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  • Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

    Pope Francis Source: Vincenzo PINTO THE FIRST INTEL meeting of stakeholders for Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland is to take place next week. Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August. This would be the second time it is...
  • Pope Francis wants Lord’s Prayer changed

    Pope Francis has called for a translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord’s Prayer to be changed. The current wording that says “lead us not into temptation” is not a good translation, because God does not lead humans to sin, he says. He suggests using “do not...
  • Pope Francis given a Lamborghini sports car

    Famously frugal in his tastes, Pope Francis normally favours modest Fiats and Fords when he is driven around on trips abroad, but on Wednesday he took possession of something a little classier – a Lamborghini supercar. The white-painted, special edition Lamborghini Huracan, which sells for around 180,000 euros, perfectly...
  • Pope Francis urges faithful to put away cellphones during Mass, says it’s a ‘very ugly thing’

    Thou shalt not text in church. Pope Francis has added another commandment to the holy list of do’s and don’ts: Put away your phones during Mass. “At some point, the priest during the Mass says, ‘Lift up your hearts,’ ” the pontiff said during a homily in St. Peter’s...
  • Pope Francis wants to save the world

    Pope Francis is seeking to defuse rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula and to boost support for disarmament with a Vatican conference that will bring together 11 Nobel Peace Prize winners, United Nations and NATO officials, and representatives from a handful of countries with the bomb. For some...
  • Pope Francis says ‘Those in Leadership Cannot Live Double Lives’!

    On Sunday Pope Francis offered some punchy advice to both average faithful and people in positions of authority, saying true power is expressed through service and a good example, which Christians must always show to others in humility. Speaking during his Nov. 5 Angelus address, Pope Francis told pilgrims...
  • Pope Francis: ‘When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep’

    Pope Francis admitted on Tuesday he sometimes gets some shut eye while praying — and he says he isn’t the only one. Francis’ comical comment was caught during an episode of a Catholic TV2000 television program posted on YouTube, according to the Guardian. “When I pray, sometimes I fall...
  • Pope Francis Prayers Heal Ugandan President!

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni gave a testimony in church on Sunday that he received a sudden healing after Pope Francis prayed for him during the UN General Assembly last month. He told the Kampala Archdiocese congregation at Namugongo Catholic Shrine that he was healed of a fractured hand after...
  • Pope Francis calls Outer Space!

    Here’s What’s Trending Today… Pope Francis is making his first telephone call above the earth — and into space. On Thursday, the pope called the International Space Station. Six astronauts are currently working there — three Americans, two Russians and one Italian. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli was aboard the...