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Il-Papa jirrifletti fuq l-2020: il-pandemija tqanqal atti ta’ ħniena

Pope Francis, suffering from an attack of sciatica, was absent from the celebration of Vespers and the recitation of the Te Deum – the Church’s solemn chant of Thanksgiving for the past year – but nonetheless offered a reflection on how we can give thanks for the year that is drawing to a close.

The liturgy was presided over by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who pronounced the homily prepared by Pope Francis for the occasion… Kompli aqra »

Il-Papa mhux se jieħu sehem fiċ-ċelebrazzjonijiet tal-aħħar u l-bidu tas-sena minħabba x-xatka

Pope Francis will not preside over end of year Vespers and the solemn changing of the Te Deum this evening, 31 December, in St. Peter’s Basilica or over Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on 1 January due to “painful sciatica.”

A statement released by the Holy See Press Office said the traditional end of year celebration on Thursday evening will be presided over by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, Dean of the College of Cardinals, while the Mass on New Year’s Day will be celebrated by Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin… Kompli aqra »

Sena speċjali biex naraw l-imħabba tal-familja

On 19 March 2021, the fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, on the joy and beauty of familial love, Pope Francis will inaugurate the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family,” which will conclude on 26 June 2022 on the occasion of the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. The Holy Father will be present for the Meeting… Kompli aqra »

Il-Papa fl-Urbi et Orbi: Il-Milied ifakkarna li aħna lkoll aħwa

Pope Francis 'Urbi et Orbi' message and blessing

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Merry Christmas!

I would like to bring to everyone the message that the Church proclaims on this feast with the words of the prophet Isaiah: “To us a child is born, to us a son is given” (Is 9:6)

A child is born. A birth is always a source of hope; it is life that blossoms, a promise of the future… Kompli aqra »

Il-Papa fil-Quddiesa ta’ Nofsillejl: Ġesù jiġi bħala tarbija biex jagħmilna wlied il-Mulej

With Italy under a new lockdown for the holidays, Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Mass “during the Night” in a near empty Saint Peter’s Basilica on Thursday evening. Millions of people were able to follow the ceremony through radio, television and the various means of social communications.

In his homily, Pope Francis said, “The birth of Jesus is the ‘newness’ that enables us to be reborn each year, and to find, in Him, the strength needed to face every trial.”

Jesus is born “for us”

Jesus’ birth, the Pope said, is for us; and he noted how often the word “for” appears “on this holy night.”

“Yet what do these words — ‘for us’ — really mean?” he asked… Kompli aqra »

It-twelid tat-Tabib tar-Ruħ

Il-messaġġ tal-Milied mill-Arċisqof Charles Jude Scicluna

Il-messaġġ tal-Arċisqof Charles Jude Scicluna

Fil‑lejl qaddis tal‑Milied huwa ta’ pjaċir kbir għalija li nsellem lil kull wieħed u waħda minnkom, għeżież Maltin u Għawdxin. Insellmilkom bit‑tislima tal‑anġlu f’dan il‑lejl qaddis: Glorja lil Alla fil‑ogħla tas‑smewwiet, paċi fl‑art lil bnedmin ta’ rieda tajba, lill‑bnedmin li Alla tassew iħobb. Illum fil‑belt ta’ David tweldilna Salvatur li hu Kristu l‑Mulej (ara Lq 2:11‑14). Imma dan il‑kliem f’din is‑sena daqshekk ikkumplikata, immarkata bil‑pandemija tal‑COVID‑19, xi jfisser? 

Din is‑sena, f’dan il‑Milied, ejjew nistiednu lill‑Mulej Ġesù jiġi magħna u jiġi fostna ta’ li hu: Alla mħabba magħmul bniedem… Kompli aqra »

Avviż

Mill-Ħamis 24 ta’ Diċembru sal-Ħadd 3 ta’ Jannar (iż-żewġ ġranet inklużi), il-Kurja tal-Arċisqof fil-Furjana u t-Tribunal Ekkleżjastiku fil-Belt Valletta, se jkunu magħluqa. Se jiftħu mill-ġdid għall-pubbliku mit-Tnejn 4 ta’ Jannar 2021. Kompli aqra »

Il-Papa jmexxi aktar kawżi ta’ qdusija bl-ippubblikar tad-digrieti

The Servant of God, Judge Rosario Livatino, who was killed by the mafia in 1990. 

During an audience granted to Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the publication of Decrees regarding:

 – the martyrdom of the Servant of God Rosario Angelo Livatino, layman; born 3 October 1952 at Canicatti, Italy; killed, in hatred of the faith, on the highway between Canicatti and Agrigento on 21 September 1990;

 – the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Vasco de Quiroga, Bishop of Michoacán, Mexico; born around 1470 in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain; died in Pátzcuaro, Mexico on 14 March 1565;

 – the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Bernardino Piccinelli (né Dino), of the Order of the Servants of Mary [Servites], titular Bishop of Gaudiaba and Auxiliary of Ancona; born 24 January 1905 at Madonna dei Fornelli, in the municipality of San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy; died at Ancona, Italy on 1 October 1984;

 – the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Antonio Vincenzo González Suárez, diocesan Priest; born 5 April 1817 at Agüimes, Spain; died at Las Palmas, Spain, on 22 June 1851;

 – the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Antonio Seghezzi, diocesan Priest; born 25 August 1906 in Premolo, Italy; died at Dachau, Germany, on 21 May 1945;

 – the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Bernardo Antonini, diocesan Priest; born 20 October 1932 at Cimego, Italy; died at Karganda, Kazakhstan on 27 March 2002;

 – the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Ignazio Stuchlý, Priest of the Society of Saint Francs de Sales [Salesians]; born 14 December 1869 in Bolesław, in what is now Poland; died in Lukov, Czech Republic on 17 January 1953;

 – the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Rosa Staltari, professed Religious of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Most Holy, Co-Redemptrix; born 3 May 1951 at Antonimina, Italy; died in Palermo, Italy, on 4 January 1974… Kompli aqra »

Il-Papa waqt l-udjenza: “Id-dgħufija” ta’ Ġesù hija tagħlima tal-Milied

Katekeżi fuq il-Milied

Għeżież ħuti, l-għodwa t-tajba!

F’din il-katekeżi, hekk qrib tal-Milied, nixtieq noffrilkom xi spunti għar-riflessjoni bi tħejjija għaċ-ċelebrazzjoni tal-Milied. Fil-Liturġija tal-Lejl tal-Milied se tidwi l-aħbar tal-anġlu lir-ragħajja: “Tibżgħux, għax araw, qiegħed inħabbrilkom ferħ kbir, ferħ li se jkun għall-poplu kollu. Illum, fil-belt ta’ David, twildilkom Salvatur, li hu l-Messija, il-Mulej. U bħala sinjal ikollkom dan; issibu tarbija mfisqija u mimduda f’maxtura” (Lq 2:10-12)… Kompli aqra »

Is-CDF tal-Vatikan tgħid li l-użu tal-vaċċini kontra l-COVID-19 hu “moralment aċċettabbli”

“It is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.”

Due to the situation of the ongoing pandemic, “all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used in good conscience with the certain knowledge that the use of such vaccines does not constitute formal cooperation with the abortion from which the cells used in production of the vaccines derive.”

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) made these statements in a note signed by the Prefect, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, and the Secretary, Archbishop Giacomo Morandi… Kompli aqra »