Tag: Roman Catholic Church

Three girls died in bus crash in Slovakia

Three girls died in bus crash in Slovakia

A bus plowed into a group of people on the sidelines of a Roman Catholic youth meeting in Slovakia. Slovakia’s Interior Minister Matus Sutaj Estok said on Saturday that three girls who were hit and trapped by the vehicle died, according to the TASR agency. The politician immediately went to the crash site in Spisske […]

Third party access to Carinthian Bishop’s Instagram account

Third party access to Carinthian Bishop’s Instagram account

On Easter Monday of all days, Carinthian diocesan bishop Josef Marketz’s Instagram profile may have been “hostilely compromised.” Suddenly, photos appeared that did not fit the profile of the church representative at all: photos of food and a woman who “took over” the profile picture of the bishop. The pictures have Korean text. Marketz, who […]

End of Easter: Pope prayed for peace

End of Easter: Pope prayed for peace

The Pope called for hope in his “Regina Coeli” prayer on Easter Monday. The 87-year-old addressed the Catholic faithful from the window of the Apostolic Palace – tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope called for immediate peace in Ukraine and the Middle East. Francis called for prayers for all […]

Bishop believes ‘Easter culture’ is essential

Bishop believes ‘Easter culture’ is essential

At Easter, the Catholic Church intervened in the dominant culture debate triggered by the ÖVP. Innsbruck Bishop Hermann Glettler called for an “Easter culture” in his sermon. This must dare to look “beyond one’s own interests and sensitivities”: “An Easter culture encourages people to seek encounters, not to exclude or humiliate anyone, as is increasingly […]

Vatican initially agreed to Pope’s attendance at Easter

Vatican initially agreed to Pope’s attendance at Easter

The Vatican initially confirmed that Pope Francis would attend the most important Easter celebrations. According to Kathpress, the Vatican press office confirmed on Saturday morning that the Pope will be present at the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday evening and at the Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday morning. On […]

Pope celebrates Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope celebrates Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

The Pope celebrated the Mass of Chrism in St. Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday, together with priests of the Diocese of Rome and the Vatican Curia. This mass marks the beginning of the great liturgical celebrations surrounding Easter. Sacred oils were consecrated in the liturgy and used for baptisms, confirmations, anointing of the sick, and […]

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass

Pope Francis celebrated the liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday on Sunday morning, marking the beginning of Holy Week. 25,000 believers blessed the olive branches. Francis was wearing a white cloak over which he placed the red shawl for the consecration mass. Pilgrims gathered in Rome waved olive branches in greeting. These remind us of Jesus’ […]

Francis greets Muslims at the beginning of Ramadan

Francis greets Muslims at the beginning of Ramadan

At the beginning of Ramadan, Pope Francis also greeted Muslim believers. According to Kathpress, the church leader said after the noon prayer in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that he wanted to reassure his “Muslim brothers” about his closeness at the beginning of the fasting month. The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan begins on Sunday […]

Former Archbishop of Salzburg Alois Kothgasser was laid to rest

Former Archbishop of Salzburg Alois Kothgasser was laid to rest

Former Salzburg Archbishop Alois Kothgasser was buried with a grand condolence ceremony at the Salzburg Cathedral on Saturday morning. He died on February 22 at the age of 86. The Archdiocese of Salzburg said in a release Saturday afternoon that approximately 1,500 people from the church and the public gathered for a memorial service for […]