Recent News Headlines : Pope Francis

VATICAN RUSHES TO DENY REPORTS POPE THINKS HELL DOESN'T EXIST


Pope Francis did not tell a journalist that hell does not exist, the Vatican has insisted... READ MORE

30th March, 2018 255

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 383

'HELL DOES NOT EXIST': NO, POPE FRANCIS DIDN'T SAY THAT, VATICAN SAYS


ET March 29, 2018 CLOSE The Vatican is pushing back on an interview in which Pope Francis was quoted saying hell doesnt exist. Nathan Rousseau Smith explains... READ MORE

29th March, 2018 2063

NO APOLOGY FROM POPE FOR RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS DESPITE PLEAS FROM SURVIVORS, PM


The Catholic Church and its affiliated organizations ran more than 70 per cent of the 132 residential schools in Canada... READ MORE

28th March, 2018 741

YOUNG CATHOLICS TELL POPE FRANCIS THE CHURCH IS INDIFFERENT AND JUDGMENTAL


The report also called on the church to accept that technology is a way of life for young people... READ MORE

26th March, 2018 1462

ON PALM SUNDAY, POPE URGES YOUTH TO RAISE THEIR VOICES AMID 'TEMPTATION TO SILENCE' THEM


There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible... READ MORE

26th March, 2018 0

DAY AFTER MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, POPE FRANCIS USES PALM SUNDAY SERMON TO URGE YOUTHS TO LEAD


Pope Francis used a Palm Sunday homily in Vatican City to mark World Youth DayA and encourage young people to lead... READ MORE

25th March, 2018 13515

POPE FRANCIS APPROVES EL SALVADOR ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO SAINTHOOD


Pope Francis approves sainthood for Oscar Romero, the El Salvador archbishop gunned down during Mass in 1980... READ MORE

7th March, 2018 966

IN VATICAN MAGAZINE EXPOS NUNS REVEAL THEIR ECONOMIC EXPLOITATION


The article confirmed that while women have been clamoring to have a greater role in the decision making of the male-centric Catholic Church, the road is still steep... READ MORE

2nd March, 2018 5364

SYRIA 'MARTYRED' AS IRAN, TURKEY DEFY UN CEASE-FIRE RESOLUTION


Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri, whose government backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said Tehran and Damascus would respect the UN resolution... READ MORE

26th February, 2018 14

POPE REVIVES SEX ABUSE COMMISSION AMID CRITICISM OF VATICAN


A Vatican statement said the panel would include some victims of clerical sexual abuse... READ MORE

18th February, 2018 277

POPE CALLS WORLDWIDE DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR PEACE FEBRUARY 23


Francis said the prayers and fasting should be offered in a particular way for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan... READ MORE

4th February, 2018 2211

'FAKE NEWS' IS EVIL, JOURNALISTS MUST SEARCH FOR TRUTH


Pope Francis denounced fake news as evil and urged journalists to search for the truth during his annual social communications message Wednesday... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 145

POPE FRANCIS WARNS OF THE DANGERS OF 'SATANIC' FAKE NEWS


He issued the unusual warning in a document issued in advance of the Catholic Church's World Day of Social Communications, which takes place on May 13... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 242

POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS "EVIL" OF FAKE NEWS AND ITS USE FOR POLITICAL GAIN


Pope Francis poses with a group of Brazilian faithful during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 24, 2018... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 170

'FAKE NEWS' IS EVIL, JOURNALISTS MUST SEARCH FOR TRUTH


VATICAN CITY AP -- Pope Francis is denouncing fake news as evil and is urging journalists to make it their mission to search for the truth... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 6

POPE LIKENS FAKE NEWS TO BIBLE'S SERPENT


He urged social media users and journalists to unmask manipulative tactics that foment division... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 2084

POPE FRANCIS SORRY FOR UPSETTING ABUSE VICTIMS


Pope Francis has apologised for remarks he made last week in Chile defending a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse... READ MORE

22nd January, 2018 754

MOTORISTS OF THE WORLD TAKE HEART


Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 258

POPE FRANCIS WARNS OF THREAT TO AMAZON PEOPLES ON PERU VISIT


People from across the Amazon basin region of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia had travelled in their thousands to meet him... READ MORE

