Category: Pope Watch

World looks the other way at Christian persecution, pope says

Junno Arocho Esteves | CRUX | Source URL VATICAN CITY – Love for neighbor means being close to people, especially those facing oppression and violence for being Christian, and engaging in charitable work that reflects Christian values and promotes interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis said. Meeting with members of the Equestrian […]

Pope Francis: Chief Threats to World Are ‘Climate Change’ and Nuclear War

Thomas D. Williams | Breitbart | Source URL Pope Francis highlighted on Monday what he considers two main threats to humanity, namely the “immense crisis” of global warming and the possibility of nuclear war. In his address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the pope urged his listeners to do all they […]

Vatican sees risk of ‘social collapse’ in global economic order

Claire Giangravè | CRUX | Source URL ROME – In the context of global economic uncertainty, rampant inequality and a growing trade in illegal offshore bank accounts, the Vatican on Thursday issued a document offering ethical guidelines for economic and financial systems and calling for stronger oversight by public authorities. […]

Christian persecution urgently calls churches to seek unity, pope says

Carol Glatz | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Seeking Christian unity is more urgent than ever because of the ongoing persecution of Christians, Pope Francis told an Orthodox leader. Meeting with Metropolitan Rastislav, primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech and Slovak Republics, the pope said the “suffering […]

Pope to Migration Commission: Dialogue essential to end suffering

Vatican News Pope Francis on Thursday met members of the International Catholic Migration Commission on the occasion of their Plenary Council. In prepared remarks to members of the Commission in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Pope Francis expressed his thanks to them for their work carried out in the Church’s name […]

Pope Francis says violence must be condemned by “genuinely religious persons”

Claire Giangravè CRUX ROME – On Friday Pope Francis condemned once more the use of violence in the name of religion and called on political and religious leaders to warn those who have such a misguided interpretation of faith. “Violence promoted and carried out in the name of religion can […]