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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

Faithfulness is the characteristic of free, mature and responsible human relationships.

You cannot love only as long as it is “advantageous”. Love manifests itself when it goes beyond one’s own self-interest, and when it is given without reservation.

Let us ask for the grace to open our eyes and hearts to the poor in order to hear their cry and recognize their needs. #WorldDayofthePoor w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Nobody can delude themselves by thinking, “I’m fine because I’m not doing anything wrong”. To be a follower of Jesus it is not enough not to do wrong, because there is good that we must do!

Do not follow Jesus only when you feel like it, rather, seek Him every day. Find in Him the God who loves you always, the meaning of your life and the strength to give of yourself.

"The Kingdom of God is in your midst." It is not spectacular. It grows in silence, in hiding, through witness, prayer, and the attraction of the Spirit. #SantaMarta

Jesus is not pleased with a “percentage of love”: we cannot love him at twenty, fifty or sixty percent. It’s all or nothing.

The first step to knowing Jesus Christ is to recognize our own poverty and our need to be saved.

Let us pray today for bishops so that they may always be what Saint Paul calls them to be: humble, gentle, servants. #SantaMarta

Sunday is a holy day for us, sanctified by the celebration of the Eucharist, which is the living presence of the Lord among us and for us. #sundaymass

The scientific community today is called to establish a leadership that offers solutions for the sustainable and integral development of all peoples, which is indispensable for building peace. #WorldScienceDay

Where there is sin there is also the merciful Lord God who forgives if you go to Him. #SantaMarta

May the Lord help us understand the logic of the Gospel, that of mercy with bearing witness. #SantaMarta

Praying means knocking at the door of a friend. God is our friend.

Jesus invites us to celebrate with Him, to be close to Him, to change our lives. #SantaMarta

Let us commit ourselves with prayer and action to distance our hearts, our words and our deeds from all violence in order to take care of our common home.

Jesus loved us freely. Christian life is imitating Jesus' free love. #SantaMarta

Sunday Mass is at the heart of the Church’s life. There we encounter the Risen Lord, we listen to His Word, we are nourished at His table, and thus we become Church. #sundaymass

God is faithful and our hope in Him is like a fixed anchor in heaven.

Jesus made it so death does not have the last word: those who believe in Him will be transfigured by the Father's merciful love for an eternal and blessed life.

Today we celebrate the feast of holiness. Let us strengthen the bonds of love and communion with all the Saints who are already in God's presence.

We need smiling Christians, not because they take things lightly, but because they are filled with the joy of God, because they believe in love and live to serve.

If you want to listen to the Lord’s voice, set out on the journey, live out your search. The Lord speaks to those who search.

We are called to listen to what the Spirit tells us. The Holy Spirit is always something new.

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

May God bless you with His love at this special time as we complete these last two weeks of the Church’s year. I hope you enjoy the latest news and thoughts from around the Diocese collected in this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue205…

test Twitter Media - May God bless you with His love at this special time as we complete these last two weeks of the Church’s year. I hope you enjoy the latest news and thoughts from around the Diocese collected in this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/eX91ghG8tB https://t.co/xl3Q8D24jd

A view looking across the grey skies of south Manchester from St Luke’s Centre in Whalley Range where I am staying overnight. Tomorrow I head for Maryvale and Birmingham where I’m speaking at the Graduation Ceremony.

test Twitter Media - A view looking across the grey skies of south Manchester from St Luke’s Centre in Whalley Range where I am staying overnight. Tomorrow I head for Maryvale and Birmingham where I’m speaking at the Graduation Ceremony. https://t.co/hIaAqIV5iM

Well, what d’you know, my Twitter account is being impersonated again! Please be sure you’re connected to the right one: @BishopEgan - and do report any fakes accounts you see like @EganBishop!

The last day of the Bishops’ Conference today when we vote on various proposals. It’s been an unusual conference this time without Cardinal Vincent and +Tom Burns who are ill and without Archbishop Bernard and +Robert Byrne who are engaged with the IICSA inquiry.

test Twitter Media - The last day of the Bishops’ Conference today when we vote on various proposals. It’s been an unusual conference this time without Cardinal Vincent and +Tom Burns who are ill and without Archbishop Bernard and +Robert Byrne who are engaged with the IICSA inquiry. https://t.co/bMYbvT2UkY

It’s always an early start at the Bishops’ Conference: 0630h Eucharistic Adoration. Meanwhile today we continue ploughing through the various departmental reports, but with presentations from CaTEW re finances and CSAS re safeguarding. Oremus!

test Twitter Media - It’s always an early start at the Bishops’ Conference: 0630h Eucharistic Adoration. Meanwhile today we continue  ploughing through the various departmental reports, but with presentations from CaTEW re finances and CSAS re safeguarding. Oremus! https://t.co/PIeX6vfQWH

First full day of the Conference. We’ve just had presentations and updates from Missio, Apostleship of the Sea and The Catholic Social Action Network.

test Twitter Media - First full day of the Conference. We’ve just had presentations and updates from Missio, Apostleship of the Sea and The Catholic Social Action Network. https://t.co/0ja86oYape

Just arrived at Hinsley Hall Leeds for the Bishops’ Conference, which lasts until Thursday. We begin today after lunch with a few general items of discussion before the Nuncio arrives. Please pray for us that we will discern and heed the Lord and His guidance.

