Tag: Pope Francis

Pope Opens Easter Week Celebrations in Mass Without Congregation

Henry Solomon- April 5, 2020

Pope Francis on Sunday began Easter week celebrations in St Peter’s Basilica under extraordinary circumstances, with no congregation allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Francis ... Read More

Pope’s video message on COVID-19: ‘It’s Hard Moment For All of Us’

Henry Solomon- April 3, 2020

Pope Francis on Friday issued a special video message calling on people around the world not to lose faith and to comfort each other through ... Read More

Migration policies : Pope calls for `change in mindset’

admin- June 14, 2018

Pope Francis has called for a “change in mindset’’ on migration policies, saying international cooperation was vital, as Italy and France engaged in a diplomatic ... Read More

Pope Urges Chinese catholics to pay allegiance to Holy See

admin- May 23, 2018

 Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See. The appeal is coming amid what appears ... Read More

All Chile’s 34 Bishops Resign Over Sex Abuse Cover-up Scandal

Arowobusoye Samuel- May 18, 2018

Thirty-four Chilean bishops have offered their resignation to Pope Francis over allegations that they covered up clergy sex abuse scandals. In a statement read out ... Read More

Church That Has The Poor at Heart Remains Tuned to The Channel of God – Pope

Henry Solomon- April 20, 2018

The main concern of the Catholic Church must be to help the poor, Pope Francis said on a Friday pilgrimage to southern Italy in honour ... Read More

Pope Equates Care for Migrants to Opposing Abortion

Henry Solomon- April 9, 2018

Caring for migrants and the poor is as holy a pursuit as opposing abortion, Pope Francis declared in a major document issued by the Vatican ... Read More

Gaza clashes: Pope urges ‘reconciliation for the Holy Land’

admin- April 2, 2018

Pope Francis used an Easter Sunday message to call for “reconciliation” between Palestinians and Israelis, after recent clashes in the Gaza Strip left more than ... Read More

Pope Stresses “Unity in Diversity” as He Meets Religious Leaders in Myanmar

Henry Solomon- November 28, 2017

Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday, stressing the importance of “unity in diversity”. Pope Francis made no mention the ... Read More

Pope Offers ‘Prayerful Solidarity’ To Iran-Iraq Earthquake Victims

Abdul Jimoh- November 13, 2017

Pope Francis has offered “prayerful solidarity” to victims of the earthquake which killed more than 400 people in a border region between Iran and Iraq. ... Read More

We Have Decided To Let our Son Go – Baby Charlie Gard’s Parents

Henry Solomon- July 25, 2017

Terminally-ill Baby Charlie Gard has been set free by his parents to die, two weeks before he marked his first birthday on earth. The parents ... Read More

Pope Francis Wades Into Ethnic Crisis in Ahiara Church

Suleiman Idris- June 9, 2017

                   Bishop Ebere Okpaleke, left: unwanted in Ahiara (more…) Read More

Christmas: Pope calls for peace in a world torn by war and terrorism

inno.korie- December 25, 2016

Pope Francis in his Christmas message from the Vatican, has decried conflicts around the world as he called for peace, upon those who are hurt ... Read More

President Buhari Felicitates with Pope Francis at 80

Arowobusoye Samuel- December 16, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates Pope Francis as he turns 80 on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The President joins the Roman Catholic Church in particular, ... Read More

#BREAKING Pope Francis creates commission to examine possibility of female deacons in the Catholic Church

Arowobusoye Samuel- August 2, 2016

Pope Francis today instituted a committee to examine possibility of having female deacons in the Catholic Church. Females are not allowed to be deacons in ... Read More

Pope On Family Values: Vatican Calls For Compassionate Church’s Understanding Towards Imperfection

Henry Solomon- April 8, 2016

Pope Francis has called for a Church that is less strict and more compassionate toward `imperfect’ Catholics. He said on Friday in Vatican City that ... Read More

Pope Francis Speeds Up Vatican Streamlining In Surprise Synod Move

Suleiman Idris- October 23, 2015

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis on Thursday accelerated his streamlining of the Vatican bureaucracy by announcing plans to create a new ministry which will ... Read More