Category: Pope Francis

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Jan
2021

Vatican: Pope Francis And Pope Emeritus Benedict Have Received Coronavirus VaccineVatican: Pope Francis And Pope Emeritus Benedict Have Received Coronavirus Vaccine

Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict have both received their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday. Both Pope Francis and his predecessor are at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus due to their age: Pope Francis is 84 and former Pope Benedict is 93, according to CNN. Pope Francis […]

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Jan
2021

Pope Francis Calls Out People Who Go On Vacation To Get Away From COVID-19 RestrictionsPope Francis Calls Out People Who Go On Vacation To Get Away From COVID-19 Restrictions

January 03, 2021 12:28 PM ET Pope Francis on Sunday called out people who chose to go on vacation instead of abiding by COVID-19 restrictions. During a video address at the library of Vatican’s Apostolic Palace for a Sunday reading, the Pope explained that he had read stories in the newspaper about people leaving on […]

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Nov
2020

Pope Francis Calls Uighurs A Persecuted Group For First Time, China Calls Claim ‘Totally Groundless’Pope Francis Calls Uighurs A Persecuted Group For First Time, China Calls Claim ‘Totally Groundless’

Pope Francis has called attention to the plight of Uighurs for the first time amid criticism over the Vatican’s relationship with China, CNN reported. In “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future,” a book by Vatican papal biographer Austen Ivereigh that was published Monday, Francis named the Uighurs as among the world’s persecuted […]

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Nov
2020

Pope Francis Vows To Rid Catholic Church Of Sexual Abuse Following Vatican Report Examining Decades-Long ScandalPope Francis Vows To Rid Catholic Church Of Sexual Abuse Following Vatican Report Examining Decades-Long Scandal

Following a Vatican report examining disgraced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual misconduct, Pope Francis pledged to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse, numerous sources reported. “I renew my closeness to the victims of every abuse and the commitment of the church to eradicate this evil,” the pope said, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), […]

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Nov
2020

Vatican Says Pope Francis’ Comments On Civil Unions In Documentary Were Taken Out Of ContextVatican Says Pope Francis’ Comments On Civil Unions In Documentary Were Taken Out Of Context

The Vatican says that Pope Francis’ comments on civil unions in a documentary that aired in October were taken out of context, numerous sources reported. The remarks appeared in the documentary “Francesco,” and appeared to show the Pope saying that gay people have the right to a family and should be protected by civil union […]

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Oct
2020

Pope Francis’ Reportedly Edited Remarks On Same-Sex Civil Unions Leave Catholics In ‘Turmoil, Confusion, And Error’ Amidst Vatican Silence Pope Francis’ Reportedly Edited Remarks On Same-Sex Civil Unions Leave Catholics In ‘Turmoil, Confusion, And Error’ Amidst Vatican Silence 

Catholic bishops pushed back against remarks in which Pope Francis appeared to condone same-sex civil unions, warning that the statements as reported spread “turmoil, confusion, and error.” Media reported Wednesday that the pope had made bombshell statements condoning civil unions that were included in the documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday night in Rome.  The Catholic […]

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Oct
2020

Vatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US OfficialsVatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US Officials

The Vatican and China extended an agreement that allows Beijing to name bishops with approval from the pope, despite strong opposition from US officials who have voiced concern about human rights in China, numerous sources reported. The Vatican and Beijing announced the renewal of the 2018 China-Vatican provisional agreement, which expired Thursday.  Critics have argued […]

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Oct
2020

Mike Pompeo Meets With Vatican Officials To Discuss Relations With China Amid US Concern Over Beijing’s Crackdown On ReligionMike Pompeo Meets With Vatican Officials To Discuss Relations With China Amid US Concern Over Beijing’s Crackdown On Religion

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Vatican officials Thursday to discuss religious freedom and their differing approaches to China after Pompeo criticized the Vatican for its plans to renew an agreement with Beijing amid human rights concerns, the Associated Press reported. Pompeo spent 45 minutes in the Apostolic Palace with Cardinal Pietro Parolin […]

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