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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

May the Holy Spirit lead us to live more fully as children of God and as brothers and sisters.

Faith is a relationship, an encounter, and under the impetus of God's love we can communicate, welcome, and understand the gifts of others and respond to them.

Holy Spirit, harmony of God, You who transform fear into trust and hard-heartedness into gift, come into us!

Each one of us has infinite value for God: we may be small under heaven and powerless when the earth trembles, but for God we are more precious than anything.

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity tells us that we do not have a solitary God up there in heaven, far away; no, He is the Father who gave us his Son, who became man like us, and who sends his own Spirit to be even closer to us.

The Holy Spirit calls all of us and helps us discover the beauty of being together and of journeying together, each in his or her own language and tradition but happy to be amongst brothers and sisters.

I am close to many elderly people who live hidden away, forgotten, neglected. And I thank those who are committed to a more inclusive society, which does not need to throw away those who are weak in body and mind. #WEAAD

Holy Spirit, our harmony, You who make us one body, infuse your peace in the Church and in the world!

The #poor save us because they enable us to encounter the face of Jesus Christ. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Holy Spirit, make us artisans of harmony, sowers of good, apostles of hope!

As adults we must not rob children of their capacity to dream. Let us seek to promote an environment of hope, where their dreams may grow and be shared: A shared dream opens the path towards a new way of life. #NOChildLabourDay

Give freely that which you have received freely, so that God's graces may reach the hearts of all. #SantaMarta

Holy #MaryMotherOfTheChurch, help us to entrust ourselves fully to Jesus and to believe in His love, especially in times of trial, beneath the shadow of the Cross, when our faith is called to mature.

To men and women missionaries, and to all those who, by virtue of their baptism, share in any way in the mission of the Church, I send my heartfelt blessing. #MissionaryOctober #Pentecost w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Holy Spirit, breathe into our hearts and let us inhale the tenderness of the Father. Breathe upon the Church, so that she may spread the Gospel with joy. Breathe upon the world the fresh restoration of hope. #Pentecost

Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother", and our way of life will always be: Peace. #OneMinuteForPeace

How do I know the Lord listens to me? We have a certainty: Jesus. He is the great intercessor. He ascended into Heaven, and He stands before the Father to intercede for us. His prayer of intercession is never-ending.

Today, with gratitude to God, we remember that our body contains the elements of the planet: its air is that which gives us breath, and its water revives and restores us. #BeatAirPollution #LaudatoSì

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are a defeat for all. We are called never to abandon those who are suffering, never giving up but caring and loving to restore hope.

Without wonder, faith, like life, becomes grey and routine.

The Ascension of our Lord into Heaven inaugurates a new form of the presence of Jesus amongst us, and asks us to have the eyes and the heart to encounter Him, serve Him, and be His witness to others.

Fecioara Maria să-și întindă ocrotirea ei de mamă peste toți cetățenii României care, în decursul istoriei, și-au pus întotdeauna încrederea în mijlocirea ei. Fecioarei Maria vă încredințez pe voi toți și mă rog pentru ca ea să vă călăuzească pe calea credinței. #ApostolicJourney

Let us choose the way of Jesus. It is a way that demands effort, but the way that brings peace. #ApostolicJourney #Romania

May you be witnesses of freedom and mercy, allowing fraternity and dialogue to prevail over divisions. #ApostolicJourney #Romania

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Went out for a great lunch and walk along the Kennet Valley today - overcast and humid, but a delight. Thanks be to God! Meanwhile I’ve come across this interesting short article on how to reach out to the ‘nones’ (those of no religion) in our society: crisismagazine.com/2019/what-will…

Here's the latest @PortsmouthRC e-News with some news from around the Diocese for this week and some thoughts on next weekend’s great feast day of Corpus Christi. In this month of the Sacred Heart, may God bless you all with His love. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue233…

test Twitter Media - Here's the latest @PortsmouthRC e-News with some news from around the Diocese for this week and some thoughts on next weekend’s great feast day of Corpus Christi. In this month of the Sacred Heart, may God bless you all with His love. 
https://t.co/BmR98G0Him https://t.co/Ytd4sY3DMN

Very wet this afternoon - but I’m just back from a meeting and lunch with our retired clergy in Milner Hall, Winchester. We have 40 retired priests - today there was a great turnout. May God bless them all with health and happiness.

test Twitter Media - Very wet this afternoon - but I’m just back from a meeting and lunch with our retired clergy in Milner Hall, Winchester. We have 40 retired priests - today there was a great turnout. May God bless them all with health and happiness. https://t.co/QdJw2cF5Es

Just left Basingstoke where I’ve been at part of a two-day educational conference for heads and deputies. Now arriving in Twickenham for symposium on the parish with Sherry Weddell and Stephen Bullivant. stmarys.ac.uk/events/2019/06…

A bit late in the day - but here’s wishing you a very blessed Feast of Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day! Meanwhile I’ve just read the excellent document from Rome on gender ‘Make and Female He created them’. See educatio.va/content/dam/ce…

We’ve just finished an overnight meeting of the Bishop’s Council on our mission of ‘Bringing People closer to Jesus Christ through His Church.’ We’re going to establish a 10-year strategic plan for evangelisation with a new Episcopal Leadership Team to help devise it.

test Twitter Media - We’ve just finished an overnight meeting of the Bishop’s Council on our mission of ‘Bringing People closer to Jesus Christ through His Church.’ We’re going to establish a 10-year strategic plan for evangelisation with a new Episcopal Leadership Team to help devise it. https://t.co/OL5tMGHXHu

Happy Feast of Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest! I thank Jesus from the bottom of my heart for the call to share in His Priesthood and I wish all my brother priests today a very happy Feastday!

