Pope Francis kisses the hand of Benedict XVI

Pope Francis was seen kissing the hand of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI following a consistory ceremony to install 13 new cardinals at the Vatican.   Francis and the new cardinals paid a visit to Benedict, Pope Emeritus, who lives across the Vatican gardens in a converted monastery, following the ceremony on Saturday.  The Vatican said Benedict … Read more Pope Francis kisses the hand of Benedict XVI

The Pope encourages women to protest against abortion in Argentina

The Pope compares abortion to ‘hiring a hitman’ as he encourages women to protest new law legalising the procedure in Argentina Pope Francis has written to protesters in Argentina opposing legal abortions He told women that ‘the country is proud’ of them, and to keep demonstrating  Francis also compared abortion to ‘hiring a killer to … Read more The Pope encourages women to protest against abortion in Argentina

Tributes flood in for Maradona: Mike Tyson, Brian May, Piers Morgan and The Pope pay respects

Tributes have flooded in for footballing legend Diego Maradona, who has died aged 60. Sports stars and celebrities paid their respects to the Argentinian, who was out of hospital recovering from surgery after a blot clot on his brain. Barcelona icon Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazilian great Pele were among the footballers to … Read more Tributes flood in for Maradona: Mike Tyson, Brian May, Piers Morgan and The Pope pay respects

NBA’s social justice coalition meets with Pope Francis at Vatican

Pope Francis met with five members of the NBA‘s newly formed National Basketball Social Justice Coalition at the Vatican on Monday to discuss issues related to equality.  San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver of the Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies power forward Anthony … Read more NBA’s social justice coalition meets with Pope Francis at Vatican

Pope urges economists to involve the poor in post-coronavirus rebuilding

Pope Francis hits out at ‘feverish consumerism’ and urges economists to involve the poor in post-coronavirus rebuilding Pope says the poor should have a say in making a ‘different economic narrative’ He urged economists to promote post-virus economic models involving the poor He recently highlighted how those on society’s margins are hit hardest by crisis … Read more Pope urges economists to involve the poor in post-coronavirus rebuilding

Pope says ‘lady’ COVID must be obeyed, forgoes mask

The Pope says ‘this lady named COVID’ must be obeyed as he socially distances during weekly audience – but does not wear a mask Pope Francis’ comments came during his weekly address at the Vatican today Pontiff apologised for not coming down from the marble stage to greet people He said: ‘If I come down, … Read more Pope says ‘lady’ COVID must be obeyed, forgoes mask

US Election 2020: Biden calls Trump ‘conman’ and quotes Pope Francis

Good afternoon.  A few weeks ago, I spoke at Gettysburg about the need to unite our nation. Today, here at Warm Springs, I want to talk about the need to heal our nation.  Over these past few months there has been so much pain, so much suffering, so much loss in America. Over 225,000 people … Read more US Election 2020: Biden calls Trump ‘conman’ and quotes Pope Francis

Lauren Pope is every inch the multi-tasking mummy as treats herself to a face mask

Lauren Pope is every inch the multi-tasking mummy as treats herself to a face mask while cradling daughter Raine and snapping selfies By Ciara Farmer For Mailonline Published: 12:10 GMT, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 12:22 GMT, 27 October 2020 She welcomed her daughter Raine with her boyfriend Tony Keterman in July.  And Lauren Pope … Read more Lauren Pope is every inch the multi-tasking mummy as treats herself to a face mask

Pope Francis praises breastfeeding mother as an ‘example of tenderness and beauty’

Pope Francis praised a breastfeeding mother as he reverted to going without a coronavirus face mask during the Vatican general audience today.  Francis mentioned Switzerland’s Valentina Frey at the start of the audience in the  Paul VI hall while she breastfed her daughter Charlotte Katharina. He said the act was an example of ‘tenderness’ and ‘beauty’ before … Read more Pope Francis praises breastfeeding mother as an ‘example of tenderness and beauty’

The Pope apologises to faithful for being unable to greet them at the Vatican due to coronavirus

Mask-free Pope tells faithful he cannot risk greeting them and shaking their hands following coronavirus spike in Italy as four Swiss Guards test positive for Covid-19 Pope Francis apologises to the faithful after waving from a distance at a public audience in the Vatican The 83-year-old, who appeared without a mask, said the unprecedented measures … Read more The Pope apologises to faithful for being unable to greet them at the Vatican due to coronavirus