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Pope Condemns Russia’s Barbarous Bombardment Of Ukraine

Pope Francis has described the war in Ukraine as a “macabre regression of humanity” that makes him “suffer and cry.” He also called for humanitarian corridors to evacuate people trapped in the Mariupol steel factory. Speaking to thousands of people in St Peter’s Square in Rome for his noon blessing, Francis again implicitly criticized Russia. “My thoughts go immediately to […]

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Pope Urges World Not To Surrender To Evil, Violence In Easter Of War

ROME — On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis said Jesus, the victor over sin, fear, and death, called on the world not to surrender to evil and violence. He made an impassioned plea for an end to the war in Ukraine and urged the faithful to appeal for peace and the end to cruelty and senseless destruction. For the crowds, this Easter […]

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Pope Francis Calls For ‘Dialogue’

Pope Francis, the 85-year-old pontiff, has lamented the lack of relationship among the international family of nations. He noted the need for dialogue to bring healing and resolve conflicts within the international space. In his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) message delivered on Saturday, Christmas Day, the head of the Catholic Church called on individuals and […]

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Pope Keeping Eyes On Tensions Between Russia And Ukraine

Leader of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis has made an appeal for the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine. This comes against the background of Russia’s increased military presence in the Black Sea. The Pope made his remarks to the public gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. He expressed his concern and called for calm given the […]

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Pope Francis — Endorses Civil Unions For Gay Couples

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered earlier this week at the Rome Film Festival. The film covers a wide range of topics that have occupied the mind of the pope over many years. These include the environment, poverty, migration, racial, and income inequality and […]

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Pope Francis Calls For Reconciliation

Following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by a white police officer, and social unrest in the United States, Pope Francis said no one could claim to defend the sanctity of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and exclusion. The Pope in his weekly address said, “Today I join the church in St. […]

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Pope Francis Prays For Peace And Goodwill To All Men

Pope Francis, in his Christmas message, prayed for peace and renewed brotherhood in troubled spots around the world that include Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other places experiencing conflict. “May all of us receive peace and consolation from the birth of the Savior and, in the knowledge that we are loved by the one heavenly Father, realize anew that we […]

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Pope Seeks Debate That Could Open A Floodgate Of New Doctrines

According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Pope Francis is seeking for an open dialogue that is “sincere, open, and fraternal” about a wide range of divisive issues in the church. Some of these issues include: Abortion Pre-marital sex Marriage Divorce Homosexuality Contraception Role of women in the church The report says Francis indicated that he wants bishops to listen […]