Pope Francis is to announce his prayer intentions via video for the next 12 months. The video messages will be available at thepopevideo.org. In his first message he asked people to pray that inter-religious dialogue would lead to “peace and justice”.
Remains of St Pio to be venerated at St Peter’s
The remains of Padre Pio are to be venerated in St Peter’s Basilica between February 8 and 14 to coincide with the departure of the Pope’s missionaries of mercy.
Massive marble statue of Jesus unveiled
A nine-metre marble statue of Jesus has been put up at a Catholic parish in Abajah, Nigeria. It is thought to be the tallest in Africa.