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Pope favors changing Italian and English translations of the temptation' line in Our Father'.

The Italian and English translations of the Our Father' can give believers the wrong impression that God can and does lead people into temptation, Pope Francis said. The Italian bishops' television channel, TV2000, has been broadcasting a series of conversations between the pope and a Catholic prison chaplain looking at the ...

- MercoPress - FK

The Pope has way too much faith in the way we use social media.

Pope Francis had some wild optimism to share with Twitter timelines on Tuesday. He celebrated the fifth anniversary of his Twitter account with a tweet, thanking his followers for their support. But then he threw in an interesting line, that places entirely too much faith in the people who use social media,and in the most ...

- Mashable! - US

Pope Francis: Health care is part of the Church's mission.

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2017 / 06:48 am .- Just as Jesus healed people during his earthly mission, care for the sick is a mission the entire Church is called to take part in, Pope Francis said in a message published Monday for the World Day of the Sick. “Jesus bestowed upon the Church his healing power…The ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Analysis: What the Vatican does to stop money laundering.

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2017 / 01:30 pm .- The Council of Europe’s Moneyval committee has praised the Holy See’s financial intelligence unit, the Financial Information Authority, in a report published last week. The report noted the progress the Holy See has made in establishing an effective reporting system for ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vatican conference highlights role of laity in addressing modern challenges.

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2017 / 03:12 pm .- Leading lay experts and top Vatican officials have joined forces this week to talk about how they can collaborate in addressing key areas of modern concern, placing a special emphasis on the role of laypeople. “Even before the Vatican Council, the conviction of the Church was ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Analysis: What is the context of Pope Francis' words on the Lord's Prayer?.

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2017 / 07:00 pm .- Pope Francis’ remarks on the “wrong” translation of the Lord’s Prayer in a TV show hosted by the Italian Bishops’ Conference’s TV2000 network are part of a wider debate that has taken place in Italy for over two decades. The Pope said that the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Cardinal Kasper: The controversy surrounding Amoris Laetitia has come to an end.

Munich, Germany, Dec 11, 2017 / 10:00 pm .- The controversy regarding Amoris laetitia has come to an end, according to German cardinal Walter Kasper. What is more, he has affirmed that the admission of remarried divorced persons to the sacraments in individual cases is, in his view, the only correct interpretation of the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope's subtle shade is back and may be aimed at Trump.

Pope Francis may have thrown some subtle shade at Donald Trump, in a tweet that encouraged political leaders to think about the common good. The Pontiff sent the innocent-seeming tweet on Sunday …...

- The Raw Story - US

Vatican voices concern over Trump's Jerusalem move.

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2017 / 09:34 am .- Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Holy See has expressed its concern for recent violent outbreaks and urged leaders to promote peace and security. A Vatican communique Dec. 10 pointed to ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vatican Echoes Arab League Appeal for Meetings Concerning Jerusalem Status.

On Sunday the Vatican issued a communiqué appealing for cooperation with groups like the Arab League that are concerned with the recent decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

- Breitbart - US

Pope renews call for 'wisdom and prudence' over Jerusalem.

VATICAN CITY, Dec 10 — Pope Francis today renewed a call for wisdom and prudence' over US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which has sparked protests and clashes. The Holy...

- The Malay Mail - MY

In Advent, prepare your heart like your hearth, Pope says

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2017 / 05:49 am .- During Advent, we should prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus like we joyfully prepare our homes for a visit from a family member or friend, Pope Francis said Sunday, especially removing anything keeping us from Christ. “When we await at home a visit from a loved one, we ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change. Addressing the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square, he stressed what he called "the strong link between human rights and nuclear disarmament." Francis said working to protect the dignity of the ...

- SFGate - US

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change.Addressing the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square, he stressed what he called "the strong link between...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vatican Cheers Pro-Choice California Gov. for Global Warming Activism

The Vatican called pro-choice California Gov. Jerry Brown a leader who defends the dignity and freedom of each person' in a tweet lauding the governor's climate change crusade.

- Breitbart - US

US bishops call for solidarity with migrants on Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day

Washington D.C., Dec 9, 2017 / 03:29 pm .- The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics to observe the upcoming Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a day of solidarity with immigrants. In the nation’s capital, a 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. Peter's Church will mark the Dec. 12 feast day. The Mass will be celebrated by Auxiliary ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Egypt's Coptic Pope cancels meeting with US vice president over Jerusalem

, December 9 : Egypt's Coptic Church head Pope Tawadros II has refused to meet United States Vice President Mike Pence over President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision.The Anadolu Agency quoted Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt as saying in a statement that the Pope has cancelled the meeting with the US vice president, which ...

