"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- Pope Francis flew back Jan. 19th from the Philippines, ending a week-long trip to Asia that he had started in Sri Lanka. Show More Summary
Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, a year after an attack by a gull and a crow on the symbolic birds set off protests by animal protection groups reports the New York Times. For years, children had joined the pope at a window of the Vicious Bird Attack Prompts Vatican Balloons For Peace is an article from: The Inquisitr News
Yesterday, the Catholic Church released hordes of colorful balloons in St. Peter's Square, a gesture meant to symbolize the triumph of Satan's power over life on earth. Read more...
After doves released last year were attacked
Pope Francis ended a Vatican tradition of releasing doves for peace in St. Peter's Square after last year's controversy.
A year after Pope Francis and a couple of children released two doves from his studio window in St. Peter's Square to disastrous results, the Vatican chose today to instead release balloons in the name of peace. The doves tradition begun by Pope John Paul II bit the dust after...
Direct from the Vatican: Put down that cell phone! Back away from the Twitter feed!
Pope Francis on Thursday told Italian police officers in charge of security around the Vatican that he saw “shadows and dangers”, but urged them not to give in to fear. “On the horizon we see shadows and dangers which worry humanity,” he said in the wake of an increase in...
This past weekend, during a small press conference on a jet back to Rome from his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis criticized the tradition—usually encouraged by the Vatican—of Catholic couples having large broods. “Some think that—excuse the word—that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits,” the National Catholic Reporter quotes the pope as saying. “No.”
In Tacloban, during an organized luncheon with victims from Typhoon Haiyan, the pope was hand delivered a letter including a call for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels.
Pope Francis concluded his trip to Asia on Sunday with an open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd in Manila that the Vatican and the government said drew up to seven million people, the largest ever for a papal event.
By Philip Pullella and Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Pope Francis concluded his trip to Asia on Sunday with an open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd in Manila that the Vatican and the government said drew up to seven million people, the largest ever for a papal event. Show More Summary
As Pope Francis leads a softening of homophobic attitudes from within the Vatican, tour groups will soon see the gay-themed art on display there.
Michael Sam Shares Proposal Pictures On Social Media With news breaking that the openly-gay player had proposed to his college sweetheart Vito Cammisano last week, Sam confirmed the chatter with pics from their engagement day in Vatican City. He posted
The Vatican is in full damage control following the pope’s latest controversial remarks. On Thursday Pope Francis defended the Charlie Hebdo Islamic killers, saying, “If my good friend says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch.” … Continue reading ?
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Michael Sam gets down on one knee while popping the question to his longtime boyfriend Vito Cammisano in a brand new pic posted on Twitter! “@Vitcamm Thank you for saying yes ????????????,” the 25-year-old football player captioned the pic, which reportedly took place at St. Peter’s Basilica. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michael [...]
TMZ is calling it "an act of defiance."
Michael Sam clearly wanted to make a statement when he proposed to his longtime BF -- 'cause the football player popped the question right in Vatican City. Sam posted the pic... which shows HE was the one who got down on one knee and popped…
On the heels of the Vatican's announcement that the Pope intends to urge support for an international agreement to fight global warming by reducing human emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel energy use, a new peer-reviewed scientific paper reveals powerful evidence that CO2 emissions contribute far less to global warming than widely thought.