July 24, 2021

Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for intestinal surgery

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From Newsmax Pope Francis went to a Rome hospital on Sunday for scheduled surgery on his large intestine, the Vatican said. The news came just three hours after Francis had cheerfully greeted the public in St. Peter’s Square and told them he will go to Hungary and Slovakia in September. The brief announcement from the […]

Pope Francis to get first Electric Popemobile from US firm Fisker

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From Newsmax Los Angeles-based Fisker Inc plans to supply the first pure electric vehicle for Pope Francis next year, it said on Friday, with features such as a solar roof and carpets made of recycled plastic bottles from the ocean. Fisker will covert its all-electric Ocean sport utility vehicle for use by the pope, providing […]

Pope Francis considers lifting celibacy requirement for priests

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From Newsmax Pope Francis appealed to conservatives on Sunday not to be bound by the status quo as he opened an assembly of bishops to discuss the future of the Roman Catholic Church in the Amazon, including the possibility of introducing married priests. At a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica opening the synod, Francis also […]

Pope urges EU to show ‘Solidarity’ with migrants stranded off Malta

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AFP From EWN The European Commission also urged EU member states to admit them earlier this week as concern grows over their plight, with some of the migrants stranded at sea for more than two weeks. THE VATICAN – Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show “concrete solidarity” with 49 migrants stranded on […]

Calls grow for Pope Francis to resign amid scandal!

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From Living Gospel Daily A new day and a new story about Pope Francis. Now calls are increasing for the Pope to resign! It’s nearly unprecedented for a Pope to resign or be removed from office — I suppose that’s if you don’t count the circumstances around the prior Pope’s very bizarre short tenure in […]

Former Vatican diplomat backs claim Pope covered up abuse

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From Newsmax A former Vatican diplomat says ex-papal ambassador Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò told “the truth” in his explosive allegation Pope Francis and a number of the Vatican’s most powerful cardinals covered up sex abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Catholic News Agency reported. In an 11-page document posted by the National Catholic Register, Viganò […]

Pope Francis heads for Ireland as Catholic Church reels from sex abuse scandals

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  From WN Missouri’s attorney general launched a statewide investigation Thursday into sex crimes within the Catholic Church. The probe follows an investigation in Pennsylvania that determined more than 300 priests had abused more than 1,000 children, CBS News reported. This weekend, Pope Francis is visiting Ireland, a Catholic country battling its own abuse scandal. […]

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

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From BBC Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics. The letter to “the People of God” calls for an end to the “culture of death” in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness. Last week […]

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

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By Junno Arocho Esteves • Catholic News Service From CatholicPhilly VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said. “It’s from your roots that you will get the strength to continue. None […]

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 […]