Religion News Service
Bill O’Reilly Greeted by Pope Hours before Fox News Announces Ouster
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hours before Bill O’Reilly’s ouster at Fox News was announced, the cable TV personality was greeted by Pope Francis on Wednesday (April 19) during the pontiff’s weekly audience in St. Peter’s...
After Syrian Gas Attack, Pope Francis Calls on World Leaders: ‘End This Tragedy’
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Pope Francis condemned the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed over 100 people in Syria and renewed his call for an urgent political solution to end the war.
Steven Spielberg Movie to Examine Notorious Catholic Kidnapping of Jewish Boy
Friday, February 24, 2017
It was a heart-wrenching story that bitterly divided Catholics and Jews in Italy and provoked an international scandal more than 150 years ago.
In a New Video, Pope Francis Urges Compassion for Refugees, People on the Margins
Friday, February 3, 2017
Pope Francis called for greater compassion for refugees and marginalized people less than a week after President Trump ordered a temporary immigration ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Trump Ban Will Hurt Christian Refugees Fleeing Conflict, Say Iraqi Catholic Leaders
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
As confusion continued over President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim countries, Catholic leaders from Iraq are warning that the policy change will hurt thousands of...
Bethlehem Shrine’s Treasures Being Restored
Friday, January 13, 2017
It is revered by different Christian sects and draws more than a million visitors to the Holy Land every year, making it the biggest tourist attraction in the Palestinian territories.
Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Quake Zone
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Pope Francis made a surprise trip on Tuesday (Oct. 4) to survivors in cities devastated by a powerful earthquake that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy in August.
Pope Francis Warns Syria Aggressors They Will Face Divine Wrath
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Pope Francis said those bombing civilians in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo will be “accountable to God” for their actions as he renewed his appeals for peace amid an intensifying civil war in...
In Assisi, Pope Francis Lunches with World Refugees
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Pope Francis met with refugees and leaders of religious faiths including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus who joined him for a day of prayer for peace in Assisi, home of his namesake, the...
Mother Teresa Now Officially ‘St. Teresa’
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Mother Teresa, the tiny nun who devoted her life to the poor, was declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican as he celebrated her “daring and courage” and described her as a role model for all...
Mother Teresa’s Keys to Sainthood: Sharing Poverty and Showing Mercy
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
She may have worked in the gutters of Kolkata but she is considered one of the most influential women in the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Faith-Based Volunteers Help Search for Quake Victims
Friday, August 26, 2016
Faith-based volunteers are joining civil protection teams sifting through the collapsed buildings and debris of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy this week as the search for...
Pope Francis Meets Women Rescued from Sex Trade
Monday, August 15, 2016
In yet another sign of his strong stance against human trafficking, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to 20 women who have been rescued from sexual slavery.
Pope Francis Invites Syrian Refugees to Lunch in Vatican
Friday, August 12, 2016
Pope Francis had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees at his private residence at the Vatican on Thursday (Aug. 11), sending a powerful message to those in the West fervently opposed to welcoming those...
Catholic Nuns under Siege in Syria Appeal for Help
Monday, August 8, 2016
Despite intense bombing and severe food shortages, several Carmelite nuns are refusing to abandon the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and have appealed for urgent aid.
Pope Francis Names Panel to Study Ordaining Women Deacons
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Following through on a pledge he made to a group of nuns last May, Pope Francis has established a special commission to study whether the Catholic Church should take the historic step of ordaining...
Pope Francis Condemns Slaying of French Priest
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Pope Francis condemned the murder of an elderly French priest, calling it a “barbarous killing” as the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the brutal attack at a Catholic Church in northern...
Pope Francis Takes a Victory Lap after Brokering US-Cuba Breakthrough
Friday, December 19, 2014
Pope Francis welcomed the renewal of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba on Thursday, saying he was happy to see an end to a half-century standoff between the two nations.
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