Pope says 'very worried' by Mideast violence
Pope Francis said Wednesday he was "very worried" by escalating violence in the Middle East after 60 Gazans were shot dead by Israeli troops while protesting the US embassy's move to Jerusalem.
Pope Francis, Trump and beleaguered Nigeria - Part 2
A local source told ZENIT the murdered priests were Fr. Joseph Gor and Fr. Felix Tyolaha. The source said as many as 20 may have died in the attack during Mass at the church. The attackers are believed to be Fulani herdsmen and be part of an ongoing reign of terror by Muslim extremists against Christians. Nigeria’s…
Pope receives victims of Chilean paedophile priest
Three victims of a Chilean paedophile priest have held private meetings with Pope Francis, as the Vatican tries to quell a sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church in Chile.
Pope says 'deeply moved' by death of British toddler
Pope Francis said Saturday he was "deeply moved" by the news that terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans had died after his parents lost a legal battle to seek medical help in Italy.
Papal audience for victims of paedophile priest
Three victims of a Chilean paedophile priest on Friday began a visit to the Vatican with one having a private audience with Pope Francis. Jose Andres Murillo was granted the first audience with the pontiff, while his fellow victims will meet with Francis over the weekend. Murillo, who hoped the audiences would "bear fruit quickly"…
Pope pleads for Nicaragua violence to end after protest deaths
Pope Francis on Sunday called for an end to the violence which has engulfed Nicaragua following anti-government protests that have seen 11 killed, including a journalist.
Pope have mercy…
Is it the Pope that one should direct this kind of plea to? It’s a plea for the Catholic Church to review her policy on the absolute celibacy of her priests…for the sake of the ones...
Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria
Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria after a suspected attack in an opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta killed 70 people. "Terrible news comes to us from Syria with dozens of victims, many of them women and children ... so many people are struck by the effects of the chemical…
From an immigrant to a beggar
The headline simply could not be ignored. It was intriguing and it screamed: “Pope Francis in Easter Vigil baptizes Nigerian immigrant called hero.”
Pope urges end to 'carnage' in Syria
Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to "carnage" in Syria and "reconciliation" in the Middle East in his traditional Easter message.
Pope washes prisoners’ feet ahead of Good Friday
Pope Francis washed prisoners’ feet at a Rome jail on Thursday, including two Muslims, an Orthodox Christian and a Buddhist, once again choosing to celebrate Holy Thursday among Italy’s incarcerated. “Everyone always has the opportunity to change life and one cannot judge,” said Francis to the prisoners of the city...