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 […]

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 […]

‘I consulted a psychoanalyst,’ Pope Francis reveals in new book

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CRUX In a tell-all conversation with a French sociologist, Pope Francis opened up about his visits to a psychoanalyst during his time in Argentina, the importance of Christian roots and of Arab heritage in Europe, the resistance to his apostolic letter on marriage ‘Amoris Laetitia‘ and social issues like abortion […]

Pope asks world leaders to listen to ‘cry of the Earth’

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AP  Pope Francis is urging world leaders to “listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor” and take measures to protect the environment. Francis made the appeal Wednesday in announcing that he and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Patriarch Bartholomew I, would […]

Melania will be first White House Catholic since Kennedy

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Daily Mail When Melania Trump recited The Lord’s Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with ‘Let us pray’ and ‘Our Father who art in heaven‘ when she introduced the president that evening: […]