Tag: Pope Francis

200,000 left homeless after Beirut explosion

Over 200,000 persons were left with homes following the deadly explosion which struck Lebanon on Thursday. This data was announced by Beirut's governor Marwan Abboud.

Watch: PM cites national interest when asked about Libyan detention centres

'I will be at the forefront to push for the upholding of human rights, however, our priority remains to protect the country against the influx of migrants,' Abela concluded.

Pope condemns ‘hellish concentration camps’ for migrants in Libya

Pope Francis on Wednesday compared migrant detention centres in Libya to concentration camps, saying the world was being given only a diluted version of how hellish life really was for the people living there.

Pope Francis encourages a global ceasefire

Pope Francis has reiterated his hope that for the good of so any suffering people, such a resolution is put into force effectively and quickly.

Pope names administrator for Polish diocese hit by abuse allegations

The move came little more than a month after Church leaders in Poland announced that they were referring Bishop Edward Janiak to the Vatican for eventual judgement.

Vatican, Italy start return to religious normal as public Masses resume

Francis said a private Mass in a side chapel where St. John Paul II is buried to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the late Polish pope's birth.

Coronavirus is stifling the cries of domestic violence victims

Pope Francis, Monday morning, during his daily Mass in Casa Santa Martha, prayed for families closed up in their homes because of the pandemic.

‘Be messengers of life in a time of death,’ Pope says...

The vigil, which normally takes place in a church packed with about 10,000 people, was attended by only about two dozen, including a few altar servers and a smaller-than-usual choir. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, it was scaled back to eliminate several traditional features, such as the baptism of adult converts and a long procession up the main aisle of Christendom's largest church.

Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by...

The Good Friday service is one of the rare times when the pope does not deliver a homily, leaving it to Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the papal household.

Pope sets up fund to help Covid-19 victims

Pope Francis has contributed US $ 750,000 to the emergency fund he set up to help people who have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.