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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 ...
Catholic Synod: Cardinal 'demoted' by Pope Francis

- 5 days ago @ bbc.com: A leading American cardinal has told BuzzFeed that he is to be demoted from his position running the Catholic Church justice system. Cardinal Raymond Burke is a staunch critic of Pope Francis' moves to soften the Church's stance on homosexuality. He ...

Catholic Synod: Cardinal Raymond Burke, A Critic Of Pope Francis To Be

- 5 days ago @ ibtimes.com: A senior Catholic cardinal, a noted critic of Pope Francis' more liberal stance on homosexuality, has revealed that he is to be demoted from his post of running the Catholic Church's justice system. Cardinal Raymond Burke told BuzzFeed that he would be ...

It's here: final Relatio of synod, plus speech of Pope Francis

- 4 days ago @ patheos.com: Mk 9, 33-35), as clearly explained Pope Benedict XVI, in words which I quote: “The Church is called and is committed to exercise this kind of authority that is service, and exercise not just a title, but in the name of Jesus Christ … through the ...

It's Official: Pope Francis Demotes Cardinal Raymond Burke to Malta

- 4 days ago @ breitbart.com: Although certain media outlets have described Burke as “a critic of Pope Francis,” he has always spoken of the Pope with respect, and there has been no evidence of personal animosity between the two. The claim that “Burke has publicly clashed with the ...

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Pope Francis welcomes Bayern to Vatican after Roma rout

Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after their 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling them they "played a wonderful game" and receiving a signed jersey and ball in return.

Pope Francis and the synod

Irish Times: Sir, – I read and re-read Fr Vincent Twomey's article (“Synod feeds secular agenda hostile to traditional family”, Opinion & Analysis, October 18th) several times and then it struck me! Think how much confusion would have been avoided if God had placed ...

Feature: 5 things to know about Pope Paul VI

Vatican City — Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex, and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 world-wide church meetings which brought the Catholic Church into modern times. The parallels between Francis and Paul, and the divisive issues both men ...

Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

Reuters: A Jesuit unafraid of frank debate, Francis has set off a clash of opinions not seen since the reformist Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965. Rather than impose his views as a pope can, he has chosen the difficult path to reform by opting to have his ...

Pope praises Bayern after Roma win

Pope Francis says Bayern Munich "played a wonderful game" after the German side beat Roma 7-1 in the Champions League.

Pope Francis: division in the Body of Christ “dismembers us” and starts war

Patheos (blog): The Church as the Body of Christ was the focus of Pope Francis general audience this Wednesday morning, attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists in an autumnal St. Peter's Square. Referring to the Apostle Paul's advice to the quarreling ...

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The Week Magazine: The team gave Pope Francis a signed soccer ball and jersey — complete with "Francis" across the back. CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge also announced that the German club would donate one million euros for Pope Francis to use "to help people in need ...

Pope Francis inspires cookbook written by Swiss Guard

Telegraph.co.uk: The cookbook, entitled "Buon Appetito, Swiss Guard", reveals the particular tastes of Pope Francis and his two predecessors, Benedict XVI and John Paul II, shedding light on classic dishes from their home countries of Argentina, Germany and Poland.

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POPE FRANCIS ON SUNDAY BEATIFIED POPE..

Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, wraps up meeting of bishops

CBC.ca: Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented. Pope emeritus Benedict ...

Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, moving him one step closer to sainthood

New York Daily News: Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, who led the church through major reforms during the tumultuous 1960s. During his 15-year tenure, Paul VI implemented a series of trailblazing internal changes labeled Vatican II and revolutionized the ...

Pope Francis Beatifies an Earlier Reformer, Paul VI

New York Times: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, who died in 1978 after shepherding the church through a period of internal reform amid an era of social and political change and growing challenges to the church's traditional teachings.

Pope Francis Beatifies Pope Paul VI

New York Times: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, who died in 1978 after shepherding the church through a period of internal reform amid an era of social and political change and growing challenges to the church's traditional teachings.

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI at end of Vatican synod

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

VI ON THE LAST DAY..

Pope Francis takes predecessor a step closer to sainthood

CNN: (CNN) -- Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world. It was a ceremonious close to this year's Synod of the Bishops on the ...

Pope Francis beatifies predecessor Paul VI

WDIV Detroit: Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world. It was a ceremonious close to this year's Synod of the Bishops on the Family, which ...

Pope takes predecessor closer to sainthood

Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.

FAMILY ISSUES THAT DREW PARALLELS..

'God is not afraid of new things, ' Pope Francis tells Catholics

Toronto Star: VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday, concluding a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council that the late Paul oversaw in the 1960s ...

POPE FRANCIS BEATIFIES..

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI in Vatican ceremony

Irish Times: It may well be that after two weeks of often “lively” debate in the Synod, Pope Francis feels that some of his bishops and cardinals are not quite as convinced as both he himself and Paul VI of “the growing needs of our time”. Paul VI, although best ...

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI in Vatican ceremony

Pontiff holds Mass to formally close Synod on the Family

FRANCIS BEATIFIES POPE PAUL VI..

Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, sends message about staying current

Los Angeles Times: Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday, and appeared to send a message to his conservative bishops by pointedly honoring Paul's attempt to make the Vatican move with the times in the 1960s. The beatification ceremony for Paul VI in St. Peter's ...

Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI, who banned contraception but presided over Vatican reforms in the 1960s, moved one step closer to sainthood yesterday as Pope Francis beatified him. The beatification mass took place in a sun-drenched St. Peter’s Square, with a red tapestry bearing an image of Paul VI smiling with open arms unfurled from the basilica. important: thanks!” Francis said, drawing cheers and applause ...

CATHOLIC CHURCH..

Catholic Church rejects Pope Francis's push for acceptance of homosexuals in

Jerusalem Post: Since Francis's ordination as Pope in March 2013, the Jesuit Pope has been recognized for his humility and socially liberal policies. While Francis has until now maintained the Catholic Church's stance on abortion, contraceptive methods and ...

Lupica: Pope Francis' talk on gays moves Catholic Church into modern era

New York Daily News: At a time when people do everything except beg for real leadership, they should take a good look these days at Pope Francis. He didn't even want to lead the Catholic Church but does that now with greatness he has in him, and humanity, and something ...

Pope Francis tries to modernize the church

Washington Post: Regarding the Oct. 17 news article, “Vatican changes report on gays”: Bravo to Pope Francis for attempting to bring the Catholic Church into the present day. God gave us free will, and the church should tolerate people who have beliefs different than its.

Catholic bishops veto gay-friendly statements leaving Pope Francis the loser

The Guardian: Pope Francis appeared on Saturday night to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of attitudes towards gay people. In the final report of an ...

Pope: Catholic Church should not fear change

Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.

Is Pope Francis A Model For Our Rabbis? | The Daily Caller

David Benkof is a teacher and freelance writer. He can be reached at DavidBenkof@gmail.com. Tweet. 4346833. The shift in tone that Pope Francis is bringing to the Catholic Church has serious repercussions for people who ...

Catholic church must listen to beat of this age, Pope Francis tells

Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops gathered in Rome to listen hard to the “beat of this age” as he opened a landmark assembly that liberals hope will spark reform of some of the church's entrenched stances on marriage, ...

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