(VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican has dodged a series of questions posed by a U.N. committee about clerical sexual abuse by noting that the Holy See doesn’t control the actions of every Catholic in the world, much less every Catholic priest, parish or school. Show More Summary
Post by Ericka Sóuter. When you hear the name "The Pope," certain things come to mind. Vatican City. His Army of Cardinals. That bulletproof "Pope mobile" he wheels around in. Conservative stances on just about EVERYTHING. But Pope Francis is breaking down those long-held stereotypes. Show More Summary
Rush Limbaugh, who never fails to pander to the fear and entitlement of his audience, accuses Pope Francis of “pure Marxism” as Caitlin MacNeal reports on Talking Points Memo. “I have been numerous times to the Vatican. It wouldn’t exist without tons of money,” Limbaugh said in a show titled “It’s Sad How Wrong Pope [...]
Access to the Gutenberg Bible and other ancient manuscripts has just gotten easier.The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian Library put the first of 1.5 million pages of their precious manuscripts online Tuesday, bringing...Show More Summary
The People's Pope puts faith into action. The post Pope Francis Sneaks Out Of The Vatican At Night To Serve The Homeless appeared first on ThinkProgress.
He's been referred to as "Super-Pope" for his superheroic feats of faith, but is Pope Francis an honest-to-Godness superhero? Read more...
Before Pope Francis created a controversy by denouncing “trickle-down” economics, the pro-growth policies associated with President Reagan, Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting the Vatican and acting like a religious believer. Putin made the sign of the cross, gave the pope a Virgin Mary icon, and bent over to kiss it. The pope followed suit. […]
You've probably heard the scuttlebutt about the U.S. allegedly "closing" its embassy at the Vatican. It's a lie. In fact, the State Department is merely moving the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to a facility that includes our embassy in Italy. Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY — Nearly one billion people — about one in eight people — still go hungry in a world that is able to achieve rising food production. In an effort to reflect, raise awareness and encourage action in the fight against hunger, Caritas Internationalis is launching a global “wave of prayer” next Tuesday at […]
GQ just released its list of the 25 least influential people of 2013, and rounding out the top spot is none other than retired pro basketball player Dennis Rodman. Aside from visiting the Vatican in March to "help" with the process of choosing a new pope, the eccentric former Chicago Bulls star lacked influence for another, pretty big reason. Show More Summary
Pope Francis isn’t the first Bishop of Rome to criticize the free market. While Benedict XVI didn’t exactly win awards for Vatican City’s most charismatic bachelor, he was still a strong supporter of universal education and financial reform. John Paul II, a man raised beneath the oppression of the Iron Curtain, penned an entire encyclical...
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Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Pope Francis at the Vatican. According to the DPA news agency, Netanyahu brought with him a slightly unusual gift: A book about the Spanish inquisition. The leader of the world's only...Show More Summary
The Pope, according to the Catholic News Service, once worked as a nightclub bouncer. …the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported the pope told churchgoers Sunday that he used to make money by kicking people out of clubs as a bouncer, according to the Catholic News Service. He told the group of parishioners that his work […]
Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for a 25-minute closed-door exchange in the Vatican on Monday.
VATICAN CITY — Every month the Vatican releases the pope’s prayer intentions. The general prayer intention for December is “That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.” The pope’s mission intention is: “That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior’s coming.” […]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during a 25-minute meeting at the Vatican on Monday. Accompanied by his wife Sara, Netanyahu gave the Pope a copy of a book about the Spanish inquisition written by his father, a prominent historian, bearing the inscription: “To His Holiness Pope Francis, great guardian of [...]
Ross Douthat has noticed that Pope Francis is not exactly the Ted Cruz of the Vatican. After Francis’s latest headline-making exhortation, which roves across the entire life of the church but includes a sharp critique of consumer capitalism...Show More Summary