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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

Lord, deliver us from the temptation to want to save ourselves, and our reputations; help us to acknowledge our guilt and to seek humble and concrete answers together, and in communion with all the People of God. #PBC2019

Lord, you know how we resist placing the sufferings of others in our heart. Open our hearts and shape them in your image. #PBC2019

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to sustain us during these days and to help us transform this evil into an opportunity for awareness and purification. #PBC2019

As of tomorrow, we will live several days of dialogue and communion, of listening and discernment. May it be a time of conversion. We don't proclaim ourselves, but He who died for us. #PBC2019

In the darkest moments of our history, the Lord draws near, opens paths, lifts up discouraged faith, anoints wounded hope, and awakens sleeping charity.

Let us enter into the mystery of the sorrowful heart of God who is Father, and let us speak with Him as we witness the many calamities of our time. #SantaMarta

I invite you to pray during these days for the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church, an event that I want to be a powerful gesture of pastoral responsibility in the face of an urgent challenge of our time.

Christians promote peace, starting with the community in which they live.

Jesus asks us to produce just one work of art, which is possible for everyone: that of our own life.

Truth is the wonderful revelation of God, of His Fatherly face. It is His boundless love.

Those who love use their imagination to discover solutions where others see only problems. Those who love help others according to their needs and with creativity, not according to preconceived ideas or common conceptions. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Detachment from worldly appearances is essential to prepare ourselves for heaven.

Thousands of children, forced to fight in armed conflicts, are robbed of their childhood. Let us stop this abominable crime. #ChildrenNotSoldiers

A generous attitude towards the sick is salt of the earth and light of the world. May Our Lady of Lourdes help us to practice it, and obtain peace and comfort for all those who suffer. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

If we practice seeing with the eyes of Jesus, we will always be able to recognize those who need our help.

Love of God and love of neighbour are inseparable. They are two sides of the same coin: lived together they are the true strength of believers!

Life has value when we give it, when we give it in love, in truth; when we give it to others, in everyday life, in the family. #SantaMarta

Human trafficking is a terrible violation of human dignity. Let us open our eyes to this shameful scourge and commit ourselves to fighting it. #TogetherAgainstHumanTrafficking @M_RSection

We all need to be healed, and we can all heal others if we are humble and meek: with a good word, with patience, with a glance. #SantaMarta

This Visit to the United Arab Emirates belongs to the "surprises" of God. So let us praise Him and His providence, and pray that the seeds sown may bring forth fruits of peace. #ApostolicJourney #UAE

The Beatitudes are a roadmap for our life: they invite us to keep our hearts pure, to practice meekness and justice, to be merciful to all, to live affliction in union with God. #UAE #ApostolicJourney

Saint Francis reminds us that Christians set out armed only with their humble faith and concrete love. If we live in the world according to the ways of God, we will become channels of His presence. #UAE #ApostolicJourney

Prayer purifies the heart from turning in on itself. Prayer of the heart restores fraternity. #UAE #ApostolicJourney

The Document on Human Fraternity, which I signed today in Abu Dhabi with my brother the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, invites all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity to unite and work together. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Let’s continue our prayers to the Holy Spirit for the Bishops meeting in Rome about the clergy sexual crisis that there’ll be some really good, practical and effective outcomes.

test Twitter Media - Let’s continue our prayers to the Holy Spirit for the Bishops meeting in Rome about the clergy sexual crisis that there’ll be some really good, practical and effective outcomes. https://t.co/7KhZJ7ZUeJ

Very sad to hear about the fire in Bangladesh and all those who lost their lives (over 80). Let’s pray for their repose and for the consolation of their families.

test Twitter Media - Very sad to hear about the fire in Bangladesh and all those who lost their lives (over 80). Let’s pray for their repose and for the consolation of their families. https://t.co/5MATqf3z4D

This is the splendid new private chapel dedicated to Christ the Redeemer on the Culham Estate. It’s just on this side of the Thames - and so in the Diocese in Twyford parish!

test Twitter Media - This is the splendid new private chapel dedicated to Christ the Redeemer on the Culham Estate. It’s just on this side of the Thames - and so in the Diocese in Twyford parish! https://t.co/AyOkDJTv5A

Welcome to this week’s e-News with various prayers, diocesan news and inspiration to deeper faith in the Lord. It was busy last week including the Valentine’s Day Breakfast for Engaged Couples and an uplifting Pastoral Visitation of the parish in Gosport. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue217…

test Twitter Media - Welcome to this week’s e-News with various prayers, diocesan news and inspiration to deeper faith in the Lord. It was busy last week including the Valentine’s Day Breakfast for Engaged Couples and an uplifting Pastoral Visitation of the parish in Gosport. https://t.co/7CabuucWtz https://t.co/DtcAYgIMUZ

Just been over to Romsey to the bedside of Canon Dermot MacDermot-Roe who is now very ill. His sister and nephew are there from Ireland. Please say a prayer for Fr Dermot - that the Lord’s grace will be with him at this time.

test Twitter Media - Just been over to Romsey to the bedside of Canon Dermot MacDermot-Roe who is now very ill. His sister and nephew are there from Ireland. Please say a prayer for Fr Dermot - that the Lord’s grace will be with him at this time. https://t.co/zl6UkSNUGJ

