Pope Francis tied a lack of water in different parts of the world to global warming Sunday, calling it one of the “inevitable consequences of climate change.
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A substantial majority of Democrats are “very worried” about climate change, while only a small percentage of Republicans say the same, the Pew Research Center revealed this week.
The abortion issue has now become a political litmus test in America, as Democrats eliminate opponents of abortion rights and Republicans unite in a nearly unanimous pro-life position.
Hate crimes and targeted violence against Christians in India during the first two months of 2019 showed a jump of 57 percent over the same period in 2018, a new report revealed.
A Pentecostal Christian with a mental disability was beaten up by a Muslim crowd in Pakistan last week, after a neighbor accused him of blasphemy against the prophet Muhammad.
Italy’s feisty Interior Minister Matteo Salvini came out swinging against surrogate motherhood Monday, insisting on every child’s right to a mother and a father.
White Democrats are invoking God far less than their predecessors, referring to religious faith as a source of division rather than unity, according to an analysis by Professor Peter Beinart of the City University of New York.
Pope Francis reached out to the “Muslim community” in Christchurch on Friday, assuring them of his solidarity and prayers after shooting attacks that claimed the lives of some 49 people with another 40 wounded.
China has lodged a protest over remarks by the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom criticizing Beijing’s restrictive religion policies.
Pope Francis railed against unjust employers Friday, saying it is hypocritical to go to church on Sunday and then exploit one’s workers.
A recently released underground Chinese bishop has suspended a priest for joining the state-run Patriotic Catholic Association and promoting a false “communion” between the underground Church and the open Catholic community.
The Dalai Lama said Friday that more women are needed in leadership roles because they are more compassionate than men, who are valued instead for their ability to “kill.
Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.
Pope Francis will focus on the situation of migrants when he visits Morocco at the end of this month, according to the nation’s bishops.
Pope Francis sent a telegram Wednesday to victims of the recent Alabama tornado and their families, promising prayers and solidarity.
Colorado has announced it is dropping litigation against Christian baker Jack Phillips for his refusal on religious grounds to make a cake celebrating gender transition.
The Vatican is urging world religions to throw their collective moral weight behind the United Nations’ “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), which mandate climate action and gender equality.
Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate of Pope Pius XII, which ran from 1939 until his death in 1958.
The Vatican announced Sunday the theme for its 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will encourage greater openness to those who live in the “existential peripheries” of the world.
Pope Francis preached Sunday on the dangers of criticizing others rather than correcting one’s own defects, insisting that “words start wars.”
The Vatican underscored Cardinal George Pell’s right to appeal a Melbourne court’s guilty verdict for historical sexual offenses Tuesday, while also declaring its “utmost respect for the Australian judicial authorities.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano decried a new global wave of “xenophobia, racism, and intolerance” Monday in its ongoing push for greater openness to migrants.
The Jesuits of Canada is bestowing its annual “Magis” award this spring on Father Thomas Rosica, a priest and Vatican spokesman recently found to have engaged in serial plagiarism over the past 25 years.
Pope Francis had hard words for priests guilty of sex abuse Sunday, calling them “ravenous wolves” and “tools of Satan,” though critics said the pope basically repeated old promises that do not go far enough.
The Education Bureau of the Chinese district of Lishan has launched a campaign to eradicate religious belief in kindergartens, which includes having the schoolchildren sign a commitment statement promising to avoid religious activities.
A Swedish court has convicted a 70-year-old man of “hate speech” for claiming on social media that Somalis are lazy and don’t work
Those who spend their time accusing the Church show themselves to be friends and family of the devil, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Pope Francis opened the landmark Vatican summit Thursday morning by urging his fellow bishops to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice.”
French author Frédéric Martel alleges in a new book that Pope Francis had been informed that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had been having sexual relations with seminarians and priests but considered this fact “insufficient to condemn him.
February 14 marks the yearly reminder of sweethearts and romance but many forget that the feast originated with a Christian saint from Rome named Valentine.
A new report on clerical sex abuse in Belgium has revealed that 76 percent of priests’ victims were males, echoing patterns of chiefly homosexual abuse in other countries.
Pope Francis delivered a powerful environmental message Thursday, decrying the selfishness that is ruining the earth and destroying biodiversity.
The head of the Vatican’s liturgical department has denounced last week’s wave of church vandalism in France, while others decry the “shameful” government silence surrounding the affair.
Washington State is poised to become the first state in the Union to allow “human composting,” or the “accelerated conversion of human remains to soil.”
A study alleges that millions of indigenous Americans died following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in North America in 1492, and this drastic depopulation resulted in substantial global cooling.
