Month: September 2016

Stop being couch potatoes, throw away your gadgets and go out to explore the world – Pope Francis

Occlusive being couch potatoes, fox forth your gadgets and go out to explore the class – that was Pontiff Francis’s substance to a gathering of boyish fill in Krakow, Polska. The pontiff certainly knows most extant an active vivification, as pictures on ethnic media convey. “…In being there is added, regularize more perilous, good of […]

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Memory of Shimon Peres Should Inspire Peace Efforts – Pope Francis

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2016 / 08:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Upon learning about the death of Shimon Peres Wednesday, Pope Francis sent a telegram offering his condolences and his appreciation for the former president of Israel’s tireless efforts for peace and the common good. “As the State of Israel mourns Mr. Peres,” the Pope wrote, […]

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The Truth Can’t Be Forced – Pope Francis

Vatican City, Sep 25, 2016 / 07:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- God is shared with the world through love and authentic relationships, not by forcing the truth on people, Pope Francis said Sunday. “God is proclaimed through the encounter between persons, with care for their history and their journey. Because the Lord is not an idea, […]

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Pope Francis Support For 80,000-Strong Anti-Gay Protest Against Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico

by Michael Fitzgerald September 26, 2016 | 7:28am Pope Francis has voiced his support for an anti-gay protest in Mexico over the weekend which was attended by up to 80,000 people. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said the rally against same-sex marriage aimed to “defend our families.” Despite saying in 2013 that LGBT people […]

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“Respond the Devil’s attacks with forgiveness, love and respect for others” – Pope Francis

“I am deeply moved to be meeting you, who are going through physical or mental suffering as a result of the blind violence unleashed against you or one of your loved ones on an evening of celebration, regardless of your nationality or religion.” Pope Francis addressed these words to a delegation from the French city […]

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Church has a ‘preferential option’ for sinners, too – Pope Francis

Joshua J. McElwee | Sep. 28, 2016 NCR Today The global Catholic church should seek to bring God’s salvation to all and not only to those that society considers good or worthy, Pope Francis said at his weekly audience Wednesday. Reflecting on the meaning of the Gospel story of the so-called “good thief” who was […]

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Pope Francis ‘concerned’ about North Korea nukes

The Pope has expressed concern over instability on the Korean Peninsula and the possible impact ongoing North Korean nuclear tests could have on the world. “We view the situation in the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] with grave concern,” the Vatican’s Undersecretary for Relations with States, Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, told delegates at the 60th […]

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Aleppo bombers ‘accountable to God’ – Pope Francis

Jane Onyanga-Omara, USA TODAY 7:01 a.m. EDT September 28, 2016 Pope Francis on Wednesday said those responsible for bombing the northern Syrian city of Aleppo will be “accountable to God” for their actions. Over the past week Aleppo has suffered the worst aerial onslaught in the five-year-old war. More than 200 people have been killed. […]

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‘There is No God of War’ – Pope Francis

By Elizabeth Roberts For Mailonline Published: 16:44 GMT, 24 September 2016 | Updated: 22:09 GMT, 24 September 2016 Pope Francis had an emotional meeting with grieving survivors and relatives of those killed in the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice today. He encouraged them to resist what he called the great temptation to ‘respond to […]

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Journalism can not be a ‘weapon of destruction’ – Pope Francis

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2016 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Emphasizing the importance of respect for human dignity, Pope Francis told journalists Thursday that their profession can never be used as a destructive weapon, nor should it be used to nourish fear. “Certainly criticism is legitimate, and, I would add, necessary, just as is the […]

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