Tag: Pope Francis

Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

| Cindy Wooden | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed top officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Vatican the day before the officials inaugurated their first temple in the city of Rome.

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Pope announces access to wartime documents in Vatican Secret Archives

Pope announces access to wartime documents in Vatican Secret Archives

| Carol Glatz | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Declaring that the Catholic Church is unafraid of history, Pope Francis announced that documents in the Vatican Secret Archives relating to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII will be open to scholars in 2020.

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Papal funds expand, renovate children’s clinic in Bangui

Papal funds expand, renovate children’s clinic in Bangui

| Carol Glatz | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whoever takes care of children is on God’s side and fights today’s throwaway culture, Pope Francis said.

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Measures to help protect minors are imminent, summit moderator says

Measures to help protect minors are imminent, summit moderator says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the four-day Vatican summit on the protection of minors has ended, the work to ensure that laws and concrete actions are in place is just beginning, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, “The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures” to stop abuse.

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Hardships, encounters with Christ abound at World Youth Day

Hardships, encounters with Christ abound at World Youth Day

| February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christine Lam went to Panama in January for World Youth Day to “light that fire” within her heart.

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Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said.

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Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, told Pope Francis that a “human voice” was needed to speak up in the world of technology today.

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German theologians say church restrictions threaten their credibility

German theologians say church restrictions threaten their credibility

| Jonathan Luxmoore | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic theology faculties in Germany have accused the church of restricting their freedom and warned that theology’s “scientific credibility” could be damaged by reinforced rules and procedures.

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Pope to visit school for imams, Muslim preachers in Morocco in March

Pope to visit school for imams, Muslim preachers in Morocco in March

| Cindy Wooden | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ trip to Morocco March 30-31 will include a visit to a school training an international group of Muslim prayer leaders and preachers, including women.

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Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

| Cindy Wooden | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will have St. Francis of Assisi on his mind when he visits Abu Dhabi Feb. 3-5 and Morocco in late March.

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Affirming celibacy, pope explains narrow possibility for married priests

Affirming celibacy, pope explains narrow possibility for married priests

| Cindy Wooden | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many people were surprised when Pope Francis told reporters flying with him from Panama Jan. 27 that he did not think optional celibacy for priests in the Latin-rite church was a good idea.

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