Tag : Pope Francis
Earthquake title : At Least 38 Dead After Quake Hits Italy, Pope Francis Prays for Victims and Survivors
summary : A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless.
date : Aug 24, 2016 08:52 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Meets French President to Honor Priest Slain by ISIS Militants
summary : French President Francois Hollande met Pope Francis on Wednesday to thank him for his solidarity with the French people after attacks by Islamist militants, including the killing of an elderly priest in July.
date : Aug 17, 2016 01:02 PM EDT
Transgender Restroom title : Pope Francis: World has 'Annihilated Man As Image of God' as Children are Taught Gender Fluidity
summary : Amid a global debate surrounding transgender rights, Pope Francis has warned that the world is "living a moment of annihilation of man as image of God" as children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.
date : Aug 03, 2016 10:28 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : 'The World Is In State Of War,' Says Pope Francis: World War III Is Upon Us?
summary : Speaking on the papal plane en route to Krakow, Poland, Pope Francis said "the world is at war." This blunt statement released a day after radical Islamists in France killed a Catholic priest in front of congregation.
date : Aug 01, 2016 09:30 AM EDT
Godspot title : Looking for Free Wi-Fi in Germany? Over 3,000 German Churches To Offer 'Godspot,' Free Internet Connection, to Appeal to Millennials
summary : In an effort to encourage today's hip youngsters to go back to church, a group of evangelical Protestant churches in Germany announced its plan to provide free and unlimited Wi-Fi to churchgoers. Dubbed as "GodSpot", the service is ecumenical by design and placed in areas where there is a large population of atheists and agnostics.
date : Jul 09, 2016 09:58 AM EDT
Pope Francis April 10, 2016 title : Pope Francis Asks for Release of Captive Salesian Priest Tom Uzhunnalil From Terrorists
summary : During Sunday's (April 10) Regina coeli prayer, Pope Francis appealed for the immediate release of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, SDB, who was taken captive on March 4 during the murderous terror attack on a home for the elderly operated by the Missionaries of Charity in Yemen. Uzhunnalil, 56, was a Catholic priest from India rumored to be heading toward crucifixion by radical Islamists on Good Friday. No one publicly has unequivocally stated his whereabouts.
date : Apr 10, 2016 07:41 PM EDT
Migrants title : Pope Francis Will Visit Greece to Support Refugees: 'Extremely Attentive to Suffering'
summary : Greek church authorities recently approved plans for Pope Francis to visit the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, to show support for the refugees there. Officials stated the pope requested the visit. This is a delicate period for refugees there because, under a contested plan, the European Union began returning newcomers to neighboring Turkey this month.
date : Apr 10, 2016 02:34 PM EDT
Easter title : Easter Sunday 2016: Bible Verses, Quotes and Messages About the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
summary : Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. This year, Easter Sunday falls on March 17. The occasion also marks the end of Holy Week and Easter Triduum. Interestingly, the holiday is celebrated by more than 2 billion people around the world, and each country has their own customs and traditions.
date : Mar 26, 2016 01:38 PM EDT
Pope Francis on Instagram title : Pope Francis Joins Instagram, Sets New Record With 1 Million Followers in First 12 Hours
summary : His Holiness Pope Francis became even more social media savvy Saturday when he launched his new Instagram account, posting a picture of himself kneeling, with a caption in several languages asking people of faith to pray for him. The previous Instagram record was 24 hours held by athlete David Beckham.
date : Mar 20, 2016 03:05 PM EDT
Christophe Pierre title : Pope Francis To Replace U.S. Ambassador: Was It Over Kim Davis Secret Meeting or Canon Law?
summary : Speculation is mounting about who may be the next U.S. ambassador for Pope Francis. The pope's current ambassador, or nuncio, to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, is still in the role, however church sources indicate the pontiff has chosen French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre, now the Vatican's representative to Mexico, to be his next envoy to the states.
date : Mar 18, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Ben Carson title : Ben Carson's Endorsement of Donald Trump Angers, Surprises Many Carson Supporters
summary : "Dr. Ben Carson, what were you thinking?" is the question on many Christians' minds Friday morning, after the retired neurosurgeon, Seventh-day Adventist church member and former GOP presidential candidate officially threw his endorsement behind fellow candidate and Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump. Considering Carson's publicly stated stances on religion and education alone, his new backing of Trump has supportive "Carsonators" reeling.
date : Mar 11, 2016 11:25 AM EST
Mother Teresa with Pope John Paul II title : Mother Teresa's Canonization Sainthood Expected to Be Shared by Pope Francis On March 15
summary : Pope Francis will hold and preside over an ordinary public consistory of cardinals in the Vatican March 15, during which he will sign the decree for canonizing Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata and four others. Canonization is the act within the Orthodox, Oriental Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic or Anglican Church of being recognized after death as a someone who lived a virtuous life as God's servant and who was involved with perceived miracles.
date : Mar 10, 2016 11:58 AM EST
Pope Francis Mass title : Pope Francis Notes 'Fake' Christians Exist When Actions Don't Follow Words
summary : God is real, too many Christians are fake, suggested Pope Francis, reflecting on how many Christians treat faith as though it were window dressing, devoid of obligation, or an occasion for aggrandizement rather than an opportunity for service, especially to our neediest neighbors, according to Vatican sources. He described Christianity as a religion that by its very nature, must act for good, not a "religion of saying" made of hypocrisy.
