Pope Francis playfully spars with ‘Rocky’ actor Stallone at Vatican

Reuters 09/09/2023

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis playfully pretended to box with Sylvester Stallone during a meeting with the “Rocky” star at the Vatican on Friday. Introduced to Stallone and his family, the Pope said how much he enjoyed the actor’s films,…

Chinese Catholics sneak a peek at Pope Francis in Mongolia

Reuters 09/03/2023

ULAANBAATAR — A few Chinese Catholics came to sneak a peek at Pope Francis during an official welcome ceremony in the main square of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar on Saturday, enthusiastically waving their country’s flag. The Vatican does…

Pope starts Mongolia visit by praising the country’s religious freedom dating back to Genghis Khan

Associated Press 09/02/2023

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Pope Francis on Saturday praised Mongolia’s tradition of religious freedom dating to the times of its founder, Genghis Khan, as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Asian nation with a plea for…

Pope says Church open to everyone, including LGBT people, but has rules

08/07/2023

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE —Pope Francis said on Sunday that the Catholic Church is open to everyone, including the gay community, and that it has a duty to accompany them on a personal path of spirituality but…

Pope Francis’ vigil in Portugal draws 1.5 million pilgrims

08/06/2023

LISBON, Portugal – A sea of 1.5 million pilgrims packed a riverside park near Lisbon on Saturday for a vigil held by Pope Francis as part of a global Catholic youth festival. Worshippers cheered as the 86-year-old…

Pope Francis recovering well from surgery but to skip Sunday blessing

Reuters 06/11/2023

ROME — Pope Francis’ recovery from surgery is going well but doctors advised him not to deliver his Sunday blessing from a hospital balcony to avoid strain on his abdomen. Briefing reporters at the Gemelli hospital on…

Pope to make historic visit to Mongolia in September

Agence France Presse 06/04/2023

Pope Francis will go to Mongolia in early September in the first visit by a pontiff to the Buddhist-majority Asian nation, the Vatican announced Saturday. The 86-year-old pontiff will tour the vast nation, sandwiched between Russia and…

Pope Francis lets women vote at int’l meet of bishops

04/28/2023

Pope Francis, in a historic move that could lead to more inclusiveness in decision-making in the Roman Catholic Church, will allow women to vote for the first time at a global meeting of bishops in October. In…

Pope loses verified status on Twitter, US basketball star LeBron James remains

Reuters 04/21/2023

Twitter on Thursday began removing legacy blue checkmarks from user profiles, with famous people including pop icon Beyonce and Pope Francis losing their verified statuses. Some personalities such as basketball star LeBron James and author Stephen King…

At Easter vigil, Pope Francis encourages hope amid ‘icy winds of war’

Reuters 04/09/2023

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter at a Saturday night vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, decrying the “icy winds of war” and other injustices. The 86-year-old Francis skipped an outdoor…

Pope Francis leaves hospital, quips ‘I am still alive’

Agence France Presse 04/01/2023

The 86-year-old pontiff, who was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Wednesday with breathing difficulties, got out of the car transporting him and smiled and joked with the crowd. Asked by someone how he felt, he quipped…

Pope to spend ‘few days’ in hospital due to respiratory infection

Reuters 03/30/2023

VATICAN CITY- Pope Francis has a respiratory infection and will need to spend “a few days” in hospital for treatment, the Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday, amid concern for the 86-year-old’s condition. The 86-year-old pontiff…

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