Archive for tag: Pope Francis

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Hopes high Pope’s African visit will clear path to peace

A young woman carries a Cross during a march in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to protest escalating violence in the country

Braving a volatile political and security situation, Pope Francis embarks on a long-anticipated journey of unity and reconciliation to two African countries wracked by bitter divisions, warring factions and humanitarian crises seldom on the radar of international power brokers.
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Posted: Jan. 27, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13156
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: DR Congo, peace, Pope Francis, South Sudan
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : DR Congo, peace, Pope Francis, South Sudan


Hope, excitement, and expectations spread in South Sudan ahead of global Christian leaders’ visit

People pray during a nighttime vigil for peace in Nakubuse, a small village near Kuron in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State. The region has been plagued by cattle raiding and child abduction in recent years. The Catholic Church-sponsored Holy Trinity Peace Village, centered in Kuron, has worked for years to foster reconciliation and peace between the region's pastoralist communities

Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church; Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, UK; and Rt. Rev. Iain Greenshields, moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland; will travel to the world’s youngest nation on 3- 5 February on a spiritual and peace mission.
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Posted: Jan. 26, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13146
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Justin Welby, Pope Francis, South Sudan
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Justin Welby, Pope Francis, South Sudan


God ‘suffers’ when believers injure, ignore those God loves, pope says

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Pope Francis meets Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest, the Archbishop of Canterbury's representative in Rome, and Orthodox Metropolitan Polykarpos of Italy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate's representative in Rome, during an ecumenical evening prayer service marking the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome

God suffers and grieves when those who profess to believe in him do not love the people he loves and do not work for the justice he desires, Pope Francis said.
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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13172
Categories: CNSIn this article: Pope Francis, WPCU
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The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crime

Pope Francis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Vatican. Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to homosexuality in terms of

Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
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Posted: Jan. 25, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13169
Categories: NewsIn this article: human sexuality, LGBTQ, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : human sexuality, LGBTQ, Pope Francis


New date confirmed for historic Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to South Sudan

Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will make an historic Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to South Sudan from 3rd to 5th February next year.
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Posted: Dec. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12919
Categories: NewsIn this article: Justin Welby, peace, Pope Francis, South Sudan
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Justin Welby, peace, Pope Francis, South Sudan


Pope Francis: Restoration of Christian unity is ‘an urgent priority in today’s world’

Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the full restoration of communion among all Christians is “an urgent priority in today’s world.”

In a letter to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the pope expressed gratitude that Catholic and Orthodox Christians are seeking “to achieve full communion that will enable us one day, in God’s time, to gather together at the same eucharistic table.”
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Posted: Dec. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12880
Categories: CNAIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNADans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis


Divisions are the result of sinful action, Francis tells Bartholomew

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople meet at the Phanar in Istanbul

Pope Francis in a message to Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I has called for a continuous analyzing of the historical and theological reasons for the ongoing divisions between the two Churches “in a spirit that is neither polemical nor apologetic but marked instead by authentic dialogue and mutual openness”.
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Posted: Dec. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12877
Categories: La CroixIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Orthodox, Pope Francis


Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch

Pope Francis greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at Sakhir Palace in Awali, Bahrain

While formal dialogue about the theological and historical causes of the splits in Christianity are essential, so, too, is a recognition that “sinful actions and attitudes” have contributed and continue to contribute to divisions in the body of Christ, Pope Francis said.

“We are called, then, to work toward the restoration of unity between Christians, not merely through signed agreements but through fidelity to the Father’s will and discernment of the promptings of the Spirit,” Pope Francis wrote in a letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople Nov. 30, the feast of St. Andrew.
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Posted: Nov. 30, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12871
Categories: CNSIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, Orthodox, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, Orthodox, Pope Francis


Pope compares war on Ukraine to famine caused by Stalin

Ukrainians, with photos of missing soldiers, wait for Pope Francis to arrive in St. Peter's Square for the Wednesday audience

Pope Francis has drawn a parallel between Russia’s war on Ukraine and the “Holodomor” – the man-made famine that Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin orchestrated in the early 1930s and which led to the death of five million Ukrainians.

