FRANCIS IN CHRISTMAS DAY MESSAGE FOCUSES ON CHILDREN IN PERIL

CLOSING THE ADDRESS, HE CALLED ON JESUS' STRENGTH TO TURN "ARMS INTO PLOWSHARES, DESTRUCTION INTO CREATIVITY, HATRED INTO LOVE AND TENDERNESS." IN BRITAIN, THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, THE MOST REV.

THAT IS NOT THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE -- TRUCES ARE RARE."

Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the Church of England, pulled out of the traditional Christmas Day ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral because of what his office described as a "severe cold.
" In Britain, the archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev.
" He singled out "infants massacred in bomb attacks," including in the Middle East and in Pakistan, where 132 children were killed in a Taliban attack on a school this month.

Pope Francis used a traditional Christmas address on Thursday to emphasize the plight of children in areas of conflict, pointing out their “impotent silence” that “cries out under the spade of many Herods,” a...

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IN EASTER 'URBI ET ORBI' MESSAGE, POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR PEACE IN WAR-, CONFLICT-TORN WORLD


He also called for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging the world not to forget victims of conflict, especially children... READ MORE

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IN EASTER 'URBI ET ORBI' MESSAGE, POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR PEACE IN WAR-, CONFLICT-TORN WORLD


He also called for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging the world not to forget victims of conflict, especially children... READ MORE

1st April, 2018 2

POPE FRANCIS ASSURES ATHEISTS: YOU DONT HAVE TO BELIEVE IN GOD TO GO TO HEAVEN


Pope francis assures atheists you don't have to believe in god to go to heaven... READ MORE

23rd September, 2015 65325

LOST IN TRANSLATION? POPE PONDERS AN UPDATE TO LORDS PRAYER


Pope Francis has generally shown a willingness to rethink liturgical translations... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 7513

POPE COMPARES PLIGHT OF MIGRANTS TO CHRISTMAS STORY


Francis uses Christmas Eve mass to express hope that no one should feel 'there is no room for them'... READ MORE

26th December, 2017 3365

POPE DID NOT SAY THERE IS NO HELL


The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that there is no hell ... READ MORE

30th March, 2018 2815

POPE CONDEMNS RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION


Related Stories Pope Francis has denounced the brutal persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, in his traditional Christmas Day address... READ MORE

25th December, 2014 2089

POPE CALLS UNFETTERED CAPITALISM 'THE DUNG OF THE DEVIL'


He also called for an end to what he said was the genocide of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond... READ MORE

10th July, 2015 1355

'NEVER BE ASHAMED': POPE FORCEFULLY DEFENDS IMMIGRANTS IN PHILADELPHIA


"I repeat, do not be ashamed of what is part of you, your life blood," Francis said ..... READ MORE

27th September, 2015 1068

LATIN AMERICA VISIT WILL TEST POPES ABILITY TO EXPAND FLOCK


QUITO, Ecuador -- Pope Francis has turned heads with bold stands on climate change and income inequality... READ MORE

4th July, 2015 927

A CROSS TO BEAR: THE VANISHING CHRISTIANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST


Rifugio Christians of the Middle East by Linda Dorigo and Andrea Milluzzi Schilt Publishing, 29.95, Amsterdam ... READ MORE

16th June, 2015 791

ISIL TERRORISTS COULD INFILTRATE EUROPE BY HIDING AMONG REFUGEES, WARNS POPE FRANCIS


Isil terrorists could infiltrate Europe by hiding among refugees, warns Pope Francis... READ MORE

14th September, 2015 757

POPE SUGGESTS NO-COST ANNULMENTS IN DIVORCE CASES


Annulments are a major issue in the Roman Catholic Church because Catholics who divorce and remarry without seeking an annulment for the previous marriage are prohibited from taking Communion... READ MORE

6th November, 2014 527

ISRAEL, PALESTINE NEEDS TWO-STATE SOLUTION, POPE FRANCIS SAYS IN CHRISTMAS MESSAGE


Pope Francis calls for peace in Jerusalem and urges the world to see Jesus in the innocent children suffering from wars in the Middle East... READ MORE

26th December, 2017 404

POPE'S EASTER MESSAGE CONDEMNS FAILURE TO HELP MIGRANTS


Pope Francis condemns those who fail to help migrants, during his traditional Easter speech in Rome... READ MORE

27th March, 2016 396

AS CHRISTMAS APPROACHES, 'THE WHOLE WORLD IS AT WAR'


A Vatican official says a statement made by Pope Francis about Christmas festivities happening while the world is at war has been grossly mistranslated by media... READ MORE

23rd November, 2015 200

POPE PRAYS FOR HOPE AND PEACE IN CHRISTMAS ADDRESS


Children look at a statue of baby Jesus during the Christmas Eve Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St... READ MORE

25th December, 2014 175

LISTEN TO WOMEN MORE, DON'T BE MACHO, POPE TELLS MEN


Listen to women more don't be macho pope tells men... READ MORE

20th January, 2015 85

CONSERVATIVE REVOLT AGAINST POPE FRANCIS BREWING IN THE VATICAN


Yet as he upends church convention, Francis also is grappling with a conservative backlash to the liberal momentum building inside the church... READ MORE

12th September, 2015 57

I'M A TECHNOLOGY DISASTER, POPE CONFESSES


"I am not able to use computers," the 78-year-old Argentine pope said, laughing... READ MORE

6th February, 2015 43


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