Belgian bishop declines cardinal’s honor for abuse record

ROME — One of the new cardinals proposed by Pope Francis, the retired bishop of Ghent, Belgium, has given up accepting the honor for his insufficient response to cases of clergy sex abuse, the Belgian bishops’ conference has said. . The Bishop of Ghent, Luc Van Looy, had asked Francis for permission to refuse the … Read more

Pope Francis says war in Ukraine ‘may be somehow provoked or not prevented’

Rome — Pope Francis told a group of European Jesuit writers that the war in ukraine was “perhaps somehow provoked or not prevented”, and he cautioned against oversimplifying the conflict. In an interview published Tuesday in the Jesuit publication ‘La Civilta’ Cattolica, the pope said that in Russia’s war against Ukraine, “there are no metaphysical … Read more

Pope denounces Russian “cruelty” and praises Ukrainian “heroism”

ROME — Pope Francis blasted the “ferocity and cruelty” of Russian troops in Ukraine while praising the “heroism” and “courage” of Ukrainians in defending their land. Francis made some of his sharpest comments on the war during a meeting with European editors of Jesuit journals last month, excerpts from which appeared Tuesday in Italian daily … Read more

Pope Francis says he refuses to distinguish between ‘good and evil’ in Ukraine war

ROME: Pope Francis refused to distinguish between “good and evil” in the war in Ukraine, he said, quoted by the daily La Stampa, which reported the Pope’s conversation with the editors of the Jesuit European cultural magazines. Asked if he was sympathetic to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the pope replied: “No, I am not, I … Read more

Pope Francis pulls out of annual procession due to knee pain

ROME: Pope Francis has canceled his attendance at an annual Mass and procession next weekend due to persistent knee pain, the Vatican announced Monday. The annual Corpus Domini procession, scheduled for Sundays, is a centuries-old Catholic profession of faith in which the Eucharist is publicly displayed. Francis has canceled several events this year due to … Read more

Pope withdraws from annual procession due to knee pain

ROME — Pope Francis has canceled his attendance at an annual mass and procession next weekend due to lingering knee pain, the Vatican announced Monday. The annual Corpus Domini procession, scheduled for Sundays, is a centuries-old Catholic profession of faith in which the Eucharist is publicly displayed. Francis has canceled several events this year due … Read more

Pope hopes to set new date for African tour

Pope Francis said on Sunday he hoped to be able “as soon as possible” to reschedule his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, after having to cancel the trip due to knee pain. “Dear friends, with great regret, because of leg problems, I had to postpone my visit to your countries,” … Read more

Francis: Pope Francis apologizes for having had to cancel his trip to Africa

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Sunday apologized to people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan for having to cancel his visit due to walking problems, and said he hoped his condition would improve. would improve. The Vatican announced on Thursday that the July 2-7 trip had been postponed indefinitely due to the … Read more

Pope Francis cancels Congo and South Sudan trip over health concerns

Published on: 06/10/2022 – 16:12 Pope Francis has canceled a planned July trip to Africa on the orders of doctors due to persistent knee problems, the Vatican announced on Friday, raising new questions about the 85-year-old pontiff’s health and mobility issues. The Vatican said the July 2-7 trip to Congo and South Sudan would be … Read more