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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

May the proclamation of the Lord's Resurrection sustain our hope and transform it into concrete acts of charity. #Easter

Let us welcome Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives. In this way, we will draw His transforming power upon all creation as well.

Today, too, let us join in prayer with the Christian community of Sri Lanka, which was struck by terrible violence on Easter Sunday. We entrust to the risen Lord the victims, the wounded and all the suffering. #PrayForSriLanka

The resurrection of Christ is the true hope of the world. Happy #Easter!

Today we contemplate the empty tomb of Christ and we hear the words of the angel: "Do not be afraid! He is risen!" #Easter

Look at the open arms of Christ crucified, and let Him save you. Contemplate His blood shed out of love and let yourself be purified by it. In this way you can be reborn. #GoodFriday

In the Eucharist you really meet Jesus, share His life, feel His love; there you experience that His death and resurrection are for you. #HolyThursday

Christ died because He loves each one of us: young and old, saints and sinners, people of His time and people of our time. #HolyWeek

Today we unite in prayer with the people of France, as we wait for the sorrow inflicted by the serious damage to be transformed into hope with reconstruction. Holy Mary, Our Lady, pray for us. #NotreDame

Christ, out of love, sacrificed himself completely in order to save you. His outstretched arms on the cross are the most telling sign that he is a friend who is willing to stop at nothing. #HolyWeek

Today, World Youth Day, I would like to mention all those young saints, especially the saints “next door” to us, known only to God; sometimes he likes to surprise us with them. #DiocesanWYD

By his self-abasement, Jesus wanted to open up to us the path of faith and to precede us on that path. #PalmSunday #HolyWeek w2.vatican.va/content/france…

If we return to the Lord with our frailties, if we take the way of love, we will embrace the life that never fades. And we will experience joy. #Lent

Fasting also means changing our attitude towards other people and towards all creatures: from the temptation to “devour” everything to satisfy our greed, to the ability to suffer for love. #Lent

From the Cross, Jesus teaches us the powerful courage of renunciation. Because we will never go forward if we are weighed down by heavy loads. #Lent

Almsgiving helps us emerge from the foolishness of living to accumulate everything for ourselves, under the illusion of securing a future that is not ours. #Lent

May the Lord always give us hope for the future and the strength to keep going. #SantaMarta

Lenten fasting frees us from our attachment to things, from the worldliness that anaesthetizes the heart. #Lent

During this time of #Lent we are invited to look to others too with charity, which frees us from the vanity of possessing, from thinking that things are good if they are good for me.

#Lent invites us to look upward with prayer, which frees us from a horizontal, flat life, where we find time only for our ego, but forget God.

#Lent is the time to rediscover our way back to life. The Lord is the destination of our journey in the world: the course must be set on Him.

Fasting from sin gives hope to creation too, which will be “set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Rom 8:21). #Lent

When we pray, let us recall that we do so with Jesus. Jesus is our courage. Jesus is our security, who in this moment intercedes for us. #SantaMarta

Through prayer we learn to renounce the idolatry and self-sufficiency of our ego, and to admit we need the Lord and His mercy. #Lent

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

On this Easter Tuesday let’s continue to pray for those killed or injured in the bomb blasts in Sri Lanka and for good interreligious relations in that land. Meanwhile, let’s not forget to pray too for our sister Diocese of Bamenda in Cameroon: vivavoce.uk/emergency-situ…

Great to hear how our Adoremus Centre on Alderney is flourishing! God bless the Marian Franciscan Sisters there in all their good work praying for you and me and for the mission and evangelisation of our Diocese: vivavoce.uk/the-alderney-p…

I wish you a very happy Easter! We had record numbers at Mass here in the Cathedral, with a real sense of joy. Let’s pray for conversion of England - and also for the Church in Sri Lanka and those killed in the attacks there.

test Twitter Media - I wish you a very happy Easter! We had record numbers at Mass here in the Cathedral, with a real sense of joy. Let’s pray for conversion of England - and also for the Church in Sri Lanka and those killed in the attacks there. https://t.co/eS5oBOMmVU

Have you seen our fab new diocesan magazine called Viva Voce?! Click here: vivavoce.uk. It uses AR technology to bring the articles alive - just download the relaunched Diocesan App. We’re the first Diocese in Europe to use all this!

test Twitter Media - Have you seen our fab new diocesan magazine called Viva Voce?! Click here: https://t.co/Sm3B3mb3IJ. It uses AR technology to bring the articles alive - just download the relaunched Diocesan App. We’re the first Diocese in Europe to use all this! https://t.co/4uJ3C0nDeJ

This shews us how much God loves us - Jesus lays down His life for you and for me. On this Good Friday, let’s pause to thank and praise Him and to promise we will love and serve Him more ardently.

test Twitter Media - This shews us how much God loves us - Jesus lays down His life for you and for me. On this Good Friday, let’s pause to thank and praise Him and to promise we will love and serve Him more ardently. https://t.co/m9MGw0IEj9

We had a wonderful celebration of the Chrism Mass yesterday - virtually all the clergy present with the Cathedral packed to capacity. It was a moment of great grace and joy.

test Twitter Media - We had a wonderful celebration of the Chrism Mass yesterday - virtually all the clergy present with the Cathedral packed to capacity. It was a moment of great grace and joy. https://t.co/HIa46mgNmK

Let me wish you herewith a very happy holy Week and Easter with all the Lord’s blessings and the gift of eternal life! @PortsmouthRC e-News is not being published next week, so I wish you well, here and now, over these next days. Here's the latest issue: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue225…

test Twitter Media - Let me wish you herewith a very happy holy Week and Easter with all the Lord’s blessings and the gift of eternal life! @PortsmouthRC e-News is not being published next week, so I wish you well, here and now, over these next days. Here's the latest issue:
https://t.co/pfmUWaxL6c https://t.co/NJRa2GFr0Q

