Tag : Pope Francis
Father Tom Uzhunnalil title : Abducted Indian Priest Pleads For Help, Appeals to Pope Francis: ‘Please Take Care of My Life’
summary : A priest from Kerala, India who was abducted by ISIS early this year appeared in a YouTube video where he pleaded for help for his release, directing his appeal to Pope Francis and the government.
date : Dec 31, 2016 09:20 AM EST
Silence title : 'Silence' Star Andrew Garfield Discusses Faith, Says Donald Trump is Not a 'Real Christian'
summary : Hollywood actor Andrew Garfield has opened up about his complicated relationship with the Christian faith and accused President-elect Donald Trump of not being a "real Christian".
date : Dec 30, 2016 12:25 PM EST
China Catholics title : China Urges Vatican to be 'Flexible, Pragmatic' on Improving Religious Ties
summary : While Pope Francis tries to heal a decades-old religious rift with China within which Chinese Catholics are divided between loyalty to him and those who are members of a government-controlled official church, China's head of religious affairs on Tuesday said Beijing is willing to have constructive dialogue with the Vatican but stressed Catholics should "hold up high the flag of patriotism" and adapt Catholicism to Chinese society.
date : Dec 28, 2016 11:14 AM EST
Silence title : Andrew Garfield Says Playing Missionary in Martin Scorsese Film 'Silence' Taught Him About Jesus Christ
summary : Andrew Garfield has revealed that acting in the movie Silence, in which he plays the role of a Jesuit priest and missionary, taught him a great deal about the person of Jesus Christ.
date : Dec 14, 2016 11:36 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Pleads President Assad to Stop Bombing in Aleppo
summary : Pope Francis appealed again to stop the endless loss of innocent lives in Aleppo through a letter sent to President Bashar al-Assad. The message from the Pope was given by new cardinal Archbishop Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to Syria, to the president of Syria which contained the Pope's desire for the civilians to be protected and the civil war to be stopped.
date : Dec 14, 2016 12:14 PM EST
Rembrandt The Stoning of Saint Stephen title : Christian Unity Displayed Through Vatican's First-Ever Rembrandt Exhibit
summary : Paintings of artistic genius Rembrandt, who traditionally was more associated with Protestant Europe, now are on display at the Vatican Museums -- a first for the popular spot that attracts millions of visitors annually. Titled "Rembrandt in the Vatican: Images Between Heaven and Earth," the show includes 53 artworks from the Zorn Museum in Sweden and the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. Some of the Dutch artist's best-known works are biblical scenes, such as "The Raising of the Cross" and "Adam and Eve."
date : Dec 09, 2016 06:51 PM EST
Pope Francis title : The Pope's December Prayer Intentions Are For the Elimination of Child Soldiers Scandal
summary : The Pope is pleading for the end of the recruitment of child soldiers.
date : Dec 04, 2016 08:17 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Martin Scorsese Meets Pope Francis to Discuss New Film About Japanese Missionaries
summary : Respected filmmaker Martin Scorsese met with Pope Francis to discuss the director's new movie "Silence", which focuses on the persecution of Christian missionaries in 17th Century Japan.
date : Dec 01, 2016 02:59 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Extends Power to Forgive Abortion to All Roman Catholic Priests
summary : Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors in most parts of the world.
date : Nov 21, 2016 08:40 AM EST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg title : Mark Zuckerberg Lays Out Plans to Address Fake News on Facebook amid Growing Concerns
summary : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously responded to allegations regarding fake news stories. Some people claim that hoax articles in the News Feed helped swayed US voters in favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump. Now, Zuckerberg laid out the social media platform’s plan to address misinformation amid such growing concern.
date : Nov 21, 2016 06:39 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Refutes Possibility of Female Ordination to Priesthood
summary : In response to journalist, Pope Francis denies female priesthood in favor of traditional role of women.
date : Nov 03, 2016 10:39 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Remembers Protestant Reformation Day in Ecumenical Efforts
summary : Monday, October 31, Pope Francis visited Sweden on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. He did not attend in support of the Reformation itself Martin Luther, though he did have plenty to say in favor of Doctor Luther's courage and role in part towards restoring the sacred view of Scripture for peoples and generations to come. Rather, his motive was one more of humility and ecumenical respect, urging Christ's followers to "look with love and honesty at our past, recognizing error and seeking forgiveness."
