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Aid group: Ships not willing to save Mediterranean migrants
by Frances D'Emilio - August 13, 2018 - 2:00am
Migrants in distress at sea have told their rescuers that several ships passed them by without offering assistance, a European aid group said yesterday while seeking safe harbor for a rescue vessel with 141 migrants...
Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace
by Frances D'Emilio - June 22, 2018 - 5:00am
Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians to work together to further peace and justice in the world and resist the temptation to use religious differences as excuses to thwart unity as he made a visit to Geneva,...
Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign
by Frances D'Emilio - February 25, 2018 - 1:10am
Italians demonstrated yesterday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues
Pope: It's a sin if fear makes us hostile to migrants
by Frances D'Emilio - January 15, 2018 - 4:00am
Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their "fully comprehensible" fears that these new arrivals might "disturb the established order" of...
Pope on 2018: forget life's useless baggage, work for peace
by Frances D'Emilio - January 2, 2018 - 8:00am
Pope Francis on yesterday recommended jettisoning life's "useless baggage" in 2018, including what he called "empty chatter" and banal consumerism, and focusing instead on building a peaceful and welcoming worl...
Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'
by Frances D'Emilio - November 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Celebrating Mass with poor people in the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on yesterday denounced those who dismiss poverty as "not my business" and defined indifference to the needy as a "great si...
Second group suspends migrant rescues, cites Libyan threats
by Frances D'Emilio - August 13, 2017 - 11:02pm
A second humanitarian group in two days has reluctantly decided to suspend migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea due to Libyan threats, and other charities with rescue ships on yesterday were considering doing...
Vatican worries about 'forcibly removed' bishop in China
by Frances D'Emilio - June 26, 2017 - 7:46pm
The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on yesterday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.
Alleged Italian mobster-drug kingpin detained in Brazil
by Frances D'Emilio - June 10, 2017 - 10:39pm
A fugitive 'ndrangheta Italian crime clan boss, accused of international drug trafficking, was taken into custody at a Brazil airport, authorities said yesterday.
Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador
by Frances D'Emilio - May 22, 2017 - 12:00am
In a surprise announcement yesterday, Pope Francis named five new cardinals, for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden.
Pope to bishops: Maintain 'zero tolerance' for child abuse
by Frances D'Emilio - January 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Pope Francis has exhorted Catholic bishops worldwide to do what's needed to ensure children are protected from sexual abuse by clergy.
Pope wishes Christmas peace for those scarred by war, terror
by Frances D'Emilio - December 26, 2016 - 8:00am
Decrying the suffering in Syria, Pope Francis on yesterday wished Christmas peace and hope for all those scarred by war and terrorism, which he said is sowing "fear and death in the heart of many countries and ...
Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing food festival
by Frances D'Emilio - August 25, 2016 - 7:54am
Instead, they will now be mourning the dozens dead from a strong earthquake that trapped residents in their homes as they slept.
Pope on World Youth Day: Believe 'in a new humanity'
by Frances D'Emilio - August 1, 2016 - 8:43am
Pope Francis encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people at a global gathering Sunday to "believe in a new humanity" that is stronger than evil and refuses to see borders as barriers.
Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland
by Frances D'Emilio - July 28, 2016 - 9:10pm
Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he was coming to an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.
Italy: Hague tribunal OKs marine's return from India for now
by Frances D'Emilio - May 2, 2016 - 3:09pm
An international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for the duration of arbitration, the...
Pope at Easter recalls victims of 'blind, brutal terrorism'
by Frances D'Emilio - March 27, 2016 - 5:35am
Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of "blind" terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere, as well as expressing dismay that people fleeing...
Pope on Good Friday decries terror profaning God's name
by Frances D'Emilio - March 25, 2016 - 7:59pm
Pope Francis at the traditional Good Friday cross procession denounced those committing "terrorist acts" while profaning God's name and lamented what he called "anesthetized" consciences over war refugees flooding...
Pope leads crowd in silent prayer for Brussels attacks dead
by Frances D'Emilio - March 23, 2016 - 6:12am
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for "unanimous condemnation" of extremist attacks in Brussels and elsewhere and urged prayers to convert hearts "blinded by cruel fundamentalism."
Pope in Palm yesterday homily decries indifference to refugees
by Frances D'Emilio - March 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
Pope Francis in his Palm yesterday homily decried what he called indifference to the refugees flooding into Europe, making a comparison to authorities who washed their hands of Jesus' fate ahead of his crucifix...
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