Tag: Pope Francis

Pope’s favorability ratings move up from their 2018 low

Pope’s favorability ratings move up from their 2018 low

| Mark Pattison | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ favorability ratings among Americans of virtually all stripes are up from their low in 2018, according to a report released April 3 by the Pew Research Center.

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Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, seven seminarians gathered in a semicircle in the St. Paul Seminary chapel to sing the Ave Maria. Their intended audience: Pope Francis.

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Vatican confirms pope does not have COVID-19

Vatican confirms pope does not have COVID-19

| Cindy Wooden | March 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Neither Pope Francis nor any of his closest collaborators have the COVID-19 virus, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.

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Archbishop: Pope’s plenary indulgence means ‘happy death’ still possible, even without a priest

Archbishop: Pope’s plenary indulgence means ‘happy death’ still possible, even without a priest

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recognized that in “these difficult days” caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19, that people may die without the comfort of having a priest present, Archbishop Hebda said. And that’s why he’s granted a plenary indulgence for people who are quarantined from the novel coronavirus, “to give us the same kind of comfort at the moment of our death.”

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Archbishop: Join Pope Francis March 27 for extraordinary blessing

Archbishop: Join Pope Francis March 27 for extraordinary blessing

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda is encouraging local Catholics to join others worldwide in praying with Pope Francis at noon on Friday, March 27, when the pope will extend an extraordinary “urbi et orbi” blessing.

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Pope, Christian leaders around the globe join in prayer for pandemic’s end

Pope, Christian leaders around the globe join in prayer for pandemic’s end

| Cindy Wooden | March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world, Pope Francis led the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, imploring God’s mercy on humanity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

| Cindy Wooden | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.

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Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican office that distributes free tickets to papal events has posted a notice on its website that “the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful.”

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Pope has been diagnosed with cold; symptoms unrelated to other illness

Pope has been diagnosed with cold; symptoms unrelated to other illness

| Carol Glatz | March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has a common cold and has no symptoms that could be attributed to another illness, the Vatican said.

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Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ashes not only symbolize humanity’s frail mortality but are also a reminder of God’s infinite love of people, whom he created from dust, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 12-year process of updating the Code of Canon Law section dealing with crimes and penalties was necessary “to make it more organic and responsive to new situations and problems,” Pope Francis said.

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Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that, like them, he is accused of not being courageous or not listening to the Holy Spirit when he says or does something someone disagrees with — like not mentioning married priests in his document on the Amazon.

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