Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Pope approves changes to missal translation Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The Italian bishops’ conference says a revised translation of the missal for Italy has been approved. Conference president Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti says Pope Francis authorised the publication of the revised translation of the third edition of the Messale Romano, which the bishops had approved last November. It will be some months before the books are Read more

Pope victim of half-reported answers about McCarrick abuse Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

A transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick only half-reported what he said, the Vatican Communications office says. The truncated transcript of Francis’s lengthy interview with Mexico’s Televisa reporter, Valentina Alazaraki, claimed Francis said he didn’t know anything about accusations of McCarrick’s sexual abuse before the accusations became public last year. What Read more

Argentine bishop faces abuse trial at Vatican Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

An Argentine bishop who is said to be close to Pope Francis is on trial at the Vatican. He has been accused of sexually abusing seminarians. Francis says he received the results of a preliminary investigation into Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta two weeks ago. As a result, he ordered the case be handed over for trial Read more

Pope willing to oppose Trump directly Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Pope Francis says he is willing to personally tell President Donald Trump it is wrong to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. “I don’t know what happens when this new culture of defending territories by building walls enters. We already know one, [the one] from Berlin, that brought us a lot of headaches and Read more

Pope Francis once owned a white Lamborghini Huracán Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

In November 2017, Pope Francis became the owner of a white Lamborghini Huracán ($250,000), a gift from the Lamborghini board of directors. Pope Francis auctioned it at Sotheby’s in London, and the proceeds of $800,000 ) went to charitable causes. Read more Related Posts:Pope’s Lamborghini raffle winner will also get…Pope’s three signs a parish is doing Read more

Pope says procuring abortion is like hiring a hitman Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Opposing abortion isn’t a religious issue but a human one, Pope Francis said at a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference on Saturday. “Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he challenged conference delegates. “Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?” Abortion can never be condoned, he said. Instead Read more

Pope appoints women to formerly all-male board Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

For the first time ever, women have been appointed to the secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. Until now the secretariat’s all-male board has been limited to priests and a bishop. The secretariat prepares major meetings of world bishops held every few years on a different topic. Catholic women’s groups are welcoming the appointments. “It Read more

King Tuheitia invites Pope Francis to New Zealand Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Kīngi Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero VII met with Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. At the meeting, the Kīngi formally invited the Pope to New Zealand to visit him at Turangawaewae Marae. It was Kīngi Tuheitia’s first visit to Rome and his first such Papal engagement, usually reserved for heads of state. They Read more

Pope upset with some bishops delaying marriage annulment reform Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Some bishops’ failure to fully implement the Church’s revised marriage annulment procedures has drawn a rebuke from the pope. “I am saddened to note that the reform, after more than four years, remains far from being applied in most Italian dioceses,” Pope Francis, the bishop of Rome, told other members of the Italian bishops’ conference Read more

Cardinal urges Christian nations: resist large-scale Muslim immigration Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Resisting large-scale Muslim immigration is a responsible exercise of one’s patriotism, Cardinal Raymond Burke told a pro-life, pro-family conference last week. While the church must be generous to “individuals that are not able to find a way of living in their own country,” this is not the case for many Muslim migrants “who are opportunists,” Read more