The pope made the comparison – the first time he’s ever done so publicly – during his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square. He even went so far as to agree that the Holodomor, which means “to kill by starvation”, truly was a “genocide”.
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Posted: Nov. 24, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12846
Categories: La CroixIn this article: genocide, Pope Francis, Russia, Ukraine
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Catégorie : La CroixDans cet article : genocide, Pope Francis, Russia, Ukraine


Pope Francis tells patriarch Catholics are ready for a common Easter date

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Pope Francis shakes hands with Catholicos Awa III, patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, at the end of a meeting in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican

Meeting the U.S.-born patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Pope Francis expressed his hope that Christians of the East and West could finally agree on a common date for celebrating Easter.

“Let us have the courage to put an end to this division that at times makes us laugh” with the ridiculous possibility that Christians could ask each other, “When does your Christ rise again?” the pope told Catholicos Awa III, the patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.
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Posted: Nov. 21, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12789
Categories: CNSIn this article: Assyrian Church of the East, Easter, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Assyrian Church of the East, Easter, Pope Francis


Pope Francis in Bahrain reflects on unity and witness as the cornerstones of ecumenism

Patriarch Bartholomew I and Pope Francis offer a blessing during an ecumenical prayer service in Bahrain

Pope Francis led an ecumenical prayer meeting with the participation of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Christian leaders from Bahrain
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Posted: Nov. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12907
Categories: NewsIn this article: apostolic visits, Bartholomew I, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : apostolic visits, Bartholomew I, Pope Francis


Pope Francis prays for unity of church as he celebrates anniversary of Vatican II

Bishops gathered in St. Peter's Basilica for the opening session of the Second Vatican Council

The Second Vatican Council was the universal Catholic Church’s response to God’s love and to Jesus’ command to feed his sheep, Pope Francis said, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the council’s opening.

The council reminded the church of what is “essential,” the pope said: “a church madly in love with its Lord and with all the men and women whom he loves,” one that “is rich in Jesus and poor in assets,” a church that “is free and freeing.”
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Posted: Oct. 11, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12586
Categories: CNSIn this article: Pope Francis, Second Vatican Council
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Pope calls for the ‘courage’ to ‘abandon fossil fuels’

Pope Francis speaks to young people in Assisi

Pope Francis has told young economists, entrepreneurs and university researchers that the world’s development model must be seriously questioned and reformed without delay.

The pope made his appeal this past Saturday in Assisi before a thousand young adults from around the world who were gathered in Assisi for a three-day meeting titled “The Economy of Francesco”, which explored ways to create sustainable and ecologically viable development.
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Posted: Sept. 26, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12525
Categories: La CroixIn this article: economy, environment, Pope Francis
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Memory, Healing, Reconciliation: Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to Canada

Pope Francis wearing a headdress presented to him by Chief Wilton Littlechild at Maskwacis First Nation during the pope's pilgrimage of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

The ITA plane with Pope Francis, his entourage and accredited journalists on board took off at 9:16 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022, from Fiumicino Airport, heading for Edmonton Airport, where it landed around 11:20 a.m. Thus began Pope Francis’ trip to Canada, the second largest country in the world, about 10 million square kilometers in size but inhabited by only 38 million people.
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Posted: Sept. 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12458
Categories: NewsIn this article: apologies, Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis, Reconciliation
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : apologies, Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis, Reconciliation


Pope Francis wants WCC assembly that strengthens bonds between churches

Cardinal Koch, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity (Roman Catholic Church) delivers greetings from Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church to the WCC 11th Assembly during its first thematic plenary, focused on Care for Creation. The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Pope Francis, sent greetings to the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly as it opened.

The Pope wished the representatives of the churches at the 31 August to 8 September assembly “a meaningful and fruitful meeting that deepens and strengthens the bonds of communion between the Churches and the ecumenical organizations present.”

The pontiff said in advance greetings that he has a “pastoral interest in the work of the Assembly.”

Pope Francis also noted that the Catholic Church has sent “delegated observers” to WCC assemblies since the WCC 3rd Assembly took place in New Delhi in 1961.
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Posted: Sept. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12384
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Pope Francis, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Quo vadis? Pope revitalizes ancient theologian’s rules as a timely guide

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
Pope Francis smiles as he answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Iqaluit, Nunavut, to Rome

When Pope Francis gave his first full-length interview after his election in 2013, he was asked about the importance of the church providing solid points of reference in a rapidly changing world. The new pope pulled out his thumb-worn breviary and read out a Latin quote from a fifth-century French monk.

Highlighting the words of St. Vincent of Lérins, Pope Francis raised a curtain onto his pontificate: presenting a little-known but once highly influential theologian whose name and citations would soon appear in a number of papal speeches, documents and interviews over the next decade.

