Monday, 17 December 2018

Tag Archives: Pope Francis

Pope Francis says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a “contract killer”. “Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone,” Francis said in an address to worshippers in the Vatican. “Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem,” he ...

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Pope decries human trafficking for forced labor, sex trade

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis is urging everyone to combat the “shameful crime” of human trafficking, noting that it’s often linked to migrant smuggling. In remarks Sunday to the public in St. Peter’s Square, Francis decried that many adults and children are trafficked into slavery for forced labor, sex businesses, organ ...

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Archbishop of Karachi appointed as Cardinal in Vatican

VATICAN: Archbishop of Karachi Joseph Coutts was elevated as Cardinal by Pope Francis. He is one of the 14 Catholic churchmen from five continents who were promoted to the rank of cardinal. Born on July 21, 1945, Coutts is the second Pakistani ever to be elevated to the position of ...

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Pope Francis prays for peace in Central African Republic

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has offered a prayer in St. Peter’s Square for an end to violence in the deeply impoverished Central African Republic, which he visited 2½ years ago. Francis during his traditional Sunday blessing recalled the serious violence in recent days that left many, including a priest, dead. ...

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Pope seeks forgiveness for sex abuse scandals

SANTIAGO: Pope Francis opened his visit to Chile by asking forgiveness for child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in the South American country. “I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to children on the part of ...

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Pope enjoys a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday. Around 100,000 Bangladeshi Catholics crammed into a park in central Dhaka, cheering and chanting “viva il papa” (“long live the pope”) as Francis was driven through the ...

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Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

YANGON: Pope Francis will be meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s different religious communities at the Catholic archbishop’s residence in Yangon. He arrived in the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet separately Tuesday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital. Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist with ...

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