Tag: Pope Francis

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 […]

Catholic church calls on UN climate change conference to set goals

The Catholic church has called on UN negotiators convening in Paris at the end of November to agree a goal for “complete decarbonisation” by 2050, and set a legally binding agreement to limit global temperature increase.   The statement, which was announced by the Vatican on Monday and signed by Catholic officials from five continents, […]

Did Bishops ‘Defeat’ Pope Francis in Vatican Synod?

In spite of sensational media claims that Pope Francis suffered a major “defeat” at the hands of conservative bishops during the recently concluded synod on the family, all evidence suggests that the Pope got exactly what he wanted: a frank debate on the situation of Christian families in the world today and how the Church […]

Pope begs forgiveness for scandals hitting Vatican

Pope Francis asked forgiveness Wednesday for recent scandals that have rocked Rome and the Vatican, showing again he doesn’t much care about making waves if it’s for the sake of reassuring his flock.   Francis didn’t cite examples in his off-the-cuff request for pardon at the start of his general audience and his spokesman declined […]

Pope Francis faces ‘poison bait’ plots to destabilise from within

Conservatives within the Catholic Church are trying to lay “poisoned bait” for Pope Francis, it has been claimed just days after the pontiff faced a rebellion from Vatican cardinals opposed to his more liberal stance. With the Pontiff mid-way through a Vatican summit on the family that has been dogged by scandal and rumours of […]