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Pope Francis gets Lamborghini, auctions it to charity

VATICAN CITY — Luxury sports car maker Lamborghini has presented Pope Francis with a brand-new, special edition Huracan that will be auctioned off with the p.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 15th, 2017

Pope Francis on Lamborghini gift: Better to auction off

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a personalized white supercar on Wednesday, but he put it up for auction to raise money for charity rather than give up his trademark popemobile. The Huracan sports car, which boasts a 610 metric horsepower, was blessed by the pontiff, who bent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Pope Francis: Mother Teresa shows us our ‘vocation to charity’

VATICAN, Sept. 4, 2016– More than just helping people in need, the Christian life must include the roots of charity, putting our entire lives at the service of Christ, as Mother Teresa did, Pope Francis said Sunday. “The task which the Lord g.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsSep 8th, 2016

Bishop Casicas takes helm of Diocese of Marbel

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/12 July) — Bishop Cerilo “Allan” Casicas was ordained the fourth prelate of the Diocese of Marbel here Wednesday in a three-hour ceremony witnessed by an estimated crowd of 5,000 people. Bishop Casicas, 51, succeeded Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez, 79, who stayed on after the retirement age of 75 until Pope Francis named his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Argentine pope consoles Brazil after World Cup exit

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis is trying to cheer up Brazilian soccer fans after the team's quarterfinal exit from the World Cup. The pope, an Argentine and an avid soccer fan, noted a preponderance of Brazilian flags on display in St. Peter's Square during his traditional Sunday blessing. He told the crowd: "I see a lot of Brazilian flags: Have courage! There'll be a next time." The five-time world champions left the World Cup empty handed after losing to Belgium in the quarterfinals, leaving only European teams contending for the title in Russia. Francis often meets with visiting national soccer teams, has a collection of gifted jerseys and frequently promotes the value ...Keep on reading: Argentine pope consoles Brazil after World Cup exit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Pope fears for Christian presence in Middle East

BARI, Italy – Pope Francis on Saturday, July 7 voiced concern that Christians will disappear from the Middle East amid "murderous indifference," as church leaders from Syria and Lebanon called on Western states to help return Syrian refugees. The Argentine Pope was addressing the leaders of almost all the Middle ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Pope denounces sterile hypocrisy of anti-migrant policies

Pope Francis thanked aid groups that rescue and care for migrants on Friday and denounced the "sterile hypocrisy" of those who turn a blind eye to the world's poor seeking security and a dignified life......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Pope to reach out to other Christians during Baltics trip

VATICAN CITY --- The Vatican says Pope Francis will have two ecumenical meetings during his trip to the Baltics in September. The Vatican on Thursday released details about the previously announced Sept. 22-25 pilgrimage. In Lithuania, where Catholics are the majority, the pope will visit a Marian sanctuary. Then after being driven from the capital of Vilnius to Kaunas, Francis will celebrate Mass in a park on Sept. 23. Many of Latvia's Christians are Orthodox or Protestants. Francis on Sept. 24 will have an ecumenical encounter in Riga and will also visit the city's Catholic cathedral. In Tallinn, Estonia, Francis will young people in a Lutheran church before celebrating...Keep on reading: Pope to reach out to other Christians during Baltics trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Polish priest set for sainthood criticized for anti-Semitism

WARSAW, Poland --- Pope Francis' decision to move the World War II-era head of Poland's Catholic Church a step closer to possible sainthood has hit a stumbling block, after two leading Jewish organizations and even Polish Catholic publications called him out for anti-Semitic views. It's not clear if the protests will derail the sainthood cause of Cardinal August Hlond, but in the past the Vatican has taken such protests seriously and at the very least put the cases up for closer review. In May, Francis approved a decree recognizing Hlond's "heroic virtues." Now the Vatican must confirm a miracle attributed to Hlond's intercession for him to be beatified, and a second one for him to...Keep on reading: Polish priest set for sainthood criticized for anti-Semitism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Tanauan mayor killed, Bato visit to Guam, Pope kiss hoax | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler:  Tanauan City mayor Halili shot dead during flag ceremony. Guam lawmakers cancel meeting with Dela Rosa. Lorenzana to Joma Sison: Without peace talks, you are irrelevant . HOAX: Pope Francis 'kisses' model on the chest. Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

HOAX: Pope Francis kisses model on the chest

Claim: A photo was publicly posted on Facebook by a certain Herbert Florida showing Pope Francis planting a kiss on the chest of a model, accompanied by the caption "What is this???" As of posting time, the photo has gotten 60 reactions, 23 comments, and 12 shares. Some of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

2 More Chilean Bishops Resign as Pope Cleans House

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, the latest fallout from a sex abuse scandal whose scope and gravity were initially underestimated by t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

2 More Chilean Bishops Resign as Pope Cleans House

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, the latest fallout from a sex abuse scandal whose scope and gravity were initially underestimated by t Source link link: 2 More Chilean Bishops Resign as Pope Cleans House.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Invest wisely in migrants home countries, says Pope Francis

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Italy – Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday, June 21, it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa. "The problem of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Pope Francis seeks unity with non-Catholics in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – Pope Francis vowed on Thursday, June 21, to seek deeper "unity" between the Catholic Church and other Christian faiths as he arrived in Geneva, a centre of Protestantism, amid Christianity's waning influence in Europe. Francis touched down in Geneva, the home of French Protestant reformist Jean Calvin, shortly ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Drinking the Pope’s wine

POPE FRANCIS is a popular Pope, and while he answers ostensibly to God, he is like a normal celebrity: he has pictures taken with other famous people, people pay attention to what he wears, and he has to deal with some of the intricacies that other celebrities face. When he visited the Philippines in January of 2015, crowds swelled to the thousands to greet him. Like most celebrities too, what wine he consumes is of some interest, and on June 12, guests at Chef Jessie’s in Rockwell were treated to glasses of the very same wine that Pope Francis drank during his visit. The post Drinking the Pope’s wine appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems. Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents “contrary to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Pope: Abortion is white glove equivalent to Nazi crimes

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics – pope

Pope Francis on Saturday called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest. Source link link: Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics – pope.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Argentine lawmakers has backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis' Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.   Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside Congress on Thursday, as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129 votes to 125.   The bill will now go before the Senate, where it was thought likely to face an uphill battle to become law. However, in the hours following Thursday's vote, former president and now senator Cristina Kirchner's center-left Front for Victory bloc removed a major obstacl...Keep on reading: Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Pope s envoys in Chile to ask forgiveness over sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Vatican's top abuse investigator arrived in Chile on Tuesday, June 12, a day after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 3 bishops from the scandal-wracked Chilean Church. Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual abuse within the Church ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018