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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

Dear young people, as you pray the #HolyRosary for unity and peace, consider that in one of the rosary beads I too am with you! @acn_int

Saint Luke, you reveal the heart of Jesus and His mercy, help us to rediscover the joy of being Christians, witnesses of the goodness of the Lord. #SaintOfTheDay

"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink" (Mt 25,35). Today we ask for the grace of compassion and the capacity to share in the poverty of our brothers and sisters. #EndPoverty

Let us work together so that every person can have access to adequate food, according to the will of God. #ZeroHunger w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Today we ask for the grace to allow ourselves to be amazed by God's surprises, to not hinder His creativity, but to encourage hearts to encounter the Lord. #GeneralAudience

How do we root out hypocrisy? There's a good medicine that can help us not be hypocrites: point the finger at ourselves and say to the Lord "Look at the way I am, Lord!", and say it with humility. #SantaMarta

The Lord gives each of us a vocation, a challenge to discover the talents and abilities we possess and to put them at the service of others.

The #GospelOfToday shows us that the ultimate goal is the encounter with Jesus. He alone frees us from evil and heals our hearts. Only an encounter with him can save, can make life full and beautiful. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.

Let us pray for our communities, that by giving witness to the joy of Christian life, they may see a flowering of the call to holiness.

The Lord always reminds us how precious we are in His eyes, and He entrusts us with a mission.

May the Holy Spirit, the builder of fraternity, give us the grace to walk beside one another. May He make us courageous as we experience unprecedented ways of sharing and of mission.

Jonah is stubborn in his faith convictions, and the Lord is stubborn in His mercy. Because the Lord always wants to heal and to save, not to condemn. #SantaMarta

I ask you to accompany this important ecclesial event with prayers, so that it may be experienced in fraternal communion and docility to the Holy Spirit, who always shows the ways for bearing witness to the Gospel. #SinodoAmazonico sinodoamazonico.va

So many of our brothers and sisters in Amazonia are bearing heavy crosses and awaiting the liberating consolation of the Gospel, the Church’s caress of love. For them, and with them, let us journey together. #SinodoAmazonico w2.vatican.va/content/france…

In the #GospelOfToday, Jesus shows us that the measure of faith is service. "We are useless servants" is an expression of humility and availability that does so much good for the Church. #Angelus

The willingness of a Cardinal to shed his own blood, symbolized by the red colour of his clothing, is guaranteed when it is rooted in compassion, received from God, and given to his brothers and sisters.

As we close the #SeasonOfCreation today, we entrust the #AmazonSynod to St. Francis of Assisi.

The Word of God fills us with joy and this joy is our strength. We are joyful Christians because we have welcomed the Word of God in our hearts. This is the message for today, for all of us. #SantaMarta

May the memorial of our #HolyGuardianAngels strengthen in us the certainty that we are not alone. May it sustain us in proclaiming and living Christ's Gospel for a world renewed in God's love.

Through our small steps of love, God does great things. He accomplishes the salvation of the world. Let us entrust to St. Therese of the Child Jesus, our faithful friend, the #ExtraordinaryMissionaryMonth that begins today. #MissionaryOctober october2019.va/en.html

May the Sunday of the Word of God help his people to grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the sacred Scriptures. #AperuitIllis w2.vatican.va/content/france…

The sweetness of God’s word leads us to share it with all those whom we encounter in this life and to proclaim the sure hope that it contains. #AperuitIllis w2.vatican.va/content/france…

The elderly and the young, together. This is the sign that a people cherishes life, that there is a culture of hope: the care of the young and the elderly. #SantaMarta

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

I’m just back from an amazing weekend in Rome and the Mass for the canonisation of St. John Henry Newman, celebrated by the Holy Father. There were lots of people from the UK present, including a group of pilgrims from Jersey. Here's this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue247…

test Twitter Media - I’m just back from an amazing weekend in Rome and the Mass for the canonisation of St. John Henry Newman, celebrated by the Holy Father. There were lots of people from the UK present, including a group of pilgrims from Jersey. Here's this week's e-News: https://t.co/VQLyPLBxqB https://t.co/xOuNe5DnOp

Yet another celebratory meal! This time with Bishop Mark Davies and students from the Mater Sacerdotum House of Discernment in Shrewsbury (inc our three Portsmouth men). Yes, that’s Fr Edmund Montgomery on the front row - and Cardinal Marx on the other table next to the window!

