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Pope Francis Apologizes After Video of Him Hand-Slapping Woman Goes Viral

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 6:00pm 1/2/2020 at 6:00pm
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If this incident is an omen for 2020, then this year is going to be another challenging one for the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis has apologized after he hand-slapped a woman who had aggressively grabbed his hand while he greeted pilgrims at the Vatican during a New Year’s Eve event.

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“Pachamama” Statues Retrieved From Tiber May be Displayed Again at Vatican

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00am 10/29/2019 at 11:00am
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Last week, we reported that faithful Catholics threw primitive figurines in the Tiber that were used in a Vatican garden ceremony and placed by an altar in Rome’s Church of Santa Maria in Transpontina. The...

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Pope Francis Ponders Dropping Celibacy Requirements for Some Priests

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9:00am 10/10/2019 at 9:00am
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During a gathering of South American bishops at the Vatican, Pope Francis urged them to consider dropping celibacy requirements for some priests to address a severe priest shortage in remote areas of the region.

The three-week Synod of Bishops for the Amazon also will address crucial regional topics ranging from protection of...

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Pope Francis’ approval rating plummets in wake of new priest sex abuse scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:00am 10/3/2018 at 11:00am

As a Catholic, I have been following the response of the Catholic Church to the detailed testimony of former Vatican diplomat Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that the Vatican knew about the sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by an American cardinal and covered it up.

So far, American Catholics are giving the pontiff low...

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Pope Francis holds emergency summit with US bishops amid more allegations of harassment and cover-ups

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 14, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/14/2018 at 3:00pm

Pope Francis has just concluded an emergency summit with U.S. bishops over the growing sex abuse crisis and cover-up scandal that has impacted the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of the revelations in by a Pennsylvania grand jury and the details offered in a letter recently published by Archbishop Carlo...

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Is Catholic Church leadership deflecting instead of genuflecting?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:00am 9/4/2018 at 11:00am
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The response to the testimony offered by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C., that accused several senior church officials of complicity in covering up allegations of sexual abuse of minors and young men by former Archbishop of Washington D.C., Theodore McCarrick, has been nothing...

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Archbishop’s shocking letter reveals scandal and priority schism in Catholic Church

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/29/2018 at 1:00pm

A shocking 11-page letter by a former apostolic nuncio (a papal diplomat) to the United States has rocked the Catholic world after it was widely released last week.

The testimony offered by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2016, accuses several senior...

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Pope Francis Responds to Sex Abuse Scandal: ‘We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:00am 8/20/2018 at 11:00am
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About six days after a report dropped that detailed the child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania, Pope Francis has released a statement tearing apart those involved in the abuse and cover-up. From

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Pope Francis summons Big Oil to Vatican for “Climate Change” sermon

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 12:00pm 6/2/2018 at 12:00pm

Ireland has long been seen as a bastion of the Catholic Church, but its May 25 vote to end national ban on abortion is evidence that the nation is taking a secular turn. Interestingly, Pope Francis was silent during the campaigns on...

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Catholic Clergy and Scholars Present “Formal Filial Correction” to Pope Francis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 10:30am 9/24/2017 at 10:30am

When Pope Francis became head of the Catholic church, many were hopeful that the dynamic and humble priest would blossom into a great leader.

It appears now that the Pope’s social justice agenda is not appealing to a good portion of the Catholic faithful.

Several dozen Catholic clergy members and lay scholars have...

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Pope Changes Vatican Stance on Baby Charlie Gard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 6:00pm 7/4/2017 at 6:00pm
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Last week, the European Court of Human Rights caused international outrage when the judges decided to side with British courts to remove life support for 10-month-old Charlie Gard, refusing to allow his parents to take him to America for trial therapy, even though they raised more than $1 million for it....

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Why is Pope Francis nixing bullet-proof vehicle for his Cairo visit?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:30am 4/25/2017 at 8:30am

It is being reported that, despite the numerous attack on Christians in Egypt, the head of the Catholic Church has shunned using an armored vehicle when he tours the nati...

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UNESCO don’t give a **** – Pope Francis says God promised Holy Land to Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:15pm 10/27/2016 at 2:15pm

This is a follow up to our prior post, UNESCO hardest hit: 2700 year old Hebrew papyrus mentions Jerusalem.

JNS reports, Pope Francis says God promised the Holy Land to Jews:

Pope Francis declared that God promised the Holy Land to the people of Israel in a speech at the Vatican in Rome Wednesday.

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Pope Questioned About Accepting Only Muslim Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:00pm 4/24/2016 at 12:00pm

Apparently, Pope Francis shares Obama’s view of Middle Eastern Christian refugees.  Despite the State Department’s reluctant statement that ISIS is committing genocide on Christians and on other Muslims throughout the Middle East, the Obama admin has been deporting and denying refuge to Middle Eastern refugees . . .  those who...

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Europe Still in Denial about Migrant Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:30pm 3/6/2016 at 5:30pm

Europeans are facing a serious set of problems associated with the influx of Middle Eastern migrants and refugees.

You can read LI’s coverage here.  Following are some additional developments:

German Water Park Forced to Segregate Men and Women

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Pope Francis suggests contraceptives use may be OK for Zika protection

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/22/2016 at 1:00pm

The drama that ensued over Pope Francis’ remarks about wall-building, Donald Trump, and Christianity last week overshadowed another intriguing papal statement about contraception.

Catholic doctrine bans the use of artificial contraception. In remarks to the press, Pope Francis suggested that some forms of birth control may be used to prevent the spread...

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Pope’s Plane Targeted by Laser, No Indication Trump Involved

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 19, 2016 at 11:30am 2/19/2016 at 11:30am

While Pope Francis’ remarks about Donald Trump were off target, a laser attack during his flight to Mexico was not.

The airline that carried Pope Francis to Mexico says the plane carrying the pontiff was hit by a laser light from the ground as it arrived on Friday.

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