- April 20, 2018
A 2,300-page report sent to the pope includes testimony gathered from 64 people in New York and Santiago
Eugenio Scalfari, an avowed atheist who has struck up an intellectual friendship with Francis, met the Pope recently and wrote up a long story that included a question-and-answer section at the end.
He has championed the cause of the marginalized and the developing world, says he wants a ‘poor church for the poor’
Sheikh Hasina arrived in Rome Sunday evening on a four-day official visit to Italy and Vatican City.
The premier’s meeting with the pope comes two months after the catholic community’s top spiritual leader visited Dhaka
The visit was announced at a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday
At the end of the private part of the meeting, the pope gave Erdogan a bronze medallion showing an angel embracing the northern and southern hemispheres while overcoming the opposition of a dragon
A total of 3,500 police have been deployed for the visit
‘Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred’
On Saturday, even Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, a key papal adviser, distanced himself with a statement saying the pope had caused great pain
The brief ceremony took place at an altitude of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) on a two-hour flight taking the pope from the capital Santiago to the northern city of Iquique
Pope Francis vowed to ensure the child abuse at the hands of clergy would never happen again
Protests are expected on issues ranging from indigenous rights to an ongoing sexual abuse scandal in the church
At his last public event of the year, an evening vespers service in St Peter’s Basilica, the pontiff said that humanity had ‘wasted and wounded’ the year ‘in many ways with works of death, with lies and injustices’
Pope also urging the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore migrants
‘So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary,’ the Argentine pontiff, himself the grandson of Italian migrants, told worshippers in Saint Peter’s Basilica
Let us come together so that we may look forward to a year of inclusion and harmony, and remember that the Christmas spirit is one of sharing and giving
Francis did not use the word Rohingya in public while on the first leg of the trip in Myanmar
In Bangladesh he addressed the issue head-on, meeting a group of Rohingya refugees from the squalid camps in southern Bangladesh in an emotional encounter in Dhaka
Pope Francis concluded his speech at a gathering of students on the Notre Dame College ground in Dhaka by saying ‘God Bless Bangladesh’ in Bengali.