20th January, 2018 414

POPEMOBILE CAUSES HORSE TO THROW POLICE OFFICER IN CHILE


Pope Francis waited for an ambulance with the woman, who was said to be not seriously injured... READ MORE

19th January, 2018 141

LOVE IN THE AIR: POPE MARRIES COUPLE ON PAPAL PLANE IN CHILE


Francis then offered to marry the LATAM flight attendants aboard the Airbus 321 en route to the northern beach city of Iquique, and they readily agreed... READ MORE

18th January, 2018 903

MORE CHURCHES TORCHED AS POPE TAKES CHILEAN STATE AND MAPUCHE MINORITY TO TASK OVER 'INJUSTICES'


While the vast majority of Chile's estimated 1 million citizens of Mapuche descent oppose violence, a small number rely on it to push their agenda... READ MORE

18th January, 2018 1

POPE DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN VISIT TO RESTIVE REGION OF CHILE


Five other churches had previously been hit by arsonists in Chile's capital Santiago... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 0

POPE DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN VISIT TO RESTIVE REGION OF CHILE


Five other churches had previously been hit by arsonists in Chile's capital Santiago... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 0

POPE FRANCIS: PONTIFF DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN CHILE


Francis also referred to the more recent violence that has flared in Araucania, the Mapuche heartland and one of Chile's poorest regions... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 0

POPE DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN VISIT TO RESTIVE REGION OF CHILE


Five other churches had previously been hit by arsonists in Chile's capital Santiago... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 0

POPE DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN VISIT TO RESTIVE REGION OF CHILE


Five other churches had previously been hit by arsonists in Chile's capital Santiago... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 0

MORE CHILE CHURCHES TORCHED AS VISITING POPE BEGS FORGIVENESS FOR 'IRREPARABLE HARM' FROM SEX ABUSE


In his first event of the day, Francis met privately with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and addressed lawmakers, judges and other authorities at La Moneda palace... READ MORE

17th January, 2018 0

WHY POPE FRANCIS'S TRIP TO CHILE POSES A CHALLENGE


3 Indigenous discontent On Wednesday, Pope Francis will visit Temuco, a city in southern Chile that acts as the de facto capital for the indigenous Mapuche people... READ MORE

16th January, 2018 105

Trending News Headlines : Pope Francis

A VATICAN SHOT ACROSS THE BOW FOR HARD-LINE U.S. CATHOLICS


American Catholic conservatives once unacquainted with being out of papal favor have stewed privately and expressed horror publicly on numerous right-wing Catholic blogs... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 104348

ALLEGATIONS SHAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ITALY


Bishop Claudio Cipolla of Padua cut short a visit to Latin America to deal with the scandal... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 90364

POPE FRANCIS ENCOURAGES MOTHERS TO BREASTFEED IN SISTINE CHAPEL


Pope Francis has encouraged women attending a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel to feel free to breastfeed their children in the church... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 39252

KEEP THE FAITH IN OUR TRYING TIMES


The pope usually conducts an Urbu et Orbi blessing -- Latin for To the City and the World -- just after the Easter Mass... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 25536

POPE FRANCIS ALLIES ACCUSE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE OF 'APOCALYPTIC GEOPOLITICS'


Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and 'evangelical fundamentalism' in the US... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 25275

POPE FRANCIS PUTS FOCUS ON REFUGEES IN CHRISTMAS EVE MASS


Christmas is a time for turning the power of fear into the power of charity, he said... READ MORE

25th December, 2017 22332

POPE: PROTECTING CIVILIANS IN MOSUL AN 'IMPERATIVE AND URGENT OBLIGATION'


Fighting has been intense, and the Iraqi military has depended heavily on coalition airstrikes while slowly gaining ground... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 16352

POPE FRANCIS COMPARES FAKE NEWS TO FECAL FETISH


Merriam-Webster defines coprophilia as a marked interest in excrement, especially the use of feces or filth for sexual excitement... READ MORE

9th December, 2016 15071

GIRL STEALS POPE FRANCIS' HAT AT VATICAN GREETING


VATICAN CITY RNS -- It took a split second for him to realize what happened... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 12810