- Sify - IN

Vatican nativity scene, Christmas tree unveiled

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2017 / 08:55 am .- In an inauguration ceremony Thursday, the Vatican officially unveiled this year’s nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, also lighting the 69-foot Christmas tree for the first time this year. In an audience with the tree and nativity donors Dec. 7, Pope Francis reflected on ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis says Our Father is poorly translated

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2017 / 10:40 am .- In a video series for Italian television network TV2000, Pope Francis said that “lead us not into temptation” is a poorly translated line of the Our Father. “This is not a good translation,” the Pope said in the video, published Dec. 6. “I am the one who ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Taylor Swift and Pope Francis Have at Least 1 Thing in Common. Can You Guess What?

You can teach yourself how to be a leader. Just take notes on -- yes, we're putting their names together -- the pop singer and the pope.

- Entrepreneur.com - US

Pope Francis Suggests Changing The Words To The 'Lord's Prayer'

The phrase "lead us not into temptation" isn't right, the pontiff says, because "a father does not do this." France's Catholic Church has changed the phrase in its version of the Lord's Prayer.

- NPR - US

Vatican prosecutors urged to go after money laundering

European evaluators have praised the Vatican's financial watchdogs for efficiently flagging suspicious transactions but have once again faulted Vatican prosecutors for failing to bring any money laundering cases to trial.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nativity scene and Christmas tree unveiled at the Vatican

Nativity scene and Christmas tree unveiled at the Vatican Video provided by AFP         

- USA TODAY - US

Pope Francis wants Lord's Prayer changed

The pontiff said France's Roman Catholic Church was now using the new wording "do not let us fall into temptation" as an alternative, and something similar should be used worldwide

- Daily Monitor - UG

Pope Francis wants to change the Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis is something of a revolutionary, papally speaking. He's politically outspoken, he's implored the Catholic Church to welcome divorcees and the gay community — and now, the BBC reports, he wants to change the Lord's Prayer. Turns out, Francis is just a real stickler for semantics. The pope told TV2000, an ...

- The Week - US

Pope: Deliver Us From Bad Translation of Lord's Prayer

The concept of temptation, and avoiding it, is something all Roman Catholics are made to confront throughout their liturgical lives. But Pope Francis is now saying if you feel that irresistible pull toward that which you shouldn't do, don't blame God for it. Specifically, per Reuters , the pontiff is taking...

- Newser - US

Beauty advice from Pope Francis: Be virtuous like Mary

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2017 / 04:37 am .- On Friday’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis offered his own ‘beauty secret’ – with Mary as model – saying beauty does not come from age or appearance, but from living a virtuous life rooted in scripture. The Blessed Virgin Mary, though a ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope asks Estonian church leader to pray for success of his visit - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Pope Francis asked head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Archbishop Urmas Viilma to pray that the pope's visit to Estonia......

- The Baltic Times - US

Vatican prosecutors urged to go after money laundering

VATICAN CITY — European evaluators have praised the Vatican's financial watchdogs for efficiently flagging suspicious transactions but have once again faulted Vatican prosecutors for failing to bring any money laundering cases...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope names new archbishops for Paris, Mexico City dioceses

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2017 / 10:37 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday named the next archbishops of two major metropolitan sees – Archbishop Michel Aupetit to Paris and Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes to Mexico City, the world’s largest diocese. The appointments were announced in a press release from the Vatican Dec. 7. ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope urges help for poor, unwanted as Vatican lights Xmas tree

Each year a Christmas tree arrives from a European forest, this time the Polish State Forests Authority provided a 28-metre spruce

- Daily Monitor - UG

Klimkin, his Vatican counterpart discuss cooperation in release of Ukrainian citizens illegally held by Russia

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with the Secretary for Relations with States of the Vatican Paul Richard Gallagher cooperation in the release of Ukrainian citizens illegally held by Russia. “The Vatican side was thanked for solidarity with Ukraine personally by Pope Francis and specific ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Vatican Newspaper: With Jerusalem Move 'Trump Inflames the Middle East'

In its major story on the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Vatican's newspaper described the measure as igniting a powder keg in the region.

- Breitbart - US

Pope names new archbishops for Paris, Mexico City

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has given Paris and Mexico City new archbishops, filling two important positions in the Catholic Church with churchmen he has known and promoted in recent years.Francis named Monsignor Michel Aupetit...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in ‘Our Father’ prayer

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation" in the "Our Father," the best known prayer in Christianity.  

