Tagged with "Pope Francis"
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    Pope Francis in hot water over abuse scandal

    Child abuse raises its ugly head again for the Catholic Church. Pope Francis is a good man, and certainly no crusty Vatican insider who wants bad news stamped out. But he is hasty in making judgments on people and hasty to trust the ones he likes. Now, a PR disaster is unfolding in front of him

    by Tim Hedges - 20 February 2018
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    Pope takes flak in Myanmar, and in the Vatican too

    Things are not looking too happy in the Holy See where Pope Francis' penchant for rubbing conservatives up the wrong way is leading to talk of a schism. In Myanmar, by contrast, he has enraged the liberal media by not visiting Rohingya refugee camps. This is a pope who tells it as he sees it, and isn't afraid to take the flak

    by Tim Hedges -  4 December 2017
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    Scandal brews in the Vatican

    Kidnapping, mafia plots, freemasons, inappropriate conduct by cardinals, the Bulgarian secret police and the Stasi? Another movie style scandal haunts the Vatican

    by Tim Hedges - 25 September 2017
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    Pope Francis and sins of omission on jihadism

    As holy and wonderful as he is, Pope Francis is not currently providing the intellectual leadership needed to defend Christianity and its adherents against the onslaught of jihad. We should never tar all Muslims with the same brush, but, in one of the great modern day tragedies, Christians are being driven from their homelands in the Middle East, with little help coming from the West

    by Dexter Van Zile - 25 February 2017
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    Farce in the Vatican

    Pope Francis has got himself into a right old mess over condoms. The problem is that he can't say condoms are OK, but he doesn't want the rules enforced too strictly. Add in the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, and a gay butler, and you have the makings of very Vaticanesque pickle

    by Tim Hedges -  7 February 2017
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    Is the Pope getting a grip?

    One seventh of the world are Catholics. It seems their leader, Pope Francis, having floundered for a while, is beginning to make his mark, not just now, but with his appointments, for the future, one of which has had a clash with Donald Trump's running mate

    by Tim Hedges - 16 October 2016
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    How has Pope Francis performed?

    You could certainly be forgiven for thinking that Pope Francis simply says the first thing that comes into his head, as we've seen over several issues. That said, he is an extraordinarily good man who has made real progress for the Church

    by Tim Hedges - 27 April 2016
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    Another PR disaster for Pope Francis

    if you asked a tabloid journalist to concoct the juiciest ever story, he could hardly have done better. It involves corruption, priestly sex, a young temptress, women's underwear and Silvio Berlusconi. The Pope will have a job on his hands managing this one

    by Tim Hedges -  7 December 2015
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    Papal economics: for richer or for poorer?

    Ironically, the Pope's own country of origin -- Argentina, which used to be among the richest in the world -- impoverished itself due to the socialist nonsense that he himself advocates for the world

    by Tim Hedges - 21 October 2015
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    The Pope and poverty

    Pope Francis’ own native Argentina was once among the leading economies of the world, before it was ruined by the kind of ideological notions he is now promoting around the world

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 27 September 2015
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    The Pope, the Queen, and why we didn't bomb Auschwitz

    Pope Francis's recent remarks on the question of why we didn't bomb Auschwitz, and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Bergen-Belsen remind us that evil must always be confronted full-on. There are lessons for the world today as we confront Islamist barbarism

    by Michael Curtis - 30 June 2015
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    Where’s the Pope’s encyclical on Christian persecution?

    The fact that Pope Francis is prepared to issue an encyclical on the environment but not on the vast persecution of Christians across the Islamic world is as sad a statement as one could imagine on the power political correctness now exerts in the West

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 26 June 2015
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    Laudato si’ and the green Pope

    The Pope's ill advised intervention on climate change could make it look as though he is pandering to shallow, Guardian-style political correctness, or that he is a celebrity endorser of ‘good’ causes, like Bono

    by Tim Hedges - 22 June 2015
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    Catholic lessons for Palestinians on renouncing anti-Semitism

    Despite the furore over whether the Pope did or did not call Mahmoud Abbas an Angel of Peace, the big picture issue here is that the Roman Catholic Church is an example for the Palestinians to emulate in renouncing anti-Semitism

    by Michael Curtis - 23 May 2015
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    Consternation as Pope calls Abbas "angel of peace"

    The Pope's description of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" is confounded by his own faction's association with terrorism.

    by the commentator - 18 May 2015