Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Pope’s Climate Warning to Oil-Gas Executives: ‘There is No Time to Lose’ Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Challenging world oil executives to recognise the urgent environmental need to quickly transition from fossil fuel extraction and burning, to clean energy production, Pope Francis called them to take to heart that “Civilization requires energy, but energy must not destroy civilization.” Gathering the heads of some of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations – Read more

First layperson appointed prefect for Dicastery for Communication Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018

A layperson has been appointed for the first time as the Vatican’s prefect for the Dicastery of Communication. Doctor Paolo Ruffini, the Director of the Catholic television station TV2000, was named by Pope Francis to lead the dicastery. Ruffini, who has been a professional journalist since 1979, has received numerous awards for journalism. He has Read more

Pope’s choice: honour Paris Accord or inherit rubble, refuse, deserts Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Governments should honour the commitments they made at the 2015 Paris climate conference to curb climate change, Pope Francis said last week. Francis was speaking at an International Conference “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth” on the third anniversary of his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be). Delegates included Read more

Pacific voices heard at Vatican Climate Change Conference Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018

New Zealanders and people from Pacific Island nations were among representatives from all over the world attending the International Conference “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth” at the Vatican July 5-6 to commemorate Pope Francis’s encyclical on the Care of Creation. The conference was attended by faith leaders, youth activists, Read more

Pope to join other Christian church leaders for Middle East Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Pope Francis will join other Christian church leaders tomorrow in Bari, southern Italy. They are gathering for ecumenical reflection and to offer prayers for Christians suffering in the Middle East. Read more Related Posts:Prince Charles supports persecuted ChristiansJerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre closed in…Pope to join World Council of Churches anniversaryRefugees’ promised land – Australia

Pope accepts two more Chilean bishops resignations Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis has accepted resignations from Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic of Rancagua and Bishop Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca of Talca. The Chilean bishops failed to protect children from paedophile priests. Goic has served as head of the Chilean church’s child protection commission. The extent of clerical paedophilia in Chile Read more

Why cardinals have ranks, and how Pope Francis changed them Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Pope Francis made an unexpected change Tuesday in the structure of the College of Cardinals, adding some curial officials to the rank of “cardinal bishops,” the highest rank within the college. The College of Cardinals is structured in three orders, or ranks: the order of “cardinal deacons,” the order of “cardinal priests,” and the order Read more

Facebook’s ‘Say Nope to the Pope’ campaign Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A ‘Say Nope to the Pope’ Facebook page is encouraging people to protest against Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland in August. The campaign aims to ensure a low turnout at planned events at the triennial World Meeting of Families. So far over 1,000 people have clicked “attending” the protest and another 4,000 say they are Read more

Torturing people is a mortal sin, says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Torturing people is a mortal sin, a grave sin, says Pope Francis. In a Tuesday message for the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Francis said that torture didn’t end in Auschwitz-Birkenau. “Today people are being tortured. Many prisoners are tortured. Today in many places where there is war the same thing happens. Read more

France’s President receives Catholic honorary title from Pope Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has been given an honorary title by Pope Francis. Macron visited the Vatican to accept an inherited title of the “First and Only Honorary Canon” of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. St John Lateran is the pope’s cathedral in his capacity as bishop of Rome. Under a tradition that began Read more