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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

In today's Gospel, Jesus assures us that we are always in time to right our wrongs by doing good. Whoever has caused tears, make someone happy; whoever has misappropriated, give to someone in need. #Angelus

Peace entails a conversion of heart and soul. It is a challenge that demands to be taken up ever anew. #PeaceDay

The Apostle Paul exhorts ministers to closeness: closeness to God, prayer, closeness of the bishop to his priests; closeness of priests to each other; closeness to the people of God. #SantaMarta

If we bishops and priests appropriate the gift of God and turn it into a job, we lose the gaze of Jesus. Let us ask the Lord to help us take care of the gift of our ministry. #SantaMarta

Every human project can first be approved and then end up shipwrecked. But everything that comes from above and bears the “signature” of God is destined to last. #GeneralAudience

"The Lord was moved with compassion" (Luke 7:13). Our God is a God of compassion. Compassion is the weakness of God, but also His strength. #SantaMarta

St Paul asks us to pray "for all in authority" (1 Tim 2:2). We must learn to do this, even for politicians with whom we disagree. Christians must pray for all people in government, that they may work for the common good. #SantaMarta

God waits for us: He doesn't get tired, He doesn't lose heart. Because it is each one of us who is that child embraced again, that coin found again, that sheep caressed and put back on His shoulders (Luke 15:1-32). #Angelus

Today the Church asks us to contemplate the glorious Cross of Our Lord. Though He was God, Christ humbled Himself by becoming a servant. This is the glory of the Cross of Jesus!

If they want to grow in His friendship, Jesus’ disciples, must not complain and look inward. They must act and commit themselves, certain that the Lord will support and accompany them.

I wish to endorse a global event, to take place on 14 May 2020 on the theme Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary. I invite everyone to turn to Our Lady. Let her inspire you with a Christian outlook, so as to live like and imitate her Son Jesus ever more.

Christ is the hope of the world: His Gospel is the most powerful leaven of brotherhood, freedom, justice and peace for all peoples. #GeneralAudience

Thank you for your warm welcome. May God bless you all you. May His love and mercy continue to accompany and protect you! #ApostolicJourney

What must one do to be a good Christian? The answer is simple: we have to do, each in our own way, what Jesus says in the Beatitudes. #ApostolicJourney #Mauritius

Happy are you, happy is the Church of the poor and for the poor, for she lives imbued with the fragrance of her Lord, she lives joyfully proclaiming the Good News to the throw-aways of the earth, to those who are God's favorites. #ApostolicJourney #Madagascar

Akamasoa, "City of Friendship", is the expression of the God’s presence God who decided to live and remain always in the midst of His people. Seeing these radiant faces, I give thanks to the Lord who has heard the cry of the poor. #ApostolicJourney #Madagascar

Let us turn in prayer to the Holy Virgin on this day when we remember her birth, the dawn of salvation for humanity. #Angelus

Our life and our talents are the result of a gift woven between God and the many silent hands of persons whose names we will only know in Heaven. #ApostolicJourney #Madagascar

The Lord is the first to trust in you, and He also invites you to trust in yourselves; He invites you to encourage one another, and join Him in writing the most beautiful page of your lives. #ApostolicJourney #Madagascar

A sower of peace and hope knows how to wait, he trusts; he realizes the limitations of his sowing, but he never stops loving the field entrusted to his care. #ApostolicJourney #Madagascar

Jesus proposes a first golden rule for everyone: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Lk 6:31); and he helps us to discover what is most important: to love us and help us. #ApostolicJourney #Mozambique

Let’s not forget that the names of our poorest brothers and sisters, written in heaven, have this inscription next to them: these are the blessed ones of my Father. #ApostolicJourney #Mozambique

No one is more insignificant than a priest left to his own devices; therefore, our prayer is that of our Mother: I am a priest because the Lord has regarded my insignificance with kindness (cf. Lk 1:48). #ApostolicJourney #Mozambique

Try to keep quiet a moment and let God love you. Try to silence all the inner voices, and rest for a second in His loving embrace. #ApostolicJourney #Mozambique

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Just had breakfast with the great Dr. Petroc Willey, professor of theology and catechetics here at Franciscan University Steubenville. He’s on great form. He works with 57 US dioceses on distance-learning programmes similar to the Maryvale model. God bless him in his work.

