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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 ...
Pope Francis called to console Foley family after photojournalist's killing

- 1 week ago @ washingtontimes.com: The family of slain photojournalist James Foley received a call from Pope Francis on Thursday. Sunni radicals with the Islamic State group beheaded him on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Vatican said that the family was “deeply moved and grateful,” NBC ...

James Foley death: Pope Francis calls beheaded journalist's family to offer

- 6 days ago @ mirror.co.uk: Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has sparked outrage around the world. Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi confirmed the pope telephoned James Foley's parents ...

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

- 6 days ago @ nydailynews.com: Moved by the grisly images of James Foley's murder, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the slain journalist's parents in a heartfelt phone call. John and Diane Foley received the call from the pontiff at about 3 p.m. Thursday, a family friend said.

Pope Francis calls parents of James Foley

- 6 days ago @ nydailynews.com: Moved by the grisly images of James Foley's murder, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the slain journalist's parents in a heartfelt phone call. John and Diane Foley received the call from the pontiff at about 3 p.m. Thursday, a family friend said.

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Why selfie with Pope Francis a big deal

Inquirer.net: To have an idea of how it is to interact with Pope Francis, ask the bishop of the diocese of Legazpi City. “It was really like I'm in heaven,” said Bishop Joel Baylon, describing how he felt being up close, and personal, with Francis. Baylon ...

Pope sacks key Benedict XVI protege

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.   In 2008, Benedict appointed Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera as prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.     The office is in charge of regulating how Masses and other sacraments are ...

Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege in sign of different liturgical priorities

Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.

Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.

Pope names new archbishops of Madrid, Valencia

Pope Francis reassigned two prominent Spanish bishops, giving a new leader to the country's largest diocese and leaving a vacancy at the head of the Vatican's liturgical office.

Pope to honor dead on both sides of WWI next month

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will honor the dead from both sides of World War I during a visit next month to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive final battles of the conflict — and where his own grandfather battled.

Missing, tough Francis words to Korean bishops

On the first day of Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea he met with the Korean bishops, telling them to be one with the poor.

Why Is Pope Francis Protecting a High-Ranking Pedophile?

The latest pedophile scandal involving the Roman Catholic Church raises a distressingly familiar question: is the Church fighting to end sexual abuse by its priests, or still tr...

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SOCCER MATCH THAT WILL GATHER GREATS..

Pope Francis Endorses Sept. 1 Interfaith Soccer Match For Peace

Huffington Post: VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from 16bf rounthe globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. Former Argentina great Javier Zanetti, who spent 19 seasons ...

Pope Francis Gives His Blessing To 'Soccer Peace Match' Featuring World's Top

Fox News Latino: VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. Former Argentina great Javier Zanetti, who spent 19 seasons ...

Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match at the Olympic Stadium in Rome

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids.

ISLAMIC STATE..

Vatican Addresses Report Saying Pope Francis Is An ISIS Target

Huffington Post: The Vatican is speaking out against a claim that Pope Francis is a target of the Islamic State militant group, otherwise known as ISIS. In an article published Monday, Italy's Il Tempo newspaper reported that the pope is a target of ISIS. The paper ...

Francis' mixed message on war with the Islamic State

Boston Globe: When asked for clarification, specifically whether he approved of the US airstrikes on radical Islamist forces in northern Iraq, Pope Francis added these not exactly harmless or helpful words: “In these cases where there is an unjust aggression, I can ...

Pope Francis Calls James Foley's Parents, Has 'Intense' And 'Compassionate' Call

Pope Francis made a heartfelt phone call Thursday to the family of James Foley, a journalist who was recently beheaded by the Islamic State after two years in captivity. Francis spoke with Foley's parents, both devout Catholics, for about 20 minutes ...

Journalist Foley's parents, after call with pope, call for prayer and action

Reuters: As Islamic State fighters have swept through northern Iraq, Pope Francis has repeatedly spoken out against the violence that has seen thousands of Christians and others, including Shia Muslims and members of the Yazidi sect, killed or driven from their ...

Pope Francis Targeted by ISIS Terrorists?

Italy’s Il Tempo newspaper reported on Monday that Pope Francis is a target of the Islamic State militant group. According to the article, Israeli sources believe that Pope Francis is “in the crosshairs of the ISIS” as the “greatest exponent …

Pope Francis Targeted by ISIS Terrorists? | WebProNews

Italy's Il Tempo newspaper reported on Monday that Pope Francis is a target of the Islamic State militant group. According to the article, Israeli sources believe that Pope Francis is “in the crosshairs of the ISIS” as the “greatest ...

Vatican Spokesman: ISIS Threat to Pope Francis Unfounded | Daily

VATICAN CITY — In response to rumors that the Islamic State may be targeting Pope Francis , Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said there is no reason for concern. “There is nothing serious to this. There is no particular ...

BOTH SIDES..

Pope Francis to honor dead on both sides of WWI next month

Fox News: VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will honor the dead from both sides of World War I during a visit next month to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive final battles of the conflict. Francis will lay a wreath at the Austro-Hungarian cemetery in ...

Pope Francis to honor dead on both sides of WWI next month

Pope Francis will honor the dead from both sides of World War I during a visit next month to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive final battles of the conflict.

HEARTFELT PHONE CALL..

Pope Francis Makes Heartfelt Phone Call To Parents Of Beheaded Journalist

Fox News Latino: The parents of James Foley, the American journalist whose beheading has shocked and repulsed the world, received a call from Pope Francis on Thursday expressing his condolences. In a heartfelt phone call, the pontiff called the grieving parents and ...

JAMES FOLEY..

James Foley's Parents Got a Call From Pope Francis

New York Magazine: The cold-call pope has struck again, this time to comfort the grieving family of slain journalist James Foley. Everyone's favorite pontiff called the family on Thursday, talking to them for about 20 minutes through a translator. A family friend (who ...

Pope Francis calls parents of James Foley

New York Daily News: Moved by the grisly images of James Foley's murder, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the slain journalist's parents in a heartfelt phone call. John and Diane Foley received the call from the pontiff at about 3 p.m. Thursday, a family friend said.

Pope Francis Called the Foley Family - Patheos

This article in the Daily Telegraph suggests James Foley may have volunteered for execution to spare others. James Foley may have volunteered to be murdered to spare the lives of fellow hostages, his family said, as it ...

Pope Francis offers condolences to slain journalist James

WASHINGTON – Pope Francis called the family of slain U.S. journalist James Foley on Thursday to offer his condolences, a Catholic priest close to the family said. The gruesome video of Foley's beheading, released Tuesday ...

BENEDICT XVI..

The Most Likely U.S. Stops on the Rumored 2015 Pope Francis Tour

Vocativ: Since Pope Francis, the first pontiff to come from the Americas, stepped on the world stage after Pope Benedict XVI unprecedentedly hung up his white-and-gold robe last year, he's revitalized the more than 1 billion Roman Catholic faithful across the ...

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