Let’s pray for the Church in France suffering the loss of Notre Dame cathedral in the terrible fire. Let’s pray for it’s successful repair and for the resurgence of the Catholic Faith in that great country.

test Twitter Media - Let’s pray for the Church in France suffering the loss of Notre Dame cathedral in the terrible fire. Let’s pray for it’s successful repair and for the resurgence of the Catholic Faith in that great country. https://t.co/7Tl4V3xnp1

We must have the best Vocations Promotion website in Europe - have you checked it out yet? Look at this story of a couple called to the Sacrament of Matrimony: portsmouthvocations.org.uk/phil-laura-s-s…

A great picture of Bishop Michael Bibi on a parish visitation just received. Let’s pray for him, for Archbishop Cornelius and for all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Bamenda as we approach Holy Week.

test Twitter Media - A great picture of Bishop Michael Bibi on a parish visitation just received. Let’s pray for him, for Archbishop Cornelius and for all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Bamenda as we approach Holy Week. https://t.co/1ZmQozHjU7

I’m at a clergy Lent Day of Prayer today at Douai Abbey. It’s being led by Redemptorist Fr Denis McBride who is giving an excellent presentation on the Book of Jonah, a great prophet for Lent.

test Twitter Media - I’m at a clergy Lent Day of Prayer today at Douai Abbey. It’s being led by Redemptorist  Fr Denis McBride who is giving an excellent presentation on the Book of Jonah, a great prophet for Lent. https://t.co/LgMgpfkkRg

I hope you enjoy reading this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News, packed with items from across the Diocese. If you have any items of good news to share – an answer to prayer, a great thing happening in your parish, a special anniversary – do send them in. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue224…

test Twitter Media - I hope you enjoy reading this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News, packed with items from across the Diocese. If you have any items of good news to share – an answer to prayer, a great thing happening in your parish, a special anniversary – do send them in. https://t.co/1CdYSrkndm https://t.co/bR5yFa5nvS

This is always a great quotation - and picture too. The picture has since been colorised - although sometimes the pipe is painted out!

test Twitter Media - This is always a great quotation - and picture too. The picture has since been colorised - although sometimes the pipe is painted out! https://t.co/xxRJrCAvUO

Happy Birthday today to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati! Don’t forget to offer the Rosary for Europe that Wanda, his niece, has proposed we say today. You can find the special texts here: d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/3034/documents…

test Twitter Media - Happy Birthday today to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati! Don’t forget to offer the Rosary for Europe that Wanda, his niece, has proposed we say today. You can find the special texts here: https://t.co/42yisMB9lV https://t.co/GpBFo5PNmp

I’m going to offer tonight’s Solemn Mass of the Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham for the repose of Paul McAuley, the De La Salle religious brother who was found dead in the Amazon this last week. May he rest in peace and joy with the Lord

test Twitter Media - I’m going to offer tonight’s Solemn Mass of the Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham for the repose of Paul McAuley, the De La Salle religious brother who was found dead in the Amazon this last week. May he rest in peace and joy with the Lord https://t.co/sTXcpoSF4z

Gloriously, Our Lady of Walsingham from the Slipper Chapel has now arrived in our Cathedral in Portsmouth. What a great grace this is for our Diocese! She will be here until Saturday as part of the Dowry Tour. For more info, check out: dowrytour.org.uk/portsmouth/

test Twitter Media - Gloriously, Our Lady of Walsingham from the Slipper Chapel has now arrived in our Cathedral in Portsmouth. What a great grace this is for our Diocese! She will be here until Saturday as part of the Dowry Tour. For more info, check out: https://t.co/9sVdmV5UP4 https://t.co/8jgqpQfrVg

Just had an excellent meeting with Deacon Vincent Bernadine and George Witwer of the St Paul’s Evangelisation Society (SPES) who are staying with us here at the Cathedral the next few days to advise us on our mission strategies going forward

test Twitter Media - Just had an excellent meeting with Deacon Vincent Bernadine and George Witwer of the St Paul’s Evangelisation Society (SPES) who are staying with us here at the Cathedral the next few days to advise us on our mission strategies going forward https://t.co/iVpcyewecf

I hope you enjoy this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News which is packed with items to reflect on these next days. Do try to join us at the Cathedral to greet Our Lady of Walsingham, and also to share in the special “birthday” Rosary this Saturday. God bless you. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue223…

test Twitter Media - I hope you enjoy this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News which is packed with items to reflect on these next days. Do try to join us at the Cathedral to greet Our Lady of Walsingham, and also to share in the special “birthday” Rosary this Saturday. God bless you. https://t.co/UIrCXr6UNw https://t.co/h305o9QPw0

We’ve been busy all day today interviewing for the new Chief Operating Officer for the Diocese. We have excellent candidates - Deo gratias. Please pray to the Holy Spirit that we choose the one He wants and that through them He will pour out upon us many blessings.

test Twitter Media - We’ve been busy all day today interviewing for the new Chief Operating Officer for the Diocese. We have excellent candidates - Deo gratias. Please pray to the Holy Spirit that we choose the one He wants and that through them He will pour out upon us many blessings. https://t.co/o59rsMsM8U

I’m here today at the beautiful St Patrick’s Church Soho for a Day of Recollection with brother priests. We’ve just visited St. Giles to say the Rosary where six of the Jesuit martyrs (plus for a while St. Oliver Plunkett) were buried.

test Twitter Media - I’m here today at the beautiful St Patrick’s Church Soho for a Day of Recollection with brother priests. We’ve just visited St. Giles to say the Rosary where six of the Jesuit martyrs (plus for a while St. Oliver Plunkett) were buried. https://t.co/OsB4vmTYrL