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Pope Francis criticizes groups protesting COVID-19 restrictions
Pope Francis criticized groups protesting coronavirus restrictions and praised medical workers in an op-ed published Thursday in The New York Times. >> Read ...Continue reading
Pope Francis slams people who protested COVID-19 lockdowns ...
"Looking to the common good is much more than the sum of what is good for individuals," the pope wrote in an NYT opinion column on Thanksgiving.Continue reading
Pope Francis encourages Argentine women opposing legal abortion
By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis has written a note to women in his homeland who asked him to help make known their opposition to a bill to legalize ...Continue reading
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POPE Francis today compared abortion to hiring a hitman as he lashed out at new laws in his home country. The Pontiff has backed Argentinian women ...Continue reading
Pope Francis: Avoid the temptation of seeking 'utopia' in this world
In a video message to a Catholic social doctrine conference on Thursday, Pope Francis said that remembering our baptism and the promise of eternal life can ...Continue reading
The Pope Compares Abortion To Hiring A Hitman
Pope Francis just compared abortion to hiring a hitman ... because he says both acts are designed to get rid of a problem.Continue reading
Pope backs Argentine women's opposition to abortion bill
Pope Francis is encouraging Argentine women who are protesting a proposed new law to legalize abortion, saying the protection of life is above all a matter of ...Continue reading
Pope Blasts Those Who Criticize COVID Restrictions in the Name of ...
The pontiff's op-ed was published less than a day after the Supreme Court struck down restrictions to religious services put in place due to the pandemic.Continue reading
Pope Francis calls for overhauls, rips some countries' COVID-19 ...
In a section of his upcoming book shared by The New York Times, the Pope Francis praised nation's that imposed "strict measures to contain the outbreak" and ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Supports Same-Sex Civil Unions
Pope Francis has called for the recognition of civil union laws that would provide legal protection for same-sex couples.Continue reading
"I stood up for that": Pope Francis voices support for same-sex civil ...
Homosexuals ... [are] children of God and have a right to a family," Pope Francis says in a new documentary.Continue reading
Local Families Hopeful After Pope Francis Voices Support For Same ...
BOSTON (CBS) – A sign of hope, and a small step forward. Around the world, believers are processing mixed feelings on Pope Francis' support for ...Continue reading
S.F. archbishop responds to Pope Francis' endorsement of same ...
Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco who has long vocalized his opposition to same-sex marriage, doubled down on Wednesday in response ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary
While some are calling it a step in the right direction for the Catholic Church, some gay rights activists say the words ring hollow.Continue reading
Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions; Bishop David Zubik ...
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pope Francis is now calling for a civil union law to protect same-sex couples. His comments on Wednesday filled the headlines and ...Continue reading
How to read Pope Francis' message of love for LGBTQ people ...
The Pope's recent comments on civil unions, while not a formal decree or a consensus among the Catholic leadership, will have a global ripple effect, says ...Continue reading
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions, says couples 'have ...
Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Becomes 1st Pontiff To Endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking ...Continue reading
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions: They 'have the right to ...
While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages. However, he had never come ...Continue reading
Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions. What does this mean ...
LGBT Catholics and advocates have applauded Pope Francis' message, but argue that he could go further in his support of the LGBT community.Continue reading
Pope Francis Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law In New ...
"What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered," the pope said in an interview in the film Francesco, which premiered Wednesday ...Continue reading
Not news: Pope Francis has supported civil unions for years
Pope Francis expresses support for the creation of civil union laws for same-sex couples as part of a new documentary about his seven-year papacy, which is ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Endorses Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples
Pope Francis called for the legalization of same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope, a shift from the Catholic Church's longstanding doctrine on LGBTQ ...Continue reading
Pope Francis calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples
The pontiff's remarks came in a new documentary and were quoted by the Catholic News Agency. They represent his clearest stance to date on a contentious ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Backs Civil Unions for Gay Couples, in Shift for Vatican
Pope Francis endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples, in a move that is likely to intensify already heated controversy over the Catholic Church's teaching on ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions
The pope endorsed gay civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for a feature-length documentary that made its premiere at the Rome Film ...Continue reading
Pope Francis, in Shift for Church, Voices Support for Same-Sex Civil ...
