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Ex Knights of Malta head defies Pope order, plans Rome return.

The ousted Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Catholic charity will attend a meeting that could elect his successor, the group said, in a direct defiance of Pope Francis' order for him to stay away. A spokesperson for the Knights said Matthew Festing, who resigned on January 24, had informed the group that he would come ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Pope Urges Solidarity and Compassion in 1st-Ever Papal TED Talk.

The pope surprised an audience in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a prerecorded talk for the TED conference with the theme "The Future You."

- Livescience.com - US

Pope Francis embraces technology in an unexpected TED Talk.

Pope Francis embraced a future in which science benefits everyone in a surprise video address from the Vatican to the 2017...

- Deseret News - US

Pope Francis' TED Talk Shows His Social-Media Skills.

Four years into his papacy, Pope Francis continues to be social media's hottest commodity. Pope Francis gave a surprise TED talk via recorded message on Tuesday night. It was the first time a Pope has ever gave a TED Talk, and the latest development in a growing partnership between Francis' Vatican and social technology ...

- TIME Magazine - US

Three key lessons from the Pope's TED talk.

For all the talk about Pope Francis' techno-savvy -- and 10 million Twitter followers ain't bad for a 80-year-old churchman -- he doesn't seem sold on Silicon Valley's endless promises.

- CNN Top Stories - US

In Surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis Asks The Powerful For 'Revolution Of Tenderness'.

The pontiff's message seemed to be directed at the audience in the room. "The more powerful you are," he said, "the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don't, your power will ruin you."

- NPR - US

The pope now owns a pair of Air Jordans thanks to Jim Harbaugh.

The University of Michigan football team is in the midst of a one-week trip to Italy where they are taking in the local culture, history, and even playing some paintball. On Wednesday, the team watched as Pope Francis gave an address at St. Peter's square in Vatican City. According to the MLive.com, the team sat in the ...

- Business Insider - US

Pope Francis' TED Talk Shows His Social Media Skills.

Four years into his papacy, Pope Francis continues to be social media's hottest commodity. Pope Francis gave a surprise TED talk via recorded message on Tuesday night. It was the first time a Pope has ever gave a TED Talk, and the latest development in a growing partnership between Francis' Vatican and social technology ...

- TIME Magazine - US

Pope Francis Urges TED Audience to Nurture Ties With Others.

The pope made his remarks in a recorded video talk that was shown Tuesday at the TED conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

- New York Times - US

Mourning, joy for Egyptian Christians as Pope Francis pays visit.

The Vatican says Egypt has a small Catholic population of 272,000.

- Daily Nation - KE

Cycling challenge donates €70,000 for children's cancer research.

The ALIVE Charity Foundation has presented €70,000 to the Research Trust of the University of Malta. The money will go towards the University's specialised programme in children cancer research.   The sum was collected by cyclists who last year took part in a  gruelling 1100km ride from Croatia to the Vatican City in ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

VATICAN CITY " Pope Francis is warning the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, in a TED talk in which he urges the world to show more solidarity with the poor and weak.Francis delivered a videotaped talk to a TED conference...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope Francis Gives TED Talk: 'Power Is Like Drinking Gin on an Empty Stomach'

Pope Francis delivered the first-ever papal TED talk Tuesday, via a video message filmed in Vatican City and broadcast to a group gathered in Vancouver for TED 2017.

- Breitbart - US

WATCH: Pope Francis calls for 'revolution of tenderness' in TED Talk

Pope Francis called for a revolution of tenderness' and asked world leaders to be humble in exercising their power in a TED talk broadcast at the organization's conference in Vancouver on Tuesday. The 80-year-old Francis delivered the 18-minute talk —which was pre-recorded in Vatican City and aired...

- The Raw Story - US

Pope Francis to Visit Egypt in Wake of Attacks

Pope Francis will pursue efforts to reach out to Muslims during a visit to Egypt this week that comes as rampant Islamist terrorism is posing the greatest test to dialogue between the faiths since the Vatican made it a priority half a century ago.

