Priests criticise holding back of Vatican questionnaire results – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe very process of gathering information on the views of people was in the spirit of Pope Francis, said Martin Long, spokesman for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Photograph: … Read More

Priests critical of decision to hold back Vatican questionnaire results – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe very process of gathering information on the views of people was in the spirit of Pope Francis, said Martin Long, spokesman for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Photograph: … Read More

Pope Francis talks language of love with couples on Valentine’s Day – CNN

CNN(CNN) — In a gesture toward the romance of Valentine’s Day, Pope Francis on Friday gave his advice on how to have a happy marriage before thousands of young engaged … Read More

Peace doves released by Vatican attacked mid-flight – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionIt was supposed to be a symbol of peace from the Vatican Sunday. But watch what happened after two doves were released following a prayer by Pope Francis. … Read More

Pope calls for ‘constructive dialogue’ in Ukraine and a cessation of its violence – Fox News

Pope calls for ‘constructive dialogue’ in Ukraine and a cessation of its violenceFox NewsVATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has called for “constructive dialogue” between Ukraine’s authorities and its people, urging … Read More

Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThough the Vatican hasn’t made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican … Read More

Obama and Pope Francis likely to touch on poverty, abortion and Middle East … – Washington Post

Washington PostThe news that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27 brightened a snowy Tuesday morning for Catholics who see a broad overlap between the president’s agenda … Read More

Pope Francis tells François Hollande: ‘we share a patron saint’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIt could hardly have come at a worse time. Enmeshed in a complicated love triangle that has made salacious headlines around the world, François Hollande held his first meeting with … Read More

French President Francois Hollande meets with Pope Francis amid scandal – CNN

CNNRome (CNN) — French President Francois Hollande met with Pope Francis privately Friday amid media speculation over his alleged affair with an actress. Hollande also plans to meet the Vatican … Read More

Pope Calls Internet a ‘Gift from God’ – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaPope Francis today declared the Internet “a gift from God,” in a statement released by the Vatican to mark the Catholic Church’s World Communications Day. The pope said … Read More

Pope assails ‘throwaway culture’ of abortion – USA TODAY

USA TODAYROME — Pope Francis on Monday called abortion “horrific” and said it was part of a new “throwaway culture” he said wasted human life as easily as it wasted … Read More

Pope Names 19 New Cardinals, Focusing on the Poor – ABC News

ABC NewsPope Francis named his first batch of cardinals on Sunday, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, … Read More

Pope Francis Urges Tolerance, Solidarity in New Year’s Day Mass – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaPope Francis called for greater tolerance and solidarity among humankind during his first New Year’s day blessing as pontiff. The 77-year-old Argentine pope spoke to tens of thousands … Read More

Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and … Read More

‘Peace on Earth’ means Syria, Sudan, and Nigeria, Pope says on Christmas – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Pope Francis doesn’t want a commonly quoted Bible verse chanted as empty words on Christmas Day — the one about peace on Earth. “Glory to God in the … Read More

Pope, queen and Snowden wish you a Merry Christmas – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwo of the world’s most respected leaders and NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden delivered Christmas messages imbued with a theme of self-improvement on Christmas Day. Pope Francis, speaking on the … Read More

Pope reaches out to atheists in Christmas appeal for peace – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldRome: Pope Francis used the first Christmas address of his papacy on Wednesday to make a broad call for global peace and an end to violence in Syria … Read More

Atheists, Work With Us for Peace, Pope Says on Christmas – New York Times

New York TimesROME — Pope Francis used the first Christmas address of his papacy on Wednesday to make a broad call for global peace and an end to violence in … Read More

Pope Francis urges aid access to Syria in Christmas speech – BBC News

BBC NewsPope Francis has used his first Christmas address as pontiff to repeat the call for peace in Syria made by his predecessor, Pope Benedict, last year. Speaking to a … Read More


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