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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

Jesus invites us to build the civilization of love together in the situations we are called to live every day.

May the Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel, accompany you on your daily journey towards the Mountain of God.

Try reading the Gospel for at least five minutes every day. You will see how it changes your life.

Europe rediscovers hope when the human person is at the heart of its institutions. St Benedict, pray for us!

You too are like the Good Samaritan when you recognize the face of Christ in those near you.

Every occasion is a good one to spread Christ's message!

May all humanity hear the cry of the children of the Middle East. Drying their tears the world will get back it's dignity.

The God of all consolation, who heals the broken hearts and takes care of the wounds, hear our prayer: Let there be peace in the Middle East!

The suffering of so many of our brothers and sisters, persecuted for the sake of the Gospel, is an urgent reminder that we Christians must be more united.

Do we know how to silence our hearts and listen to the voice of God?

We receive God's graces to share them with others.

I ask all of you to join me in prayer as I travel to Bari on Saturday on a pilgrimage to pray for peace in the long-suffering Middle East.

When we are firmly united to the God who loves and sustains us, we are able to withstand all life’s difficulties and challenges.

Every kind of material or spiritual poverty, every form of discrimination against our brothers and sisters, comes from turning our backs on God and His love.

Let us pray for the new Cardinals: may they assist me in my ministry as Bishop of Rome, for the good of all God’s people.

We are called to assist the elderly, the sick and the unborn: life must always be protected and loved, from conception to its natural conclusion.

Torture is a mortal sin! Christian communities must commit themselves to helping victims of torture.

Faith in Jesus Christ frees us from sin, sadness, emptiness, isolation. It is the source of a joy that no one can ever take away.

Like St John the Baptist, Christians have to humble themselves so that the Lord can grow in their hearts.

Let us ask our Lord to help us understand that love is service, love means taking care of others.

Love for others needs to become the constant factor of our lives.

Praying together, walking together, working together: this is the way that leads to Christian unity. #WCC70

Dear young people, help us adults whose hearts are often hardened. Help us to choose the path of dialogue and harmony.

A person's dignity does not depend on them being a citizen, a migrant, or a refugee. Saving the life of someone fleeing war and poverty is an act of humanity. #WithRefugees @M_RSection

We encounter Jesus in those who are poor, rejected, or refugees. Do not let fear get in the way of welcoming our neighbour in need. #WithRefugees @M_RSection

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Went to a fascinating meeting in London yesterday with reps from various ecclesial movements and communities discussing how they create new disciples. Meanwhile here’s the airliner we flew on to Jersey the other week!

test Twitter Media - Went to a fascinating meeting in London yesterday with reps from various ecclesial movements and communities discussing how they create new disciples. Meanwhile here’s the airliner we flew on to Jersey the other week! https://t.co/tO5wG0AIu7

I have just returned from a few days’ break followed by the diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes. You can read more in e-News portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue190… Meanwhile, God bless you these days ahead – and may He bless all our teachers & schoolchildren as they begin their summer break.

Prayers for you at the International Mass today. May Our Lady of Lourdes bring you closer to Jesus Christ in His Church

test Twitter Media - Prayers for you at the International Mass today. May Our Lady of Lourdes bring you closer to Jesus Christ in His Church https://t.co/pNSXISciFl

Today we’re off to the mountains, first to the L’Eglise Saint Savin, an ancient pilgrim church and former Benedictine monastery, for Mass and then on to Gavarnie for lunch and the afternoon. May St Camillus, whom we honour today, pray for us all.

On our Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes these days - I will pray for you and your intentions to Our Lady

test Twitter Media - On our Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes these days - I will pray for you and your intentions to Our Lady https://t.co/O5msxMfAN2

It was a really successful Pier Giorgio celebration yesterday with a great turnout - thanks to all! Here’s a picture of Wanda (PG’s niece) and I. Please pray for her and for Chris Wohar who came over from Rome to be with us. May Blessed Pier Giorgio soon be canonised.

test Twitter Media - It was a really successful Pier Giorgio celebration yesterday with a great turnout - thanks to all! Here’s a picture of Wanda (PG’s niece) and I. Please pray for her and for Chris Wohar who came over from Rome to be with us. May Blessed Pier Giorgio soon be canonised. https://t.co/5SskrVvOgV

