Cardinal Auza at UN: More Inclusive Economy

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Developed Nations Must Lower Protective Tariffs Zenit His remarks came at the UN in New York during the Second Committee debates on Agenda Item 17, dedicated to Macroeconomic policy questions and on Agenda Item 18, dedicated to the follow-up and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing […]

Pope Francis commits the church to protect children from abuse in the digital world

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Gerard O’Connell America Magazine (Jesuit Owned) Pope Francis today committed the Catholic Church to work “effectively and with genuine passion,” in close association with lawmakers, police authorities, technological giants in the field of social communications and other actors in civil society, for “the effective protection of the dignity of minors […]

Pope denounces porn and corruption of kids’ minds, bodies

AP VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigation involving a top papal envoy. Francis met with participants of a […]

Pope Francis tells Korean religious leaders to oppose “rhetoric of hatred”

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CRUX Amidst rising tensions between North Korea and the United States, Pope Francis told an interfaith gathering of religious leaders from South Korea that they are called to be “heralds of peace, proclaiming and embodying a nonviolent style, a style of peace, with words clearly different from the narrative of […]

Pope Francis’ Message to Rabbis: A Fruitful Dialogue

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Zenit “A moment of fruitful dialogue,” is how Pope Francis welcomed the ever growing “friendly and fraternal “ relations that link the Catholic Church and the Jewish world. Since the Conciliar Declaration Nostra Aetate, he said “we have deepened our mutual knowledge and intensified our bonds of friendship.” The Holy Father […]

Pope and Patriarch: A common declaration for a shared world

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Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis CRUX Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have issued a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, Bartholomew’s theological advisor on environmental issues, says the message comes at a time of global crisis and international instability. […]

Some U.S. experts think Pope, Patriarch may want Trump’s attention

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Christopher White CRUX U.S. Catholic climate leaders say that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew‘s joint statement on the environment are a veiled criticism at the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. The document, they argue, offers both pastoral and practical wisdom for Christian communities to work together for […]

Pope, Patriarch: ‘Cry of the earth’ and cry of the poor are one voice

Inés San Martín CRUX Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1. They both say that they’re convinced there’s no sincere and enduring solution to the ongoing ecological crisis unless “the response is concerted […]

Pope, Patriarch: Care for creation includes respect for people

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Hannah Brockhaus Catholic News Agency Vatican City, Sep 1, 2017 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew sent a joint message Friday for the World Day of Care for Creation, which says that we have lost sight of our responsibility for God’s creation, including our fellow human […]

U.S. Catholics and Protestants agree: 500 years after Reformation, they have more in common than not

Emily McFarlan Miller CRUX According to a new survey, more Protestants reported they believe salvation comes through a mix of faith and good works (52 percent) — the traditionally Catholic position — than through “faith alone” (46 percent). That belief — “sola fide” in Latin — is one of five […]