Next Friday 22nd February, 2019 is the Feast of the Chair of St Peter.

This seems to be an unusual title for a feast of the Church: In fact, it has been a celebration since the year 354. It is an occasion on which the Church give thanks for the Pope who occupies the chair of St Peter. It is an opportunity to pray for the safety of the Pope. In particular we pray for Pope Francis so that he might be wise and brave in his leadership of our Church in these very difficult times.