Tag: Pope Francis

Vatican defends pope against ‘blasphemous’ cover-up claims

A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke Sunday of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a “blasphemous” political hit job. Six weeks after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano threw the papacy into turmoil over his claims about ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, […]

Pope Francis tells gay man: ‘God made you like that’

Rome (CNN) A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.” Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the abuse […]

Pope Francis with the University students

The University of Bologna has been a laboratory of humanism for almost a thousand years said Pope Francis speaking to the students during his short visit to Bologna on Sunday.The word  Universitas which entails the idea of a ‘whole’ includes students from Italy, many European countries and even from South America, who work on two […]

Pope ‘Heresy’ Corrected Dramatically by Conservative Catholics

Pope Francis has been accused of spreading heresy by a group of conservative Catholics who have taken issue with the pontiff’s views on marriage, the Eucharist, and moral life to the extreme of “correcting” him. Conservative Catholics said they gave the pope on Aug. 11 what is called a “filial correction,” something that had not been […]

POPE BLASTS CLIMATE CHANGE DOUBTERS: CITES MORAL DUTY TO ACT

Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.   Francis was asked about climate change and the spate of hurricanes that have pummeled the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean recently as his […]

Pope Francis Urges World Leaders to ‘Hear the Cry of the Earth’

In a joint statement with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the World Day of Prayer for Creation, the Pope decries mankind’s “propensity to interrupt the world’s delicate and balanced ecosystems,” along with our insatiable desire to manipulate and control the planet’s limited resources, and our greed for limitless profit in markets.” The history of the world […]

Pope and Orthodox Christian leader issue unprecedented appeal for the environment

Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew have released a passionate joint appeal to protect the environment, marking the first time that a pope and the ecumenical patriarch have joined forces in such a way. They made their appeal for the Earth, a major theme of Francis’ papacy, on Friday (Sept. 1), as Texans […]

Pope tells South Korean faith leaders to promote reconciliation

Pope Francis called on a delegation of South Korean religious leaders to promote reconciliation and spurn violence and fear on Saturday, amid a tense standoff on their home peninsula. Representatives of several religions met the Argentine pontiff at the Vatican and listened to an address in which he said their work must begin by “rolling […]

Pope Francis: prioritise migrants’ dignity over national security

Pope Francis has issued a 20-point action plan to governments on refugees and migrants to try to galvanise their response to an issue seen by the Vatican as one of the biggest global challenges of the 21st century. His intention is to lay the ground for the drafting of two global compacts on refugees and […]

Trump advisor seeks meeting with Pope Francis after “incendiary” article in Jesuit journal

A leading Evangelical advisor of President Donald Trump has written a letter to Pope Francis, requesting that the pontiff meet with Evangelical leaders after an article in a Vatican-reviewed journal accused the Trump administration of being under the sway of a “strange ecumenism” made up of fundamentalists and “integralist” Catholics leading to a “Manichean vision.” […]