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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

Jesus asks us to produce just one work of art, which is possible for everyone: that of our own life.

Truth is the wonderful revelation of God, of His Fatherly face. It is His boundless love.

Those who love use their imagination to discover solutions where others see only problems. Those who love help others according to their needs and with creativity, not according to preconceived ideas or common conceptions. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Detachment from worldly appearances is essential to prepare ourselves for heaven.

Thousands of children, forced to fight in armed conflicts, are robbed of their childhood. Let us stop this abominable crime. #ChildrenNotSoldiers

A generous attitude towards the sick is salt of the earth and light of the world. May Our Lady of Lourdes help us to practice it, and obtain peace and comfort for all those who suffer. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

If we practice seeing with the eyes of Jesus, we will always be able to recognize those who need our help.

Love of God and love of neighbour are inseparable. They are two sides of the same coin: lived together they are the true strength of believers!

Life has value when we give it, when we give it in love, in truth; when we give it to others, in everyday life, in the family. #SantaMarta

Human trafficking is a terrible violation of human dignity. Let us open our eyes to this shameful scourge and commit ourselves to fighting it. #TogetherAgainstHumanTrafficking @M_RSection

We all need to be healed, and we can all heal others if we are humble and meek: with a good word, with patience, with a glance. #SantaMarta

This Visit to the United Arab Emirates belongs to the "surprises" of God. So let us praise Him and His providence, and pray that the seeds sown may bring forth fruits of peace. #ApostolicJourney #UAE

The Beatitudes are a roadmap for our life: they invite us to keep our hearts pure, to practice meekness and justice, to be merciful to all, to live affliction in union with God. #UAE #ApostolicJourney

Saint Francis reminds us that Christians set out armed only with their humble faith and concrete love. If we live in the world according to the ways of God, we will become channels of His presence. #UAE #ApostolicJourney

Prayer purifies the heart from turning in on itself. Prayer of the heart restores fraternity. #UAE #ApostolicJourney

The Document on Human Fraternity, which I signed today in Abu Dhabi with my brother the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, invites all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity to unite and work together. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

God is with those who seek peace. From heaven He blesses every step which, on this path, is accomplished on earth. #UAE #ApostolicJourney

I am about to leave for the United Arab Emirates. I am visiting that Country as a brother, in order to write a page of dialogue together, and to travel paths of peace together. Pray for me!

Consecrated life is a living encounter with the Lord in his people. It is a call to the faithful obedience of daily life, and to the unexpected surprises from the Spirit. It is a vision of what we need to embrace in order to experience joy: Jesus.

May the Lord give us the grace of memory and of hope, in order to go forward with perseverance on the journey of our life. #SantaMarta

Don Bosco had the courage to look at reality with human eyes and with the eyes of God. May every priest imitate him by seeing reality with human eyes and with the eyes of God. #SantaMarta

The secret to navigating life well is to invite Jesus on board. The helm of life should be given to Him, so that He can direct the route.

Meekness and tenderness: these human virtues seem small, but they can overcome the most difficult conflicts.

I thank God for having given us the opportunity to share these days together and to experience once more this World Youth Day. My thanks go to all those who have supported us with their prayers, and who have helped by their efforts and hard work! #Panama2019

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Great news to hear of Bl John Henry Newman’s forthcoming canonisation! May his prayers keep us true to the Lord and to our splendid Catholic Faith.

test Twitter Media - Great news to hear of Bl John Henry Newman’s forthcoming canonisation! May his prayers keep us true to the Lord and to our splendid Catholic Faith. https://t.co/EeXtjQyht6

Happy St Valentine’s Day, especially to all our engaged couples! Here’s a good reason to ask his prayers: catholic.org/saints/saint.p…

test Twitter Media - Happy St Valentine’s Day, especially to all our engaged couples! Here’s a good reason to ask his prayers: https://t.co/iSkUmQQCc7 https://t.co/TRPwBqK5NQ

I’m out walking today with my friend Fr Anthony Barratt. We’ve just reached Old Harry Rocks in Studland - a fine sight to thank God for.

test Twitter Media - I’m out walking today with my friend Fr Anthony Barratt. We’ve just reached Old Harry Rocks in Studland - a fine sight to thank God for. https://t.co/p1McGYG3eh

I’m at Oscott College today for a Bishops-Staff meeting and to visit our students here, Mohanraj, David & Ambrose. Please pray for them and humbly entreat the Lord to call many more to the priesthood in our Diocese. Here's this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue216…

test Twitter Media - I’m at Oscott College today for a Bishops-Staff meeting and to visit our students here, Mohanraj, David & Ambrose. Please pray for them and humbly entreat the Lord to call many more to the priesthood in our Diocese. Here's this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News:
https://t.co/TCHZg6OPfQ https://t.co/LaSCs0LoCj

I’m in the New Forest tonight for the Pastoral Visitation of the parishes of Lymington, Milford on Sea and Brockenhurst - small rural communities strong in Faith. Please pray that the visit of the Bishop will bring them new energy from the Holy Spirit.

