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Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Bangui, Central African Republic, to Rome Nov. 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See story to come.

Pope fears global ‘suicide’ if world leaders fail to agree on climate change

December 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis believes the world faces ‘suicide’ if global leaders do not take strong action against climate change. “Every year, the problems are more grave,” the Holy Father told the press on his flight back to the Vatican after visiting Africa, adding that politicians have so far ‘done little’ to address the situation. Recounting a meeting he had participated in that focused on what kind of world we are leaving our children, the Pope said someone there had asked: “But are you sure that there will be children of this generation?” “We are at the limit,” the Pope said. “"We are at ... continue reading.

Pope: Christmas 2015 a ‘charade’

November 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father cannot reconcile marking Christ’s birth and peace on earth when the world is at war... continue reading.


Baby’s tumour reportedly shrinks after Papal kiss

November 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A baby’s inoperable brain tumour has reportedly reduced in size following a kiss on the head from the Pope Francis.... continue reading.

Pope Francis stands next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during a welcoming ceremony at the State House in Nairobi Nov. 25. The pope is beginning a six-day visit to Africa with stops also in Uganda and the Central African Republic. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-KENYA-ARRIVE Nov. 25, 2015.

Pope arrives in Kenya, brushes off African security concerns like ‘mosquitoes’

November 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis arrived in Kenya earlier this afternoon for first leg of African tour.... continue reading.

Pope prays as he leads vigil for peace in Syria

Hopes that Pope can ‘revitalise the faith’ of young African Church

November 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father sends video message to the people of Kenya and Uganda ahead of Papal visit—a trip begining on Wednesday, during heightened tension in the region and world after hotel attack in the Mali, West Africa... continue reading.


Church mourns with Paris

November 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father says using God’s name to try to justify violence and murder is ‘blasphemy;’ Scottish hierarchy condemns terrorism in the French capital... continue reading.


Vatican dismisses claims over date for Canonisation of Mother Teresa

November 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy See Press offices says ‘there is nothing juridical in place’ following reports by Italian news agency... continue reading.

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Glasgow archbishop’s message of support for Paris

November 14th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Tartaglia sends support to Paris via French cardinal... continue reading.

Reach out to refugees

November 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley urges parishioners to show the ‘best of Caledonian welcomes’ as Syrian refugees arrive in Scotland this month... continue reading.

1.4 million due at Kenyan Papal Mass

November 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An estimated 1.4 million people are expected to attend Mass officiated by Pope Francis when he visits Kenya on his first trip Africa, according to Catholic Church officials and Kenyan authorities ... continue reading.

South Sudanese families face death

November 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Without a ceasefire, the lives of displaced people are at serious risk say Christian country’s religious leaders, John Newton and Oliver Maksan report ... continue reading.

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  • As Pope Francis heads to Africa, Gerald Warner look at the African Church’s opposition of the liberal agenda at the synod.
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