Pope Francis

Pope Francis Appoints Six Women To Senior Vatican Roles

The 15-member Council for the Economy has never had a female appointee since it was formed in 2014. The appointment of six women to the body that oversees the Vatican’s finances is the most significant move Pope Francis has made in his commitment...
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Erdogan Invites Pope Francis To Opening Of Hagia Sophia As A Mosque

Will his Islamic “friends” allow him to decline? Will he even wish to decline? More comments from me on this below. “Hagia Sophia: Pope’s Interfaith Time Bomb,” by Jules Gomes, ChurchMilitant.com, July 22, 2020: ROME...
Related topics: Tayyip Erdogan, Religion, Rome

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Italy: Muslim Cleric Led Transnational Network Recruiting Jihadis, Hoped To Establish Caliphate In...

A mullah? But Mullah Krekar has devoted his life to learning Islam properly. How could he have misunderstood it so spectacularly as to get the idea that it called for violence against unbelievers? Pope Francis is doubtless preparing now to instruct...
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Pope ‘deeply Pained’ Over Turkey’s Conversion Of Church To Mosque

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said on Sunday that he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to
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Pope Denounces Unimaginable 'hell' Of Libyan Migrant Camps

Pope Francis denounced the unimaginable "hell" of Libya's migrant detention camps as he celebrated a Mass on Wednesday in honor of would-be asylum seekers who risk their lives for a better future.   Wednesday marked the seventh anniversary of...
Related topics: Religion, Libya, Anniversaries

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Jammu And Kashmir: Muslims Fire From Mosque On Policemen Trying To Rescue Three-year-old Child

A mosque? Don’t the members of this mosque know that Islam is a religion of peace? Surely that most learned of imams, Pope Francis, is on his way to Sopore now to explain to the Muslims in this mosque how “authentic Islam and the proper...
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Vatican: Small Scale Climate Cooperatives “people-centred, Not Capital-centred … Distribute...

Vatican News presenting Pope Francis' support for the UN Secretary General's vision of a global future of sustainable local cooperatives which eliminate the unfairness of Capitalism
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Pope Urges Us Catholic Media To Overcome Racism

Pope Francis is urging Catholic media in the U.S. to work to overcome the "diseases of racism and injustice" in his latest comments about George Floyd's death in the U.S. and the anti-racism protests that followed. In a message to a virtual...
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Is There Room For More Than One Patron Saint Of The Internet?

There’s a patron saint for just about everything: St. Anthony for lost things and people; St. Augustine, the patron saint of addiction; and Joan of Arc, who everyone forgets is a saint because of that whole burned at the stake thing. Last year...
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“we Offered The Prayer Of Exorcism – Because Evil Is Present Here” – San Francisco...

The statue of St. Junipero Serra was desecrated and toppled this past week in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Serra was canonized a saint by Pope Francis in 2015 and statues of him have been vandalized in California on multiple occasions due...
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France: Muslim Who Was Executioner, Propagandist, Religious Policeman For The Islamic State Goes On...

“Religious police”? Wait, what? Doesn’t Tyler Vilus know that the Islamic State has nothing, nothing whatsoever, to do with Islam? No doubt Pope Francis is on his way to France now to explain to this good-hearted young man how he...
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Pope Francis Writes Personal Letter To Paralympian Alex Zanardi After Crash

A handwritten letter from Pope Francis to Italian Paralympian Alex Zanardi, who is in a coma after suffering injuries during the Tricolor Goal rally hand-cycle race last Friday, was made public in La Gazzetta dello Sport ...
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In Philippines, A Child Alleges Abuse By A Priest — And Tests Vatican Promise Of A Global...

Pope Francis has pledged an "all-out battle" to confront claims around the world. The trial in the Philippines — Asia’s largest Catholic-majority country — is such a moment.
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Now That’s How You Hold A Bible: Pope Francis Calls For Fossil Fuel Divestment To Serve Planet...

“The Vatican’s call for divestment is a breath of hope in times when faith is more needed than ever,” said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. “It is a powerful statement that attempting to profit off the destruction of the...
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Nigeria: Muslim Group Says “allah Has Instructed Us To Kill Everyone That Is Unbelieving”

“You feel we kill. You feel we destroy. Allah has instructed us to kill everyone that is unbelieving….We call you to join us to institute Sharia globally.” This faction of Boko Haram is likely now to run afoul of Pope Francis, who has...
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Bishop Resumes Work As Vatican Abuse Probe Wraps

An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis has gone back to work at the Holy See’s financial administration office while under investigation in his native Argentina and at the Vatican for alleged sexual abuse
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No Justice, No Peace: Why Catholic Priests Are Kneeling With George Floyd Protesters

Two days after the Catholic bishop of El Paso, Mark Seitz, knelt with a dozen other priests in a silent prayer for George Floyd holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign, he received a phone call from Pope Francis. In an earlier era Seitz, the first...
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Surge In Latin America Covid-19 Cases As Global Coronavirus Toll Pass 400,000

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly under control there. Pope Francis, addressing Catholics in Saint...
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Charles De Foucauld, Who Took Islam’s Measure, To Be Canonized (part 1)

This does not signify a change in Pope Francis’s own views of Islam. It only means that Charles De Foucauld (1858-1916), a French priest who lived among Muslims in Morocco and Algeria , where by his own example he hoped to promote their conversion...
Related topics: Religion, Morocco, Algeria

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Don't Celebrate Victory Over Coronavirus Too Soon, Pope Tells Italians 

Pope Francis on Sunday warned Italians to not let their guard down against coronavirus now that infection rates have fallen and urged them to obey government rules on social distancing and wearing masks.Francis, addressing several hundred people in...
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