test Twitter Media - Just had breakfast with the great Dr. Petroc Willey, professor of theology and catechetics here at Franciscan University Steubenville. He’s on great form. He works with 57 US dioceses on distance-learning programmes similar to the Maryvale model. God bless him in his work. https://t.co/BVLdFryAEk

Brilliant inputs yesterday including Curtis Martin and George Weigel. Just listening now to Fr James Mallon and Ron Huntley.

test Twitter Media - Brilliant inputs yesterday including Curtis Martin and George Weigel. Just listening now to Fr James Mallon and Ron Huntley. https://t.co/sQNalOOBXw

The Conference is about Evangelising Dioceses, turning a Diocese from Maintenance to Mission. We’ve just finished breakfast and we are now getting ready for the first session. Oremus!

test Twitter Media - The Conference is about Evangelising Dioceses, turning a Diocese from Maintenance to Mission. We’ve just finished breakfast and we are now getting ready for the first session. Oremus! https://t.co/B6WrVLIupA

Waiting at Heathrow T3 for the flight. I’m en route to Steubenville OH for a short Bishops’ Conference run by SPES (St Paul’s Evangelisation Society). Please pray for a safe flight and God’s blessing.

test Twitter Media - Waiting at Heathrow T3 for the flight. I’m en route to Steubenville OH for a short Bishops’ Conference run by SPES (St Paul’s Evangelisation Society). Please pray for a safe flight and God’s blessing. https://t.co/zNJyJRYVeJ

It’s a busy week this week as I leave tomorrow for the US and a short conference of bishops at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. I return at the weekend: please pray for me and for a safe journey. Here’s this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue244…

test Twitter Media - It’s a busy week this week as I leave tomorrow for the US and a short conference of bishops at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. I return at the weekend: please pray for me and for a safe journey. Here’s this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/naN4NA7KAI https://t.co/YnbBPEg452

A shot from the Aldershot Visitation last weekend - a drawing of the two agitated clergy with the serene bishop!

test Twitter Media - A shot from the Aldershot Visitation last weekend - a drawing of the two agitated clergy with the serene bishop! https://t.co/5PhnZUVbAf

At the moment, one of the things I am doing is visiting our four Neo-Catechumenal Way families who are on mission here in Portsmouth. Please pray for them. Meanwhile, @PortsmouthRC e-News this week is action-packed with some exciting events coming up: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue243…

test Twitter Media - At the moment, one of the things I am doing is visiting our four Neo-Catechumenal Way families who are on mission here in Portsmouth. Please pray for them. Meanwhile, @PortsmouthRC e-News this week is action-packed with some exciting events coming up:
https://t.co/5y53RWyMkG https://t.co/CKsRXljCXZ

Welcome today to Fr Anthony Chiatu, just arrived from Bamenda, who will be with us at the Cathedral! He will be a Masters student too at Southampton University. Please pray for him.

test Twitter Media - Welcome today to Fr Anthony Chiatu, just arrived from Bamenda, who will be with us at the Cathedral! He will be a Masters student too at Southampton University. Please pray for him. https://t.co/97BkvTjTxD

Please pray for all our teachers, students, staff, parents and governors this week as our schools resume their work after the summer break. There is a lot going on in the Diocese at the moment. Read more in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue242…

test Twitter Media - Please pray for all our teachers, students, staff, parents and governors this week as our schools resume their work after the summer break. There is a lot going on in the Diocese at the moment. Read more in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News:
https://t.co/OB1Gjppz8h https://t.co/tElYW9kTT8

Let’s pray today for the care of creation as Pope Francis requests. This day is also the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland that ignited WW2. So let us pray today too for true international peace and for freedom from war, terrorism and violence.

test Twitter Media - Let’s pray today for the care of creation as Pope Francis requests. This day is also the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland that ignited WW2. So let us pray today too for true international peace and for freedom from war, terrorism and violence. https://t.co/K6p0REcghZ

Welcome to this week’s e-News – a bit late this week because of the holidays. I hope over these last weeks of August you have had some time for refreshment. Don't forget, this Sunday, 1st September, is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue241…

test Twitter Media - Welcome to this week’s e-News – a bit late this week because of the holidays. I hope over these last weeks of August you have had some time for refreshment. 
Don't forget, this Sunday, 1st September, is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. https://t.co/BKmC0Pn5Gs https://t.co/Xyw1i0Z0w2

