Posts Tagged ‘Speech’

Pope wants silence, not speech, during his Auschwitz visit

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Pope Francis has cancelled his planned speech at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp this month, saying he would prefer silence. Francis is scheduled to visit the camp in Poland on July 29. During World War II, 1.1 million people were killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Francis is in Poland from July 27-31, primarily for the Read more

Pope echoes Martin Luther King in challenging Europe

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Echoing Martin Luther King, Pope Francis has offered a vision of a revitalised Europe at a critical moment in its history. On Friday, Francis gave a thunderous speech after accepting the prestigious German Charlemagne Prize, which is for “services of Western European understanding and work for the community”. The Pontiff criticised a “resignation and weariness Read more

Aust prelate stops MP’s speech at Catholic conference

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Melbourne’s archbishop has stopped a speech by an Australian MP at a Catholic conference because the speaker supports same-sex marriage. Archbishop Denis Hart intervened to cancel a planned keynote speech by MP Cathy McGowan at a Catholic Social Services Victoria conference this month. The reason given was that her views are contrary to Church teachings. Read more

Prelate suggests excommunication for strident Pope critics

Friday, December 11th, 2015

A prelate has suggested that strident criticism of Pope Francis might be grounds for excommunication under canon law. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation, suggested such criticism could be seen as akin to “physical violence” against the Roman Pontiff. This carries a penalty of excommunication. But US canon lawyer Read more