As we pray today for migrants and refugees, let’s be inspired by the example of this remarkable Woman of God: catholic.org/saints/saint.p…

test Twitter Media - As we pray today for migrants and refugees, let’s be inspired by the example of this remarkable Woman of God: https://t.co/wWoC6HW5gZ https://t.co/jS6yi1XE6X

In cold weather, our hearts go out especially to those who are homeless and otherwise living on the streets. I was very pleased recently to spend some time visiting the @caritasportsmth Open Church Project in Southsea. See this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue215…

Very glad they’ve found the wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane. It all seems so sad - and in our Diocese too. May he and the pilot rest in peace. I will offer Mass for their repose and for their bereaved families next Sunday during the parish visitation to Lymington.

test Twitter Media - Very glad they’ve found the wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane. It all seems so sad - and in our Diocese too. May he and the pilot rest in peace. I will offer Mass for their repose and for their bereaved families next Sunday during the parish visitation to Lymington. https://t.co/SymBrwZSAs

Welcome to @PortsmouthRC e-News for this week! It’s really encouraging to see all the things happening in the Diocese, derived from our diocesan commitment to mission and evangelisation, aimed at Bringing People Closer to Jesus Christ through His Church. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue214…

Fantastic visit to Southampton University Chaplaincy for Mass with CathSoc and meal afterwards. The FOCUS team gave me a great gift: a pair of Pier Giorgio socks!

test Twitter Media - Fantastic visit to Southampton University Chaplaincy for Mass with CathSoc and meal afterwards. The FOCUS team gave me a great gift: a pair of Pier Giorgio socks! https://t.co/ivTX2mezvH

Please pray for those killed and injured in the callous bomb blasts at the Cathedral in the southern Philippines, and for the rescue workers assisting. Let us pray too for all the Filipinos living in our Diocese of Portsmouth.

test Twitter Media - Please pray for those killed and injured in the callous bomb blasts at the Cathedral in the southern Philippines, and for the rescue workers assisting. Let us pray too for all the Filipinos living in our Diocese of Portsmouth. https://t.co/dzNGFFth9K

Let us pray for all those killed, injured or missing in the terrible dam collapse in Brazil, remembering too all the Brazilians who live in Bournemouth and in other places in our Diocese. May Our Lady of Apericida pray for them all - and for us too.

test Twitter Media - Let us pray for all those killed, injured or missing in the terrible dam collapse in Brazil, remembering too all the Brazilians who live in Bournemouth and in other places in our Diocese. May Our Lady of Apericida pray for them all - and for us too. https://t.co/HKST77LdaH

Today we celebrate the dramatic conversion of St. Paul. Let’s ask his prayers for the Church, especially in our Diocese, for you and for me. Never has the need been greater for a dramatic growth in holiness of life so as to witness to others the love and truth of Jesus.

test Twitter Media - Today we celebrate the dramatic conversion of St. Paul. Let’s ask his prayers for the Church, especially in our Diocese, for you and for me. Never has the need been greater for a dramatic growth in holiness of life so as to witness to others the love and truth of Jesus. https://t.co/bO15AqFU3s

I'm announcing in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News an important new initiative concerning Bamenda and how we can practically help. Read about it here: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue213…

Please keep remembering today, during this Week of Prayer, to pray for a deeper communion among all Christians in doctrine, life and worship.

test Twitter Media - Please keep remembering today, during this Week of Prayer, to pray for a deeper communion among all Christians in doctrine, life and worship. https://t.co/nRniFAKeJW

Bishop Michael said Mass in Cathedral yesterday and is now en route via Germany back to Rome. Situation in Bamenda is at times normal but at other times tense. I’m putting a proposal in this week’s Enews about how we can help from here. Biggest help is daily prayer for Cameroon.

test Twitter Media - Bishop Michael said Mass in Cathedral yesterday and is now en route via Germany back to Rome. Situation in Bamenda is at times normal but at other times tense. I’m putting a proposal in this week’s Enews about how we can help from here. Biggest help is daily prayer for Cameroon. https://t.co/n4oSaZqV0o

I’m celebrating Mass in the Cathedral this morning with Bishop Michael Bibi. Please pray for him and for the people and clergy of our sister Diocese of Bamenda. I’m going to make an important announcement in ENews this week asking your help.

test Twitter Media - I’m celebrating Mass in the Cathedral this morning with Bishop Michael Bibi. Please pray for him and for the people and clergy of our sister Diocese of Bamenda. I’m going to make an important announcement in ENews this week asking your help. https://t.co/vovIdOJB76

At Southampton Airport en route to Jersey to say a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Little Sisters of the Poor who are leaving the island after 133 years of service for pastures new. May God bless them.

test Twitter Media - At Southampton Airport en route to Jersey to say a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Little Sisters of the Poor who are leaving the island after 133 years of service for pastures new. May God bless them. https://t.co/Cfi7AmhBBQ

Just leaving Leicester Cathedral after a positive and informative 24h meeting of the Catholic Bishops with the Anglican Bishops. We sat at regional tables to discuss the new ARCIC III document: ‘Walking Together on the Way’. Check it out here: vatican.va/roman_curia/po…

test Twitter Media - Just leaving Leicester Cathedral after a positive and informative 24h meeting of the Catholic Bishops with the Anglican Bishops. We sat at regional tables to discuss the new ARCIC III document: ‘Walking Together on the Way’. Check it out here: https://t.co/tUtfEmf6OC https://t.co/bKNPig6yUX

It’s an amazing political mess after last night’s vote in the House of Commons. No one’s clear on the right way ahead. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to direct us all but especially our politicians and leaders in finding the best plan to take us forward.