, Pope Francis took over the papal account, and since then, the number of followers [...]
Carving out space for God to fill up! “The mystic Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin says the loss of bodily and mental abilities in old age is but the creator carving out large cavities in us so to fill them up with God. Instead of begrudgingly enduring your aging physical or mental decline, see it [...]
The Vatican website features of timeline of photos from the years Benedict XVI was Pope. The beautiful pictures are enhanced by appropriate quotations and links to the sources of the quotations. News Va on Facebook offers an even richer collection of photos. Related FAMVIN Posts:The Vatican Embraces YoutubePapal message for World Day of PeacePope calls [...]
In the midst of many commentaries on Benedict’s contributions and legacy this article speaks of a little recognized contribution.Benedict brought ‘a theology of the earth’ to the environmental movement according to Brian Roewe in Eco Catholic He writes…Deemed the “green pope” by many, Benedict, 85, has spoken often of the need for greater care for creation [...]
For the full text of the Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten Message, go to: http://www.zenit.org/article-36460?l=english Cardinal Robert Sarah Says Message Focuses on ‘Compelling Relationship Between Faith and Charity” VATICAN CITY, February 01, 2013 (Zenit.org) – The Holy Father’s Lenten Message for 2013 was presented this morning in the Press Office of the Holy See. It is entitled: [...]
In his 2013 Message for the World Day of Peace (January 1), Pope Benedict XVI reminds us at that we all have a role to play in building peace in our communities and world. His 2013 Message focuses on human dignity, rights and responsibilities, as well as the fiftieth anniversary of John XXIII’s Pacem in [...]
With more than 1 millions followers on his first day Pope begins tweeting in 8 languages 12/12/12/ The user name of each account is @Pontifex . Language identifier follows in other languages than English. Here is the complete list of the official Pope’s Twitter accounts: English: BENEDICT XVI @Pontifex Polish: BENEDYKT XVI @Pontifex_pl Spanish: BENEDICTO [...]
With a week before his first tweet the popularity of the Pope’s Twitter account swelled enourmously within 24 hours, reaching nearly half a million followers on the social site. The first tweet from Benedict XVI will not come out until December 12. The most popular of the Pope’s eight accounts is the English-language version@Pontifex, which has well over 350,000 followers. Adding [...]
Pope Benedict XVI’s fourth encyclical will be released in the first half of 2013, timed to coincide with the Year of Faith. “The Pope is preparing a new encyclical on the subject of faith, to be published in the first half of next year, during the Year of Faith,” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told [...]
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