Category: Pope Watch

Pope denounces ‘rigidity’ as he warns of Christian decline

Pope denounces ‘rigidity’ as he warns of Christian decline

AP | Source URL Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield” of hatred and misunderstanding in a world where Christianity is increasingly irrelevant. Francis called for Vatican bureaucrats to instead embrace change during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals, bishops […]

Pope Francis: ‘The common good has become global’

Pope Francis: ‘The common good has become global’

Courtney Grogan | Catholic News Agency | Source URL Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking, and nuclear threats. “In the current situation of globalization not only of the economy but also of technological and cultural exchanges, […]

Pope Francis donates $500,000 to help Central American migrants in Mexico

Pope Francis donates $500,000 to help Central American migrants in Mexico

CNN | Source URL Pope Francis donated $500,000 to aid migrants in Mexico, the Vatican announced Saturday. The money will be used for housing, food and necessities for the Central American migrants. The funds will be split among 27 projects in 16 Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, according to the […]

2018 ends with potential turning point in Vatican/Iraqi relations

John L. Allen | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Though the week between Christmas and New Year’s is traditionally a fairly slow period on the Vatican beat, this is the Pope Francis era, when tradition and a Euro will buy you a cup of cappuccino in a Roman café. […]

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 […]