Posts Tagged ‘President’

Historic meeting between prophet and pope

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Last Saturday’s meeting between Pope Francis and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Latter Day Saints) president Russell M. Nelson was the the first such meeting between leaders of the two churches. The historic meeting was held the evening before the Latter Day Saints dedicated a new temple in Rome. Although the Vatican Read more

Pope refuses Argentine president donation with 666 link

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Pope Francis has refused a donation from Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, noting that the amount included the number 666. President Macri had sent 16,666,000 Argentine pesos for Scholas Occurentes, an educational charity the Pope supports. In a note to the charity’s office, the Pontiff said “I don’t like the 666”. The number is associated with Read more

Hillary Clinton says she will follow Pope’s lead on climate

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Hillary Clinton says she will follow Pope Francis’s example and make combating climate change a top priority for any future US administration she leads. Writing in the National Catholic Reporter, Mrs Clinton stated as “a person of faith, a mother, and a grandmother, I am deeply moved by Pope Francis’s recent teachings on climate change Read more

Fiji Methodist Church elects Ratabacaca temporary president

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Reverend Laisiasa Ratabacaca is the new acting president of the Methodist Church in Fiji. He replaces the late president Tuikilakila Waqairatu who passed on Tuesday. He will preside over this year’s annual conference when a new president is expected to be elected. Ratabacaca was elected at the church’s standing committee meeting last Thursday. He Read more

German lawyer headhunted to lead Vatican Bank

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

After a long recruitment search, a German lawyer has been headhunted to become president of the Vatican Bank, an institution troubled in the past by scandal and more recently by complaints about inadequate safeguards against money-laundering. Ernst von Freyberg is currently chairman of the Blohm+Voss Group, a Hamburg-based company that builds and repairs yachts and Read more

New president of Egypt meets Christian leaders

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Egypt’s newly-elected Islamic President Mohammed Morsi has met with Catholic leaders and assured them that all Egyptians will be protected by the administration. The meeting came one day after he met the interim leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, which makes up the vast majority of the roughly 8 million Christians in the country. The Read more

Honduran Bishop wants to run for President

Friday, October 14th, 2011
Bishop Santos

Bishop Luis Santos Villeda is hoping for a birthday present from Pope Benedict XVI – permission to run for President of Honduras, once he turns 75 and retires as Bishop. Known as the ‘Red Bishop’ because of his support of the Liberal Party which uses a red flag, Bishop Santos hopes that the Pope will Read more

Malawi President at odds with Catholic bishop

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The president of Malawi and his allies, in the midst of corruption, economic crisis, and a narrowing of civil liberties, have begun political attacks on churches the president sees as enemies of his government.

A rift between President Bingu wa Mutharika and the Catholic Church increased in August when Bishop Joseph Mkasa Zuza of Mzuzu in northern Malawi, gave a public speech in front of the president.

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Republican Rick Perry – pro-life – pro-marriage

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has signed an anti-abortion pledge, and if elected promises to use his position to protect the unborn. The pledge, written and supported by the Susan B. Anthony Fund, has been signed by other presidential hopefuls including Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Hermain Cain. The Susan B. Anthony Fund plans to Read more