test Twitter Media - Happy Feast of Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest! I thank Jesus from the bottom of my heart for the call to share in His Priesthood and I wish all my brother priests today a very happy Feastday! https://t.co/NRLBS2pbrP

Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday and also Father's Day, a day to celebrate fatherhood, fatherly bonds & paternal influence. Please remember in your prayers your own fathers & spiritual fathers, too – your priests and your bishop! Here's this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue232…

test Twitter Media - Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday and also Father's Day, a day to celebrate fatherhood, fatherly bonds & paternal influence. Please remember in your prayers your own fathers & spiritual fathers, too – your priests and your bishop! Here's this week's e-News:
https://t.co/Si3VT0LiGD https://t.co/xx461df30y

Had a visit today from Gerard O’Connor (here with Fr Kevin Hoiles our ‘amicus clero’) who works in the St John Vianney Centre near Philadelphia. The Centre specialises in assisting and supporting priests, vicars for clergy and bishops in clergy personnel issues.

test Twitter Media - Had a visit today from Gerard O’Connor (here with Fr Kevin Hoiles our ‘amicus clero’) who works in the St John Vianney Centre near Philadelphia. The Centre specialises in assisting and supporting priests, vicars for clergy and bishops in clergy personnel issues. https://t.co/0GTX8Rfslj

Happy Feastday of Mary Mater Ecclesiae! May Mary our Mother pray for us and protect us. May she help especially Bishop John Wilson in his new appointment as the Archbishop of Southwark.

test Twitter Media - Happy Feastday of Mary Mater Ecclesiae! May Mary our Mother pray for us and protect us. May she help especially Bishop John Wilson in his new appointment as the Archbishop of Southwark. https://t.co/lazFVPGZhc

Wishing you today a very happy and grace-filled feast of Pentecost! Let’s thank God for calling us into His one true Catholic Church and let us pray for the Holy Spirit to help every single member grow in holiness.

test Twitter Media - Wishing you today a very happy and grace-filled feast of Pentecost! Let’s thank God for calling us into His one true Catholic Church and let us pray for the Holy Spirit to help every single member grow in holiness. https://t.co/COoXbAQlMT

This week, President Trump is in town! He is visiting Portsmouth as part of the D-Day 75 celebrations. Let us remember the peoples of the USA in our prayers and pray especially for the mission of the Church there. Here's this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue231…

test Twitter Media - This week, President Trump is in town! He is visiting Portsmouth as part of the D-Day 75 celebrations. Let us remember the peoples of the USA in our prayers and pray especially for the mission of the Church there. Here's this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/CfEsL5hatA https://t.co/kNzs3iygQb

I wish all our schoolteachers, governors, parents, staff and students a very happy half-term. Please don’t forget that this Thursday is Ascension Day. It's a holy day of obligation, when we should go to Mass. Read more in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue230…

test Twitter Media - I wish all our schoolteachers, governors, parents, staff and students a very happy half-term. Please don’t forget that this Thursday is Ascension Day. It's a holy day of obligation, when we should go to Mass. Read more in this week's
@PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/ryKis23SQA https://t.co/78HFYdylYO

Ive just released a new Pastoral Letter for this weekend. It’s called “Verbum Dei” and you can read it here: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/bishop/pastora…

Please ask the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary for us all and especially for the renewal and unity of our Diocese, its clergy, religious and laity (see inside). Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the @PortsmouthRC e-News this week with its various features: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue229…

test Twitter Media - Please ask the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary for us all and especially for the renewal and unity of our Diocese, its clergy, religious and laity (see inside). Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the @PortsmouthRC e-News this week with its various features:
https://t.co/7Hawldka7L https://t.co/LUo2UO5QtZ

Just spent a short break in the Ribble Valley - hope you like the picture? - visiting my friend Fr. Ian. He’s now in his new parish - 4 churches and 4 schools!! These are the heartlands of recusant Catholicism and the Martyrs. Let’s pray for a resurgence of that faith today.

test Twitter Media - Just spent a short break in the Ribble Valley - hope you like the picture? - visiting my friend Fr. Ian. He’s now in his new parish - 4 churches and 4 schools!! These are the heartlands of recusant Catholicism and the Martyrs. Let’s pray for a resurgence of that faith today. https://t.co/svl3SXuWfs

My friend Bishop John Keenan from Paisley Scotland, gave this powerful speech in Parliament Square at the end of the recent March for Life. He quotes Wilberforce: You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know. facebook.com/MarchForLifeUK…

Bishop John Keenan - March for Life UK 2019

Bishop John Keenan - March for Life UK 2019#Irreplaceable#Lifefest19

Posted by March For Life UK on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

I’m now back from Bishops’ Conference which was held in Valladolid. It included an in-service training seminar on Safeguarding. During the Conference, the Holy Father issued the new motu proprio. You can read about it in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue228…

test Twitter Media - I’m now back from Bishops’ Conference which was held in Valladolid. It included an in-service training seminar on Safeguarding. During the Conference, the Holy Father issued the new motu proprio. You can read about it in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: 
https://t.co/XRqAylCREO https://t.co/OfOKrIFZrd

On the high speed train now from Valladolid to Madrid then to the airport and back to Gatwick. I’ll be glad to be home!

test Twitter Media - On the high speed train now from Valladolid to Madrid then to the airport and back to Gatwick. I’ll be glad to be home! https://t.co/JKFVhDVcMb

It’s fantastic that our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is now really filling up! We’ve got lots of young people coming who’ll have their own programme but will also be helping to lead us all. For info, bookings, dates and how to join, see: vivavoce.uk/young-pilgrims…