April 24, 2018

Pope Francis lands in Chile

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From teleSUR The pontiff will also speak with survivors of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). Chilean President Michelle Bachelet greeted Pope Francis this evening as he stepped onto the tarmac of the Santiago airport, arriving from Rome. He has been welcomed in Santiago by crowds that are described as “very thin” by media […]

The link between poverty and migration top discussion between UN agency President and Pope Francis

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Rome, 11 January 2018 – Just days after renewing his plea to respect the rights of migrants, Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during which it is expected they will discuss the importance of investing in rural development to create opportunities […]

Pope: Media sins by dredging up, sensationalizing old news

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From Newsmax Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved. Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news,” told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most “fundamental” […]

Cardinal Pell charges: A body-blow to the Vatican’s reputation

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By David Willey BBC Vatican correspondent From BBC Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ most senior advisers, is facing criminal charges for alleged sex offences dating back several decades. Cardinal Pell has emphatically denied the charges. At the Vatican, it’s being seen as a punishing body-blow to the reputation and credibility of the […]

This secret Catholic exorcist cult in Brazil is making a deal with the Devil

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By BARBIE LATZA NADEAU From The Daily Beast ROME—Plinio Correa de Oliveira is almost as peculiar in death as he was in life. Dr. Plinio, as he is still known by his devout followers, was a right-wing Catholic figure who founded the ultra conservative Tradition, Family and Property Association, known in Catholic circles as the […]

Talk of Catholic Church Schism as Conservatives oppose Pope

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From newsmax There has been a “growing backlash” in the church to some of Pope Francis’ more progressive ideas, The Los Angeles Times reports. It has been led “largely by German and American bishops who fear the pope may be overturning centuries of doctrine on divorce, among other matters,” the newspaper reports. And it has […]

Pope in Christmas speech blasts Vatican resistance to reform

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By NICOLE WINFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS From ABC Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the resistance he’s encountering in reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, saying some of it is inspired by the devil and that the prelates who work for him must undergo “permanent purification” to serve the Catholic Church better. For the third year in a row, […]

Pope Francis grieves, prays for atheist revolutionary Castro

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From Newsmax Pope Francis said the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was “sad news” and that he was grieving and praying for his repose. Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel’s brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday. The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said […]

Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa

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By Juliet Perry, Tim Hume and Livia Borghese, CNN From NewsOK Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India’s poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican. Pope Francis delivered the formula for the canonization of the Albanian-born nun — known as […]

Two Vatican bank board members have links to fossil fuels [via Cayman Islands fund]

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From Sputnik Financial links have been discovered between two Vatican Bank board members and companies engaged in the fossil fuels sector, the environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Tuesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to a Greenpeace Energydesk investigation, Vatican Bank board member Sir Michael Hintze is the chief executive of the private hedge fund CQS Cayman, […]