date : Nov 02, 2016 09:22 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Heads to Sweden to Commemorate Martin Luther
summary : Pope Francis goes to Sweden on Monday to help start commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation, a trip that has won him praise from Lutherans but criticism from Catholic conservatives.
date : Oct 31, 2016 01:13 PM EDT
Moses Memorial on Mount Nebo title : Site Where Moses Stood and Looked at Promised Land Reopens to Public
summary : The place traditionally recognized as the site where Moses stood and looked at the “Promised Land” before he died has been opened once more to the public.
date : Oct 25, 2016 02:08 PM EDT
Pope Francis title : Priests, Martyrs and Mystic Nun Proclaimed New Catholic Saints
summary : Pope Francis declared two martyrs, four priests and a mystic nun saints of the Catholic church on Sunday, saying they all had a "generous and steadfast heart".
date : Oct 18, 2016 03:57 PM EDT
Protest in Bambari title : Machete Wielding Islamist Militants Attack Man, Burn Houses in Increasing Unrest in the Congo
summary : A man was attacked by Islamist militants with a machete and left for dead in the North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
date : Oct 17, 2016 11:02 PM EDT
Syria title : Pope Francis Calls for 'Immediate Ceasefire' in Syria
summary : Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" to allow for the evacuation of civilians.
date : Oct 12, 2016 11:57 AM EDT
Pope Francis with crowd outside Vatican title : Pope Francis Appoints Three US Moderates Among 17 New Cardinals
summary : Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday, and three of them were American conservatives, including Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich and Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin. Some people are taking the move as a sign the pontiff values pastors focused more on mercy than morals. Thirteen of the new cardinals, including all the Americans, are under age 80 and thus eligible to vote in a future conclave to elect Francis' successor, the key job of a cardinal.
date : Oct 10, 2016 10:31 AM EDT
LGBT title : Pope Francis: Teaching Children Gender Theory is 'Indoctrination'
summary : Pope Francis said on Sunday that homosexuals and transsexuals should be treated with respect but that teaching gender theory is unacceptable "indoctrination" of young people.
date : Oct 05, 2016 08:59 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis, in Surprise Visit, Comforts Survivors of Italian Earthquake
summary : Pope Francis made a surprise visit on Tuesday to towns and villages devastated by an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy in August, comforting residents who lost everything and praying together for the dead.
date : Oct 04, 2016 09:52 AM EDT
Father Jacques Hamel title : 'Killing In God’s Name Is Satanic,' Proclaims Pope Francis
summary : In recalling the murder of Father Jacques Hamel in France during a homily held in honor of the fallen priest at the Vatican, Pope Francis avowed, "This cruelty that asks for apostasy, is satanic." The pontiff's comments reference acts of terrorism, in which people claimed to be killing in the name of God. Pope Francis Pope strongly condemned the identification of terrorism with Islam and now said killing in God's name is a satanic act.
date : Sep 20, 2016 11:11 AM EDT
Father Jacques Hamel title : French Church Attendance Increases Following Murder of Elderly Priest by ISIS Militants
summary : In the two months since Rev. Jacques Hamel was brutally slain at the altar of his parish by an ISIS sympathizer, church attendance has increased in his town, a church leader has revealed.
date : Sep 16, 2016 12:50 PM EDT
canonisation of Mother Teresa title : Pope Francis Proclaims 'Dispenser of Mercy' Mother Teresa a Saint
summary : Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the "saint of the gutters" during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracked to canonization just 19 years after her death.
date : Sep 04, 2016 08:30 AM EDT
Mother Teresa title : Five Nuns Beaten, Gagged at Charity Founded by Mother Teresa - Just Days Before Her Canonization
summary : Just days before Mother Teresa of Calcutta is to be made an official saint of the Roman Catholic Church, three assailants brutally beat and gagged five nuns at a charity she founded - Missionaries of Charity convent in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
date : Sep 01, 2016 10:54 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Moved by 'Warmth, Kindness, Mercy' of Pope Francis
summary : While he identifies as an atheist, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg couldn't help but be impressed by the "warmth, kindness, mercy, and tenderness" of Pope Francis.
date : Aug 31, 2016 09:58 AM EDT
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