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Pope's schedule during his trip to Sweden

September 27, 2016. Pope Francis will travel to Sweden next October 31 and November 1, for the occasion of the Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation.This will be the 17th trip of his pontificate.
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Third priest found dead in Mexico

September 26, 2016.Mexican priest, Alfredo Lopez Guillen, was found dead this weekend on a rural road about 350 km east of Mexico City, after being allegedly abducted and assaulted in his parish on Monday September 19. This is the third case of violence against priests in Mexico in just one week. On Monday, September 19, Fr. Nabor Jiménez and Fr. José Alfredo Juarez were also kidnapped in the church of Our Lady of Fatima. Hours later they found them lifeless in a ditch in Poza Rica, Veracruz. The Catholic Church wants clarification on the murders, because it is not yet known who could be the alleged perpetrators.
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Holy See adopts UN Convention against Corruption

September 23, 2016. Pope Francis has asked the Vatican to be exemplary in the fight against corruption and meet the set international standards in this regard. Therefore, the Secretary of State has announced that the Holy See will conform to the Merida Convention against Corruption. This requires countries to implement anti-corruption measures concerning its laws, institutions and practices. From now on, the Roman Curia and the Vatican City State will review its administrative procedures to align them to the standards set by the Convention. Through this compliance, the Vatican says it hopes to contribute to increased transparency and proper management of public affairs in the international community.
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Cardinal Parolin to preside at liturgy before peace signing between Colombia and FARC

September 20, 2016. Colombia's government has invited the Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, to preside over a liturgy before the ceremony to unite representatives from the Colombian government and the FARC, in Cartagena de Indias. The liturgy will take place before the ceremony related to agreements of Havana between the Colombian government and the FARC. It will be next Monday, September 26, and dozens of heads of state are scheduled to attend. In the liturgy, Parolin will "ask God to enlighten each Colombian to work conscientiously and with complete freedom, so that in a responsible and informed way, they can participate in making decisions that concern the common good of the entire country, which is so dear to Pope Francis."
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Pope Francis pays tribute to Father Jacques Hamel

September 13, 2016. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for Jacques Hamel, the priest murdered in France by two terrorists on July 26 in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. It will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 a.m inside the chapel of his residence in Casa Santa Marta. The bishop from Diocese of Rouen along with 80 pilgrims from the same diocese will be present.
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Pope Francis' calendar from September to November

SEPTEMBER Sunday 25, 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and Jubilee of Catechists. Friday 30 to Sunday 2 October: Apostolic trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan. OCTOBER Saturday 8: At 5.30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Marian vigil. Sunday 9, 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and Marian Jubilee. Sunday 16: 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.15 in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and canonisation of Blesseds Salomone Leclercq, José Sanchez del Rio, Manuel González García, Lodovico Pavoni, Alfonso Maria Fusco, José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, and Elisabeth of the Holy Trinity. Monday 31 to Tuesday 1 November: Apostolic trip to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. NOVEMBER Friday 4: At 11.30 in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died during the year. Sunday 6, 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass and Jubilee of Prisoners. Sunday 13, 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass and Jubilee of the Homeless. Sunday 20, Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: At 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass for the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy.

Eight must-follow Catholic Twitter accounts

2015-12-05

The Catholic Church is a leader among religions when it comes to using the internet. And today, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of great Catholic Twitter accounts. It's almost impossible to list them all.

In no particular order, here are eight people to follow on Twitter. Their tweets inform and entertain, while also helping strengthen the faith.

@JamesMartinSJ
Father James Martin is a popular Catholic writer in the United States. He tweets news, analysis, and photos out to his more than 65,000 followers.

For the Pope's trip to the U.S., he tweeted out a list of #PapalGoofs for the media to avoid.

@CardinalDolan
New York's Archbishop was a relatively early adopter of Twitter. While he often tweets about what's happening around the world of Catholicism, he also isn't afraid to poke fun at himself.

@onegroovynun
Sister Miriam James' 13,000 followers see her tweets about football, literature, and Christ. She's also been known to share some interesting photos.

@ArchbishopGomez

Los Angeles' archbishop tweets words of wisdom from his account. He was particularly active during the Synod on the Family, where he was a leading voice.

@kathrynlopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez is best known as a writer for the political magazine National Review, but she's also a devout Catholic. She uses #homilytweet to share wisdom.

@austeni

Austen Ivereigh is a papal biographer and also the founder of Catholic Voices, a group that helps explain the Church in the media. His tweets provide context behind daily news about the Pope, helping explain the bigger picture.

@SrHelenaBurns

Sister Helena Burns is a nun belonging to the Daughters of St. Paul. Her humor-infused tweets about hockey and theology are seen by her more than 23,000 followers.

@Pontifex

It goes without saying that Pope Francis is one of the most influential Twitter users. Tens of millions of people follow him across several accounts in different languages, and he has incredible reach on the platform. While he doesn't write his own tweets, they come from his speeches and documents and he approves all of them.



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