Now back in Portsmouth after two amazing days in Turin. I’ve got visitors so am taking them round Portchester Castle from which you get this splendid view of the harbour and the new aircraft carrier. Have a great Feastday today of Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven!

test Twitter Media - Now back in Portsmouth after two amazing days in Turin. I’ve got visitors so am taking them round Portchester Castle from which you get this splendid view of the harbour and the new aircraft carrier. Have a great Feastday today of Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven! https://t.co/JtxDt3m9wN

Sheep with long ears at top of Mt Mucrone above the Frassati villa in Pollone. I now know why not everyone hears my homilies!

test Twitter Media - Sheep with long ears at top of Mt Mucrone above the Frassati villa in Pollone. I now know why not everyone hears my homilies! https://t.co/Agcz5oIsZv

Visited the shrine in the Cathedral, la Consolata Church, PGF’s parish Church La Crocetta and also San Domenico, where he became a Dominican tertiary. We’re now heading out to go up the Mole Antonelliana for a birds-eye view of Turin! Prayers and best wishes from a great city.

test Twitter Media - Visited the shrine in the Cathedral, la Consolata Church, PGF’s parish Church La Crocetta and also San Domenico, where he became a Dominican tertiary. We’re now heading out to go up the Mole Antonelliana for a birds-eye view of Turin! Prayers and best wishes from a great city. https://t.co/d4LNA9nZhm

Let's remember that this Thursday 15th August is the glorious Feastday of Our Lady’s Assumption; a holy day of obligation. Meanwhile, we’ve a briefer summer edition of e-News this week: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue240… Next week there’ll be no e-News, but we should be back on 27th August.

test Twitter Media - Let's remember that this Thursday 15th August is the glorious Feastday of Our Lady’s Assumption; a holy day of obligation. Meanwhile, we’ve a briefer summer edition of e-News this week: https://t.co/q2TP08xQ3J Next week there’ll be no e-News, but we should be back on 27th August. https://t.co/AJvksLrPRO

At busy Gatwick Airport at the moment awaiting the flight. I’m en route to Turin and Pollone for a short pilgrimage. I’ll pray there for all the youth of our Diocese - and also for your intentions too. Please ask the Lord to grant us a safe journey.

test Twitter Media - At busy Gatwick Airport at the moment awaiting the flight. I’m en route to Turin and Pollone for a short pilgrimage. I’ll pray there for all the youth of our Diocese - and also for your intentions too. Please ask the Lord to grant us a safe journey. https://t.co/JnexITPAmz

Today, the Feast of St Laurence, Deacon and Martyr, let us pray for all our deacons. Please pray especially for Deacon Langford Vincent from Fareham who died suddenly yesterday. May the Lord grant him eternal joy - and also much consolation and strength to his dear wife Margaret.

test Twitter Media - Today, the Feast of St Laurence, Deacon and Martyr, let us pray for all our deacons. Please pray especially for Deacon Langford Vincent from Fareham who died suddenly yesterday. May the Lord grant him eternal joy - and also much consolation and strength to his dear wife Margaret. https://t.co/RD1oTYlgRK

I’ve just been to visit someone in hospital. Please say a prayer to Our Lady for them - and for all the sick and for all the medical staff looking after them.

I hope and pray that high summer is a time of refreshment and recreation for you. Leisure is not a break from an activity or a distraction, but a state of the soul. God bless you with His love and with true leisure. Here's the latest from @PortsmouthRC: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue239…

test Twitter Media - I hope and pray that high summer is a time of refreshment and recreation for you. Leisure is not a break from an activity or a distraction, but a state of the soul.  God bless you with His love and with true leisure. Here's the latest from @PortsmouthRC: 
https://t.co/YwD5SX3amR https://t.co/dr1ga9Rt89

Tomorrow, Feast of St Jean Vianney, I’ll have been ordained 35 years. I thank and praise God for His love and mercy over all this time and for all the wonderful people I have met in my ministry. Please pray for me that I’ll be a better and much holier priest.

test Twitter Media - Tomorrow, Feast of St Jean Vianney, I’ll have been ordained 35 years. I thank and praise God for His love and mercy over all this time and for all the wonderful people I have met in my ministry. Please pray for me that I’ll be a better and much holier priest. https://t.co/EcdH6odkz1