Just returned from a visit to the excellent Gosport parish - here’s a picture of me preaching from their high-up pulpit (accessed by a ladder)!

test Twitter Media - Just returned from a visit to the excellent Gosport parish - here’s a picture of me preaching from their high-up pulpit (accessed by a ladder)! https://t.co/LfQYaxhisn

Great news to hear of Bl John Henry Newman’s forthcoming canonisation! May his prayers keep us true to the Lord and to our splendid Catholic Faith.

test Twitter Media - Great news to hear of Bl John Henry Newman’s forthcoming canonisation! May his prayers keep us true to the Lord and to our splendid Catholic Faith. https://t.co/EeXtjQyht6

Happy St Valentine’s Day, especially to all our engaged couples! Here’s a good reason to ask his prayers: catholic.org/saints/saint.p…

test Twitter Media - Happy St Valentine’s Day, especially to all our engaged couples! Here’s a good reason to ask his prayers: https://t.co/iSkUmQQCc7 https://t.co/TRPwBqK5NQ

I’m out walking today with my friend Fr Anthony Barratt. We’ve just reached Old Harry Rocks in Studland - a fine sight to thank God for.

test Twitter Media - I’m out walking today with my friend Fr Anthony Barratt. We’ve just reached Old Harry Rocks in Studland - a fine sight to thank God for. https://t.co/p1McGYG3eh

I’m at Oscott College today for a Bishops-Staff meeting and to visit our students here, Mohanraj, David & Ambrose. Please pray for them and humbly entreat the Lord to call many more to the priesthood in our Diocese. Here's this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue216…

test Twitter Media - I’m at Oscott College today for a Bishops-Staff meeting and to visit our students here, Mohanraj, David & Ambrose. Please pray for them and humbly entreat the Lord to call many more to the priesthood in our Diocese. Here's this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News:
https://t.co/TCHZg6OPfQ https://t.co/LaSCs0LoCj

I’m in the New Forest tonight for the Pastoral Visitation of the parishes of Lymington, Milford on Sea and Brockenhurst - small rural communities strong in Faith. Please pray that the visit of the Bishop will bring them new energy from the Holy Spirit.

As we pray today for migrants and refugees, let’s be inspired by the example of this remarkable Woman of God: catholic.org/saints/saint.p…

test Twitter Media - As we pray today for migrants and refugees, let’s be inspired by the example of this remarkable Woman of God: https://t.co/wWoC6HW5gZ https://t.co/jS6yi1XE6X

In cold weather, our hearts go out especially to those who are homeless and otherwise living on the streets. I was very pleased recently to spend some time visiting the @caritasportsmth Open Church Project in Southsea. See this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue215…

Very glad they’ve found the wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane. It all seems so sad - and in our Diocese too. May he and the pilot rest in peace. I will offer Mass for their repose and for their bereaved families next Sunday during the parish visitation to Lymington.

test Twitter Media - Very glad they’ve found the wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane. It all seems so sad - and in our Diocese too. May he and the pilot rest in peace. I will offer Mass for their repose and for their bereaved families next Sunday during the parish visitation to Lymington. https://t.co/SymBrwZSAs

Welcome to @PortsmouthRC e-News for this week! It’s really encouraging to see all the things happening in the Diocese, derived from our diocesan commitment to mission and evangelisation, aimed at Bringing People Closer to Jesus Christ through His Church. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue214…

Fantastic visit to Southampton University Chaplaincy for Mass with CathSoc and meal afterwards. The FOCUS team gave me a great gift: a pair of Pier Giorgio socks!

test Twitter Media - Fantastic visit to Southampton University Chaplaincy for Mass with CathSoc and meal afterwards. The FOCUS team gave me a great gift: a pair of Pier Giorgio socks! https://t.co/ivTX2mezvH

Please pray for those killed and injured in the callous bomb blasts at the Cathedral in the southern Philippines, and for the rescue workers assisting. Let us pray too for all the Filipinos living in our Diocese of Portsmouth.

test Twitter Media - Please pray for those killed and injured in the callous bomb blasts at the Cathedral in the southern Philippines, and for the rescue workers assisting. Let us pray too for all the Filipinos living in our Diocese of Portsmouth. https://t.co/dzNGFFth9K

Let us pray for all those killed, injured or missing in the terrible dam collapse in Brazil, remembering too all the Brazilians who live in Bournemouth and in other places in our Diocese. May Our Lady of Apericida pray for them all - and for us too.

test Twitter Media - Let us pray for all those killed, injured or missing in the terrible dam collapse in Brazil, remembering too all the Brazilians who live in Bournemouth and in other places in our Diocese. May Our Lady of Apericida pray for them all - and for us too. https://t.co/HKST77LdaH

Today we celebrate the dramatic conversion of St. Paul. Let’s ask his prayers for the Church, especially in our Diocese, for you and for me. Never has the need been greater for a dramatic growth in holiness of life so as to witness to others the love and truth of Jesus.

test Twitter Media - Today we celebrate the dramatic conversion of St. Paul. Let’s ask his prayers for the Church, especially in our Diocese, for you and for me. Never has the need been greater for a dramatic growth in holiness of life so as to witness to others the love and truth of Jesus. https://t.co/bO15AqFU3s

I'm announcing in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News an important new initiative concerning Bamenda and how we can practically help. Read about it here: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue213…