Good Friday speech: Pope begs God over church scandals, global killings

Pope Francis, at Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the “shame” of humanity. He referred to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants. Francis presided at a traditional candlelight Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) service at Rome’s Colosseum attended by some 20,000 people and…

‘I may die before 2019’ – Pope Francis

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has said he might not be alive in 2019. He stated this while speaking at a vigil service on the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day last weekend. According to the Associated Press, the 80-year-old referred to his own death twice in the span of a few minutes at……

I may die before 2019 – Pope Francis

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has said he might not be alive in 2019. He stated this while speaking at a vigil service on the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day last weekend. According to the Associated Press, the 80-year-old referred to his own death twice in the span of a few minutes at…

How 15-year-old plotted to kill Catholic Pope, Francis

A New Jersey teen, Santos Colon, has pleaded guilty to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the US. The US Justice Department on Monday said the 15 years old at the time, sought to recruit a sniper to shoot the Pope as he…

Pope Francis calls sack of workers ‘very grave sin’

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, on Wednesday, said managers who close businesses or shut factories without fully considering the impact on workers and their families are committing a “very grave sin.” Francis, addressing tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square for his weekly audience, strayed from his text after mentioning he was worried about…

POPE FRANCIS DONATES 100,000 EUROS TO SYRIAN REFUGEES

In a statement released on Friday, the Vatican confirms that Pope Francis made a generous donation to the needy in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo. “The Holy Father celebrated a Mass for Syria and has sent 100,000 euro ($106,000) to the poor of Aleppo,” the statement read. The Pope has been publicly raising attention…

Catholic Church to ordain married men as priests – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has revealed that the Catholic Church may reconsider its position on not allowing older married men become ordained as priests. Pope Francis told German weekly Die Ziet yesterday that the church may consider ordaining married men who could work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests. “We must think about whether…

Trump nominated alongside the Pope for Nobel Peace Prize

Controversial US president, Donald Trump has surprisingly been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize award. Reports say Trump was nominated by an unidentified American who wants the controversial leader recognised for “his peace through strength ideology”. The names of the nominees are usually kept secret but those entitled to nominate candidates are free to…

EU leaders invited to meet Pope Francis ahead of summit in Rome

The Vatican said on Friday that Pope Francis has invited 28 leaders of EU countries for an audience before a summit in Rome marking the 60th anniversary of the EU’s founding treaty. The meeting will begin on March 24, a day before EU leaders are set to commemorate the signing of the 1957 Treaty of……

Learn from Pope Francis, Freeze urges Nigerian pastors

Vocal radio personality, Daddy Freeze born Ifedayo Olarinde has fresh words for Nigerian clergymen whom he once described as Yahoo pastors in suits. In a post on Instagram, the controversial Cool FM presenter advised that Nigerian pastors emulate the life of Pope Francis whom he says does not hate Muslims, neither does he preach for…

Pope Francis encourages women to breastfeed in public

Pope Francis Pope Francis encouraged women attending Mass at the Sistine Chapel on Sunday to breastfeed in public, telling them they could calm their crying babies by nursing them just as the Virgin Mary nursed the baby Jesus. The comments, which were reported by Vatican Radio, came as the pontiff baptized 28 babies at the…

Christmas: Pope calls for peace in a world torn by war and terrorism

Pope Francis in his Christmas message from the Vatican, has decried conflicts around the world as he called for peace, upon those who are hurt by war and , children who because of conflict have been deprived the joy of childhood. The Pope in his message reechoed the status of  Jesus Christ, as the Prince of…

Pope tasks Christians on true meaning of Xmas

Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis, on Sunday, at the Catholic festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, urged Christians to reflect on the “true” meaning of Christmas. Francis made this call during his Sunday Angelus message at the the Vatican City. “Next Sunday will be Christmas Day. In the coming week,…

President Buhari Felicitates with Pope Francis at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates Pope Francis as he turns 80 on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The President joins the Roman Catholic Church in particular, and Christendom in general, in celebrating this milestone in the life of the Pontiff, who has shown uncommon humility, generosity and love for humanity. President Buhari believes Pope Francis has…

Pope Francis turns down early 80th birthday wishes, says they bring bad luck

Pope Francis on Wednesday quipped that people should not send him early birthday wishes because, in his native Argentina, doing so brings bad luck. Francis turns 80 on Saturday for the occasion; the Vatican has opened seven email accounts that can receive birthday messages in Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German and Polish. “I…

“Birthday wishes bring bad luck”- Pope Francis

Pope Francis 1 Pope Francis on Wednesday quipped that people should not send him early birthday wishes because, in his native Argentina, doing so brings bad luck. Francis turns 80 on Saturday for the occasion; the Vatican has opened seven email accounts that can receive birthday messages in Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German…

Pope Francis grants all Catholic priests power to forgive abortion

Leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis on Monday empowered all Roman Catholic priests to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. The Pope who has demanded more inclusiveness and forgiveness in the Roman Catholic Church made the announcement in a document known as an “apostolic letter” after Sunday’s close of…

Why women will never be Catholic priests – Pope Francis

Leader of the Catholic Church Worldwide, Pope Francis, has insisted that women will never be Catholic priests. He stated that the restriction on women becoming priests will not be lifted. The Priest made this known, Wednesday, while speaking during a press conference on-board his papal plane, the Argentine. He said, “On the ordination of women…

