Pope Francis Warns Rich And Powerful: God Will Judge Care Given To The Poor, The EarthPope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change and its effects on the world's most vulnerable.
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Pope: Working On Sundays Harmful To Families, FriendshipsPope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships.
Pope Francis Declares John Paul II, John XXIII Saints Catholics around the world are celebrating the declaration of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII as saints of the Catholic Church - an unprecedented event made even more historic by the presence of Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.
Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, GaysSignaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio From Argentina Elected New PopeCardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.
Pope: I'm Stepping Down 'For The Good Of The Church'In his first public appearance since announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI says he is stepping down “for the good of the church.”