Tag: Pope Francis

Are the Paris Climate Talks Part of a ‘Great Spiritual Seduction’?

Energized by Pope Francis’ encyclical calling global warming a moral issue, scientists are enlisting faith leaders to promote climate action as negotiators in Paris try to convince world leaders to reach an agreement to curb greenhouse gases.   Physicist John Schellnhuber, founder of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said he believes the interfaith […]

Pope Francis Is PETA’s Person of the Year

Pope Francis has been selected as person of the year by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.   PETA picked the Holy See for his 2015 encyclical Laudato si’, in which Pope Francis called on the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide to treat animals with kindness and to respect the environment. “With more […]

Pope Francis closes Africa tour with poignant plea for unity at besieged mosque in CAR

By the time he had left for the airport, thousands of people had followed his example and crossed into the neighbourhood chanting “war is over” in the local Sango language – a sign that, at least for a day, his message – that Christians and Muslims had long lived peacefully together here and that religion […]

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6th Trumpet U.S. Hopes Russia and Iran will Help in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration hopes Russia and Iran will play a positive role in Syria and back a political transition for the country to end the current conflict. Kerry said Russian and Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar […]

Why Pope Francis Is Visiting an Active War Zone

Archbishop Franco Coppola, Pope Francis’ ambassador to the Central African Republic, will host the Holy Father for his 26-hour visit to Bangui on November 29. During his short stay, Pope Francis will visit a refugee camp, talk with government leaders, confer with bishops and evangelical communities, celebrate mass and meet with the Muslim community at […]

After Paris, Pope Francis Tells Christians to Be Ready for the End of the World

In his Angelus message Sunday, the Pope invited the ten thousand pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square to think about their death, the day they will meet God and give an accounting for their life.The Pope also explicitly addressed the Paris carnage, expressing his “deep sorrow for the terrorist attacks that bloodied France late on […]

Persuading the World to Worship the Antichrist

The Antichrist By Dave Robbins   Revelation 13:12, “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast…”   From September 23-25, Pope Francis gave three speeches here in the United States. The first was in front of the […]

Pope urges Catholic church to disavow conservatism and fundamentalism

Pope Francis called on the Catholic church on Tuesday to stop clinging to conservatism and fundamentalism as a defensive response to the problems it is facing, and said the church ought to be “bruised, hurting and dirty” instead of obsessed with money and power.   The sweeping remarks before an audience of Italian bishops at […]

Pope Francis: Attacks on Jews are anti-Semitism, as are attacks on Israel

Jewish leaders met with Pope Francis in Rome on the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, the declaration promulgated by Pope Paul VI that led to improved relations between Jews and Catholics.   “Yes to the rediscovery of the Jewish roots of Christianity. No to anti-Semitism,” the pope said Wednesday morning during the public audience […]

Why the Pope is wrong about climate

Pope Francis is now the world’s most influential climate activist, but he didn’t utter the word “climate” in his recent speech to Congress. He merely referred to his 184-page encyclical known as Laudato Si, the eco-manifesto that solidified his reputation as a climate thinker when he released it in June. At the time, I only […]