Freed 21 Chibok girls may not be their normal selves at the moment – Pope Francis

Pope Francis, religious head of the Catholic Church worldwide has said the 21 Chibok girls released should undergo psychological evaluation by experts because of their traumatic experience. He made the statement through his representative, President of Pontifical Mission Societies (Nigeria), Rev. Fr. George Ajana, during this year’s World Mission Sunday, at Our Lady Queen of…

PHOTONEWS: Emir of Kano, Sanusi meets Pope Francis

The Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, on Tuesday met with Pope Francis at the Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi, Italy for the annual World Day of Prayer. The three-day event which was established by John Paul II, 30 years ago was held in Assisi, central Italy and had over 400 religious leaders in attendance….

Pope Francis says killing in God’s name is ‘satanic’

Pope Francis, on Wednesday, described the act of killing in God’s name as “satanic.” He said this during a mass at St Martha’s chapel in honour of a French Priest identified as, Jacques Hamel, whose throat was slit by jihadists in July this year. Recall that Hamel had on July 26 2016, while presiding over…

Pope Francis declares Mother Theresa a saint at Vatican ceremony

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Mother Theresa a saint for her work to humanity at a ceremony at the Vatican. He performed the ceremony to canonise the nun, at a mass besieged by thousands of pilgrims at the St Peter’s Square. The Pope attributed two miraculous cures of the sick after her death in 1997 to her…

Mother Teresa to be made saint on Sunday by Pope Francis

Kolodiejchuk affirmed: “Affectionately called the “saint of the gutters” during her lifetime, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made an official saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, just 19 years after her death The post Mother Teresa to be made saint on Sunday by Pope Francis appeared first on The Eagle Online –…

Mother Teresa to be made saint on Sunday by Pope Francis

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, is set to become a Catholic saint on Sunday in an open-air Mass led by Pope Francis. Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Canadian priest who promoted her sainthood cause, said on Thursday in Vatican that hundreds of thousands of faithful are expected…

Pilgrims trek to Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization

When a massive crowd converges on St. Peter’s Square this Sunday to watch Pope Francis make Mother Teresa a Catholic saint, Janet and Steve Ray will have a perch with a bird’s-eye view: the roof of the Vatican.           

Pilgrims trek to Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization

When a massive crowd converges on St. Peter’s Square this Sunday to watch Pope Francis make Mother Teresa a Catholic saint, Janet and Steve Ray will have a perch with a bird’s-eye view: the roof of the Vatican.           

Pilgrims trek to Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization

When a massive crowd converges on St. Peter’s Square this Sunday to watch Pope Francis make Mother Teresa a Catholic saint, Janet and Steve Ray will have a perch with a bird’s-eye view: the roof of the Vatican.           

Pilgrims trek to Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization

When a massive crowd converges on St. Peter’s Square this Sunday to watch Pope Francis make Mother Teresa a Catholic saint, Janet and Steve Ray will have a perch with a bird’s-eye view: the roof of the Vatican.           

Pilgrims trek to Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization

When a massive crowd converges on St. Peter’s Square this Sunday to watch Pope Francis make Mother Teresa a Catholic saint, Janet and Steve Ray will have a perch with a bird’s-eye view: the roof of the Vatican.           

Pilgrims trek to Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization

When a massive crowd converges on St. Peter’s Square this Sunday to watch Pope Francis make Mother Teresa a Catholic saint, Janet and Steve Ray will have perch with a bird’s-eye view: the roof of the Vatican.           

Mother Theresa To Be Made Saint On Sunday By Pope Francis

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, is set to become a Catholic saint on Sunday in an open-air Mass led by Pope Francis. Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Canadian priest who promoted her sainthood cause, said on Thursday in Vatican that hundreds of thousands of faithful are expected…

Pilgrims trek to Rome for Mother Teresa's canonization

When a massive crowd converges on St. Peter’s Square this Sunday to watch Pope Francis make Mother Teresa a Catholic saint, Janet and Steve Ray will have perch with a bird’s-eye view: the roof of the Vatican.           

Mother Teresa To Be Named Catholic Saint On Sunday

One of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is set to become a Catholic saint on Sunday in an open-air Mass led by Pope Francis. Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Canadian priest who promoted her sainthood cause, said on Thursday in Vatican that hundreds of thousands of faithful are expected…

Mother Teresa to be made a saint

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, is set to become a Catholic saint on Sunday in an open-air Mass led by Pope Francis. Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Canadian priest who promoted her sainthood cause, said on Thursday in Vatican that hundreds of thousands…

The youth and joblessness: Nigeria’s enigma

Concluding  his address to the youth of the diocese of Abruzzo and Molise, Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Castelpetroso, Italy on July 5, 2014, Pope Francis said, “I would not like to finish without saying a few words on a problem that affects you as you experience it in your current life: unemployment. ……

Pope not involved in Colombian peace deal- Vatican

Pope Francis Pope Francis has turned down a request to play a role in the peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group. The Vatican in a statement issued on Wednesday in in Vatican City said that an invitation was sent to his Holiness in early August…