test Twitter Media - Yet another celebratory meal! This time with Bishop Mark Davies and students from the Mater Sacerdotum House of Discernment in Shrewsbury (inc our three Portsmouth men). Yes, that’s Fr Edmund Montgomery on the front row - and Cardinal Marx on the other table next to the window! https://t.co/cXE6Q7lUau

Wonderful celebration of Mass this morning in St Peter’s Square for the canonisation of St John Henry Newman. Very solemn, with the chanting of the Gospel in Latin and in Greek. There were lots of Oratorians around - all looking very happy!

test Twitter Media - Wonderful celebration of Mass this morning in St Peter’s Square for the canonisation of St John Henry Newman. Very solemn, with the chanting of the Gospel in Latin and in Greek. There were lots of Oratorians around - all looking very happy! https://t.co/8oZFlu8dHY

Out tonight with Fr James and our Portsmouth students from the English College

test Twitter Media - Out tonight with Fr James and our Portsmouth students from the English College https://t.co/vK7qY20TtU

I’m in a taxi now that’s taking me into Rome. I met a few people on the flight coming in for the canonisation, including a big group from Toronto. There’s a real buzz in the air!

test Twitter Media - I’m in a taxi now that’s taking me into Rome. I met a few people on the flight coming in for the canonisation, including a big group from Toronto. There’s a real buzz in the air! https://t.co/f547nLhi1S

Getting ready now to head out to Rome for Sunday’s canonisation. Lots of people are going, including our students from Mater Sacerdotum in Shrewsbury. (By the way, yesterday’s question: the answer is Silchester!)

test Twitter Media - Getting ready now to head out to Rome for Sunday’s canonisation. Lots of people are going, including our students from Mater Sacerdotum in Shrewsbury. (By the way, yesterday’s question: the answer is Silchester!) https://t.co/sGuCRG8pIu

I’m out today on a hike towards the north of the Diocese. Can you guess from this picture where I am? (Answer tomorrow!)

test Twitter Media - I’m out today on a hike towards the north of the Diocese. Can you guess from this picture where I am? (Answer tomorrow!) https://t.co/YmfhwIw20H

I’m at St Michael’s Abbey Farnborough all the moment - their church looking more magnificent than ever! I’ll say a prayer for you at the National Shrine of St Joseph, which is an altar (just out of sight in this view) on the right of the sanctuary.

test Twitter Media - I’m at St Michael’s Abbey Farnborough all the moment - their church looking more magnificent than ever! I’ll say a prayer for you at the National Shrine of St Joseph, which is an altar (just out of sight in this view) on the right of the sanctuary. https://t.co/DQtS7lg0NC

This weekend I’m on a Pastoral Visitation to Corpus Christi, the Jesuit parish in Bournemouth. It’s a splendid church with excellent parishioners, all in the good care of Fr Adrian Howell SJ. The numbers are impressive, with 89 children preparing for First Holy Communion.

test Twitter Media - This weekend I’m on a Pastoral Visitation to Corpus Christi, the Jesuit parish in Bournemouth. It’s a splendid church with excellent parishioners, all in the good care of Fr Adrian Howell SJ. The numbers are impressive, with 89 children preparing for First Holy Communion. https://t.co/Hk20x6dwdD

Just had the PCP (new teacher) award ceremony in the Cathedral this morning. Professor Anna Lise Gordon, Director of the Institute of Education at St Mary’s Twickenham was here on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Francis Campbell. Prayers and congratulations to our NQTs!

test Twitter Media - Just had the PCP (new teacher) award ceremony in the Cathedral this morning. Professor Anna Lise Gordon, Director of the Institute of Education at St Mary’s Twickenham was here on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Francis Campbell. Prayers and congratulations to our NQTs! https://t.co/p8rpMlcHBf

We’ve had a great Clergy retreat this week led by Abbot Xavier from Quarr. He’s taken us through the Acts of the Apostles, helping us to reflect upon the nature, mission and challenges for the Church both then and now.

test Twitter Media - We’ve had a great Clergy retreat this week led by Abbot Xavier from Quarr. He’s taken us through the Acts of the Apostles, helping us to reflect upon the nature, mission and challenges for the Church both then and now. https://t.co/l5ZOKZ0yrr