test Twitter Media - Just arrived at Hinsley Hall Leeds for the Bishops’ Conference, which lasts until Thursday. We begin today after lunch with a few general items of discussion before the Nuncio arrives. Please pray for us that we will discern and heed the Lord and His guidance. https://t.co/bld5FICrH1

We had an impressive Remembrance Day Service in the Guildhall Square here in Portsmouth today with several thousand in attendance. Bishop Christopher and I led it. Please pray for those who gave their lives in war for our freedom and for the safety of all in the armed forces.

test Twitter Media - We had an impressive Remembrance Day Service in the Guildhall Square here in Portsmouth today with several thousand in attendance. Bishop Christopher and I led it. Please pray for those who gave their lives in war for our freedom and for the safety of all in the armed forces. https://t.co/71nZFIqeQ3

Last night I was at Bournemouth Oratory for the ordination to the diaconate of Brother Andrew Wagstaff. It was a truly blessed occasion. Please pray for him - here he is with John and Alison his parents.

test Twitter Media - Last night I was at Bournemouth Oratory for the ordination to the diaconate of Brother Andrew Wagstaff. It was a truly blessed occasion. Please pray for him - here he is with John and Alison his parents. https://t.co/HChQR6dY1E

The colours of autumn are magnificent - here’s a view from Bishop’s House! Meanwhile today, It’s Trustees this morning then tonight in Bournemouth Bro Andrew Wagstaff’s ordination to the diaconate. Please say a prayer for him.

test Twitter Media - The colours of autumn are magnificent - here’s a view from Bishop’s House! Meanwhile today, It’s Trustees this morning then tonight in Bournemouth Bro Andrew Wagstaff’s ordination to the diaconate. Please say a prayer for him. https://t.co/U2l1uDgRWk

Thanks for all the prayers. It looks as if the children kidnapped in Bamenda have now been released: bbc.com/news/world-afr…

We had a great Science and Religion Symposium on Saturday with the principle speakers Professor Brian Cox and Dr Andrew Pinsent, plus six other experts in a range of fields. Read more in this week’s e-News from @PortsmouthRC here: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue204…

It’s distressing to hear that in Bamenda earlier today nearly 80 children from a Presbyterian boarding school have been kidnapped. Let’s pray earnestly for their safety and release. See: bbc.co.uk/news/world-afr…

Today is Bamenda Sunday. Please pray for Archbishop Cornelius, the clergy and laity of our sister Diocese in Cameroon. Let us pray too for a new resolution of the problems in Cameroon. Here’s a short video message to us from auxiliary Bishop Michael Bibi: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/bamenda.php

Fantastic day today at Our Symposium on science and religion. Theatre was packed and it was a great atmosphere. Huge thanks to all who spoke, all who helped and all who participated. Prayers for all.

test Twitter Media - Fantastic day today at Our Symposium on science and religion. Theatre was packed and it was a great atmosphere. Huge thanks to all who spoke, all who helped and all who participated. Prayers for all. https://t.co/wtvPtatnlr

Doing lots of preparations today for our big Science and Religion Symposium this Saturday in Winchester. It’s great that we’ve got Professor Brian Cox coming as one our keynote speakers - plus Dr Andrew Pinsent - as well as other expert speakers too!

test Twitter Media - Doing lots of preparations today for our big Science and Religion Symposium this Saturday in Winchester. It’s great that we’ve got Professor Brian Cox coming as one our keynote speakers - plus Dr Andrew Pinsent - as well as other expert speakers too! https://t.co/APYxyA8ibg

This is a beautiful week of the Church’s year with All Saints Day on Thursday and All Souls Day on Friday. Then, in our Diocese, this coming Sunday is Bamenda Sunday. You can read about this and lots of other news from @PortsmouthRC in this week’s e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue203…

test Twitter Media - This is a beautiful week of the Church’s year with All Saints Day on Thursday and All Souls Day on Friday. Then, in our Diocese, this coming Sunday is Bamenda Sunday. You can read about this and lots of other news from @PortsmouthRC in this week’s e-News: https://t.co/stu3lDDrIG https://t.co/8LgZ35eVGz

Today, Sunday, is Day 6 of the Exercises, appropriately focused on the Resurrection appearances, first to Mary, then to Peter and Apostles and to the disciples on the road to Emmaus. About to offer Mass. I include all of you reading this, and Wanda Gawronska on this her birthday!

test Twitter Media - Today, Sunday, is Day 6 of the Exercises, appropriately focused on the Resurrection appearances, first to Mary, then to Peter and Apostles and to the disciples on the road to Emmaus. About to offer Mass. I include all of you reading this, and Wanda Gawronska on this her birthday! https://t.co/MALyPWByGC

(Here’s the excellent coffee machine in the refectory!) I’m now on Day 5 of the retreat which is a contemplation of the Passion, suffering and death of the Lord. I’m praying today for anyone suffering at this time, especially the sick and the dying. Please pray for me too.

test Twitter Media - (Here’s the excellent coffee machine in the refectory!) I’m now on Day 5 of the retreat which is a contemplation of the Passion, suffering and death of the Lord. I’m praying today for anyone suffering at this time, especially the sick and the dying. Please pray for me too. https://t.co/nPPEQeVNsm