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Cut The Debt Of Poor Countries, Pope Tells IMF, World Bank

Cut The Debt Of Poor Countries, Pope Tells IMF, World Bank

 Pope Francis has told world financial chiefs that poor countries hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus need to have their debt burden reduced and be given a greater say in global decision making. In a letter to the participants of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s annual spring meeting, the pope said […]

Pope Francis Appoints More Women To Vatican Posts

Pope Francis Appoints More Women To Vatican Posts

Pope Francis has appointed two women to Vatican posts previously held only by men, in back-to-back moves giving women more empowerment in the male-dominated Holy See. He appointed Nathalie Becquart, a French member of the Xaviere Missionary Sisters, on Saturday as co-undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops, a department that prepares major meetings of world […]

Pope, In New Decree, Formally Allows More Roles For Women In Church

Pope, In New Decree, Formally Allows More Roles For Women In Church

Pope Francis, in another step towards greater equality for women in the Roman Catholic Church, on Monday changed its law to formally codify their roles as altar servers, distributors of communion and readers at liturgies. The pope’s decree formalised practices already common in many countries. But the change in the Code of Canon Law means […]

Pope Says Coronavirus Should Spark New Environmental Awareness

Pope Says Coronavirus Should Spark New Environmental Awareness

The drastic reduction in pollution during coronavirus lockdowns around the world should lead to greater concern for the environment as restrictions are lifted, Pope Francis said on Sunday. At his Sunday address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the pandemic made many people reflect on their relationship with the environment. The square reopened to the […]

Pope Names First Woman To Senior Vatican Diplomatic Post

Pope Names First Woman To Senior Vatican Diplomatic Post

Pope Francis on Wednesday named the first woman to hold a high-ranking post in the Secretariat of State, the male-dominated Vatican’s diplomatic and administrative nerve centre. Italian laywoman Francesca Di Giovanni, 66, will assume a newly-created post in a division known as the Section for Relations with States where she takes the rank of under-secretary, […]

Pope Hosts Meal For 1,500 Needy People

Pope Hosts Meal For 1,500 Needy People

Pope Francis hosted 1,500 homeless and needy people for lunch on Sunday as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor. The menu for all in the Vatican’s large audience hall, including the pope, was lasagne, chicken in cream of mushroom sauce, potatoes, sweets, fruit, and coffee. The pope’s guests were brought […]

The Church Should Admit History Of Male Domination, Abuse Of Women – Pope Francis

The Church Should Admit History Of Male Domination, Abuse Of Women – Pope Francis

The pontiff said the church must face up to its suppression of women but indicated he would not back female priests Pope Francis, addressing an array of scandals, said on Tuesday the Roman Catholic Church had to acknowledge a history of male domination and sexual abuse of women and children and repair its reputation among […]

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that Pope Francis is deeply concerned about herdsmen killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. Onaiyekan, who spoke with Daily Sun from the Vatican, said though the Pope would not speak in the news media as they (Bishops) do, the Pope […]

Pope Francis Arrives In Cairo Seeking To Mend Ties With Islam

Pope Francis Arrives In Cairo Seeking To Mend Ties With Islam

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Islamic religious leaders just as Egypt’s ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have threatened to wipe it out. In an address to the Egyptian people this week, Francis spoke of his hope that his visit would help bring […]

Pope’s Christmas Message Offers Hope In World Hit By Terrorism, War

Pope’s Christmas Message Offers Hope In World Hit By Terrorism, War

Pope Francis on Sunday offered a Christmas hope for peace in a world lacerated by war and terrorism, urging people to remember migrants, refugees and those hit by economic instability caused by “idolatry of money”. Francis, marking the fourth Christmas season since his election in 2013, also urged Palestinians and Israelis, facing renewed tension after […]

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