Tag: Pope Francis

Pope breaks taboo by marrying couples who lived ‘in sin’

Pope Francis married 20 couples from different social backgrounds during a ceremony at St Peter’s basilica in Vatican City, on September 14, 2014   Vatican City (AFP) – A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together “in sin” were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony […]

‘Please stop!’, Pope Francis makes plea for peace

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter’s Square.   As the Argentinian-born pontiff wrapped up his regular address to the faithful, he spoke of the upcoming centenary of the outbreak of World War One […]

Peres to Pope Francis: Extremists are the cause of suffering in Gaza

“The residents of Gaza are not our enemies and we don’t want to see them suffer. Gazans themselves did not choose the situations they are currently in,” Peres told the Pope adding that, “The purpose of our work is to put an end to the tactics which terrorists have developed – rockets in the sky […]

Pope Francis: ‘About 2%’ of Catholic clergy paedophiles

Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that reliable data indicates that “about 2%” of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles.   The Pope said that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper.   He vowed to “confront it with the severity it demands”.   […]

Pope Francis peace plea at Israel-Palestinian prayer meeting

Pope Francis has urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to show courage to seek peace in the Middle East. The Pope was speaking after hosting joint prayers at the Vatican with Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas. Mr Peres said making peace was a “holy mission”. Mr Abbas spoke of a “comprehensive […]

Islamic prayers to be held at the Vatican

For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.   Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last […]

Pope Francis should stick to doctrine, stay away from economic ‘redistribution’

Pope Francis has spent a year on the Throne of Peter. In that time, his modest style and high-minded ideals have ignited a new optimism and fervor among Roman Catholics, including those who left because of disagreements with some of its teachings.   Francis has gone out of his way to voice support for the […]

Michael Savage: “It’s Karl Marx in a papal outfit.”

Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage says if Pope Francis wants income redistribution he should start with his own Church.   On his Friday show, Savage said he would bid $1 million for Michelangelo’s famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. “The reason I’m offering that money to the […]

Is Pope Francis the False Prophet?

St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Last Pope The rumors are everywhere! The talk shows, the Internet, and the prophecy newsletters are all abuzz with the same question: Will Pope Francis be the last pope? So, where did all these rumors come from? St. Malachy was the Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland. He claimed he experienced a […]