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  • Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation as D.C. archbishop

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl from his post as the archbishop of Washington, D.C. In a letter released Friday by the Vatican, from the pope to Wuerl, the pontiff confirms he has accepted the archbishop’s resignation and lauds Wuerl for putting the church’s interests over his own personal...
  • Some Highly Upset At The Pope’s Words About Abortions

    Pope Francis Compares Abortion to Hiring a Hit Man to Solve a ProblemPope Francis compared abortion to a mafia-style killing Wednesday, saying it’s the equivalent of hiring a hit man to “take out a human life to solve a problem.”Francis made the comments, among his strongest yet against abortion,...
  • The Pope is force to release Vatican archives to investigators

    Pope Francis leads the audience for Slovakia’s pilgrims at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican City, Oct. 6, 2018.Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters  Pope Francis has authorized a “thorough study” of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians...
  • The Pope is fighting to get death penalty removed and get church teaching differently!

     Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is “inadmissible” under all circumstances and that the Catholic Church must work to abolish it, changing official church teaching to reflect his view that all life is sacred and there is no justification for state-sponsored executions. The Vatican said Francis had...
  • Eight of the worst popes in church history

    Tune in to the new CNN Original Series “Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History” at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sundays. (CNN)Billed as a reformer and outsider, Pope Francis was elected five years ago. He took the helm as the Catholic Church wrestled with corruption and the fallout of the...
  • War, suffering dominate pope’s Easter message

    VATICAN CITY — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria” and extending to Israel, where 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border two days before Easter Sunday. Francis...
  • Catholics are bound to accept church’s teaching on abortion

    Many Catholic politicians and commentators used the March for Life on Jan. 19 and the recent failure of the U.S. Senate to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to publicly contradict the very tenets of their own faith on the sanctity of human life. It must be noted...
  • Vatican denies rift between pope, collaborators on China

    Pope Francis is in constant contact with Vatican officials dealing with issues surrounding China, and it is “surprising” that others in the Church are stating the contrary, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Vatican press office. The statement comes a day after Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 86-year-old...
  • Pope Francis calls on journalist to communicate with the truth

    Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the spread of “fake news” as evil, saying the “weighty responsibility” to stem misinformation “rests on the shoulders” of journalists. In advance text released for his message for World Communications Day 2018, the pontiff urged everyone to “promote a journalism of peace” and one that...