Pope Francis says very worried by Mideast violence

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis said Wednesday, May 16, he was ........»»

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Pope Francis pleads for Nicaragua violence to end after protest deaths

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday,  April 22, called for an end to the violence which has engulfed Nicaragua following anti-government protests that have seen 11 killed, including a journalist. The protests erupted in Nicaragua on Wednesday, April 18, over a proposed pension reform, with violent demonstrations rocking cities ........»»

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Pope calls for immediate halt to Syria violence

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis on Sunday, February 25 called for an immediate end to violence in Syria to allow aid deliveries, especially in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta which has been hit by regime bombardment. "This February has been one of the most violent (periods) in seven ........»»

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Pope urges end to violence against women

TRUJILLO, Peru – Pope Francis on Saturday, January 20, urged Latin America's faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women including murder, while holding mass in Trujillo, Peru's largest northern city. "I wish to invite you to combat a plague across our Latin American region: the numerous cases of violent ........»»

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Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

TEMUCO, Chile – Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, January 17, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets. The Argentine-born pontiff was shining the spotlight on the simmering conflict between the state and ........»»

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Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (UPDATED) – Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour on Saturday, December 2, after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. The Catholic leader flew out of Dhaka after visiting a hospital run by the ........»»

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Pope Francis urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis

  DHAKA, Bangladesh – Pope Francis called Thursday, November 30, for "decisive" international action on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he began a visit to Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have sought sanctuary after fleeing violence in Myanmar. The pope made the comments in a speech shortly ........»»

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Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis plunges into a diplomatic minefield next week with visits to under-fire Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh amid mounting outrage over the plight of persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Some 620,000 Rohingya, more than half their total number, have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh since August as a result of violence that the [...] The post Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Pope to Colombians: There has been too much hatred, violence

BOGOTA, Colombia — Pope Francis urged Colombians on Thursday to come together to heal the divisions spawned by five decades of armed conflict and address the.....»»

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Pope calls for 'moderation' after Jerusalem shrine violence

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site......»»

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Pope urges Egypt imams to teach and preach tolerance, peace

CAIRO — Pope Francis urged Egypt's leading imams on yesterday to teach their students to reject violence in God's name and preach messages of peace and toler.....»»

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Pope to meet families of Nice attack victims

ROME: Pope Francis will on Saturday hold a multi-faith meeting of grieving relatives and survivors of an attack in France in July when a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd in Nice. The pope, who this week denounced violence in the name of religion.....»»

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Parents of gay Poles urge pope to help fight homophobia

The worried parents of 16 young gay Poles have implored Pope Francis to help combat what they call "widespread" homophobia in Poland, as the pontiff visited the strongly Catholic EU state for the first time......»»

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Pope condemns terrorism and violence in Munich and Kabul

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has condemned "deplorable acts of terrorism and violence" in Munich and Kabul that have left dozens dead in recent days......»»

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LGBT community cheers pope’s ‘God made you like this’ remark

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. Juan Carlos Cruz said Monday he spoke to Francis about his homosexuality during their meetings at the Vatican. Cruz was the main whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal, and met last month with Francis to discuss it. Cruz, a victim of a predator priest, said he had been discredited by Chile's bishops for being gay and told Francis of the pain their slander caused. "He said 'Look Juan Carlos, the pope loves you this way, God made you...Keep on reading: LGBT community cheers pope’s ‘God made you like this’ remark.....»»

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Pope Francis to nominate 14 new cardinals on June 29

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80. Source link link: Pope Francis to nominate 14 new cardinals on June 29.....»»

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Slain Salvador archbishop, Pope Paul VI to be made saints

VATICAN CITY – Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated by a right-wing death squad as he said mass, and Pope Paul VI will be made saints in October, Pope Francis announced on Saturday, May 19. Described as a simple man close to the poor, Romero stood up for peasant rights in the ........»»

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All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal – spokesman

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday, May 18, over a child sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church in Chile after 3 days of intense meetings with Pope Francis at the Vatican. "We, all the bishops present in Rome, have tendered our resignation to the ........»»

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Pope vows change in Chile church after pedophile scandal

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Thursday, May 17, promised "changes" to the Chilean church to "restore justice" following a child abuse scandal that has come to haunt his papacy. However in a short letter addressed to 34 Chilean bishops , whom the Argentinian pontiff met in groups from Tuesday, May ........»»

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Pope names Ongtioco new apostolic administrator in Malolos

Bishop Honesto Ongtioco--CBCP WEBSITE Pope Francis has named Cubao Bishop Honesto Flores Ongtioco as the new apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Malolos. Ongtioco, 69, was named to the positi.....»»

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Pope Francis receives Chilean bishops over sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis began receiving Chilean bishops ........»»

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