Tag Archives: Jesuits

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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16Jan/17

Controversial Vatican McDonald’s feeds the homeless

McDonald’s received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch within sight of Pope Francis’s window, but now the fast food giant seems to have taken on board one of his cherished principles – feeding the hungry. Jillian Kitchener reports. Continue reading

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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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

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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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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