Tag: Pope Francis

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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Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading thousands of people in prayer, Pope Francis said he hoped the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea would lead to lasting peace.

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More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

| Cindy Wooden | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Implementation of Pope Francis’ abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared better.

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Vatican asks German bishops to set aside plans for eucharistic sharing

Vatican asks German bishops to set aside plans for eucharistic sharing

| Cindy Wooden | June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic bishops’ conference of Germany not to publish nationwide guidelines for allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass, but to continue having diocesan bishops judge specific situations.

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Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation.

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