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Pope Francis, the 'cold-call pope', reaches out and touches a lot of people

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Of all the novelties that Pope Francis has brought to the Vatican, few have endeared him to the public — and unsettled his aides — as much as his penchant for picking up the phone and calling someone out of the blue. popefrancis ...
Are US Bishops Attacking Pope Francis?

- 4 days ago @ patheos.com: In a highly biased report, radical progressive Michael Sean Winters twisted the Archbishop's comments into criticism of Pope Francis. Archbishop Chaput replied, “There are people who…deliberately want to twist the truth, and divide the Church, and use ...

Is Pope Francis Duping Liberals on Marriage?

- 4 days ago @ spectator.org: It's no secret that liberals adore Pope Francis. The more secular the “progressive,” the greater the reverence for the new man in the Vatican. Liberals—which includes liberal Catholics and Protestants as well as secularists—see the pontiff as the ...

Pope Francis to pay official visit to the European Parliament

- 4 days ago @ europarl.europa.eu: "We are very honoured and proud to receive Pope Francis in the European Parliament. Through his speech to the European Parliament he will have the opportunity to address the millions of citizens represented by our Members," President Schulz said ahead ...

Pope Francis says greed will 'destroy the world'

- 4 days ago @ independent.co.uk: Pope Francis has urged world leaders to be more altruistic and to better look out for the poor and hungry — or else mankind's greed will destroy will world. In a speech at the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, the 77-year-old Pope ...

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Clearing up five misconceptions about Pope Francis

Chicago Tribune: Pope Francis' critiques of capitalism are only his personal opinions. Francis is not shy in his economic teachings. His papal exhortation last year, "The Joy of the Gospel," included the declarations: "No to an economy of exclusion ... such an economy ...

Pope Francis criticises 'haggard' Europe

Pope tells Strasbourg's European assembly that "elderly" continent needs to help migrants and reclaim global leadership.

Pope confirms calling Spanish sex abuse victim

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese.

Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and "haggard" Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for the elderly and create jobs for the unemployed.

Pope says orders investigation into sexual abuse in Spain

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Tuesday he had personally ordered an investigation into a case of sexual abuse of a minor by priests in Spain because he felt the church should not hide the truth. Three Spanish Catholic priests and a lay person were arrested in Granada on Monday. The case emerged after a man wrote to the pope telling him of how he had been molested when he ...

Pope Francis blasts 'haggard' Europe

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) - Pope Francis launched a withering attack Tuesday on a "haggard" Europe, urging it to reclaim global leadership after years of crisis and to take in migrants before the Mediterranean becomes a "vast cemetery".

Pope Urges ‘Aged and Weary’ Europe to Accept Migrants and Reject Hunger

The Pontiff uses address to the European Parliament to argue that migrants need "acceptance and assistance"

Pope Francis calls Europe 'tired and pessimistic' during visit to European Parliament

JC Finley STRASBOURG, France, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Pope Francis expressed disappointment Tuesday in a Europe that he says has become "a bit tired and pessimistic" and urged leaders to promote universal rights.

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Pope Francis urges Europeans to reject 'throwaway culture'

Washington Post: STRASBOURG, France — Pope Francis on Tuesday (Nov. 25) urged European leaders to reject a “throwaway culture” that treats people like “cogs in a machine” too easily discarded through abortion and euthanasia. In a highly critical address amid tight ...

Pope Francis attacks EU over treatment of immigrants

The Guardian: The European Union has aged and grown tired, forfeiting ideas and ideals in favour of pen-pushing, Pope Francis has complained in the first papal address to the European parliament in quarter of a century. The first non-European pontiff in 1,200 years ...

Pope Francis warns European ideal replaced by 'bureaucratic technicalities' of EU

Telegraph.co.uk: As the first pontiff from the new world, Argentina, and the first non-European to hold the office for almost 1,300 years, Pope Francis has broken with the Roman Catholic Church's traditionally unconditional support for the EU. The last Pope to address ...

Europe awaits Pope Francis' EU homily

Deutsche Welle: As one German news agency put it, "It will be one of the shortest foreign visits by a pope in the history of the Holy See." In truth, Pope Francis will not be visiting France, or Europe, but rather two EU institutions. The pontificate will speak before ...

Pope Francis hits out at 'bureaucratic' Europe

Pope's surprise assault on EU's malaise

Pope Francis warns European ideal replaced by 'bureaucratic technicalities' of EU

Pope Francis warns that EU is in danger of being 'perceived as insensitive to individual peoples, if not downright harmful'

Pope's first visit to European Parliament: Live Report

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) - 13:22 GMT - Pope departs - Pope Francis has left Strasbourg after his lightning trip -- the first papal visit to the French city since John-Paul II in 1988.

TO AN ECONOMY OF EXCLUSION..

Five myths about Pope Francis: Washington Post opinion

OregonLive.com: Pope Francis' critiques of capitalism are only his personal opinions. Pope Francis is not shy in his economic teachings. His papal exhortation last year, "The Joy of the Gospel," included the declarations: "No to an economy of exclusion . . . such an ...

Five myths about Pope Francis

Washington Post: Pope Francis is not shy in his economic teachings. His papal exhortation last year, “The Joy of the Gospel,” included the declarations: “No to an economy of exclusion . . . such an economy kills,” “No to the new idolatry of money” and “No to a ...

Five myths about Pope Francis (Washington Post commentary)

Syracuse.com: Pope Francis is not shy in his economic teachings. His papal exhortation last year, "The Joy of the Gospel," included the declarations: "No to an economy of exclusion . . . such an economy kills," "No to the new idolatry of money" and "No to a ...

SAINTHOOD ON TWO INDIANS..

Pope Francis Declares Sainthood of Two Indians, Four Italians

NBCNews.com: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians and four Italians on Sunday, praising their "creative" commitment to helping the poor. Francis added to the roster of Catholic saints a Keralan mystic nun, an Indian priest and social ...

Pope Francis declares six new saints who cared for the 'smallest and poorest'

Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians and four Italians on Sunday, praising their "creative" commitment to helping the poor.

TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT..

Pope Francis to pay official visit to the European Parliament

EU News: "We are very honoured and proud to receive Pope Francis in the European Parliament. Through his speech to the European Parliament he will have the opportunity to address the millions of citizens represented by our Members," President Schulz said ahead ...

Pope to urge Europe to tackle racism, religious intolerance

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is expected to take Europe to task over racial and religious intolerance during a visit to the European parliament Tuesday, November 25, as the crisis-hit continent battles with growing populism and the specter of radicalization. It will be the second visit by a pope to ...

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