- GMA News - PH

Pope Francis: It's good for young people to study Latin

Vatican City, Dec 6, 2017 / 10:08 am .- In a message to the Pontifical Academies on Tuesday, Pope Francis praised the study of Latin, especially for young people, and encouraged scholars and teachers to promote its study as a positive guide for students as they navigate life. Addressing academics and Latin teachers, the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

U.N., European Union and Pope Criticize Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

Leaders including the pope and the head of the United Nations expressed alarm at President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem.

- International NY Times - US

Pope Francis urges status quo, 'wisdom and prudence' for Jerusalem

The pontiff said Jerusalem, a holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, has a special vocation for peace.         

- USA TODAY - US

'I Cannot Keep Silent': Pope Francis Urges Trump to Respect Jerusalem's Status

Pope Francis has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to respect Jerusalem's status ahead of his expected announcement to recognize the city as Israel's capital on Wednesday. Speaking during a weekly address in Vatican, the Pope said: "I cannot keep silent on my deep concern for the situation that has been created in the past ...

- Albawaba - UK

Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo'

Vatican City, Vatican City State, Dec 6 - Pope Francis Wednesday defended the “status quo” of Jerusalem, hours ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump in which officials said he will recognise the disputed city as Israel's capital. “I cannot silence my deep concern over the situation that has ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Mexico is Preparing to Export Millions of Flowers for Christmas

Christmas is approaching, and the holiday comes with the idea of ​​decoration and gifts. The flowers, called Christmas star, are becoming popular with the approaching Christmas. Mexico Launches About 16 Million of Beautiful Red Flowers, Europe TV reported. The association of the flower with Christmas comes from Mexico. ...

- Novinite - BG

Pope Francis urges world leaders to respect UN position on Jerusalem

Vatican City, Dec 6, 2017 / 03:37 am .- With debate on the status of Jerusalem heating up in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize the city as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis has urged international leaders to proceed with prudence and respect for current U.N. resolutions. ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope tells Trump to 'respect the status quo' with Jerusalem and not to inflame Muslim world

Thomson Reuters Pope Francis called on President Donald Trump to respect the "status quo" and not move the US embassy to Jerusalem. The Vatican backs a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with both sides agreeing on the status of Jerusalem as part of the peace process. The Pope also said Trump's move ...

- Business Insider - US

Pope urges status quo, 'wisdom and prudence' for Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on Wednesday for the status quo of Jerusalem to be respected and for "wisdom and prudence" to prevail to avoid further conflict, hours before the expected announcement that the United States...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Pope has Called for Respect for the Status quo in Jerusalem

Hours before US President Donald Trump delivers a long-awaited keynote that, according to a number of analysts, will put a point on Washington's nearly 70-year-old political line for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Roman Catholic Church leader said he supported the status quo in Jerusalem , AFP reports. "I can not ...

- Novinite - BG

Pope appoints Washington auxiliary as new bishop of Richmond

Vatican City, Dec 5, 2017 / 04:13 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Bishop Barry C. Knestout, until now one of three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Washington, as the next bishop of the Diocese of Richmond. He fills the vacancy left by Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, who ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis will see a lively faith in Peru and Chile, Lima's cardinal says

Rome, Italy, Dec 5, 2017 / 11:40 am .- Ahead of Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, the Archbishop of Lima has said that the Bishop of Rome will encounter a lively faith in the countries, where there are “great expression of popular religiosity.” Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne spoke to CNA ahead of Pope ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Analysis: Argentine letter on Amoris is in the Acta. Does that change things?

Vatican City, Dec 5, 2017 / 05:19 pm .- Despite the recent inclusion of Pope Francis' 2016 letter to the Buenos Aires bishops on Amoris laetitia in the Holy See's official text of record, neither the Church's discipline nor its doctrine have changed. The move is the latest in the debate over the admission of the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

The Complicated China-Vatican Relationship Moves Forward

Both sides express willingness to improve bilateral relations despite sporadic unfriendly gestures.

- The Diplomat - US

Pope's High-Risk Visit to South Asia: Opposition in Catholic Hierarchy

"We are afraid that the pope does not have sufficiently accurate information, and is releasing statements that do not reflect reality." -- Catholic Bishop Raymond Sumlut Gam of Myanmar's Bhamo Diocese, suggesting that the Pope is misinformed about the

- Hudson New York - US

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