Tag Archives: Francis

13May/17

Pope Francis greeted by tens of thousands in Fatima

FATIMA, PORTUGAL (MAY 12, 2017) (POOL) – Pope Francis was greeted by tens of thousands of worshippers when he arrived in Fatima on Friday (May 12) where he will make saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who are believed to have seen apparitions of the Madonna 100 years ago.
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27Mar/17

‘Religious left’ emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

The election of U.S. President Donald Trump spurs an alliance of disparate religious groups inspired to counter Trump’s policies on immigration, health care and social policy.

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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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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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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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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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30Sep/15

Pope secretly met with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

(NVO) – There were plenty of public appearances for the Pope during his historic visit to the U.S.

But there was one meeting that no one saw.
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24Sep/15

Young girl sneaks past barricade to meet Pope Francis, urges immigration reform

Five-year old Sophie Cruz, who snuck through barrier to meet Pope Francis says she fears her parents will be deported, and her Congressional representative says Sophie and her family are “not a threat”.

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