Tag: Pope Francis

Pope Francis agitates conservative U.S. Catholics

A senior American cardinal in the Vatican says that under this pope, the Roman Catholic Church is “a ship without a rudder” and the faithful “are feeling a bit seasick.”   Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput complains that a recent Vatican conference called by Pope Francis produced “confusion,” adding, “Confusion is of the devil.”   A […]

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of new things’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council’s vast changes, called on the church to adapt to “changing conditions of society.”   His remarks took on added meaning as the bishops ended a two-week conference by rejecting landmark wording that would soften the church’s […]

Pope Francis Beliefs

Should we Agree With Pope Francis Beliefs?

By Irvin Baxter

Question:

Joanne from Missouri called Irvin to ask: Since Jesus prayed in Garden for all of us to be one, what are your thoughts on Pope Francis’ beliefs? Should we be one?

 

ISIL want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraq’s ambassador to Vatican

Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.   As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there […]

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 […]