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Pope aide interviewed by Austrian police over sex abuse claims. Cardinal George Pell. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP. AFP. news@thelocal.
In his second catechesis on the works of mercy, Pope Francis spoke about two works: welcoming the stranger and clothing the naked.

Celebrated as part of the Roman Catholic Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, launched by Pope Francis last December, the drama-concert sheds light on the significance of his papacy for Filipino Catholics and The Philippines.
HUNKY Jude Law proves he still has it - by flashing his bum cheeks in new TV drama The Young Pope. The 43-year-old actor is starring in the new television drama as a fictional American pontiff - and has been causing a buzz about the amount of 'sexiness ...
We see it in the hyperfocus on the Pope (although, don't get me wrong, I like Pope Francis, and his recent choices in cardinals represented an important shift).
Such was the hat trick Anthony Sacramone managed in his recent ultimatum to Pope Francis. In brief: if within 30 days the pope has not proclaimed a return to the defunct Julian calendar and the restoration of 10 days of time, Sacramone will not stand ...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 30, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis delivers his message during a prayer vigil on the occasion of the World youth Days, in Brzegi, near Krakow, Poland.
"We are writing this book because we believe that it's time for a new type of conversation about climate change," Pope and Bloombers said in a joint statement from St. Martin's "One focused on the immediate economic and health benefits of climate ...
Christians are called to walk that path of the kingdom and not fall victim to "a behavior of rigidity" that prevents the Holy Spirit from growing, the pope said in his homily Oct. 25 during his morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae. "The kingdom ...
White: I thought we'd start by talking about Pope Francis. His papacy has been unifying on many fronts and changed the perception a lot of folks have about the Catholic Church.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is greeted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, prior to an Oct. 24 private meeting between Maduro and Pope Francis at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Miraflores Palace handout via EPA) ...
A study out this week claims, based on survey data, that Pope Francis's public statements on the reality of human-caused climate change aren't doing much to change the minds of Catholics in the pews.
Yet even Sorrentino has jumped the small-screen bandwagon, making The Young Pope, a 10-part Sky/HBO/Canal+ co-production (ie, really, really expensive).
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said God's Kingdom grows through its members showing docility and warned Christians against concentrating too much on structures and organization charts.

Pope Francis' supposed endorsement of Trump originated on the satirical website WTOE 5 News, with the headline "Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President, Releases Statement." In the bogus statement, the pope is purported to ...
The bedchamber is also where two popes, Pius XII and Paul VI, died. Pope Francis has only visited the palace a handful of times since his election in 2013 and has never spent the night there.
Bishop Martin D. Holley, a former auxiliary bishop of Washington whose motto of "his mercy endures forever" coheres perfectly with Pope Francis's own spiritual vision, struck another very Francis-esque tone as he was installed as the fifth bishop of ...
Father Thomas Rosica has an interesting job. Yes, he's a Catholic priest, by trade an educator, a professor of sacred scripture, but he has another title as well.
Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis 1, has said the 21 girls of the government Secondary school, Chibok, Borno State, who were released by the Boko Haram abductors on Monday last week, need experts to rehabilitate them.
An official invitation was issued to the Pope in January from the primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin and the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin.
On Sunday Pope Francis's ambassador in the United States, French Archbishop Christophe Pierre, celebrated a cross-border Mass at a large security fence dividing the U.S.
Pope Francis waves from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, as he arrives for the Angelus prayer, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.
Law plays Lenny Belardo aka Pope Pius XIII, who is not only the first American in the papal hotseat, but is also the youngest-ever pope, and a bit of a heartthrob who is sure to send few nuns' hearts a-flutter. He also sends the powers-that-be into ...
This, one might say, was always the Vatican agenda, For centuries, however, popes were encumbered in this task by the presence of their Pontiff state.
Paolo Sorrentino's papal drama marks the pay TV network's biggest ever debut for a series. Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino's new show The Young Pope, with its taboo subject, has been buzzing since its strong preview at the Venice ...
Pope Francis thanked Poles for welcoming him during the World youth Days which was held in Poland in July. This year marks the anniversary of the Baptism of Poland in 966.
21/10/2016 18:41. Papal apartments at Castel Gandolfo open to the public. The Papal residence at Castel Gandolfo has long been known as the summer retreat of popes. But now in an historic first the Papal apartments will be open to the public from ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said humility, gentleness and magnanimity are the three key attitudes to build unity within the Church and urged Christians to reject envy, jealousy and conflicts.
The English bishop William Kenney is a key figure in the official Catholic-Lutheran dialogue, and will be with Pope Francis in Sweden at the end of the month.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said the catechism on its own is not sufficient to truly know Jesus and we need prayer, worship and to recognize ourselves as sinners.
Coming face to face with the poor may pose a challenge and tempt people to turn the other way and give in to "the habit of fleeing from needy people and not approach them or disguise a bit the reality of the needy," the pope said Oct. 19 during his ...
Next month Pope Francis will hold his third consistory, meaning the event in which popes create new cardinals, for a total of 56 new cardinals under this pope in all, and so far it's actually easier to tell why Francis doesn't give red hats than why he ...
Most of the world's bishops are in one of two categories: either they emphasize tradition and fidelity to the magisterium of previous popes, or they have adopted an attitude of avoiding controversial topics and emphasizing good rapport with the lay ...
Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Fr. Thomas Thennatt of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, the new bishop to the Diocese of Gwalior in India.
The show follows the ascent of Lenny Belardo to the head of the Catholic Church - a young, chain-smoking, Cherry Coke-swilling Pope struggling with responsibilities. "It's not The West Wing in the Vatican," said the 43-year old actor when asked about ...
Pope Francis has warned against the use of genetically modified foods in a message to mark World Food Day. In his message for World Food Day, which was observed on October 14 and promoted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Pope said ...
Archbishop Alberto Ortega, the Pope's Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, has said that in the midst of a drawn-out humanitarian crisis and ongoing feelings of mistrust and betrayal, Christians can be a sign of reconciliation where political efforts ...
Joe Tosini, founder of the Phoenix-based John 17 Movement, was invited by the Vatican to help plan events for the feast of Pentecost next June.
Next month Pope Francis will hold his third consistory, meaning the event in which popes create new cardinals, for a total of 56 new cardinals under this pope in all, and so far it's actually easier to tell why Francis doesn't give red hats than why he ...
In October 1582, the pope stole time. Yes, time. By the mid-1570s, the Julian calendar, established in 45 B.C., was ten days behind the real seasons of the year.
The Pope will travel to Milan in late March, then to Genoa in late May. The Holy Father had been scheduled to visit each of the Italian cities this year, but cancelled those plans, citing his crowded schedule for the jubilee year.
Sony Pictures Television has closed a clutch of offshore sales on its new time-travel drama Timeless including to the UK's Channel 4, which will air it on E4.
Pope Francis meets Sweden's Queen Silvia , Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neill and Princess Leonore during an audience in the private library at the Vatican on April 27, 2015.
Vatican CITY - The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said. Each one "struggled to the very end with all their strength," which they ...
POPE COUNTY, Ark.--Protesters in Pope County were at the courthouse steps Saturday speaking out against the Diamond pipeline.
He's definitely forgetting something. Posted about 18 hours ago by Joe Vesey-Byrne in news. Upvote Upvoted. francis-trump.jpg.
(Vatican) Pope Francis on Saturday appointed a bishop to the Diocese of Jowai in north-east India's Meghalaya state. He transferred Bishop Victor Lyngdoh of Nongstoin to Jowai, both suffragans of Shillong Archdiocese.





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