Tag: Pope Francis

Vatican Calls For Central World Bank And Global Authority

The Vatican has called for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in controlling the masses. A major document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department condemned what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal […]

Pope Francis appeals to Assad to protect Syria’s civilians

Pope Francis has launched a last-ditch appeal to Bashar al-Assad, urging the Syrian president to respect international humanitarian law and to protect the rights of civilians in the country’s bloody civil war. Francis’s message was contained in a letter delivered directly to Assad on Monday by Cardinal Mario Zenari, the Vatican’s top diplomat in Syria. […]

Pope Francis Calls Climate Skeptics to ‘Ecological Conversion’

Pope Francis has decried what he sees as the “weak reaction” of governments to the climate crisis, while deploring “the ease with which well-founded scientific opinion about the state of our planet is disregarded.” What is needed, the pontiff suggested, is an “ecological conversion capable of supporting and promoting sustainable development.”   Read More: Pope […]

Pope’s possible deal with China would ‘betray Christ’, says Hong Kong cardinal

The most senior Chinese Catholic has slammed a potential rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing, saying it would be “betraying Jesus Christ”, amid a thaw in more than six decades of bitter relations. Talk of a deal between the two sides has been building for months, with some saying the diplomatic coup for Pope Francis […]

500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation | Prophecy Update

In just one more month, we will enter the year 2017. The year 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant reformation. Many people are declaring that the protest is now over; that Catholics and Protestants now believe the same things and therefore should reunite as one. Pope Francis is calling […]

Catholic, Lutheran churches begin unification process

At the end of October, Pope Francis and and Bishop Munib Younan, the president of the Lutheran World Federation, signed a joint statement in hopes of unifying the two churches once more. The statement had a common goal of realigning the two religions and creating a shared Eucharist once more. The agreement marked the 500th […]

Pope Francis Says There’s Zero Chance of Women Priests

Pope Francis, aboard the papal plane, stated in a press conference the issue of women priests has already been decided, while also pointing clearly to the critical role women played in the Catholic Church. He said St. John Paul II, already decided on the ordination of women and his word was final.   Read More: […]

Pope Francis Warns Nations Not to Take in More Refugees Than They Can Assimilate

In an unusually nuanced discourse, Pope Francis has seemed to walk back earlier statements encouraging European nations to open their doors to migrants and refugees, suggesting that harboring unassimilated migrants can lead to a dangerous “ghettoization.” During the short papal press conference on the return flight from Sweden to Rome Tuesday, the Pope expressed his […]

Pope: Women will be banned from priesthood forever

The Catholic Church’s ban on female priests will stand forever, Pope Francis said Tuesday. The pontiff made the declaration in response to a female reporter asking whether he thought women would one day serve as Catholic priests and bishops, noting the head of Sweden’s Lutheran Church whom Francis met on his trip there is a woman. “St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on […]

Pope Francis Commemorates 500th Anniversary Of Protestant Reformation

Pope Francis is in Sweden to kick off the commemoration of 500 years since the Protestant Reformation. The reformation started in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door to denounce what he saw as abuses by the Catholic Church.   Read more: Pope Francis Commemorates 500th Anniversary Of Protestant Reformation