- May 8, 2021
Northern Ireland marked what is widely considered to be its centenary on Monday, with Queen Elizabeth II stressing the need for “reconciliation, equality and mutual understanding” as she sent her “warmest good wishes” to its people.
The former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II remembers Prince Philip as a man so deeply interested in God that he often would arrange conversations with Jewish and Muslim scholars, then put himself into the role of the Christian theologian.
Churches in Britain held services Sunday to remember Prince Philip as people of many religions reflected on a man whose gruff exterior hid a strong personal faith and deep curiosity about others’ beliefs.
Pope Francis has offered Queen Elizabeth II “heartfelt condolences” for the loss of her husband and praised the late Prince Philip for his devotion to marriage and “distinguished record” of public service.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has offered his prayers for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Friday at the age of 99.
Catholics in Northern Ireland aren’t thrilled that Pope Francis isn’t planning to pay them a visit when he’s in Dublin later this month, insisting that right now they could really use his help.
On a busy Tuesday in Rome, Pope Francis met the King of Jordan, was the object of dubious rumors about a joint outing with Queen Elizabeth II, advanced the sainthood causes of twelve figures, and confirmed a visit honoring Padre Pio in March.