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Pope prays for dead in Capitol rioting, appeals for calm

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A mob stormed the Capitol after U.S. President Donald Trump exhorted a rally of supporters to head to the building and “fight like hell” to protest his U.S. loss in November’s presidential election, which he, with no factual basis, claims......

Pope calls Maradona a fragile poet; decries doping cheats

Reuters
ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis has hailed fellow Argentine Diego Maradona as a “poet” on the pitch, but also acknowledged his frailty away from the sport. FILE PHOTO: Argentina’s soccer team head coach Diego Maradona smiles during their international friendly soccer match against Scotland at Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow,......

Pope reappears after pain flare-up, calls for peace in New Year message

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis conducts a Mass on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, December 12, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/Pool/File Photo VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis reappeared on Friday after chronic sciatic pain forced him to miss the Church’s New Year......

Pope Francis Strips Powerful Vatican Office of Its Financial Assets

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ROME — Pope Francis has stripped the Vatican’s most powerful office of its significant financial assets, the Vatican said Monday, after dubious investments squandered millions of euros in church donations, sparking an embarrassing scandal and prompting an ongoing......

Pope proclaims year of families, offers advice to keep peace

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Pope Francis made the comments during his Sunday noon blessing, delivered from inside his studio to prevent people from gathering in St. Peter’s Square below as part of the Vatican’s anti-virus precautions. | Vatican Media via AP By ASSOCIATED PRESS......

Pope decrees Italian judge murdered by Mafia can be beatified

Reuters
Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican June 22, 2014. Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of “the adoration of evil” and......

Pope commits Vatican to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Reuters
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged countries on Saturday to work towards net zero carbon emissions and committed Vatican City – the world’s smallest state – to reaching the target by 2050. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis conducts a Mass on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe in......

Pope Francis pays visit to predecessor with elevated cardinals

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins Pope FrancisPope FrancisPope Francis swipes at groups protesting COVID-19 restrictions in NYT op-ed China dismisses pope’s comments about ‘persecuted’ Uighurs Pope Francis supports NBA players’ work to promote social justice MORE on Saturday paid a visit to......

Pope Francis swipes at groups protesting COVID-19 restrictions in NYT op-ed

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Pope FrancisPope FrancisChina dismisses pope’s comments about ‘persecuted’ Uighurs Pope Francis supports NBA players’ work to promote social justice Pope Francis in new book criticizes anti-lockdown protesters MORE on Thursday praised medical workers and criticized groups protesting......

Pope, for first time, says China’s Uighurs are ‘persecuted’

Reuters
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – In a new book, Pope Francis for the first time calls China’s Muslim Uighurs a “persecuted” people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do for years. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day,......

N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis on Social Justice Efforts

New York Times
Jonathan Abrams A delegation of five N.B.A. players and officials from the players association met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday to discuss their social justice efforts. The visit came after the Vatican extended an invitation to the players union about two weeks ago. Michele Roberts, the......

Report: NBA Players Meeting With Pope Francis

Sports Illustrated
The NBA’s social justice work has caught the attention of Pope Francis. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, five NBA players and representatives from the National Basketball Players Association are meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday morning. The group includes players Kyle Korver, Sterling Brown, Anthony Tolliver, Marco Belinelli and Jonathan Isaac,......

A Slipper On Your Pet’s Head Can Make Them Look Like The Pope, And Here Are 49 Pics To Prove It

IA
I’m pretty sure that during these nerve-wracking times, every single one of us could use a moment to relax and, just for a quick second, forget about all the things that are currently wrong with the world. With that being said, we’ve prepared the perfect list to help you with......

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