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27.11.2019

Pope Francis Calls Nuclear Weapons Immoral as Catholic Activists Face Jail For U.S. Nuke Base Action

Pope Francis Calls Nuclear Weapons Immoral as Catholic Activists Face Jail For U.S. Nuke Base Action

Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the United States dropped the first atomic bombs in 1945, killing more than 200,000 people. Pope Francis said, “A world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary.” The leader of the Cathoilc Church met with survivors of the Hiroshima and… »

19.09.2019

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the Vatican

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the Vatican

It’s 9:00 in the morning, outside the Vatican. The representation of the Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence led by its founder, Rafael de la Rubia, is entering and is part of Pope Francis’ General Audience. Many people come from different parts of the world every day… »

10.03.2019

Sexual abuse by clergy

Sexual abuse by clergy

I take this opportunity to address you today with the conviction that you are as shocked as I am by the revelations about the overwhelming number of particularly horrendous cases of sexual abuse that have been committed by a considerable number of clergymen around the world. If there is one… »

28.08.2018

Cultures of Death: Pope Francis, Apology and Child Abuse

Cultures of Death: Pope Francis, Apology and Child Abuse

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It was long overdue, but Pope Francis’s letter of condemnation and apology regarding the abuse of children by Catholic priests did sent a few ripples of comfort and reckoning.  He conceded that the Church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them”.  He acknowledged the… »

28.03.2016

Pope Francis points at weapons industry behind Brussels attack

Pope Francis points at weapons industry behind Brussels attack

Meanwhile, Pope Francis has spoken out against the role of the weapons industry in Tuesday’s deadly attack on Brussels. The pope spoke during pre-Easter rituals north of Rome on Thursday. Pope Francis: “Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, Copts, Evangelists, but brothers, children of the same god, who want to live in peace,… »

17.02.2016

Pope Francis apologizes to Mexican indigenous for history of pillage and abuse

Pope Francis apologizes to Mexican indigenous for history of pillage and abuse

Catholic leader also specifically called on native people to ‘teach mankind how to maintain a harmonious relationship with nature’ byLauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams Speaking to tens of thousands of people in an open-air mass in the southern Mexico city of San Cristóbal on Monday, Pope Francis… »

26.09.2015

Pope Francis urges U.S. Congress to end Arms Trade & open doors to immigrants

Pope Francis urges U.S. Congress to end Arms Trade & open doors to immigrants

Pope Francis has arrived in New York, where he will speak at the United Nations General Assembly. On Thursday he became the first pope ever to address a joint session of Congress. He urged nations to adopt the Golden Rule when it came to dealing with refugees, and used the… »

26.09.2015

Pope Francis speaks out to eliminate nuclear weapons

Pope Francis speaks out to eliminate nuclear weapons

Pope Francis is in the United States this week. And while he’s there, he’s speaking out forcefully for the elimination of nuclear weapons. The Vatican has a long history of standing against the spread of nuclear weapons. But this is the first time a pope has come out in support… »

25.09.2015

The Papel Encyclical: Ecological Crisis and Globalization

The Papel Encyclical: Ecological Crisis and Globalization

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, is an urgent call for a world-wide dialogue on the defining issue of the 21st century: climatic change and the future of the planet. The Papal encyclical builds upon the tradition of Catholic thought on social justice, climatic science, and contemporary social science research in… »

25.09.2015

Challenge the media trivialization of the Pope’s radical message

Challenge the media trivialization of the Pope’s radical message

 Save the Pope’s Radical Prophetic Message from Media Trivialization By Rabbi Michael Lerner – most recent editorial in Tikkun magazine The recent national conference of the Religion Newswriters Association in Philadelphia focused on preparing the several hundred media attendees for how to cover the Pope’s visit to the U.S. this… »

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