Tag Archives: Pope Francis

  • Pope Francis admits sexual abuse of nuns by priests

    Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sigh ...

  • Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests

    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. ...

  • Exploiting women for prostitution a crime against humanity: Pope

    Pope Francis branded exploitation of women for prostitution a “crime against humanity” on Monday and asked forgiveness from society for Catholic men who use prostitutes. ...

  • Pope Francis tells the media to stop pushing ‘fake news’

    Pope Francis has warned journalists not to push sensationalized news stories that are incomplete, biased, or untruthful for the sake of quickness or profit. ...

  • Pope says his defence of Rohingya was understood in Myanmar

    Predominantly Buddhist Myanmar does not recognize the mostly Muslim Rohingya as an ethnic group with its own identity, but as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. ...

  • Christians should apologise to gay people: Pope Francis

    Pope Francis said that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated. ...

  • Pope Francis to speak out for the poor and the planet at UN

    Pope Francis heads to the United Nations on Friday to deliver an appeal to world leaders to help the poor, combat climate change and end conflicts that have sent desperate refugees fleeing to Europe. ...

  • Pope urges world to act before climate change destroys planet

    Pope Francis on Thursday urged the world to act quickly to prevent "extraordinary" climate change from destroying the planet, saying rich countries must bear responsibility for creating the problem, and finance a solution. ...

  • Pope attracts world-record crowd in wet Philippines

    "There are certain realities in life we only see through eyes that are cleansed with our tears," said Pope Francis as he asked for genuine concern for others. ...

  • After Paris attacks, Pope speaks out against insulting religions

    Pope Francis speaking of last week's deadly attacks in Paris, defended freedom of expression, but said it was wrong to provoke others by insulting their religion. ...