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‘Gospel Truth’ for February 16, 2020

Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the sixth Sunday in ordinary time, where Jesus instructs his disciples that unless their righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, they will not enter the kingdom of heaven, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.

Reflections for the VI Sunday

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the sixth Sunday in ordinary time. He says that the readings challenge us to choose freely and wisely in order to observe the laws given us by a loving and caring God.

Pope at Mass: Beware of ‘slippery slide’ toward worldliness

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis warns against letting our hearts wander unwittingly into apostasy.

Surge in coronavirus deaths and new cases

The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a sharp rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday under a new diagnostic method.

"Querida Amazonia": Only what is loved can be saved

Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Exhortation “Querida Amazonia” is presented to the media at a press conference in the Holy See Press Office hosted by Cardinals Baldisseri and Czerny, Father Araújo dos Santos, Sister de Oliveira, Professor Nobre and Bishop Martínez.

Local Churches welcome Querida Amazonía

Catholic leaders from local churches around the world responded to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation after its release on Wednesday.

Pope’s schedule for Lent and Easter

The programme of Pope Francis, February-April, includes the Lenten Season and Easter, which this year falls on April 12.

Critical support for former child soldiers in South Sudan could end

UNICEF warns that 900 former child soldiers about to be released in South Sudan could be left in limbo unless new funds are secured.

Pope prays for those affected by coronavirus

Pope Francis asks for prayers for people in China battling the coronavirus epidemic.

Cardinal Czerny: Love the Amazon and its people to save the planet

The Special Secretary of the Synod for the Amazon presents the exhortation that the Pope completed last December, which is being published today. It contains four great "dreams" of Francis for the region, including that of a missionary Church with an Amazonian face.