Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

LGBT community needs better spiritual guidance Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Now the Catholic Church is starting to address how to minister to the LGBT community, Italian Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi is inviting Catholics to look at gays and lesbians “as God looks at them.” “When communities will truly begin to look at people as God looks at them, then homosexual people — and everybody else Read more

Holy See cuts corruption, centralises procurement and contracting Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Centralising procurement procedures and contracting are among several measures the Vatican is establishing to cut waste, root out corruption and bring the Holy See’s finances into the 21st century. Pope Francis approved new norms governing contract bids and procurement procedures in his latest effort to reform the Vatican’s finances. The Vatican’s financial situation was reportedly Read more

Faith, not efficiency, at heart of church’s mission Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Faith, not efficiency is at the heart of the Church’s mission, Pope Francis said in a message to the pontifical mission societies after their recent general assembly was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Tagle, says Francis “is not against efficiency and methods” that could Read more

Pope Francis begs in Milan street, his cassock in tatters Comments 0

Monday, May 25th, 2020

On a street in Milan, the capital of Italy’s Lombardy region, which has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis begs for alms, his cassock in tatters. Read more Related Posts:Convent in Turin isolated after 5 nuns die of coronavirusPope Francis prays for media covering the…In Italy, at least 10 priests are Read more

Public returns to St. Peter’s Square; pope calls for defence of environment Comments 0

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The public returned to St Peter’s Square on Sunday to receive Pope Francis’s blessing from his window for the first time in nearly three months as he convoked a year of reflection on the environment. Only a few dozen people went to the square, which was reopened on Monday along with St Peter’s Basilica following Read more

Pope joins inter-faith prayers against coronavirus, irks ultra-conservatives Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Pope Francis joined an inter-faith day of prayer on Thursday to call on God to end the coronavirus pandemic, brushing aside criticism from ultra-conservative Catholic groups, with one accusing him of associating with “infidels”. A multi-faith committee formed after the pope’s historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula last year came up with the proposal that Read more

Helping poor and jobless is not socialism Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Helping poor and jobless people is one of the ways the Catholic Church is planning to help resolve the post-pandemic fallout, Vatican official Father Augusto Zampini says. Helping these people is not a form of socialism, it’s Church teaching. Zampini says the Church’s advocacy for the poor has resulted in some people accusing it of Read more

Pope’s words on interfaith prayer against coronavirus sparks controversy among Catholics Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Pope Francis is being accused of “blasphemy” and “sacrilege” by some Catholics for participating in an interfaith prayer Thursday with Muslims, Jews and Christians, calling on God to end the coronavirus pandemic. The Abu Dhabi-based multifaith Higher Committee on Human Fraternity formed after the pope’s historic visit in 2019 to the Arabian peninsula. Its nine Read more

Pope to stop livestreaming daily Mass Comments 0

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Pope Francis will stop livestreaming daily Mass from the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta guesthouse on 19 May as public Masses are set to resume in Italy this weekend. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni says on 18 May, Francis will celebrate his daily morning Mass at the tomb of St. John Paul II inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

At morning Mass, Pope offers prayers for unemployed Comments 0

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

As countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis offered prayers for the men and women who have been unable to work. “In these days, many people have lost their jobs, were not rehired or work off the books. Let us pray for these brothers and sisters of ours Read more