Tag: Pope Francis

Pope expands scope of John Paul II institute on marriage, family

Pope expands scope of John Paul II institute on marriage, family

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

To better prepare priests and pastoral workers to help meet the challenges families face today, Pope Francis is strengthening the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and changing its name to the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for the Sciences of Marriage and Family.

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Pope praises Rome’s first interreligious half-marathon

Pope praises Rome’s first interreligious half-marathon

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

After thousands of runners completed the first ever “multireligious” half-marathon in Rome, Pope Francis praised the initiative, which was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

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‘Hear the cry of the earth,’ pope and patriarch urge in ecology message

‘Hear the cry of the earth,’ pope and patriarch urge in ecology message

| Cindy Wooden | September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Environmental destruction is a sign of a “morally decaying scenario” in which too many people ignore or deny that, from the beginning, “God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment,” said the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, Pope Francis said.

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Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them and travel a bit of the road with them.

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Media guide: Interview with pope reveals his communication philosophy

Media guide: Interview with pope reveals his communication philosophy

| Carol Glatz | September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis sat down with an expert in media and communication for a yearlong series of interviews, those discussions offered some fascinating insight into the pope’s philosophy of communication and suggested guidelines for the media.

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In new book, pope upholds traditional marriage, need to help sinners

In new book, pope upholds traditional marriage, need to help sinners

| Carol Glatz | September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

By virtue of its very definition, marriage can only be between a man and a woman, Pope Francis said in a new book-length interview.

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Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials

Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials

| David Agren | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis urged Colombians to put aside prejudice and pursue peace through social inclusion, fighting inequality and paying attention to the plight of the country’s most marginalized populations, such as campesinos, Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples.

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Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and subsequent election of Pope Francis will be the subject of a new film set to debut on Netflix.

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Break mirror of narcissistic culture, pope tells Shalom community

Break mirror of narcissistic culture, pope tells Shalom community

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s narcissistic culture leads to sad souls who worry more about keeping up appearances than caring for others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope offers early new year greetings to world’s Jewish communities

Pope offers early new year greetings to world’s Jewish communities

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis praised the increasingly friendly and fruitful relations between the Catholic Church and Jewish leaders as he also wished the world’s Jewish communities a happy Rosh Hashanah a few weeks early.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Deeply moved by the tragic loss of life and the immense material devastation that this natural catastrophe has left in its wake, he prays for the victims and their families, and for all those engaged in the vital work of relief, recovery and rebuilding,” Cardinal Parolin said.

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