The comments, made in a new documentary, are the strongest yet from a pontificate that has taken a more tolerant and inclusive tone.Continue reading
'We Find Ourselves Afraid.' The Pope Confronts Coronavirus.
The virus is inside the walls of the Vatican, which has canceled public participation in Easter ceremonies, is testing scores of people and considering isolating ...Continue reading
Coronavirus: Pope Francis says prayers to empty square in Italy ...
"Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm," the pope said on Friday evening.Continue reading
This Powerful Photo Shows Pope Francis Praying Alone In St ...
Pope Francis delivered a blessing on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. Normally full of onlookers, Vatican City was empty due to Italy's national lockdown amid ...Continue reading
Facing the Covid-19 storm, put your faith in the Lord, Pope Francis ...
From the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica on a bleak and wet Friday evening, Pope Francis held a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament in his hands and blessed ...Continue reading
Because of Covid-19, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Week ...
The Vatican explained that these adjustments are due to “the extraordinary situation” caused by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.Continue reading
Pope Francis gives extraordinary blessing | Catholic Courier
Pope Francis offered his meditation on the meaning of the COVID-19 pandemic before giving an extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world).Continue reading
Pope Francis, in desolate St. Peter's Square, prays for end to ...
Pope Francis prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday in front of an empty St. Peter's Square, as Italy continues to remain one of the most ...Continue reading
Pope Francis to hold moment of prayer for world amid coronavirus ...
Pope Francis is expected to preside over a "universal moment of prayer" on Friday at St. Peter's Basicilica in Rome.Continue reading
Coronavirus: Pope Francis prays at empty St. Peter's Square - 'Lord ...
The Urbi et Orbi (“from the city to world”) blessing was shown on Catholic-run television channel and social media.Continue reading
Pope Francis Delivers Special Prayer For End To Coronavirus ...
The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing is normally delivered at Christmas and Easter. The delivered his homily against the dramatic backdrop of an empty St. Peter's Square, ...Continue reading
Fears grow as Pope Francis falls ill
Pope Francis has fallen ill in Rome, only one day after not wearing a mask as he greeted and blessed a congregation on Ash Wednesday. But Vatican officials refused to say if the Pope had been tested for Covid-19. In Italy, hotel bookings have slumped and ...Continue reading
Pope Francis vaults previous Catholic Memorial in Super 8 - Go ...
FRAMINGHAM — Fewer than two months soon after dropping a late guide to a scorching Pope Francis offense for a decline in the frequent period, No. six ...Continue reading
Retired archbishop disciplined after calling Pope Francis a 'heretic'
A retired archbishop who accused Pope Francis of heresy has been ordered to cease celebrating Mass in public.Continue reading
Pope Francis has come down with a “slight indisposition".... | KFI AM ...
Not the Pope !! According the Vatican, Pope Francis has come down with a mysterious illness just a day after expressing his concern over Coronavirus sufferers ...Continue reading
Pope Francis vaults past Catholic Memorial in Super 8
Fewer than two weeks after dropping a late lead to a scorching Pope Francis offense for a loss in the regular season, No. 6 Catholic Memorial suffered a similar ...Continue reading
No. 3 Pope Francis scores six unanswered goals, defeats No. 6 ...
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Pope Francis cancels visit with Rome priests for 'slight' illness
Pope Francis is sick and skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town on Thursday, officials said.Continue reading
Pope Francis names auxiliary bishop for San Diego diocese
The Rev. Ramón Bejarano, whom the pope appointed Thursday, earned a master's degree from a Tijuana seminary.Continue reading
Pope Francis skips event amid coronavirus outbreak
Pope Francis has canceled a meeting with Rome priests because of a “slight indisposition,” Vatican officials said in a statement Thursday. The announcement ...Continue reading
Pope Francis falls ill, religious events canceled due to coronavirus
VATICAN CITY- Pope Francis is slightly indisposed and has canceled an event at a Rome basilica but is carrying out the rest of his schedule in his residence, ...Continue reading
Pope Francis coughing a day after expressing 'closeness' to ...