As the sunny weather continues, I wish you a blessed and joyful week ahead. Here is our diocesan e-News for the week. On Sunday we had the great joy of ordaining four new deacons for service in the Diocese. Read more here: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue189…

test Twitter Media - As the sunny weather continues, I wish you a blessed and joyful week ahead. Here is our diocesan e-News for the week. On Sunday we had the great joy of ordaining four new deacons for service in the Diocese. Read more here: https://t.co/lT2NhZn5BX https://t.co/LwcNEIfzuS

I was at the beautiful St Joseph’s retreat centre at Ashurst last Thursday to speak the RE Teachers from our Catholic Secondary Schools. You can read the paper here: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/bishop/talks_a…

test Twitter Media - I was at the beautiful St Joseph’s retreat centre at Ashurst last Thursday to speak the RE Teachers from our Catholic Secondary Schools. You can read the paper here: https://t.co/rDfOBASOya https://t.co/hllHN0deNl

Today please pray for Kim Cabatana, Gregory Cook, Tom Jose and Martin McElroy who are to be ordained deacons here in the Cathedral this afternoon at 1430h. Join us for the Mass on portsmouthcatholiccathedral.org.uk/live-mass.php

I’ve been staying here at Buckfast Abbey overnight with our Coordinating Pastors. We’ve been reflecting on pastoral leadership in Christ - helped by the glorious weather!

test Twitter Media - I’ve been staying here at Buckfast Abbey overnight with our Coordinating Pastors. We’ve been reflecting on pastoral leadership in Christ - helped by the glorious weather! https://t.co/DBbZ2wHAZ3

As we continue to enjoy the sunny weather, here is this week’s e-News. Two items are of particular note: the results of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital Inquiry and the various clergy moves from September. Read more here: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue188…

I’m sending out today a Pastoral Message in response to the Gosport War Memorial Hospital inquiry. See Enews.

I must have missed this - but 3 weeks ago, in the light of the Alfie Evans and Charlie Gaud cases, the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu Hospital issued a simple ten-point charter to protect the rights of incurably ill children: see aleteia.org/2018/06/04/bam…

Had a great Schools Day Mass today with picnics in the park afterwards. In the homily I focused on Bamenda and it was great to have our three Bamenda priests with us: Frs George, Bernadine and Thom. God bless them!

test Twitter Media - Had a great Schools Day Mass today with picnics in the park afterwards. In the homily I focused on Bamenda and it was great to have our three Bamenda priests with us: Frs George, Bernadine and Thom. God bless them! https://t.co/o5Fmp097KR

Last week, we had the Chapter Mass. Present among the canons were Bishop Peter Doyle, Mgr. Nick France and Canon Peter Turbitt, all celebrating their 50th anniversary of ordination. Let’s pray for them - Ad multos annos! More in this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue187…

In today's Gospel, Jesus says 'Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.' Let us pray for those of our priests who are moving parishes in September and for their communities that they may all grow in holiness, gratitude and love.

test Twitter Media - In today's Gospel, Jesus says 'Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.' Let us pray for those of our priests who are moving parishes in September and for their communities that they may all grow in holiness, gratitude and love. https://t.co/juQLcpjyNN

On this Fathers’ Day I thank and praise the 500+ priests who’ve reiterated their belief in Humanae Vitae on its 50th anniversary. It’s an amazingly prophetic document. It foresaw how a redefinition of sex would lead to the malaise our society now faces: w2.vatican.va/content/paul-v…

test Twitter Media - On this Fathers’ Day I thank and praise the 500+ priests who’ve reiterated their belief in Humanae Vitae on its 50th anniversary. It’s an amazingly prophetic document. It foresaw how a redefinition of sex would lead to the malaise our society now faces: https://t.co/vV6sFN8OTH https://t.co/2Jm7Wo0w8n

Another Confirmation Mass coming up shortly. All the young look so smart! Let’s pray that their hearts will be open to the Holy Spirit and His sevenfold transforming gifts.

I’m still in Jersey - a great place. We have today and tomorrow Confirmation Masses and there’s almost 100 candidates. Please pray for them and their families.

Beautiful Mass today with our jubilations in the Cathedral: Visit shop Peter Doyle, Mgr Nick France and Canon Peter Turbitt. I’m now en route to Jersey for diaconate ordination of Nicholas Le Cornu.