Posts Tagged ‘St Francis of Assisi’

Why is Francis of Assisi the patron saint of ecology?

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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For Catholics, Oct. 4 is widely recognized as the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Among the best-known and most venerated of the saints, Francis of Assisi has become synonymous in religion pop culture with brown habits, birdbaths and the blessing of animals on his feast day. But beyond pets, Francis is also known as Read more

Pope’s environment encyclical release on June 16: Report

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Pope Francis’s much anticipated encyclical on the environment will be titled “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be) and will be released on June 16, a report states. A Twitter posting by a Spanish journalist from an event at the Vatican publishing house responsible for printing official documents revealed the information. The encyclical will be given an Italian Read more

Top cardinal says Francis’s plans for Church face Curia opposition

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Pope Francis’s efforts to build a new way of “being Church” are facing increased opposition from within the Roman Curia, a leading cardinal says. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said this during an address to Franciscan provincials in Florida, according to the National Catholic Reporter. The cardinal said Pope Francis is seeking to build a Read more

Baroness Thatcher quoted St Francis, lectured Mother Teresa

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Pope Francis and the United Kingdom’s Catholic bishops expressed sadness and prayed for the soul of Baroness Thatcher, the Iron Lady” who led the British government from 1979 to 1990. The Pope recalled with appreciation “the Christian values which underpinned her commitment to public service and to the promotion of freedom among the family of Read more

World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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