Tag Archives: Catholic Church

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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05Sep/16

Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis

More than 100,000 pilgrims attend the beatification of Mother Teresa in St. Paul’s Square, as the tiny Albanian nun who gained fame for her work with the poor in India’s slums is declared a saint by Pope Francis. Ashraf Fahim reports.
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15Mar/16

Mother Teresa to be made Roman Catholic saint Sept. 4 – pope

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis announces.

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29Feb/16

A look at Oscars best moments

Comedian Chris Rock transforms the 88th Academy Awards into a biting racial commentary.

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12Feb/16
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Pope Francis faces shadow of ‘Saint Death’ cult in Mexico

Mexico’s Saint Death cult makes in-roads with local Catholics, posing new challenges for the Church in the country ahead of Pope Francis’ visit.

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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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