Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

Pope says he avoids conflict with ultra-conservatives

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Pope Francis has said he avoids conflict with Catholic ultra-conservatives. “They do their work and I do mine,” Francis said in interview published in Argentina’s La Nacion on Sunday. “I want a Church that is open, compassionate, that accompanies wounded families. They say no to everything,” the Pope said of ultra-conservatives. But he added, “I’m Read more

Pope warns against clericalism in making laity deacons

Friday, May 20th, 2016

In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis has spoken about sexual abuse, the Society of St Pius X and clericalising laity by making them deacons. Pope Francis told French newspaper La Croix that it is often a mistake to “clericalise” talented laity by turning them into deacons. “In Buenos Aires, I have known many good priests Read more

Pope under fire for praising China in interview

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Pope Francis has come under criticism for lavishing praise on China, but not mentioning human rights issues and restrictions on Christians. In an interview with the Asia Times, the Pontiff said the world need not fear China’s growing power. Francis said China had always been, for him, a “reference point of greatness” and “a great Read more