- Wall Street Journal - US

In TED talk, Pope says sowing solidarity will reap hope for the future

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 02:15 am .- Early Wednesday morning Pope Francis addressed the TED 2017 conference, telling participants that to have a hopeful outlook for the future, we must plant seeds of humility, solidarity and tenderness today. Referencing his 80 years of life, the Pope opened his talk saying that ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis: Everything passes – except God's love for us

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 04:38 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christian hope, rather than coming from the empty promises of other human beings, is rooted in Christ’s promise to never leave us, and to stay by our side until the end of time. “How long, by comparison, will God's care for mankind ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis warns in TED talk: 'Power can ruin you'

The pontiff makes a surprise, 18-minute video appearance at the TED conference in Vancouver.         

- USA TODAY - US

Pope Francis just gave this TED talk and what are you doing with your life

We already knew that Pope Francis was a great communicator, but this is something new. The pontiff made a surprise recorded appearance at a TED talk conference calling on the world's powerful leaders to "act humbly" and urging solidarity to overcome a "culture of waste" that has left people behind. SEE ALSO: Over-excited ...

- Mashable! - US

Pope Francis refuses bullet-proof vehicle for Egypt trip

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2017 / 10:32 am .- Pope Francis will not use a bulletproof vehicle during his trip to Egypt this weekend, despite recent terror attacks against Christians in the country, according to Reuters. 'The Pope will use a closed car to move around, but not an armoured one,' Vatican spokesman Greg Burke ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Ahead of trip, Pope Francis sends message of joy to Egypt

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2017 / 05:25 pm .- Pope Francis expressed his joy for his upcoming trip to Cairo in a video message, saying he hopes to bring peace and friendship to all Egyptian citizens. “I am truly happy to come as a friend, as a messenger of peace and as a pilgrim to the Country that gave, more than two ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

How to pray the Rosary more deeply

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 12:29 am .- It is interesting that in her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and other locations, the Mother of God repeatedly recommends praying the Rosary. She does not invite us to pray the Divine Office, or to do spiritual reading, or Eucharistic Adoration, or practice interior prayer or mental ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis tells world leaders to stay humble: 'Your power will ruin you'

Vatican leader makes surprise appearance at the Vancouver TED conference.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Pope Urges Powerful to Act Humbly in Surprise TED Talk Appearance

Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at a TED talk conference on Tuesday, urging powerful leaders "to act humbly" and said he hoped technological innovation would not leave people behind. The 18-minute video was filmed in Vatican City and broadcast to the audience at the annual TED 2017 conference in Vancouver. "The more ...

- Voice of America - US

In a surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis urges a 'revolution of tenderness' in a world of waste

He didn't stand on a stage or display any visual aids, but Pope Francis just gave the first papal TED Talk. Released Tuesday night, the talk, "Why the only future worth building includes everyone," is delivered in Italian, though TED provides an English translation. And while the pope doesn't mention religion until halfway ...

- The Week - US

The Pope just gave an inspiring TED talk — and warned powerful world leaders to stay humble

TED Pope Francis showed up via video on the TED 2017 stage in Vancouver, Canada, offering up his thoughts in an 18-minute talk that covered everything from the viability of a happy future to the discovery of new planets. The talk marked the first time Pope Francis has spoken at an international conference. The Pope ...

- Business Insider - US

Egypt steps up security ahead of pope's visit

Egypt has heightened security in the area around the Vatican residence in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' visit this weekend, which comes weeks after suicide attacks on two churches killed dozens of people.

- FOX News - US

Pope to Egypt to mend ties with Islam but conservatives wary

VATICAN CITY, April 25 — Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians. In a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

VATICAN CITY " Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he is coming to Cairo this week as a friend and a "messenger of peace."In a videotaped message released on Tuesday, Francis also says he hopes the pilgrimage will "be...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope pays to rent beach space for disabled youths

VATICAN CITY " The papal almsgiver has made a donation, in the name of Pope Francis, to cover the annual rent for a beach area near Rome used by disabled youths.The Madonnina, an association that runs the beach establishment...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he is coming to Cairo this week as a friend and a "messenger of peace."In a...

