Category: Pope Watch

The Pope says anyone who denies climate change is ‘perverse’

The Associated Press via The Daily Mail Pope Francis has rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming, warning world leaders against listening to to such ‘perverse attitudes’. Francis issued a message to the climate change meeting in Bonn, Germany, and called climate change ‘one of the most worrisome phenomena that humanity is facing.’ […]

Pope Francis meets ‘The Elders’ to discuss global concerns

Vatican Radio Pope Francis had a private meeting at Santa Marta on Monday afternoon with members of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working for peace and human rights around the world. The Elders was established 10 years ago by former South African President Nelson Mandela and is currently marking the group’s 10th anniversary with […]

Pope Francis: ‘Christians Are Called to Revitalize Europe’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) Reflecting on the contribution of Christianity to Europe’s future, Pope Francis said that as Saint Benedict did in the sixth century, today’s Christians “are called to revitalize Europe and to revive its conscience.” Citing the ancient Letter to Diognetus, the Pope said that “what the soul […]

‘Civilize the market’ for common good, care of creation, pope says

Cindy Wooden CRUX Pope Francis said on Friday that in societies where profit is allowed to be the only concern, “democracy tends to become a plutocracy, where inequality and the exploitation of the planet grows.” The pontiff said political action “must be placed truly at the service of the human […]

Pope: Market, State, Society Should Cooperate

Zenit Address to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Pope Francis said there is “a need of great current relevance, such as that of developing new models of cooperation between the market, the State and civil society, in relation to the challenges of our time.” His comments came October 20, 2017, […]

Pope Francis commits the church to protect children from abuse in the digital world

Gerard O’Connell America Magazine (Jesuit Owned) Pope Francis today committed the Catholic Church to work “effectively and with genuine passion,” in close association with lawmakers, police authorities, technological giants in the field of social communications and other actors in civil society, for “the effective protection of the dignity of minors […]

Pope denounces porn and corruption of kids’ minds, bodies

AP VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigation involving a top papal envoy. Francis met with participants of a […]