The Vatican’s doctrinal office is preparing to reduce former cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the lay state for his serial homosexual abuse including that of minors, according to reports Friday.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal comparing recent abortion legislation to the ignominious Dred Scott Supreme Court decision that ruled that blacks were not human persons.
Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt promoted the biblically based “Daniel Fast,” telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert that the 21-day diet had helped him get into fighting form.
An environmental group has challenged Pope Francis to “go vegan” for Lent in exchange for $1 million dollars to go to a charity of his choice.
The bishop of Knoxville, TN, slammed Democrats as “the party of infanticide” Tuesday for their blocking of anti-infanticide legislation in the Senate.
Pope Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass in Abu Dhabi Tuesday with the attendance of an estimated 170,000 faithful, by far the largest Christian worship service ever held on the Arabian Peninsula.
Actively religious people are much more likely than those who are less religious to describe themselves as “very happy” according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
Approximately 2,155 clergy and lay members of the Church of England have signed a letter opposing recent guidelines regarding rites sacralizing gender transition in the church.
Pope Francis said Monday he is opposed to the idea of optional priestly celibacy, insisting that celibacy is a gift to the Church.
Countries that are unable to assimilate migrants should stop accepting more until they are able to integrate them, Pope Francis told reporters on the papal plane Monday.
Cardinal Joseph Zen told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that Catholics in China are suffering “huge confusion” because of the recent deal between the Vatican and the Communist Party of China (CPC), but it is not too late to rectify the situation.
The Catholic bishop of Lexington KY has written a scathing essay denouncing the Covington Catholic students for wearing MAGA hats to this month's March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Pope Francis told journalists that fear of migrants is “making us crazy,” when asked Wednesday what he thought about the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.
A Polish lawmaker has issued an invitation to students from Covington Catholic High School to address the Polish Parliament after they were falsely accused of mocking Native Americans following the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Italy’s indomitable interior minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday he is “proud” to have put an end to illegal immigration in Italy.
A number of Catholic leaders and institutions who slandered a group of Catholic school boys after the annual March for Life remain silent after the boys were shown to be innocent.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) released the results of a survey Sunday, just before its annual summit in Davos, showing that more than two thirds of Italians consider immigration to be “mostly bad” for the country.
A prominent American priest has dissed the Washington March for Life as “repulsive and futile,” denouncing the pro-life event as “basically a gathering for many right-wing anti-abortion hardliners.
The mainstream media have falsely accused a group of Catholic students sporting MAGA hats at the March for Life of mocking and harassing a Native American man in an egregious example of fake news.
The Vatican department for migrants and refugees has published the collected teachings of Pope Francis on the issue of immigration, reiterating the pontiff’s appeal for a greater openness to migrants.
The approval rating of Pope Francis declined all over Europe during the course of 2018, a new analysis observed Wednesday, in large part because of his ever-less popular pro-immigration stance and other globalist positions.
New York’s Reproductive Health Act (RHA) will make access to abortion a “fundamental right,” while expanding coverage to include late-term abortions.
Catholic clergy are facing a “mushrooming demand for exorcisms” in the last few decades, a new report declares, whose effects can be felt worldwide.
The archbishop of Blantyre, Malawi, has blamed the country’s government for failing to stop a wave of ritual killings of people with albinism, generated by belief in the healing power of the bones of albinos.
A former papal nuncio to the United States has called on archbishop Theodore McCarrick to “repent publicly” of his “sins, crimes, and sacrileges” before it is too late.
The Oxford Union has disinvited William Donohue, President of the Catholic League, an American civil rights group, to speak at an upcoming debate.
Pope Francis sent a Vatican representative to attend the inauguration ceremony of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro this week, just one day after the nation’s bishops declared the presidency “illegitimate.
The Venezuelan bishops have denounced President Maduro’s new term in office as “illegitimate,” warning it ushers in an era of arbitrary rule in violation of the nation’s constitution.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Thursday that French President Emmanuel Macron is the champion of Europe’s “pro-immigration forces” and therefore he has a duty to oppose him.
God hears and answers every one of our prayers, Pope Francis said Wednesday, even though it may take him a very long time.
The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the Antichrist will run the “world wide web” and that powerful data-gathering devices are a harbinger of his arrival.
Pope Francis launched an appeal to European leaders Sunday, asking them to welcome a group of African migrants aboard two NGO vessels.
One in ten clerics of the Church of England have been victims of violence in the past two years, according to a comprehensive survey by Royal Holloway, University of London.
Libyan authorities have announced the discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 34 Ethiopian Christians killed in 2015 by jihadists of the Islamic State.
