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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 […]

An opportunity the United Nations and its Secretary-General must not miss

An opportunity the United Nations and its Secretary-General must not miss

Michael von der Schulenburg | EuroNews Op-Ed | Source URL Behind the doom and gloom over mounting great-power tensions, fading hopes for a liberal world order, a decline of multilateralism there might be a unique opportunity to reposition the United Nations. Today’s fast-changing geopolitical landscape is creating an environment in […]

Pope asks cellphone companies to block minors’ access to pornographic websites

Pope asks cellphone companies to block minors’ access to pornographic websites

Javier Martínez-Brocal & Claudia Torres | RomeReports | Source URL Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders met with tech-industry giants at the Vatican. The purpose of the meeting was to call attention to how easily children and minors can access pornographic material online. During a meeting with the pope, they recognized […]

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, […]

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 […]

Proposed Amendments Could Close Churches, Seminaries in Bulgaria, Christian Leaders Fear

Samuel Smith | Christian Post | Source URL Religious leaders in Bulgaria have spoken out against proposed changes to a religious law in Bulgaria that could result in the closure of many Christian churches and seminaries. Christian leaders in the Baltic nation have sounded an alarm about two proposed draft […]