Tag : #PopeFrancis
China Catholics title : China Urges Vatican to be 'Flexible, Pragmatic' on Improving Religious Ties
summary : While Pope Francis tries to heal a decades-old religious rift with China within which Chinese Catholics are divided between loyalty to him and those who are members of a government-controlled official church, China's head of religious affairs on Tuesday said Beijing is willing to have constructive dialogue with the Vatican but stressed Catholics should "hold up high the flag of patriotism" and adapt Catholicism to Chinese society.
date : Dec 28, 2016 11:14 AM EST
Pope Francis with crowd outside Vatican title : Pope Francis Appoints Three US Moderates Among 17 New Cardinals
summary : Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday, and three of them were American conservatives, including Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich and Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin. Some people are taking the move as a sign the pontiff values pastors focused more on mercy than morals. Thirteen of the new cardinals, including all the Americans, are under age 80 and thus eligible to vote in a future conclave to elect Francis' successor, the key job of a cardinal.
date : Oct 10, 2016 10:31 AM EDT
Migrants title : Pope Francis Will Visit Greece to Support Refugees: 'Extremely Attentive to Suffering'
summary : Greek church authorities recently approved plans for Pope Francis to visit the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, to show support for the refugees there. Officials stated the pope requested the visit. This is a delicate period for refugees there because, under a contested plan, the European Union began returning newcomers to neighboring Turkey this month.
date : Apr 10, 2016 02:34 PM EDT