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…