Tag Archives: Pope Francis

  • In Christmas message, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

    Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making Covid-19 vaccines available to all, condemning nationalism and individualism. ...

  • China criticizes pope over comment on Uyghur Muslim minority

    China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uyghur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all.” ...

  • Pope Francis calls for world without nuclear weapons

    Pope Francis Sunday described the use of nuclear bombs as "a crime", as he took his appeal for an end to atomic weapons to Hiroshima in an emotional meeting with survivors. ...

  • 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. ...