Stories tagged: Pope Francis
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Pope blasts climate change doubters
Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Pope heads to former Colombia war zone to preach forgiveness
Pope Francis heads Friday into an area once besieged by leftist rebels to pray with victims of Colombia’s long conflict and urge them to overcome their grief by forgiving their …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Pope urges forgiveness in Colombia after decades of conflict
Pope Francis urged young Colombians on Thursday to take the lead in promoting forgiveness after a half-century of armed conflict, and he demanded the ruling class address the entrenched inequalities …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Pope kicks off visit to Colombia aimed at building bridges
Pope Francis opens the first full day in his Colombia visit on Thursday with messages to political leaders and citizens alike encouraging all to rally behind a peace process seeking …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Colombia signs cease-fire deal with last guerrilla group
Colombia’s government and last remaining major rebel group signed a bilateral cease-fire Monday ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this week, an agreement seen as a significant step toward negotiating a …
Thu., July 20, 2017
Dana Milbank: Trump’s nomination of Callista Gingrich insults Pope Francis
Let us consider the qualifications of President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See: one Callista Gingrich of …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Pope Francis adds new pathway to sainthood
Pope Francis has added a fourth pathway to possible sainthood – people who lived a good Catholic life and who freely accepted a certain and premature death for the good …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 5:06 a.m.
Vatican acknowledges past problems at ‘pope’s hospital’
The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at “the pope’s hospital” for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a “serious effort …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
British baby at end of life support draws in pope, Trump
A terminally ill British child has attracted the attention of both the president of the United States and the pope. More than $1.68 million has been raised to help 11-month-old …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a ‘hoax’
When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Pope removes German cardinal as sex abuse crisis catches up
Pope Francis sacked the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases Saturday, just days after he released another top Vatican cardinal to return home to stand trial …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
More allegations of child sexual abuse by priests raise new questions about Pope Francis’ handling of issue
A top Vatican official denied allegations of sexual offenses on Thursday after being charged by Australian police, saying he would take a leave of absence as one of Pope Francis’ …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals
Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not “princes” in a world where innocents are dying from wars and …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine
Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the historic Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal from it and shared her goal to “bring …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of …
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 …