POPE FRANCIS ALLOWS PRIESTS TO ABSOLVE 'GRAVE SIN' OF ABORTION


Post to Facebook Pope Francis allows priests to absolve 'grave sin' of abortion The pope also opposed the death penalty... READ MORE

21st November, 2016 12790

POPE FRANCIS PLEADS FOR REFUGEES AT CHRISTMAS EVE MASS


In his homily, Francis likened refugees to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and said faith demands that foreigners be welcomed... READ MORE

24th December, 2017 12517

POPE FRANCIS EXTENDS PRIESTS ABILITY TO FORGIVE ABORTION


Pope Francis did not single out any country, but he has expressed dismay over the harsh tone on immigration that Mr. Trump has taken... READ MORE

22nd November, 2016 11870

POPE APPEARS TO BACK ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTS IN LETTER CONDEMNING POPULISM


The remarks can be viewed as a clear endorsement by the Argentinian pope of resistance against populist and xenophobic political movements... READ MORE

18th February, 2017 11517

ANALYSIS | IN A NEW LETTER, POPE FRANCIS TELLS ACTIVISTS TO STAND UP TO POPULISTS


Francis has become one of the world's staunchest defenders of immigrants, Muslims and liberal democracy itself... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 8425

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

CHARITY IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE KIND OF FANATICISM


CAIRO -- Pope Francis led a mass of about 250,000 Egyptians on Saturday, telling followers that the only acceptable kind of fanaticism is that of charity... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 7108

POPE SAYS COPTIC CHRISTIANS KILLED BY ISIS IN EGYPT WERE 'MARTYRS'


The group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ISIS claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which killed 29 people and wounded 24 others... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 6992

POPE FRANCIS PLEADS FOR MIGRANTS AT CHRISTMAS EVE MASS


Pope Francis has urged the world not to ignore the plight of millions of migrants who are driven from their land in his Christmas Eve Mass... READ MORE

24th December, 2017 5662

POPE URGES END TO SYRIA FIGHTING IN CHRISTMAS MESSAGE


At his Christmas eve Mass on Saturday, Francis said the feast had been taken hostage by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 5475

POPE FRANCIS URGES U.S. AND NORTH KOREA TO STEP AWAY FROM THE BRINK


ROME -- Pope Francis urged the United States and North Korea on Saturday to defuse their increasingly tense standoff and avert a potentially horrific conflict... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 5294

POPE FRANCIS: MARRIED MEN COULD BE ORDAINED TO EASE PRIEST SHORTAGES


Pope Francis has said the Catholic church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 4908

DON'T EXTINGUISH MIGRANTS' HOPES, POPE SAYS ON WORLD DAY OF PEACE


Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the World Day of Peace in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 1, 2018... READ MORE

1st January, 2018 4599

POPE FRANCIS ADMITS HE SOMETIMES FALLS ASLEEP WHILE PRAYING


Pope Francis has admitted that he sometimes nods off while praying... READ MORE

2nd November, 2017 3522

POPE SAYS NO ONE SHOULD FEEL 'THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM ON THIS EARTH'


Everything that night became a source of hope, Francis said at the late evening mass Sunday at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Rome... READ MORE

24th December, 2017 3520

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POPE FRANCIS - FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T RETIRE


Will the catholic church ever earn women's forgiveness?... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 2752

I SAW PSYCHOANALYST WEEKLY YEARS AGO


Pope Francis I saw psychoanalyst weekly years ago... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 2384

POPE FRANCIS HOLDS YEARLY CHRISTMAS EVE MASS


Materialism has taken us hostage this Christmas, he said... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 2028

POPE FRANCIS DENOUNCES GROWING 'DEMONIZATION' OF ENEMIES, OUTSIDERS


Three of the new cardinals are older than 80 and thus not eligible to vote in a conclave to elect Francis' successor... READ MORE

19th November, 2016 1949

POPE URGES EU TO REDISCOVER UNITY IF IT WANTS A FUTURE


Dozens of participants attended, including European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, the vice president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, and religious leaders... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1832


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