Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Don’t blame Francis for the confusion Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Some self-declared Catholic traditionalists have been complaining bitterly that there is much confusion and division within the Catholic Church. They blame it all on Pope Francis and especially on the challenging program he has launched for ecclesial renewal and reform. In doing so, they are de facto opposing the pope—especially his more merciful and pastoral Read more

Water is a treasure says Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Water is a treasure  and we must protect it, says Pope Francis. During yesterday’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, he especially welcomed visitors participating in the “Watershed” Conference. Timed to take place on 22 March – World Water Day – the conference focus was on “replenishing water values for a thirsty world”. Francis told Read more

Pope begged for forgiveness for Rwanda genocide Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The Pope has begged the Rwandan President Paul Kagame  for forgiveness for the Catholic Church’s part in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Francis said the Vatican acknowledges the church was in part to blame for the genocide, as were some Catholic priests and nuns. He said these priests and nuns had “succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying Read more

Pope Francis explains what a good confessor’s like Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Pope Francis confession

Pope Francis explained what a good confessor’s like to hundreds of priests last Friday. There are three particular characteristics Francis highlighted when speaking to the priests at the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican court. The Apostolic Penitentiary deals with issues concerning the sacrament of confession. Francis says the first characteristic is the priest “must be a Read more

Pope Francis making progress in Vatican’s financial clean-up Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Pope Francis is making progress in cleaning up the Vatican’s hidden financial corners. He has invited international financial watchdog, Moneyval, to check the accounts. He has also had the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) have a look at the Holy See’s finances. The AIF has found 23 cases of suspected financial irregularity. It has sent Read more

Pope Francis will definitely visit Egypt Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Pope Francis will definitely visit Egypt next month. The Vatican has confirmed Francis will visit Egypt on 28 and 29 April. He will visit  to the Al-Azhar university and mosque in Cairo, widely considered the most significant center of learning in the Sunni Muslim world. Read more Related Posts:A Papal trip to Egypt is under Read more

More nonsense about the Pope Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

More nonsense about the Pope is doing the rounds. The Vatican said most people will realise the current story is “absurd”. The latest nonsense is said to have started at a fake news site called RealNewsRightNow.com The story says Francis said God told him to revise the Ten Commandments. Francis agreed to do so and Read more

Clerical abuse survivor has it out with Cardinal Müller Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins, resigned from the Pope’s panel on clerical sex abuse a fortnight ago. She cited “shameful” resistance within the Vatican to the group’s efforts to protect children. Collins has now written an open letter about her resignation to Cardinal Gerhard Müller. In it she responded to an interview he gave an Read more

What Pope Francis has changed Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The date 13 March 2013, marks the day on which Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the first South American in history to become Pope. Four years later, “La Croix” asks four individuals to give their perspectives on what changes the Pope has brought about in their particular domains. “A real encouragement of our activities” Sylvie Read more

Five great achievements of Pope Francis’ first four years Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

It is hard to believe but Pope Francis is coming up on the fourth anniversary of his election as pope on March 13. In four years, the pope has had a profound impact on the church. True, he has not changed the church’s position on birth control, celibacy, women priests and gay marriage, but he Read more