Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Religious fundamentalism is a plague, says pope Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

An important way to oppose the plague of religious fundamentalism is through interreligious dialogue, says Pope Francis. It is an effective means of countering accusations that religions sow division, he told representatives from the Argentine Institute for Interreligious Dialogue this week. In “today’s precarious world, dialogue among religions is not a weakness. It finds its Read more

Nuclear weapons “immoral” says Pope ahead of Japan visit Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

In a video message to the people of Japan, Pope Francis says he prays that nuclear weapons will never again be used. The message was released prior to Francis’ visit to Japan, November 23-26. Japan “is very aware of the suffering caused by war,” the pope said in his native Spanish. “Together with you, I Read more

Pope Francis keeps his promise to Asia Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

As Pope Francis prepares to embark on his fourth trip to Asia in the seventh year of his pontificate, he is delivering in a big way on the promise he made shortly after his election that he would make Asia a key focus of his papacy. When he appointed Filipino Cardinal Luis Tagle as head Read more

Pope owes poor better understanding of markets Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Galileo ran afoul of the Inquisition in 1633 when he was found “vehemently suspect of heresy.” His heresy? Declaring the heliocentric view of the solar system: that the earth revolves around the sun. His punishment was lighter than many others who faced the Inquisition. He was “only” sentenced to house arrest until his death in Read more

Ecological sins may be added to Catechism Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pope Francis says the Church may add ecological sins to the Catechism – the Church’s official teaching. A request to do this came from bishops at the recent Synod for the Amazon. In its final document, the synod defined ecological sin as a sin against God and future generations. It “manifests itself in acts and Read more

Has the pope missed an opportunity in Thailand? Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

In many ways Pope Francis is following in the footsteps of his great travelling predecessor St. John Paul II in his apostolic visits to Thailand and Japan. The first Asia trip of St. John Paul II in 1981 included Japan, and in 1984 he visited Thailand. But the comparison appears to end right there — Read more

Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury to visit South Sudan together Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

November 13, at the Vatican, Pope Francis received His Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. During the cordial talks, the Holy Father and the Archbishop of Canterbury agreed that, if the political situation in the country should allow the establishment of a transitional government of national unity in the next 100 days, at the Read more

Build bridges of hope, show empathy in dialogue urges Pope Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019
bridges of hope

The example of St Paul and his mission to Greece is a reminder to Christians to approach those of other cultures as people who know the love of God not as non-believers worthy of hostility and contempt. He is encouraging Christians to create bridges of hope rather than hostility. The comments were made by Pope Read more

Humble service speaks louder than words Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019
humbe service

“Holiness transcends denominational boundaries”, said Pope Francis while meeting a delegation of the Salvation Army. The pope was quoting a comment made by former Salvationist leader General Andre Cox during a 2014 papal audience. During the audience, Francis also recalled the first lesson he ever received in ecumenism. He was four years old and met Read more

All of life should be journey toward God, pope says at memorial Mass Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Jesus invites everyone to always go to him, which, Pope Francis said, also means no longer making life revolve around oneself. “What direction is my journey going? Do I only try to make a good impression, to protect my position, my time and my space or do I go to the Lord?” he asked during Read more