“Terrorist violence against people considered unbelievers or infidels is the extreme degree of religious intolerance — we unreservedly condemn it and deplore that such acts have developed in the soil of a misguided religious culture."
When believers in Germany were asked to prepare materials for this year's world observance of Christian Unity Week, which begins Wednesday, they harkened back to their own national experience of a wall that divided them. Later, a wall would also become an enduring symbol in the American political lexicon.
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Making one of his periodic visits to a local parish as the bishop of Rome, Pope Francis spent more than three hours at a church in the Setteville neighborhood and preached on what it means to be a true follower of Jesus. Full story: [ Wp.me Link ]
At a parish visit Sunday evening, the bishop of Rome reminded congregants of one of his pet peeves -- gossip. If you want a perfect parish, “Then no gossip. None. If you have something against another, tell him or her directly.”
Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met at the Vatican Saturday in the shadow of new Palestinian-Israeli tensions, including U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's vow to move the U.S. embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
A priest looks in the window of the newly opened McDonald’s near the Vatican Jan. 12. The McDonald’s will collaborate with Italian aid organization, “Medicinia Solidale,” and the papal almoner’s office to help feed the poor and homeless around the Vatican. (CNS email@example.com)
Is Pope Francis giving an athlete a red card for misconduct during this week’s general audience at the Vatican? No, he’s holding an audience ticket during the Jan. 11 audience. He held the ticket as he warned that some people were trying to sell the free tickets. (CNS firstname.lastname@example.org) #vatican #vaticancity #vaticano #Catholicism #PopeFrancis #generalaudience #Wednesdayaudience #religion... View details ⇨
Pope Francis greets a baby during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 11. (CNS email@example.com) #vatican #vaticancity #vaticano #PopeFrancis #generalaudience #Wednesdayaudience #religion #faith