date : Feb 23, 2016 02:59 PM EST
Maria Bartiromo and Robert Jeffress title : Donald Trump, Pope Francis Spat Over Christianity Simmers Down but Pastor Robert Jeffress Joins In
summary : A surprise, public spat that surfaced within the last 24 hours between Pope Francis and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to be quickly de-escalating. When, on a papal plane ride back from Mexico to Italy with reporters, Pope Francis said Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border, Trump called the pontiff's comments about him "disgraceful." But by Thursday evening, the GOP front-runner was uncharacteristically backing off of the hot topic, saying he would meet with the Pope "anytime he wants."
date : Feb 19, 2016 07:46 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Gathers 'VIP Refugees, Immigrants' To Pray Across Mexico-United States Border
summary : Ahead of Pope Francis' trip to Mexico Friday, he prayed during his weekly Angelus Address from St. Peter's Square that the international community would aid Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the West.
date : Feb 09, 2016 03:10 PM EST
Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio title : Leonardo DiCaprio, Pope Francis Meet About Ethical Duties To Protect Earth
summary : Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and His Holiness Pope Francis lead vastly different lives, both leaders in their respective fields. But during a private meeting at the Vatican on Thursday, they came together to discuss the need for unified approaches to the detrimental effects of climate change. Together, the pair hope to identify ways to inspire and motivate people worldwide to commit to upholding moral and ethical responsibilities to protect the Earth.
date : Jan 29, 2016 02:34 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Asks Protestant Church For 'Mercy and Forgiveness' on Behalf of Catholic Church
summary : On Monday, Pope Francis made the following request for forgiveness during closing Vespers at the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the Basilica of St. Paul: "As Bishop of Rome and pastor of the Catholic Church, I want to ask for mercy and forgiveness for the behavior of Catholics towards Christians of other Churches which has not reflected Gospel values."
date : Jan 27, 2016 03:00 PM EST
Michael Schumacher title : Michael Schumacher Latest Health Update: Pope Francis Prays for His Fast Recovery; Racing Legend Healthcare Hits £115k a Week
summary : Pope Francis offered prayers for the recovery of racing legend Michael Schumacher. The highest leader of the Catholic Church also backed a Formula One-led road safety campaign that aims to reduce the number of road accidents involving children.
date : Jan 15, 2016 11:45 AM EST
Pope Francis Jan. 1, 2016 title : Pope Francis' Message For New Year 2016: 'How Long Will Human Evil Sow Violence, Hatred in Our World?'
summary : In Pope Francis' New Year's homily Friday, he highlighted the need to "let ourselves be reborn, to overcome the indifference which blocks solidarity, and to leave behind the false neutrality which prevents sharing." He recommended cooperation as the way to build an "ever more just and fraternal world, a world in which every person and every creature can dwell in peace," reports Fox News.
date : Jan 01, 2016 12:17 PM EST
title : Philippine's Priest Scolded for Performing From Hoverboard During Mass, See Rare Video
summary : After Rev. Albert San Jose sang a song while riding and twirling a hoverboard personal transporter throughout pew aisles during Christmas Eve Mass, Philippine Roman Catholic Church officials reprimanded him, reports Associated Press. The Diocese of San Pablo, south of Manila, said the priest apologized for his action, which was videoed by congregants and widely shared on YouTube.
date : Dec 30, 2015 11:07 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Rejects Materialism, Highlights Sympathy, Kindness For Holiday Season
summary : The holiday season is constantly regarded as one of the highest points of the retail industry. Shoppers are seen going in and out of malls and stores simply to make sure that the best gifts are chosen for their friends and family members. Parents check out almost every aisle of the toys' sections to guarantee that their children receive amazing presents for Christmas. Lovers rummage through countless places to see if they can find a romantic gift for their partners. At the end of the day, however, Pope Francis cautioned that the public might be forgetting the essence of the holiday.
date : Dec 28, 2015 09:07 AM EST
Queen Elizabeth title : Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth Deliver Christmas Messages of Christian Hope: 'Light Shines... Darkness Has Not Overcome It'
summary : Both the Pope and Queen Elizabeth delivered a message of hope this Christmas, indirectly citing recent terrorism atrocities, particularly the perpetrators, ISIL. Queen Elizabeth used her annual Christmas address to ignite hope that the "darkness" in the world can be prevailed.
date : Dec 27, 2015 12:13 AM EST
title : Americans, Catholics Donating More to Charities, Indicates New Poll Citing 'Francis Effect'
summary : Americans said they augmented their charitable donations in 2015, according to a new survey conducted by Florida-based Saint Leo University Polling Institute. And Pope Francis' September visit to the United States may have influenced their generosity, surmises the pollster team. More than 1,000 people were surveyed online from Nov. 29 through Dec. 3, 2015. Answers were sorted by specific religious groups.
date : Dec 25, 2015 01:26 PM EST
Vatican title : Italy Impounds 3,500 Counterfeit 'Apostolic Blessings' In Rome During Pope Francis' Holy Year Celebration
summary : At least 3,500 fake Vatican parchments that were being sold to unsuspecting pilgrims taking part in Pope Francis' Holy Year celebrations were seized Monday by Police in Rome, according to Associated Press sources.
date : Dec 14, 2015 02:49 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Concludes Trip To Africa With Poignant Speech About Unity: 'Christians and Muslims are Brothers and Sisters'
summary : Pope Francis ended his six-day trip to Africa by delivering a poignant speech in which he called for unity among religious groups, arguing that religious conflicts simple spark civil war, terrorism and suffering throughout the continent.
date : Nov 30, 2015 07:08 PM EST
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