The pope’s favourite quote? That Christian doctrine should follow the true and legitimate rule of progress, so doctrine may be “consolidated by years, enlarged by time, refined by age.”
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Posted: Aug. 4, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12339
Categories: CNS, NewsIn this article: doctrinal development, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis says Catholic Church committed cultural ‘genocide’ of Canada’s Indigenous peoples

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Iqaluit to Rome

Pope Francis on July 29 said that the Catholic Church’s treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada amounted to a cultural “genocide” and warned against a colonialist mindset that continues to view Native peoples and customs as “inferior.”

Francis said that “taking away the children, changing the culture and mentality” and erasing “an entire culture” was effectively a “genocide.”

The pope’s remarks came during an inflight press conference en route back to Rome after his July 24-29 trip to Canada, where he apologized on multiple occasions for the abuse that Indigenous children suffered at Catholic-run residential schools, as well as for the church’s adoption of policies that stripped away Indigenous culture.
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Posted: July 30, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12320
Categories: NCRIn this article: Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis, Reconciliation
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Indigenous people, evangelization, and us

Pope Francis visited the pilgrimage at Lac-Ste-Anne, Alberta where he met with Indigenous people and blessed the waters

The heart of Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada has focused on his personal closeness to indigenous peoples and his request for forgiveness for the disasters wrought by the colonial mentality that sought to eradicate traditional cultures, including through the dramatic experiment of residential schools desired by the government and run by Christian churches.

Encounters with indigenous peoples marked every stage of the trip and were quite moving. The understandable focus on the suffering endured by indigenous people and the journey of reconciliation undertaken have overshadowed some valuable insights scattered throughout Pope Francis’ speeches, which offer useful paths for evangelization today in every corner on earth.

After saying he felt ashamed of what happened when believers “became worldly, and rather than fostering reconciliation, they imposed their own cultural models,” the Pope went on to emphasize that “this attitude dies hard, also from the religious standpoint.” He thus shifted his reflection to the present day, drawing on the events of the past. That is, it is a mentality that is still present.
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Posted: July 29, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12328
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: evangelism/evangelization, papal visit, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : evangelism/evangelization, papal visit, Pope Francis


Raising banner, protesters raise questions about ‘Doctrine of Discovery’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Indigenous people hold a banner calling on Pope Francis to 'rescind the doctrine,' an apparent reference to the so-called Doctrine of Discovery, a collection of old papal teachings that encouraged explorers to colonize and claim the lands of any people who were not Christian, placing both the land and the people under the sovereignty of European Christian rulers. The incident occurred during a papal Mass at the National Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec

In a brief protest at a papal Mass in Canada, Indigenous women unfurled a banner that said, “Rescind the Doctrine.”

The protest July 28 was a momentary but graphic reminder of how, when representatives of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities met Pope Francis at the Vatican in March and April, they asked him specifically for a formal repudiation of the so-called “Doctrine of Discovery.”

The phrase describes a collection of papal teachings, beginning in the 14th century, that blessed the efforts of explorers to colonize and claim the lands of any people who were not Christian, placing both the land and the people under the sovereignty of European Christian rulers.

The loss of the land, language, culture and spirituality of the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the foundation of the residential school system all can be traced to the doctrine, Indigenous leaders told reporters after their meetings with the pope.
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Posted: July 29, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12324
Categories: CNSIn this article: Doctrine of Discovery, Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Doctrine of Discovery, Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis


Pope entrusts new relationship with Indigenous to three holy women

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
An Indigenous woman displays a cradleboard as Pope Francis meets with a delegation of Indigenous peoples in the archbishop's residence in Quebec City. Indigenous leaders want Pope Francis to help them get information about the more than 4,000 children who died at Canada's residential schools and the thousands of others who never returned home from the schools

Meeting Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada, Pope Francis entrusted them and the journey of truth, healing and reconciliation to three women: St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

“These women can help us to come together and start to weave anew a reconciliation that can uphold the rights of the most vulnerable in our midst and look at history without resentment or forgetfulness,” the pope said July 29, his last morning in Canada.

Before heading to the airport for a three-hour flight to Iqaluit, Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic, Pope Francis met with two dozen survivors of residential schools from across Eastern Canada. Organizers said they included people from the Algonquin, Mohawk, Cree, Innu and Mi’kmaq nations.
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Posted: July 29, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12315
Categories: CNSIn this article: Indigenous peoples, papal visit, Pope Francis, Reconciliation
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