November 12, 2019

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 […]

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” […]