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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 warns against telling lies, says ‘to gossip is to kill’

AP News Vatican News Zenit CNA  Source URL VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is denouncing gossip as a form of “terrorism” and is warning the faithful against telling lies. Francis explored the Catholic commandment against “bearing false witness” during his Wednesday general audience. He warned the faithful in a […]

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 […]

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 […]