June 13, 2021

Pope Francis calls for abolition of death penalty as justices watch

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By Mike Sacks, From The National Law Journal Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg and Sotomayor attend papal address to Congress. In a speech before a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis on Thursday called for the abolition of the death penalty, urged compassion for immigrants and refugees and sounded the alarm on climate change. Pope Francis, making […]

‘He’s the people’s pope’: New Yorkers still in awe after Pope Francis’ visit

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By Anthony Izaguirre, Larry Mcshane From New York Daily News From City Hall to the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the words of Pope Francis still resonated after his Saturday departure, and after a short yet memorable stay. “Pope Francis’s visit was a historic experience for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers across the five […]

Boehner explains his decision to resign in emotional press conference

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By Brett LoGiurato From Business Insider US Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the House, woke up Friday morning. He went to Starbucks for his morning coffee. He got breakfast at Pete’s Diner, a Washington institution where he’s a regular. And he decided that “today’s the day” he was going to resign as speaker. […]

Revealing pledge by Cuba’s president

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By Rickey Singh, From Barbados Nation News Guided by varied experiences of national, regional and international developments, readers of this column may have long come to accept the adage that in politics all things are possible – at times quite remarkable and encouraging. For me, the public declaration this past weekend by Cuba’s President, Raul […]

Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals

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From BBC Pope Francis has named 20 new cardinals, including churchmen from Tonga, Ethiopia and Myanmar. Fifteen of the new appointees are under 80, making them eligible to enter a conclave to elect the Pope’s successor. Pope Francis said the appointment of cardinals from 14 countries from every continent in the world showed the Vatican’s […]

Pope condemns persecution of Christians, other religions/ HM Queen Elizabeth II

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From Newsmax Pope Francis roundly condemned jihadist violence and the “brutal persecution” of religious minorities this year in a Christmas message to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others. Speaking to a packed crowd outside Saint Peter’s Basilica, the popular Argentine pontiff also made a strong call to end violence wrought against children […]

Catholic Synod: Cardinal ‘demoted’ by Pope Francis

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From BBC A leading American cardinal has told BuzzFeed that he is to be demoted from his position running the Catholic Church justice system. Cardinal Raymond Burke is a staunch critic of Pope Francis’ moves to soften the Church’s stance on homosexuality. He said that he was to be moved to the far less senior […]

iNews Briefs

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BARK programme launched to rehabilitate Cayman prisoners  Bonding and Rehabilitation through K-9s (BARK) is a programme that has just been launched to help prisoners rehabilitate through bonding with unwanted dogs. The programme is also good for the dog as it will save the animal from being euthanized. Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service has partnered […]

Pope says he supports ‘State of Palestine’

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By Brian Ries From Mashable Pope Francis called for peace in the “increasingly unacceptable” Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sunday in a speech at the palace of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. In his speech, which came hours before the Pope was due to arrive in Israel, Pope Francis spoke of good relations between the Holy […]

Pope should redistribute Vatican’s income first

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage says if Pope Francis wants income redistribution he should start with his own Church. On his Friday show, Savage said he would bid $1 million for Michelangelo’s famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. “The reason I’m offering […]