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Pope Francis criticises use of ‘Mother’ to name a bomb

The nickname was widely used in briefings and reporting on the attack. “I was ashamed when I heard the name,” Pope Francis told an audience of students. “A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?” The MOAB, a non-nuclear GPS-guided bomb, was first designed […]

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All Religions Want Peace .. It is the Other Who Want War – Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday urged representatives of different religions to foster a peaceful encounter of believers and genuine religious freedom. Speaking to some 200 people gathered in the Vatican for an interreligious audience, Pope Francis reflected on the soon- to-end Year of Mercy saying that mercy extends also to the world around us, […]

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Pope Francis: journalism based on gossip and lies a form of terrorism

Pontiff says journalists must go the extra mile to seek the truth and ensure they don’t spread rumours which can ‘kill a person with your tongue’ Journalism based on gossip or rumours is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis has said […]

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Know the Difference Between Sin and Sinner – Pope Francis

Pope Francis stressed the importance of knowing how to distinguish between sin and sinner, adding that God’s mercy is not afraid to reach out and touch our sins in order to forgive them. “The Word of God teaches us to distinguish between the sin and the sinner,” the Pope said April 20, noting that when […]

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Rosary is a Powerful Prayer

Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded the faithful that the month of October is dedicated to the Rosary and invited all believers to recite the Marian prayer. In a tweet, just a few days ago, on the day when the Church celebrates the feast of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary, the Pope said “the Rosary […]

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It is ‘not right’ to identify Islam with violence – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. “I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. […]

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Look in the mirror before judging others – Pope Francis

Before judging others we should look first in the mirror to see how we, ourselves, appear. That’s what Pope Francis said at Monday morning’s Mass at the Santa Marta guesthouse in the Vatican. In his last Mass with a Homily there ahead of the summer break, the pontiff pointed out that what distinguishes God’s judgment […]

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“Lets we pray not to win by war but to win with peace” – Pope Francis

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Don’t interrupt others; it won’t end well – Pope Francis

Dialogue is a key element of mercy, Pope Francis said Saturday, explaining that when we interrupt others in order to push our own opinions without truly listening, we risk ruining relationships. Speaking to pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 22, the Pope pointed to “a very important aspect of mercy, which is precisely dialogue.” “We […]

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“You can’t defend Christianity by being ‘against refugees and other religions”- Pope Francis

The Pope told explorers that the wrongdoing Jesus denounces most is bad faith Meeting a journey of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he doesn’t care for “the inconsistency of the individuals who need to protect Christianity in the West, and, then again, are against displaced people and different religions.” “This is not […]

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