The Vatican is now investigating three separate charges of homosexual abuse against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the latest of which was reported less than three months ago and has just become public.
The Roman Colosseum set a new record for visitors in 2018 as Italian counter-terrorism forces have sent a convincing message that citizens and tourists will be protected and have nothing to fear.
Pope Francis had some hard words for those who spend time in church but hate other people, urging them to stay away from church and live like atheists rather than cause scandal.
Humanity must declare war against climate change, Bernie Sanders said Tuesday, treating it like a military threat that demands full engagement.
In the midst of an ongoing Twitter war, an American abortionist said that God performs “way more” abortions than she does, suggesting that miscarriages are God’s abortions.
A prominent New Jersey college is offering its students the chance to learn about “non-human perspectives” on LGBT issues, while also exploring “the third sex,” and “the political underpinnings and the transgressive nature of ‘queer.
An Italian newspaper has called on the Catholic Church to excommunicate Matteo Salvini, alleging that he flouts Catholic teaching on social justice.
Despite dire predictions of a necessary increase in severe weather events due to climate change, 2018 is poised to become the first year on record with no violent tornadoes in the United States, the Washington Post reported.
A 12-year-old London boy survived being buried under snow for 40 minutes in the French Alps Wednesday after being overwhelmed by an avalanche while skiing with his parents.
Italy's minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, chose to cite Pope John Paul II rather than Pope Francis in his annual Christmas greeting, as a growing divide over immigration opens between the two leaders.
A remarkable 66 percent of U.S. adults believe that Jesus was miraculously born to the Virgin Mary, the Pew Research Center announced Tuesday.
In his yearly Christmas message, Pope Francis urged the world to celebrate differences among people as a source of enrichment rather than a liability.
Chinese officials have been curtailing public manifestations of Christmas this year as part of President Xi Jinping’s efforts to eliminate vestiges of foreign religions and festivities.
Professional atheist Richard Dawkins said that insistence on the language of “Happy Holidays” is not a war on Christmas by unbelievers, but a “pandering” to rival faiths that compete with Christianity.
Much archaeological, textual, linguistic, and scientific evidence backs up the historical existence of the “Wise Men” described in Saint Matthew’s gospel, a scholar has asserted.
Hundreds of Christians dressed completely in black for church services in Hong Kong Sunday to protest the intense crackdown on Christian churches by the Chinese Communist Party under President Xi Jinping.
Italian narcotic police carried out a major drug bust in the northern Italian seaside town of Viareggio Saturday, arresting 17 Moroccan immigrants believed to be responsible for dealing drugs in the area.
Interior minister Matteo Salvini wished all Italians a “happy and holy Christmas” this week, adding that he hopes no one is offended by such language.
One of Italy's most prominent Muslim leaders has challenged interior minister Matteo Salvini to find a way to give Muslims “democratic representation” in government.
The number of self-declared witches in the United States now exceeds the total number of Presbyterians, the Telegraph declared Friday.
Pope Francis enumerated the many “afflictions” facing “our turbulent world” Friday, the first of which is the plight of migrants.
Pope Francis underscored the travails of persecuted Christians around the globe Friday, declaring that the Church is living a new period of martyrdom.
Hungary and the United States have partnered in an alliance to assist Christians in the Middle East, helping them “recover from genocide and persecution by the Islamic State”.
In a Tweet commemorating International Migrants’ Day Tuesday, Pope Francis compared migrants of today with the cold welcome of the Christ child in Bethlehem.
A leading psychiatrist has identified six words people should not use, because they are “accompanied by feelings of moral judgment, hatred and utter rejection,” Business Insider revealed Monday.
Pope Francis released his message for the World Day of Peace Tuesday, in which he denounced “political vices” such as nationalism, xenophobia, racism, and lack of concern for the environment.
An Italian bishop has published a Christmas letter sharply critical of interior minister Matteo Salvini’s security decree, saying it has abandoned “thousands of immigrants of every color and origin living in our cities.
Celebrated evangelical pastor Franklin Graham reacted strongly to a recent Islamic terror attack in Strasbourg, France, warning that radical Islam continues to be a major global threat.
Pope Francis has written a telegram denouncing Tuesday’s terror attack at the Strasbourg Christmas Market in which two people were killed and 13 injured.
The Vatican delegation to the U.N. Climate summit in Katowice, Poland, has issued an “urgent call for ambition, action, and true solidarity” in battling climate change.
In keeping with the priorities of Pope Francis, World Youth Day 2019 will focus on immigration, the environment, and the role of women in the Church, according to event organizers.