Pope Francis

Pope Taps Fellow Jesuit To Replace Cardinal Pell

Pope Francis has appointed a fellow Jesuit to be the Vatican's finance minister, filling a crucial position left vacant for more than two years after Cardinal George Pell left Rome to stand trial on sex abuse charges in his native Australia.The...
Related topics: Religion, Vatican, Rome, Australia

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Ncis Sneak Peek: Privacy Policy

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,” according to the proverb, thought originated by Sir Francis Bacon, Alexander Pope and/or a mysterious philosopher with the initials “A.B.” Tonight, on NCIS, a Marine may have been murdered because...
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Thai Convent Weaves ‘beautiful’ Robes For Pope Francis Visit

Sewing machines whir in a Bangkok convent as workers feverishly finish silk robes in brilliant golds and reds, made especially for Pope Francis and his entourage visiting Thailand this month. The whirlwind November 20-23 trip will see the head of...
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Pope Hopes To Visit South Sudan In 2020

Pope Francis urged the faithful on Sunday to pray for unity in South Sudan and said he hoped to visit the country in 2020. He also urged prayers for a nation close to his own, Bolivia, which has been rocked by weeks of political unrest following...
Related topics: Religion, South Sudan, Bolivia

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Czech Republic: Imam Indicted For Supporting And Promoting Jihad Terrorism

An imam? What? There must be some mistake. How could someone who has dedicated his life to understanding Islam properly and communicating it effectively somehow get the idea that Islam commands violence against unbelievers? Surely Pope Francis is on...
Related topics: Czech Republic, Terrorism, Religion

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Pope Francis Denies Physical Resurrection Of Christ From The Dead, Claims His Interviewer

The journalist, who had conducted numerous interviews with the Pope, is known for writing the accounts of his conversations from memory rather than taking notes; while Pope Francis has yet to comment, the Vatican called his purported comments a...
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‘g-spot Of Europe’ Ad Wins International Tourism Golden Award

A controversial tourism marketing campaign for the city of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, was launched in 2018 ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to the country. The polarizing ad met various reactions and many complaints for its “exploitative...
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Pope Francis Voices Concern Over Deadly Sectarian Violence In Ethiopia

VATICAN CITY (Sputnik) - Pope Francis expressed concerns on Sunday over the latest spike in ethnic and sectarian violence in Ethiopia that also affected Orthodox Church believers.
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German Bishops Want To Modernize The Church. Are They Getting Too Far Ahead Of Pope Francis?

They want to talk about abandoning the celibacy requirement and vaulting women into leadership roles.
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Islamic State Caliph Al-baghdadi’s Underground Bunker Was Filled With Islamic Texts

Didn’t Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi realize that the Islamic State was un-Islamic and that Islam had nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism? Why didn’t Pope Francis pay him a visit in his underground bunker and explain to him that...
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“pachamama” Statues Retrieved From Tiber May Be Displayed Again At Vatican

Pope Francis also proposes reviewing history of female deacons at conclusion of controversy-filled Amazon Synod.
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Pope Appeals For Lebanon Amid Widespread Protests

Pope Francis appeals for respect for the dignity and freedom of all people in Lebanon, as the country remains crippled by over 10 days of nationwide protests against the ruling political class. By Devin Watkins “I send a special thought to the...
Related topics: Religion, Lebanon, Protests

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Pope Francis Condemns Exploitation Of Amazon Forest At Synod

The Vatican has wrapped up a synod — a special gathering of bishops — for the Amazon region.
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Amazon Synod Calls For Married Priests, Women Deacons

If Pope Francis accepts the proposal, it will be the first time that married priests are allowed in the Latin Rite church in a millennium.
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Pope Francis Promises To Consider Allowing Women To Become Deacons And Letting Some Married Men...

Catholic bishops from the Amazon called Saturday for the church to let married men become priests and to let women become deacons.
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Afghanistan: Weapons, Mines And Bombs Found Stored In A Mosque

A mosque? Why didn’t the mosquegoers explain to those storing this materiel that Islam was a religion of peace and that they shouldn’t thus desecrate a house of worship? No doubt that most learned of imams, Pope Francis, is on his way to...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Religion

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Thieves Steal Amazon Fertility Statues As Synod Nears End

Pope Francis' controversial meeting on the Amazon took a criminal twist Monday after thieves stole indigenous fertility statues from a Vatican-area church and tossed them into the Tiber River.
Related topics: Amazon, Religion, Vatican

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On The Economic Rise Of China, Part Ii

A faithful waves a Chinese flag as Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) China represents an existential threat to the national security...
Related topics: China, Religion, Vatican, World Photos

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Pope Affirms Catholic Church’s Duty To Indigenous Amazonians Hurt By Climate Change

The Catholic Church “hears the cry” of the Amazon and its peoples. That’s the message Pope Francis hopes to send at the Synod of the Amazon, a three-week meeting at the Vatican that ends Oct. 27. Images from Rome show tribal leaders in...
Related topics: Religion, Amazon, Vatican, Rome

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Pope Francis Elevates An Interfaith-healing Archbishop

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, about whom I wrote Monday, is not the only one. There is also Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald (no relation). The disquieting story is here: Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, former head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious...
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