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Indian-dominated Vatican cricket team gets Pope's blessing before England tour

Sep 10, 2014

Indian-dominated Vatican cricket team gets Pope's blessing before England tour

Argentina-born Pope Francis, who is a passionate footballfan but knows little about cricket, signed a bat that the Vatican teamwill take with them during their five-match tour of England. #Cricket #ThingsWeLike #Vatican City #Pope #Vatican City cricket team
Obama to find ally on justice in first meet with Pope Francis

Mar 27, 2014

Obama to find ally on justice in first meet with Pope Francis

Despite differences on moral issues, US President Barack Obama will find in Pope Francis a welcome ally on issues of poverty and social justice when they meet for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday. #United States #White House #World #Barack Obama #Vatican City #Church #Roman Catholic #Pope Francis
I am not a superman: Pope Francis

Mar 05, 2014

I am not a superman: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has played down the notion that he is a "superman" who will bring sweeping reforms to the Roman Catholic Church, stressing that its ban on contraception and opposition to gay marriage will remain in place. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Gay Marriage #Pope Francis
Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Feb 26, 2014

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to resign, saying his decision was freely made and his alone. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis
Pope welcomes like-minded cardinals from world's remote nations

Feb 22, 2014

Pope welcomes like-minded cardinals from world's remote nations

Old friends, Vatican bureaucrats and sentimental favorites are also getting red hats Saturday when Francis presides over his first cardinal-making ceremony to bring 19 new "princes" of the church into the College of Cardinals. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Vatican #Pope #Catholic Church #Cardinals #Pope Francis

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Pope welcomes like-minded cardinals from world's remote nations

Sep 04, 2014

Pope to Iraqi Christians: You Are Church’s Heart

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to encourage Iraq’s beleaguered Christians under threat from Islamic militants, saying they are the “heart” of the church and that the church is proud of them. In comments translated into Arabic during his ...
Pope welcomes like-minded cardinals from world's remote nations

Aug 22, 2014

Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86

(AP) -- Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi... #Detroit, MI #Michigan #Pope John Paul II #Grand Rapids, MI #Detroit Free Press #Vatican City
Pope welcomes like-minded cardinals from world's remote nations

Sep 12, 2014

Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation

Pope Francis will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of November, his first trip to a predominantly Muslim nation, the Vatican said on Friday... #Detroit, MI #Michigan #Pope John Paul II #Grand Rapids, MI #Detroit Free Press #Vatican City