Just arrived at St George’s Cathedral Southwark - beautiful morning sunshine - to meet Abp Wilson and the bishops of the Province for a meeting about Safeguarding, including the establishment of a Survivors’ Advisory Panel.

test Twitter Media - Just arrived at St George’s Cathedral Southwark - beautiful morning sunshine - to meet Abp Wilson and the bishops of the Province for a meeting about Safeguarding, including the establishment of a Survivors’ Advisory Panel. https://t.co/Jy9L4ZXOVp

In my Pastoral Letter this weekend, I will be reminding everyone that we have now entered the month of October, when we are invited frequently to pray the Rosary. It is also the Extraordinary Mission Month. Read more in this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue246…

test Twitter Media - In my Pastoral Letter this weekend, I will be reminding everyone that we have now entered the month of October, when we are invited frequently to pray the Rosary. It is also the Extraordinary Mission Month. Read more in this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News:  https://t.co/3tnJOSvH9i https://t.co/WhQIPM6Xq4

Great to have St Therese of Lisieux praying with us today on this her Feastday. I’m on the clergy retreat at Douai, led by Abbot Xavier of Quarr. Let’s pray too for the mission of the Church in our Diocese of Portsmouth as we begin October, this Extraordinary Mission Month.

test Twitter Media - Great to have St Therese of Lisieux praying with us today on this her Feastday. I’m on the clergy retreat at Douai, led by Abbot Xavier of Quarr. Let’s pray too for the mission of the Church in our Diocese of Portsmouth as we begin October, this Extraordinary Mission Month. https://t.co/oG3abfVwoX

Today is the feast of St Jerome - the 1600th anniversary of his death. I’m looking forward to the Year of God’s Word that we begin this Advent. May Jesus the Word fill our Diocese with His Truth and all our hearts with passion for mission and service.

test Twitter Media - Today is the feast of St Jerome - the 1600th anniversary of his death. I’m looking forward to the Year of God’s Word that we begin this Advent. May Jesus the Word fill our Diocese with His Truth and all our hearts with passion for mission and service. https://t.co/7ZCDahuIFu

Today, the feast of St Vincent de Paul, brings back fond memories of my home parish in Altrincham, dedicated to him. It was here I was baptised, made my 1st HC and in 1984 was ordained. Here’s a picture of it.

test Twitter Media - Today, the feast of St Vincent de Paul, brings back fond memories of my home parish in Altrincham, dedicated to him. It was here I was baptised, made my 1st HC and in 1984 was ordained. Here’s a picture of it. https://t.co/gxX407ziJC

Very pleased this afternoon to have a visit once again from Fr Vitalis Kondo. He’s working in Lagos and is on good form. Please pray for him and for his Congregation, the Missionaries of St Paul (MSP).

test Twitter Media - Very pleased this afternoon to have a visit once again from Fr Vitalis Kondo. He’s working in Lagos and is on good form. Please pray for him and for his Congregation, the Missionaries of St Paul (MSP). https://t.co/P2unNES1kd

Not long to go now til Newman’s canonisation! I’m really looking forward to being there in Rome on 13th October. I bet he’ll be declared one day to be a Doctor of the Church too. newmancanonisation.com

I’m just back from the conference of bishops in Steubenville. Today is the great feast of Our Lady of Walsingham. It’s also the seventh anniversary of my ordination as Bishop of Portsmouth. Please say a prayer for me today. Here's this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue245…

test Twitter Media - I’m just back from the conference of bishops in Steubenville. Today is the great feast of Our Lady of Walsingham. It’s also the seventh anniversary of my ordination as Bishop of Portsmouth. Please say a prayer for me today. Here's this week's e-News: https://t.co/cvWcaaqttE https://t.co/7y3QvjYUf9

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham - also the seventh anniversary of my ordination as Bishop of Portsmouth. I’m full of gratitude to Her for Her prayers and protection. Please say a prayer to Her today for me and for our wonderful Diocese.

test Twitter Media - Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham - also the seventh anniversary of my ordination as Bishop of Portsmouth. I’m full of gratitude to Her for Her prayers and protection. Please say a prayer to Her today for me and for our wonderful Diocese. https://t.co/csv4ZwMm0J