Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY | Pope to oil execs: Clean energy is an ‘epochal’ challenge

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told world oil executives that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions.” Francis told the gathering Saturday that modern society with its “massive movement of information, persons and things requires an immense supply of energy.” And still, he said, as many as one … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope to oil execs: Clean energy is an ‘epochal’ challenge

VATICAN CITY | Pope digs deeper into roots of Chile sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is digging deeper into the roots of Chile’s sex abuse scandal by meeting with a group of priests who were trained in a cult-like Catholic community and suffered psychological and sexual abuse there. Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday with three priests trained by the Rev. Fernando Karadima, a powerful … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope digs deeper into roots of Chile sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY  | Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June

VATICAN CITY  —Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome’s homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. “I am happy to announce that on June 29, … Continue reading VATICAN CITY  | Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June

CANNES, France | Pope gets an unprecedented close-up, courtesy of Wim Wenders

CANNES, France (AP) — The documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” brings the world’s most recognized religious figure into cinemas alongside the likes of “Deadpool 2” and “Show Dogs.” The film premiered Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival and Focus Features will open it nationwide Friday in the United States. It’s an unprecedented … Continue reading CANNES, France | Pope gets an unprecedented close-up, courtesy of Wim Wenders

VATICAN CITY | Pope seeks ‘saints next door’ not doctrinaire perfectionists

VATICAN CITY | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Pope Francis is calling for ordinary Catholics to live holy lives in whatever they do, stressing that “saints next door” are more pleasing to God than religious elites who insist on perfect adherence to rules and doctrine. In a document released Monday, Francis said defending the poor and … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope seeks ‘saints next door’ not doctrinaire perfectionists

Church expert: #Metoo, Chile bishop scandal a wake-up call

VATICAN CITY /February 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The #MeToo movement and the controversy over a Chilean bishop show the need for a broader response to “the abuse of power and conscience,” the head of the Catholic Church’s leading center on preventing priestly sexual abuse said Friday. The Rev. Hans Zollner spoke at the graduation ceremony for … Continue reading Church expert: #Metoo, Chile bishop scandal a wake-up call

The Latest: Pope Francis consoles Peruvians hit by floods

TRUJILLO, Peru/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Pope Francis is consoling Peruvians who lost their homes and livelihoods in devastating floods, telling them they can overcome all of life’s “storms” by coming together as a community. Francis travelled Saturday to an area of northern Peru … Continue reading The Latest: Pope Francis consoles Peruvians hit by floods

The Latest: Pope Francis arrives in Peru’s Amazon

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Pope Francis is receiving a warm welcome in the Peruvian Amazon city of Puerto Maldonado, with supporters lining the streets to greet him ahead of the pontiff’s planned meeting with indigenous people. Some are running up along … Continue reading The Latest: Pope Francis arrives in Peru’s Amazon