- Townhall.com - US

Pope Francis comforts sister of French priest slain last year

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 10:07 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of Father Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest who was killed by ISIS sympathizers while celebrating Mass in Normandy, France last summer. According to the Associated Press, the Pope gripped the hands of Roselyne Hamel and spoke quietly ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis to visit graves of two 20th century Italian priests

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 11:28 am .- Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage June 20 to visit the graves of two 20th century Italian priests in the towns of Bozzolo and Bariana, the Vatican announced Monday. Fr. Lorenzo Milani and Fr. Primo Mazzolari both have reputations for being anti-establishment, though they were ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Jewish group condemns Pope's statement on Muslim refugees

Pope Francis was rebuked for his 'regrettable' comments about Muslim refugee centers by the American Jewish Committee. The Pope appeared to compare the resettlement centers…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Vatican could decide Guam archbishop's fate by summer

A Guam archbishop accused of sexual abuse could have his fate decided later this year.         

- USA TODAY - US

Pope won't use armoured car in Egypt - Vatican

Holy See not 'worried' about security of trip

- ANSA - IT

Pope Comforts Sister of French Priest Slain by Extremists

Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute with a special prayer service to the courage of 20th- and 21st- century Christian martyrs.Francis gripped the...

- Newsmax - US

Pope Francis calls refugee centres concentration camps, but Jewish group says 'there is no comparison'

'We respectfully urge the Pope to reconsider his regrettable choice of words... Precision of facts is absolutely essential when making any historical reference'

- National Post - CA

Lawyer: Vatican could decide Guam archbishop's fate by summer

Two accusers provided testimony in March against a priest accused of child sexual abuse.         

- USA TODAY - US

Pope Francis: Europe migrant centres 'concentration camps'

The Pope also laments that "international accords are more important than human rights".

- BBC - UK

Mercy is key to the life of faith, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2017 / 04:45 am .- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also prompts us to recognize and help those in need. “Let us never forget that mercy is the keystone of the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Who conquers the devil's hatred? God's new martyrs, Pope says

Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2017 / 11:52 am .- The devil’s hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that focused on modern martyrs. “The memory of these heroic witnesses, old and new, confirms us in the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

ROME " Pope Francis has comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute to the courage of modern-day Christian martyrs.Francis gripped...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

Pope Francis has comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute to the courage of modern-day Christian martyrs.

- FOX News - US

Peruvian woman among world's 100 most influential people

Arlette Contreras who was previously given the Woman of Courage Award is now in the list of the most influential people in the world together with the Pope Francis.

- Peruthisweek - PE

Sex, lies and spies in the Vatican: Vatileaks scandal to become a TV drama

Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, is to make an English-language TV series on the so-called "Vatileaks" scandal.

- The Local - IT

Will Trump meet the Pope? 5 talking points

Donald Trump is going to meet Pope Francis—at least according to Donald Trump. The U.S. president indicated in a Thursday press conference that he expects to meet the 80-year-old Argentine pontiff when he visits Italy for a G7 conference in May. I look very much forward to meeting the pope,' he sai...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump says Italy is 'key partner', but contradicts Gentiloni on Libya

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni spoke about terrorism, North Korea, and the Pope during a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday - the first time the two leaders have met.

- The Local - IT

Controversial Swiss bishop set to retire

Vitus Huonder, the Bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, gave the Pope his resignation on Thursday, his 75th birthday.

- The Local - INT

Canon Johnson Twinomujuni elected as fourth Bishop of West Ankole Diocese

Canon Twinomujuni will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on May 28, 2017 at St. Peter's Cathedral, Bweranyangi, Bushenyi

- Daily Monitor - UG

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