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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

A Christian’s life should be invested in Jesus, and spent for others.

God needs people who bring His forgiveness and His mercy into the world.

Holy Spirit, you who sustain the Church, come down upon us again, teach us unity, renew our hearts, and help us to love as Jesus taught us.

Never forget this golden rule: “Do to others what you would have them do to you” (Mt 7,12)

Mary lived Jesus’ Beatitudes like no other: she is saintly among the saints, she shows us the way to holiness and accompanies us.

God loves us in a way that crushes all loneliness and isolation.

I express my great sorrow over the dead and wounded in the Holy Land and the Middle East. Violence never leads to peace. Therefore, I call on all sides involved and the international community to renew efforts so that dialogue, justice and peace may prevail.

There is no love without works of charity. Service towards our brothers and sisters springs from the heart that loves.

The Family is the hope of the future. Let us pray especially for families facing serious difficulties: may Our Lord assist them.

There is no freedom greater than letting yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to lead you wherever he wishes.

I invite communications professionals to promote a journalism of peace at the service of all people, especially those without a voice. #WorldCommunicationsDay

Our Lady of Fatima, turn your gaze towards us, towards our families, our country, and the world.

Your response to Jesus cannot be conditioned by momentary calculations and convenience. It must be a life-long “yes”.

We begin building peace in our homes, streets, and workplaces: wherever we craft communion and community.

The Ascension of the Risen Jesus contains the promise that we too will participate in the fullness of life with God.

We are Christians to the extent that we allow Jesus Christ to live in us.

Our Lady Queen of the Rosary, pray that Jesus may have mercy on us sinners.

Convert our hearts, Lord, so that love may spread here on earth.

How wonderful to be “envoys of hope”, simple and joyful messengers of the Easter acclamation.

Every insult, injury or act of violence inflicted upon our neighbour, offends God our Father and Creator.

Joyfully performing works of charity for those who are suffering in mind and body, is the most authentic way to live the Gospel.

In the Cross, Jesus showed us the greatness of His love and the power of His mercy.

Praying means being with God, experiencing God, loving God.

Today, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love, as we recite the Rosary, we pray especially for peace in Syria and throughout the world. I invite you to pray the Rosary for peace during the entire month of May.

We celebrate St Joseph the Worker, never forgetting that work is a fundamental aspect of human dignity.

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

We celebrated for the first time yesterday the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. May Mary our Mother, during this month of May, obtain for us all many graces and blessings from the Lord. Read about it and much more in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News... portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue184…

Happy Feastday today of Mary Mother of the Church! Watch this excellent little clip from Chris Stefanick - it’ll lift your heart! youtube.com/watch?v=iyKgvf…

I wish you, your family and your friends many graces and blessings from the Lord today, the great day of Pentecost. Meanwhile do try to join me tomorrow for 1215h Mass here in the Cathedral to celebrate the new feastday of Mary Mater Ecclesiae.

Happy Birthday this weekend to the mother church of our Diocese, the Cathedral, and to our Diocese itself dedicated on 19th May 1882. Happy Feastday everyone! Pray for those confirmed today and for Prince Harry and Meghan married in Windsor within our Diocese.

Delighted to learn that Guernsey has rejected the proposals for physician assisted suicide and euthanasia! Thanks be to God for answering our prayer during this Great Novena leading to Pentecost.

As we approach Pentecost I pray you’ll receive many graces and blessings from the Holy Spirit as we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Mary, Peter and the Apostles and the beginning of the Church’s mission ad gentes. Here's this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue183…

Let’s pray today ‘Thy Kingdom Come,’ asking the Holy Spirit to refresh universal respect for the infinite value of human life. Let’s keep in our prayers the good people of Guernsey that they will firmly resist moves towards physician assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Let us ask the Holy Spirit today to bless the Royal Family, especially Prince Harry and Meghan Marlor, and to guide Theresa May, the Cabinet and our government leaders as they plan the best ways ahead during these challenging times.

As we continue the Great Novena, praying Thy Kingdom Come, today let’s ask the Lord to bring about a deeper communion in doctrine, life and worship among all Christians, especially between Catholics and Anglicans.

On this Day 4 of the Great Pentecost Novena, as we pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, let’s especially pray for the internal unity of the Catholic Church which seems especially strained at this moment.

On this Day 3 of the Great Novena, let us pray Thy Kingdom Come, thanking God for progress made in Guernsey against physician assisted suicide. Let’s redouble our prayers for doctors and the dying, praying that Deputy Gavin St Pier’s proposals will bite the dust.

Today is Day 2 of the Great Novena of prayer to the Holy Spirit. Let’s join the Thy Kingdom Come initiative praying for the unity of Christians in mission. Let us pray for the evangelisation and conversion of England

Very Happy Ascension Day! But let’s present to the Lord the peoples of the Middle East. It’s tragic and indeed terrifying to see the violence and bloodshed in Syria now with Israel and Iran drawn in. Let’s redouble our prayers this coming week to the Holy Spirit for peace ahead.

We’ve just had an amazing weekend with our Diocesan Eucharistic Congress held in the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth. You can read more in my @PortsmouthRC e-News this week: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue182… Bringing people closer to Jesus Christ through His Church.

I’m at the uplifting Spirit-filled Alpha Leadership Conference at the Royal Albert Hall - sat with a select turnout from the Diocese!

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We had another beautiful day yesterday with our Diocesan Eucharistic Congress. Thanks to all who helped. Today I’m meeting some of our diaconal candidates to be ordained shortly then there’s Confirmation this afternoon for Winchester and Alton!

Fantastic Day here at the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress - with schools and the youth today. Deo gratias!God bless all who’ve superbly organised us today - and do come and join us tomorrow.

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The situation in Bamenda continues to be fragile. Yesterday Fr William the headmaster of the school was kidnapped and school closed, though thanks be to God he was later released. Please say a prayer to Our Lady for the peoples of Cameroon and for a good way forward.

We’ve now entered the month of May so we call on the prayers of Mary Immaculate, Patron of our Diocese. We ask her prayers especially for us this weekend. What a special weekend it is! You can read about it in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue181…

test Twitter Media - We’ve now entered the month of May so we call on the prayers of Mary Immaculate, Patron of our Diocese. We ask her prayers especially for us this weekend. What a special weekend it is! You can read about it in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/6hpGLnxIUn https://t.co/zx67QM0tof

Hope you will join us this Saturday in the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth (just by the Guildhall and Portsmouth and Southsea train station) for our Diocesan Eucharistic Conference. It’s fun - and what’s more, it’s free! Book here: bit.ly/2Ktsmzc