Tag Archives: Cardinals created by Pope John Paul II

29Apr/17

Pope Francis calls for unity as he leads Mass in Cairo stadium

Pope Francis calls for tolerance and blesses Egypt as one of the earliest nations to embrace Christianity, as he leads mass in Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium.
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16Apr/17

Pope leads Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square

On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
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01Nov/16

Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Pope Francis says does not believe there will ever be women priests in the Roman Catholic Church and that it is not humane to close borders to refugees.

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08Dec/15

Pope opens Vatican’s ‘Holy Door’ to start Jubilee year

With recent attacks in Paris and San Bernadino as a backdrop and amid tight security, Pope Francis was joined by his predecessor, the former Pope Benedict on Tuesday, in opening Roman Catholicism’s Holy Year, with a call to set aside the “fear and dread” of the world. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

24Oct/15

Vatican synod ends with opening to divorcees, no change on gays

Roman Catholic bishops agree to a qualified opening toward divorcees but reject calls to become more open towards homosexuals as the synod draws to an end.

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04Oct/15

Pope Francis nominated for 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Pope Francis, known for his championing of the poor and downtrodden, is among the contenders for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
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04Oct/15

Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

Pope Francis, opening the Synod on the Family reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all.
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24Sep/15

Pope says share the wealth

In an address before a joint meeting of Congress , Pope Francis praised capitalism but urged the American people to use it as a force for good.

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20Sep/15

Pope celebrates Mass in Havana’s Revolution Square

Pope Francis uses his Mass at Havana’s Revolution Square to call followers to serve the “most vulnerable” in a homily that Cuba’s government supporters and ardent critics could claim as their own.

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06Sep/15

Pope appeals for religious institutions to welcome migrant families

Pope Francis calls on every parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary in Europe to take in one refugee family.

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