Stories tagged: Pope Francis
Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Pope Francis says he won’t make a judgment on Trump before landmark meeting
When Pope Francis and President Donald Trump, arguably the most influential voices in the West, meet on Wednesday, two men with radically different approaches on everything from migrant rights to …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador
In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Pope embraces those with Huntington’s disease in effort to end stigma
Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical …
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Pope makes 2 Fatima children saints on centenary of visions
Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Pope cheered in Fatima to honor children who urged peace
Pope Francis urged Catholics on Friday to “tear down all walls” and spread peace as he traveled to this Portuguese shrine town to mark the 100th anniversary of one of …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict
The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Pope’s timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians
Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown
Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim-majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Pope heads to Egypt with peace and mercy message for Muslims and Christians
In a video posted online this week by the Vatican, Pope Francis sounds excited about his two-day trip to Egypt starting Friday, despite recent terrorist attacks.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk
Pope Francis is warning the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, in a TED talk in which he urges the world to show more solidarity with the poor and …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Pope attends Good Friday service recalling Jesus’ suffering
Pope Francis prostrated himself in prayer during a solemn Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Basilica to recall the crucifixion of Jesus. His quiet reflection came hours before he was …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Prince to pope: It’s impossible to know what to get you
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, offered the gift at the end of a half-hour meeting Tuesday at the Vatican, the fourth day of their Brexit-inspired charm offensive to reassure …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Pope’s sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor member
Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board vowed Sunday to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel following the resignation of a respected child …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide
Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda’s president that he hoped his apology …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Pope open to studying ordination of married men as priests
Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start Lent
Pope Francis bowed his forehead to receive a dab of ashes, then smudged ashes in turn on the heads of other faithful during an Ash Wednesday service in an ancient …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy
Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Pope: I’ll judge Trump after we see what he does
Pope Francis says he’ll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming an opinion about him.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues
Pope Francis demanded Sunday that “every possible measure” be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya’s coast following the latest deadly Mediterranean migrant shipwreck.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
McDonald’s heads to the Vatican
The historic arches of St. Peter’s Basilica have a new neighbor: McDonald’s golden arches.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 11:40 p.m.
Pope wishes peace for those scarred by war, terror
Decrying the suffering in Syria, Pope Francis on Sunday wished Christmas peace and hope for all those scarred by war and terrorism, which he said is sowing “fear and death …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Pope eats with homeless on 80th birthday, gets 70,000 emails
Pope Francis celebrated an active if low-key 80th birthday on Saturday, sharing breakfast with eight homeless people before celebrating Mass with cardinals as greetings poured in from around the world.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Pope extends permission on abortion forgiveness
Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the “grave sin” of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint and model of mercy
Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society’s most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the “crimes of …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble
AMATRICE, Italy – A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 73 people were killed and …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Pope Francis: The world’s at war, but not a war of religions
KRAKOW, Poland – The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Pope drops tribunal for prosecution of sex abuse; clarifies legal procedures for bishops instead
Pope Francis on Saturday scrapped his proposed tribunal to prosecute bishops who covered up for pedophile priests after it ran into opposition and instead clarified legal procedures to remove them …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Pope says he’s willing to study women deacons, in major step
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis says he’s willing to create a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling the possibility of letting women …
Sun., April 10, 2016, midnight
Kathleen Parker: Pope isn’t running for president
The difference between the pope and Sanders is that one wants to raise consciousness about our obligation to the less fortunate; the other wants to restructure America’s economic institutions.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Pope Francis eases way for divorced Catholics while reiterating limits on gay unions
Defining his mission to create a more merciful church, Pope Francis published a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage Friday, easing the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to rejoin …