Posts Tagged ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Papal preacher praises Protestant Reformation

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Pope’s personal preacher has praised the “theological and spiritual enrichment” of the Reformation. Fr Raniero Cantalamessa also told an Anglican synod in London that what is needed in relations between churches is a “qualitative leap forward”. Fr Cantalamessa, who has been Preacher to the Papal Household since 1980, was preaching at a service at Read more

Queen gifts Pope Francis eggs, whisky, beer

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Queen Elizabeth has met Pope Francis for the first time and gave the bemused pontiff culinary delights from the royal estates, including a dozen eggs and a bottle of whisky. “I’ve also brought something from all our estates, which is for you personally,” said the Queen, wearing a lavender dress and a purple hat, as Read more

Queen Elizabeth to visit Pope Francis on April 3

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Queen  will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, Buckingham Palace announced. A February 4 statement said Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will meet the pope on April 3. The queen and prince will visit Rome at the invitation of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, the statement Read more

Queen visits Catholic church in Northern Ireland

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The Queen’s trip to Enniskillen in Fermanagh has seen her make a groundbreaking first visit to a Catholic church in either Northern Ireland or the Republic. She made the short walk across the street from the Anglican Cathedral’s deanery, where she privately met seven survivors of the Enniskillen bombing, to St Michael’s, filled with local Read more

Queen’s Christchurch Cathedral plea

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The Queen will use a private audience with Prime Minister John Key to seek assurances over Christ Church Cathedral after being inundated with pleas from New Zealand to save the building. Mr Key confirmed the Queen’s lady-in-waiting had  briefed him that Queen Elizabeth wanted to talk about the future of the Cathedral after a flood Read more

Sister Yvonne: not as famous but just as faithful

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Home of Compassion Sister Yvonne Manera is one of three New Zealanders who feature in the Australian Woman’s Weekly Diamond Jubilee Collectors edition,”Elizabeth Our treasured Queen”. The article, “Sixty years of service” is about “three kiwis who have also spent six fulfilling decades in their fields”. The article tells how Sister Yvonne, who came from Read more

Queen defends faith on occasion of diamond jubilee

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Later today, the finale of Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years as monarch will be to visit to St Paul’s Cathedral in London for a Thanksgiving Service. In the course of the all the celebrations, it won’t however be the only reference to religion. The 86-year-old queen recently delivered a speech to a group of religious leaders Read more

Keith Locke calls for end to discrimination against Catholics

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Green Party candidate Keith Locke says any changes to royal succession laws must end all discrimination against Catholics. British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a change in royal succession law to remove the bias against female heirs and the disqualification on a heir who marries a Catholic. Locke said the Government should tell Cameron Read more