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.
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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.
A Melbourne court has reportedly convicted the Vatican’s finance chief, Cardinal George Pell, of sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s when he was archbishop of Melbourne.
In his second address before the U.N. meeting on international migration, the Vatican’s secretary of state said that the Holy See’s primary objective is to make migration work for everybody.
The Vatican newspaper announced Monday that over 160 nations had adopted the United Nations “Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration” (GCM), declaring the agreement a major milestone in international immigration regulation.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Pope Francis condemned the ongoing violations of many rights, and first among them, that unborn babies are denied the right to life through abortion.
The Vatican has unveiled this year’s Nativity scene in Saint Peter’s Square, which this year has been sculpted in 720 tons of sand.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump has succeeded as a conversation starter but has failed to keep his most important campaign promises.
Pope Francis has written a telegram expressing his condolences for the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and promising prayers for the Bush family.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has approved a new pastoral letter on racism in response to what they call a “deterioration of the public discourse” and a rise in racially motivated violence.
President Trump’s recent proclamation addressing the mostly Central American migrants marching toward the U.S. border contravenes U.S. laws on immigration, declared a statement posted on the U.S.
Pope Francis has temporarily suspended efforts by the United States bishops to address the issue of clerical sex abuse, ordering them to wait until he can meet with them in February together with the presidents of other national bishops’ conferences from around the world.
The United States will be “committed to advancing policies that protect the lives of the unborn” at the United Nations, said a spokesperson for U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley this week.
The Bishop of Ciudad Juarez urged the faithful Sunday to tear down the walls that have been built against migrants, exhorting them to lend their full support to migrants.
Professor Samuel Abrams received intimidating messages and was accused by his college president of “attacking” members of the community after he denounced the ideological homogeneity of his campus administration in an op-ed for the New York Times last month.
Mexico City Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes said he was confused by the migrant caravan heading north from Honduras, since it appears they do not want to enter the United States but just to make a scene at the border.
Nations do not build themselves, they “are built by migrants, just as migrants built Europe,” Pope Francis told a group of missionaries this week.
A group of American Catholic sisters issued a statement Tuesday telling Honduran migrants marching toward the U.S. border they are “welcome here” while blaming U.S. policy for creating the migrant crisis.
Pope Francis said Saturday that recent accusations leveled against him for allegedly mishandling the case of serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick are really an attack against the Church itself.
Six presidents of continental bishops’ conferences have signed an appeal calling on government leaders to take immediate action to overcome the “devastating effects of the climate crisis,” the Vatican reported Friday.
The redoubtable Cardinal Joseph Zen said Thursday that the recently inked deal between the Vatican and China over the naming of bishops spells the “annihilation” of the Church in China.
Pope Francis has plugged the one-million-kilometer “Global Solidarity Walk” for migrants and refugees, urging Catholics to participate in the pro-immigration event.
A group of violent protesters blocked a train station and attempted an assault on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini Friday night in the northern Italian city of Trento.
The exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, said that an upcoming gathering of witches to place a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a “demonic” act and shows that people in the Satanic world are becoming bolder.
Vatican statistics reveal the number of Catholics continues to grow on every continent in the world except Europe, which experienced losses in absolute numbers for the third consecutive year.
Swift action is required to preserve dozens of World Heritage sites from the “high risk” of extensive damage from climate change, CNN reported this week.
The leaders of 19 Catholic development agencies have signed an “urgent appeal” to combat climate change, insisting there is not much time left to deal with the climate crisis without incurring “nefarious consequences.
The Christian couple that recently won a Supreme Court free speech victory in the “gay cake” controversy are urging their fellow Christians to “take their stand for the word of God.
The Christian couple that recently won a Supreme Court free speech victory in the “gay cake” controversy are urging their fellow Christians to “take their stand for the word of God.
Pope Francis canonized seven new saints Sunday, including Pope Paul VI, who concluded the Second Vatican Council, and Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated while celebrating Mass in 1980.
