This is the official app of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, a statement from the Vatican said.
Some Polish bishops should lose their jobs after Pope Francis receives a report in February that will accuse them of failing in their duty to report pedophile cases inside the country’s powerful Catholic Church, activists said on Monday.
Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world, urged people on Tuesday to see differences as a source of richness instead of danger and called for reconciliation in places torn apart by conflict.
The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has advised politicians across the world to see politics as service to society and an opportunity to impact on human communities and institutions.
Pope Francis said on Friday that no one in the Catholic Church would avoid punishment if found guilty of child sexual abuse.
Pope Francis will say the first Mass by a pontiff on the Arabian peninsula in February and visit one of its largest mosques when he travels to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The two are Cardinal George Pell of Australia and Francisco Javier Errázuriz of Chile. Both have been the subject of allegations related to sexual abuse — accusations they have denied.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the president felicitated with the government and people of Anambra for the deserved award on the governor.
Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book.
Francis stressed that it was vital to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.
The pontiff’s message was delivered on Sunday by Rev.Fr. Solomon Ukeyima, at the Saint Joseph Parish, Nyiman in Makurdi, to mark the World Missions Day.
The Catholic Church must not be “choked or crushed’’ by its “own shortcomings, mistakes and sins,’’ Pope Francis said as he opened a month long meeting of Bishops on Wednesday.
“We can initiate an unprecedented process that we hope will help to heal the wounds of the past.
Pope Francis on Tuesday warned, that nations should not measure their strength by their military capability to prevail over others.
Pope Francis on Tuesday said young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.
Pope Francis and sexual abuse scandal in the church.
In a letter posted on the website of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, its president Cardinal Oswald Gracias said Pope Francis had received the bishop’s request to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral responsibilities.