Tag: World Religion

Pope Francis urges bishops to ‘speak their minds’ at sex conference at the Vatican 

Pope Francis urged bishops to say ‘speak their minds’ today as a historic sex conference got underway at the Vatican. Read More: Pope Francis urges bishops to ‘speak their minds’ at sex conference at the Vatican  | Daily Mail Online.

Popes Ten Tips For Happiness

The past five years have seen a growth in interest in studies on human happiness. Numerous books have been published on the topic, not least Sonja Lyubomirsky’s “The Myths of Happiness,” which has become for many a secular bible for happiness and meaning. In a recent book, “Called to Happiness,” Sidney Callahan critically evaluates many […]

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 […]

Peres, the pope and a plan for world peace

Two months after completing his term as Israel’s ninth president, 91-year-old Shimon Peres was pounding stony pavement at the Vatican. Shimon Peres Pope Francis Shimon Peres, a patriarch of today’s Israel, wants to leave a legacy. Most in this mode aim for things like monuments, memoirs and money. Peres’s aim is world peace. And in […]

Parliament of World’s Religions to meet in Salt Lake City in 2015

For the second time in a little more than a decade, Salt Lake City will host people from many nationalities and religions throughout the world. Read More: Parliament of World’s Religions to meet in Salt Lake City in 2015 | Deseret News.

Peres proposes ‘UN for religions’ to pope at Vatican

Peres, 91, who was the world’s oldest head of state until his term ended six weeks ago, met with Francis amid heightened tensions in the Middle East. Read More: Peres proposes ‘UN for religions’ to pope at Vatican.

Francis, Ecumenism, and the Common Witness to Christ

Although ecumenism has received increased attention from Church authorities at all levels in the decades following the Second Vatican Council, during his short period of time as pontiff Pope Francis has approached this area with a new twist, one characterized by personal outreaches specifically addressed to the world of Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity and disconnected […]

Pope predicts own death in 2-3 years

Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself “two or three years” but not ruling out retirement before then. Read More: Pope predicts own death in 2-3 years | The Times of Israel.

Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Christian persecution in Iraq

The Vatican has called on Muslim leaders to denounce unambiguously the persecution of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq – and hinted that it is considering breaking off dialogue with Islamic representatives if they fail to do so.   In a statement on Tuesday, the department in charge of inter-religious dialogue said: “The dramatic situation of […]

Evangelical Anglicans Aim to Bridge Gulf Between Pentecostals and Pope

They don’t necessarily envision Baptists speaking in tongues or Pentecostals setting up shrines to honor the Virgin Mary. But a network of evangelical Episcopalians is at the forefront of a movement it calls “convergence,” which its leaders are careful to distinguish from another World Council of Churches-kind of organization. Read More: Evangelical Anglicans Aim to […]