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Mercy is Essential

Vatican City, 10 September 2014 (VIS) A special aspect of the “maternity” of the Church is education through mercy, and this was the subject of the Holy Father’s catechesis during this Wednesday’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Like a good mother and educator, the Church focuses on the essential, and the essential, according to […]

On Peace, and Receives Governor General

Challenges to Peace: Arms Trade, Forced Migration The Holy Father focused his address to the diplomats on the challenges posed to peace by the arms trade and forced migration. “Peace: this word summarises all the assets to which every person and all human societies aspire”, he said. “Also the effort with which we seek to […]

O’Flaherty – WWII Irish Priest Hero – ‘Pimpernel of the Vatican’

In Killarney National Park stands a grove of trees planted in 1994 to commemorate one of the town’s most courageous sons. Hugh O’Flaherty’s exploits during the Second World War earned him several commendations and resulted in two books and a movie portraying his life. Yet, fifty years after his death, he is still relatively unknown […]