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Ecological crisis the focus of Pope’s UN speech

October 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his speech at the UN’s New York headquarters, the Holy Father also praised the recent deal struck over Iran’s nuclear capabilities and stressed the importance of the family. The Pope began by praising the UN’s achievements—‘lights which help to dispel the darkness of the disorder caused by unrestrained ambitions and collective forms of selfishness.’ He called for the greater equality and singled out the UN’s financial bodies, which should ‘limit every kind of abuse or usury,’ ‘care for the sustainable development of countries’ and ‘ensure that they are not subjected to oppressive lending systems which, far from promoting progress, subject people ... continue reading.

Pope beats synod to the punch?

October 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish group attends the World Meeting of Families... continue reading.

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Grandparents’ group delighted that Dublin will host next World Meeting of Families

October 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic Grandparents Association Founder Catherine Wiley says members would come out in force to welcome the Holy Father in 2018 ... continue reading.

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God builds bridges, Pope says reflecting on US and Cuba visit

September 30th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father tells pilgrims during his general audience that the recent Papal visit was a symbolic bridge between the countries... continue reading.


Pope says families are at heart of the Church

September 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father (above) was speaking yesterday at the final Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia ... continue reading.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes Pope Francis to the United Nations headquarters in New York Sept. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-UN Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations

September 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father has said the ecological crisis threatens the existence of humanity in a wide-ranging speech to the United Nations General Assembly that called for an end to nuclear weapons and for international action to end war, destruction of the environment and associated exclusion of the vulnerable.... continue reading.


Pope Francis begins Cuba/US ‘revolution’

September 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ten-day ‘service, tenderness’ visit began in Cuba with laity, politicians; US Papal visit underway... continue reading.

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Pope calls for protection of freedom, the climate, in the US, quoting Martin Luther King Jr

September 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At White House the Holy Father commended the US President for proposing ‘an initiative for reducing air pollution;’ Barack Obama said he had seen first-hand how the Catholic Church had helped the poor and homeless.... continue reading.

Boko Haram fighters want out, Nigerian cardinal reveals

September 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop of Abjua says offering asylum to soldiers could result in many renouncing violence... continue reading.

US administration criticised over White House guest list for Papal reception

September 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

While great joy and anticipation greeted Pope Francis when he arrived in the US last night, President Barack Obama’s administration has a potential PR and diplomatic disaster on its hands as the Vatican struggles with the White House guest list for the Papal visit.... continue reading.

Holy Father in Cuba: ‘Our revolution comes about through tenderness’

September 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis said, in his homily during Mass at today, that he wants the Church to build bridges, break down walls and sow seeds of reconciliation ... continue reading.

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