Category Archives: Pope Francis

Francis warns journalists against libel and fear-mongering

[Austen Ivereigh] Journalism should never stoke social fears over forced migration nor destroy people’s lives through defamatory claims, Pope Francis said today, as he suggested three points for media to reflect on. “Few professions have as much influence on society … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires bishops’ guidelines on Amoris Laetitia: full text

Guidelines on implementing Amoris Laetitia written by the bishops of the pastoral area of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have made the news recently because of their strong endorsement by Pope Francis (See Crux). The guidelines were written to help … Continue reading

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Mother and the media: the holiness that captivated (most) reporters

[Austen Ivereigh] As the great river of articles and commentary now gushing forth on Mother Teresa in advance of her canonization Sunday shows, perhaps no one in the modern age – with the exception of recent popes – has managed to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s six-fold response to jihadist terror

[Austen Ivereigh] It is clear that the Islamic world is in a major crisis over the relationship of religion to politics, one comparable, in its way, to the European Wars of Religion in the seventeenth century that were eventually resolved … Continue reading

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Francis refuses to label Islam as violent, says Muslims seek peace

[Austen Ivereigh] There are violent people and fundamentalists in all religions, it is not fair to identify Islam with violence, and terrorists are often jobless Europeans in a society that no longer teaches ideals, Pope Francis told reporters on last … Continue reading

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Francis to WYD vigil: ‘Our answer to terror is fraternity’

“This is no time for denouncing anyone or fighting”, Pope Francis told a crowd of 1.6m in a field outside Krakow last night, at the World Youth Day prayer vigil, adding: “We do not want to tear down, we do … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s ‘prayer for protection from terrorism’

This afternoon at 6:00 p.m., en route to Campus Misericordiae for the World Youth Day Prayer Vigil with young people from around the world, Pope Francis made a brief visit to the Church of St. Francis directly opposite the Archbishop’s residence, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, world leader of the anti-slavery movement

[Christopher White] Today the United Nations and the international community marks modern slavery day – or as it is officially known, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – which spotlights the countless ways women, men, and children are exploited for both work and … Continue reading

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Lord Alton deplores BBC’s ‘libel’ in report of Pope’s visit to Auschwitz

Last night, a report on BBC News on Pope Francis’s visit to Auschwitz claimed that it was a visit motivated by reparation for the Church’s silence during the Holocaust. (The full clip is not available on the BBC website). In fact, the visit was … Continue reading

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