Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Donald Trump has met the new leader of the secular world – Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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It’s an odd sight to see the Pope Francis – with his anti-war, anti-corruption, anti-violence and pro-environment beliefs – greeting President Trump whose policies are not those of the Western people he claims to represent says Robert Fisk. “After two days lecturing a collection of head-choppers, dictators, torturers and land thieves, Donald Trump at last Read more

Pope Francis gives President Trump a back-handed gift Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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In the course of their meeting Pope Francis gave President Trump a signed copy of his 2017 peace message entitled “Nonviolence — A Style of Politics for Peace,” and a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the effects of climate change. “Well, I’ll be reading them,” Trump Read more

Religious leaders solidarity after Manchester Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Pope Francis is among religious and world leaders and ordinary citizens offering prayers and support after Monday’s suicide bomb attack at a concert in Manchester. Twenty-two people, including an eight year-old girl, died in the attack Islamic State is taking responsibility for. Another 59 were wounded. Francis has sent a telegram to the victims of Read more

Catholics agencies remove fossil fuels from investment portfolios Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Numerous Catholic organisations are divesting fossil fuels from their share portfolios. They want to show the world it is not okay to keep polluting the environment. As an example, nine Italian organisations divested from fossil fuel corporations in time to send a message to the G7 summit being held today and tomorrow in Taormina, Sicily. Read more

Who said Francis did not smile when he met Trump? Comments 1

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Proir to the meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump Bishop Steve Lowe of the Hamilton Diocese, said he was optimistic about the meeting even if they did not agree on the common issue. It seems Lowe’s optimism was not misplaced. According to a statement released by the Vatican Press Office, the discussions, which lasted about Read more

Popes and presidents — 29 intersections Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

ROME – Unless there’s an unexpected change in schedule – and, with these two mavericks, one never knows – Pope Francis and President Donald Trump will meet each other for the first time on Wednesday. The encounter will take place in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, where the pontiff meets most heads of state who visit Read more

5 very diverse new cardinals announced – none Italian Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The names of five new cardinals from five very different countries were announced yesterday. Pope Francis says on 28 June he will hold a consistory to appoint the cardinals,  who come from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden. They will add diversity to the church, Francis says. Apart from Spain, none of the countries Read more

Pope’s first foray into feature film Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Documentary and feature film makers don’t usually expect Popes to collaborate with feature film makers and answer hot questions from around the world. Francis is the first Pope to do this in a new feature film. Read more Related Posts:4th Māoriland Film Festival: a stunning line up of movies…Film director Martin Scorsese says latest film Read more

Synod dedicated to Amazon mooted Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Pope Francis would like a Synod to be dedicated to the indigenous people of the Amazon. The Synod would include Amazonian people in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Read more Related Posts:Catholic youth must help – Pope may die soonRio Olympics ‘missed opportunity’ to help Brazil’s…Bishop Drennan wants contributions from young Kiwis for Read more

Medjugorje apparitions – yes, no says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Only some of the Medjugorje apparitions are likely to be authentic, Pope Francis said during an in-flight interview after canonising  Saints Jacinta and Francisco last weekend. He was referring to alleged apparitions of Our Lady who  is said to have appeared 35 years ago to six children in Medjugorje. Since then, three of the “children” Read more