St Joseph’s Church to mark Fatima apparitions’ centennial

An Our Lady of Fatima procession at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St, in 1973. The church will hold a series of celebrations starting from May 13.St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, on May 13.Archbishop William Goh will celebrate a Mass [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 17 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]

Telegram For The Death Of Cardinal Jose Da Cruz Policarpo

Vatican City, 14 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolences to Bishop Jose Manuel Macario do Nascimento Clemente, Patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal and president of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference, for the death on the afternoon of 12 March of Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, patriarch emeritus of Lisbon, Portugal, [...]

Benedict XVI Recalls His Recent Trip to Portugal

VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2010 (VIS) – During his general audience this morning, Benedict XVI reminisced about his recent apostolic trip to Portugal, which took place from 11 to 14 May to mark the tenth anniversary of the beatification of the shepherd children Jacinta and Francisco. The Holy Father began by explaining how throughout his [...]

Portugal: Renewed Spiritual and Apostolic Ardour

VATICAN CITY, 14 MAY 2010 (VIS) – At 1.30 p.m. today, the Pope arrived at the international airport of the city of Porto for the departure ceremony at the end of his apostolic trip to Portugal. Following a greeting by Anibal Cavaco Silva, president of the Republic of Portugal, the Holy Father pronounced his address. [...]

Pope Visits Portugal as a Pilgrim to the Virgin of Fatima

“The Virgin Mary came from heaven to remind us of the truths of the Gospel which for humankind – lacking in love and without hope of salvation – represent a source of hope. Clearly this hope has as its first and radical dimension, not the horizontal, but the vertical and transcendent relationship. The relationship with [...]

Statistics For The Catholic Church In Portugal

Statistics concerning the Catholic Church in Portugal have been published in view of the Pope’s forthcoming trip to Portugal, due to take place from 11 to 14 May. The information, updated to 31 December 2008, comes from the Central Statistical Office of the Church. […]

Programme Of Pope’s Apostolic Trip To Portugal

Pope Benedict’s apostolic trip to Portugal due to take place from 11 to 14 May includes a meeting with the representatives of the world of culture in the Belem cultural centre in Lisbon, a meeting with Jose Socrates, the Portuguese prime minister, at the apostolic nunciature in Lisbon and a trip to Fatima. [...]