Italian police pursued an inebriated Moroccan migrant at the wheel of a lorry on a miles-long chase late Thursday, as the man crashed into parked cars, road signs, fire hydrants, and even the doors of houses along the route.
When the Catholic Church speaks of families, Jesuit Father James Martin contends, it should include families formed around same-sex couples since “there are many ways to be a ‘family.
Pope Francis used some of his strongest language to date to condemn abortion Wednesday, comparing it in a series of improvised remarks to hired murder.
The head of the Vatican’s bishops’ office has reproached a former papal nuncio for his “unjust and unjustified attack” against Pope Francis for the way he handled the case of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial homosexual abuse.
The Vatican announced Saturday that it will begin an investigation into the serial homosexual abuse of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick in the face of mounting pressure to address the issue.
Pope Francis told young people Wednesday that their critical ideas have a right to be heard and respected in a curious departure from recent statements that accusers are Satanic.
An Islamist mob stoned three Christians to death in western Kenya this week in apparent retaliation for the recent killing of three suspected al Shabaab militants.
Pope Francis is finding it harder and harder to get by on trust alone as the faithful demand information and transparency, a new suggests.
The German progressive weeklyDer Spiegel has ended its love affair with the pope, declaring that the Church’s sex abuse crisis is “increasingly about Pope Francis.”
The Los Angeles Times has joined the ranks of global warming alarmists, claiming that climate change is generating mass migration across the globe and fueling the worst refugee crisis “since World War II.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has taken the proactive step of hiring a former federal prosecutor to assist the Archdiocese of New York in dealing with the clerical sex abuse crisis.
Papal adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said last week that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial sex abuse and the way the pope handled it is a “private matter” that should not be treated as a sensational story.
The global Anglican Church is uniting in a common crusade against “climate change and biodiversity loss” with its “Letters for Creation” campaign that runs until October 4.
According to one of Pope Francis’ closest advisers, the pontiff has not answered allegations by a former Vatican ambassador that he seriously mishandled the case of serial abuser Theodore McCarrick to avoid feeding his accuser's “megalomania.
Pope Francis’s, approval rating has fallen to an all-time low according to a new CNN poll showing that fewer than 50 percent of Americans now have a favorable opinion of the pontiff.
Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of U.N. Climate Change, made the astonishing claim Wednesday that nations are effectively “changing the weather” by following the measures established by the Paris climate accord.
A leaked sexual abuse commission report documents more than 3,500 cases of “mostly male minors” who were victims of clerical sex abuse in Germany between 1946 and 2014.
Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced his upcoming resignation Tuesday, saying he intends to travel to Rome to discuss with Pope Francis his departure from the archdiocese he currently leads.
The archbishop of Oklahoma City has joined a growing wave of prelates calling for a full investigation into allegations that Pope Francis knowingly rehabilitated a serial sexually abusive U.S.
The bishop of Springfield, IL, has joined the growing band of prelates calling for a full investigation into the serious allegations brought by the former papal nuncio to the United States against high ranking churchmen, including Pope Francis.
Cardinal Blase Cupich suggested that allegations that Pope Francis knowingly rehabilitated an abusive American cardinal proceed from racism in a television interview with NBC News Tuesday.
The president of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called for an impartial investigation into allegations by the former papal nuncio to the United Stated that Pope Francis turned a blind eye to sexual abuse committed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
The bishop of Tyler, Texas, has called for an in-depth investigation into what he deems “credible” allegations by the former Vatican nuncio to the United States against a number of high-ranking prelates, including Pope Francis.
Cardinal Blase Cupich released a statement Sunday expressing astonishment over recent allegations that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was behind his appointment as archbishop of Chicago.
In a bombshell report, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States has accused Pope Francis of reinstating Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to a position of prominence despite knowing of McCarrick’s sexual abuse of priests, seminarians, and laypeople, including minors.
Pope Francis once more condemned clerical sex abuse Saturday, as well as the “failure of ecclesiastical authorities” to adequately address what he called “repellent crimes.”