Pope Francis was seen coughing a day after expressing his "closeness" to coronavirus victims in Italy.Continue reading
Pope Francis cancels Rome mass due to illness, Vatican says
A 'slightly ill' Pope Francis cancels a Rome mass scheduled for Thursday, but the Vatican says other commitments will go ahead.Continue reading
Pope Francis sick a day after supporting coronavirus sufferers
Pope Francis has come down with a “slight indisposition,” forcing him to cancel a Mass in Rome, a day after he expressed his solidarity with coronavirus ...Continue reading
Pope Francis, 'feeling slightly unwell,' cancels meeting with Roman ...
Pope Francis is “feeling slightly unwell” (“leve indisposizione” in Italian), he has a cold and cancelled his meeting with Roman clergy at the Basilica of Saint John ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Cancels Visit With Rome Priests Due to 'Slight' Illness
The Vatican offered no details about his illness, but Pope Francis was seen coughing and blowing his nose during a service on Ash Wednesday.Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes for slapping woman's hand on New Year's ...
Pope Francis has apologized for slapping a woman's hand to free himself from her grip while greeting children and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on New Year's ...Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes for losing his temper with woman who ...
Pope Francis veered from prepared remarks during a New Year's Day homily Wednesday to apologize for an incident on New Year's Eve where he had slapped ...Continue reading
Pope Francis begins New Year with apology for hand slap, prayers ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis began the New Year with an apology for losing his patience the night before with a woman who grabbed his hand and ...Continue reading
VIDEO: Pope Francis smacks woman's hand to free himself from her ...
VATICAN CITY, Italy (CNN) -- Pope Francis was happily greeting children and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Tuesday when he slapped a woman's hand to ...Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes for 'poor example' after smacking woman's ...
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has used his New Year message to denounce violence against women, hours after slapping a woman's hand to free himself from ...Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes after slapping woman's arm
The apology came after the pontiff gave a sermon denouncing violence against women.Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes for losing his patience after slapping ...
Pope Francis has apologized after he appeared to lose his cool when a woman violently grabbed his hand while he greeted pilgrims at the Vatican on New ...Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes for slapping woman's hand away at New ...
Pope Francis apologized Wednesday for slapping a woman's hand away after she unexpectedly grabbed him during a New Year's Eve event in Vatican City's ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Regrets 'Bad Example' He Set After Angrily Slapping ...
Pope Francis has apologized for angrily slapping the hand of a woman who was holding on to him and pulling him toward her as he walked through the Vatican ...Continue reading
Pope Francis equates violence against women to profaning God
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is pinning much of his hopes for a more peaceful world in the new year on women, saying violence against them is akin to ...Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes after slapping woman's hand who grabbed ...
Pope Francis apologized Wednesday for smacking the hand of a woman who yanked him toward her as he greeted a crowd in St. Peter's Square. Video from the ...Continue reading
Pope Francis Apologizes After Slapping Away a Clinging Pilgrim
ROME — Pope Francis apologized on Wednesday for the flash of anger — or self-protection — that he exhibited while greeting the faithful around the Vatican's ...Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes for swatting well-wisher's hand
Pope Francis has apologized for swatting the hand of a woman who pulled his arm as he moved down a line of admirers in St. Peter's Square on New Year's ...Continue reading
Pope Francis apologizes after smacking hand of woman who had ...
As Francis greeted a New Year's Eve crowd, a woman caught him by surprise, grabbing his hand and pulling him toward her. The startled pope smacked her ...Continue reading
Pope Francis slaps woman's hand, then denounces violence ...
Rome (CNN) Pope Francis has used his New Year message to denounce violence against women, hours after slapping a woman's hand to free himself from her ...Continue reading