Tag: Pope Francis

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said.

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Pope attends funeral of cardinal who announced to world his election

Pope attends funeral of cardinal who announced to world his election

| Carol Glatz | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis attended the funeral Mass and presided over the final commendation of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the French cardinal who led the Vatican’s outreach to other religions and who had announced to the world his election as pope five years ago.

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In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Chicago archdiocese, Fathers Ronald Hicks, Robert Casey and Mark Bartosic, and he has accepted the resignations of Auxiliary Bishops George Rassas and Francis Kane of Chicago.

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Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

| Carol Glatz | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“None of us must feel ‘superior’ to anyone. None of us should look down at others from above. The only time we can look at a person in this way is when we are helping them to stand up,” Pope Francis said during a ceremony in which he elevated 14 bishops and archbishops from 11 different nations to the College of Cardinals June 28.

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Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops’ conference, Pope Francis told reporters after a one-day ecumenical journey to Geneva.

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BSM alum among astronauts who give Pope Francis flight suit

BSM alum among astronauts who give Pope Francis flight suit

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

If Pope Francis ever plans an apostolic trip to space, he’s all set after receiving a custom-made blue flight suit with patches of the Argentine flag, his papal coat of arms and a pair of angel wings with his crew name, Jorge Bergoglio.

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Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis denounced the practice of administering prenatal tests to determine birth defects that often lead to abortions, comparing it to the Nazi-era eugenics program that determined what lives were worth keeping or eliminating.

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Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says

Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

All dictatorships begin the same way: media outlets are put in the hands of “unscrupulous” people who spread lies and weaken democracy, Pope Francis said.

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Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Migrants seeking a better life in other countries must not be viewed with suspicion but rather defended and protected, no matter their status, Pope Francis said.

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Pope launches appeal that World Cup in Russia helps promote peace

Pope launches appeal that World Cup in Russia helps promote peace

| Carol Glatz | June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As 32 nations get ready to vie for the World Cup in Russia, Pope Francis greeted players, organizers and soccer fans who will be following “this event that overcomes all borders.”

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Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

After an in-depth Vatican-led investigation into clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 61-year-old Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, Chile, and two other Chilean bishops June 11.

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Pope shares childhood memories with Italian children

Pope shares childhood memories with Italian children

| Cindy Wooden | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told Italian schoolchildren that he grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, “the most beautiful city in the world,” and that besides playing soccer, he loved to fly kites as a child.

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