Tag: Pope Francis

Pope slams deadly Egypt church blasts: ‘World suffering from wars, terror’

Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was suffering from wars, terrorism and “interests that are armed and ready to strike.” Francis, who has not made any direct public comment on the current Middle East crisis, said the Mass as international […]

History of ‘papal tyranny’ catches up with pope in northern Italy

Perhaps the last thing Pope Francis expected to find during a visit to the northern Italian city of Carpi on Sunday was a huge 136-year-old plaque honoring the victims of “papal tyranny”. The pope passed right by the plaque while standing in his white open popemobile after saying Mass in a square a few dozen […]

Pope Francis says the EU ‘risks dying’

The European Union ‘risks dying’ without a new vision, Pope Francis has warned. The pontiff was speaking in Rome at an EU summit to highlight the 60th anniversary of the bloc’s foundation. In an address to European leaders on Friday, the Pope said the EU faced a “vacuum of values” and was losing its “sense […]

Pope Francis Tells EU Leaders: Populism Is ‘Egotism’

Solidarity is “the most effective antidote to modern forms of populism,” Pope Francis told European Union leaders Friday, in a politically charged speech denouncing nationalism as a modern form of selfishness. In his address to more than 20 European heads of state assembled in Rome for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the signing […]

Pope to make Fatima child visionaries saints

The children said Mary appeared to them first on May 13, 1917, when Jacinta was seven years old, Francisco nine and Lucia 10. The siblings, born into a poor family, fell sick during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic which racked Europe after the First World War, with Francisco succumbing to the illness in 1919, and […]

Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis’ image

God’s love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope. Unnerved by the proliferation of papal-themed T-shirts, snow globes and tea towels around the world, the Vatican has warned it intends to “protect” the image of Pope Francis and “stop situations of illegality that may be discovered.” It also […]

How Pope Francis can become the global voice against President Trump

The movement that propelled Donald Trump into the White House is not isolated to the United States. It is a global phenomenon. All over the West, a populist backlash is brewing against the elites of society. And that backlash all too often takes the shape of authoritarianism and ethnonationalism. If so much weren’t at stake […]

Pope Francis, Donald Trump criticize media

It’s hard to imagine that Pope Francis and President Trump might have anything in common, but last week they did. The Vatican and the White House both spoke out critically about the media. It was Steve Bannon’s outburst that got the most press. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut!” […]

PROPHETIC FULFILLMENTS OF 2016 PART 2

Biblical Fulfillments of Prophecy in 2016 Gay Agenda 2016 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus […]

In annual address to diplomats, Pope Francis calls for renewed ‘idea of Europe’

In 1957, six European nations agreed on a single economic market that laid the groundwork for the European Union, bringing together a continent that in the previous decade had been shattered by total war. On Monday, some sixty years after those six countries signed Treaty of Rome, Pope Francis reminded diplomats of the agreement’s importance as […]