Tag: Pope Francis

Pope pleads for European unity, warns against fear-mongers

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday (2 June), saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc. His comments to journalists on the plane while returning from a three-day trip to Romania, one of the more recent […]

Does globalization benefit all?

 “In order for globalization to be of benefit to all, we must think about implementing a ‘multifaceted’ form, supporting a healthy struggle for mutual recognition between the collective identity of each people and nation and globalization itself. The multilateral instances (global governing institutions… i.e. United Nations, World Bank, International Criminal Court etc…) were created in […]

Pope Francis tells the press: ‘The church is on your side,’ denounces fake news

“Freedom of the press and of expression is an important index of the health of a country,” Pope Francis told members of the Foreign Press Association in Italy, when he received them and their families in private audience in the Vatican on May 18. He reminded them that “one of the first things that dictators […]

Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy

Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a “new and courageous culture” that finds new ways to do business, promote human dignity and protect the environment. “We need to correct models of growth incapable of guaranteeing respect for the environment, openness to life, concern for the family, social […]

POPE: YOUR MISSION IS NOT CONVERSION

The country’s 23,000 Roman Catholics – most of them expatriate Europeans, mainly French, and sub-Saharan African migrants – make up less than one percent of the population of about 35 million. Pope Francis told Morocco’s tiny Catholic community on Sunday their role in the predominantly Muslim country was not to covert their neighbors but live […]

Mormon President and Pope Francis meet for the first time, after decades of hidden diplomacy

The two leaders met for 33 minutes at the Vatican and exchanged gifts, the day before Russell M. Nelson was due to dedicate the first Mormon temple in Rome The head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with a pope for the first time on Saturday, an event that reportedly followed […]

RABBIS PRAISE TOLERANCE AT UAE INTERFAITH CONFERENCE

Pope and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meet in Abu Dhabi as 700 religious leaders gather for Conference of Human Fraternity. Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, said that Jews and Muslims have lived together for thousands of years, in comments on the sidelines of a major interfaith gathering in Abu Dhabi. He is one of […]

POPE ‘WORRIES’ ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL CLERGY

Pope Francis is quoted in a new published book saying that having gays in the clergy “is something that worries me” and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a “fashionable” lifestyle. “In consecrated life and priestly life, there is no place for this kind of affection,” he is quoted as saying in the Spanish-language […]

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 […]