Pope Francis Calls For Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples: ‘They’re Children Of God’

Pope Francis has officially endorsed “civil unions” for same-sex couples. The Catholic Church’s official teachings have never supported gay marriage. As The Associated Press wrote, the Vatican maintains that gay individuals must be treated respectfully, but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” His Holiness made the comments, which are in stark contrast to Vatican law […]

Mike Pompeo Attacks Pope Francis & The ‘Moral Authority’ Of The Vatican Amidst Potential Deal With China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit out at Pope Francis following the news that diplomats from the Holy See are meeting later this month with members of the Chinese Communist Party to renew a two-year-old agreement between China and the Vatican. Though the Middle Kingdom nominally adheres to the principle of religious freedom, it […]

Pope Francis Voices Support For Universal Basic Income In Easter Sunday Letter

On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis released a letter to the leaders of the world’s most prominent social movements and voiced his support for a universal basic income (UBI), Business Insider reported. “This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out,” he […]

Pope Francis Declines To Allow Married Priests In Amazon Region, Where There’s A Severe Shortage

Pope Francis has declined to allow married priests in the Amazon region, a part of the world where there are so few Catholic priests that some faithful will go for months without being able to celebrate Mass with an ordained priest, CNN reports. On Wednesday, the pontiff released his long-anticipated, four-chapter report about the church’s […]

Hours Before Pope Francis Called Mistreatment Of Women ‘Profane,’ He Slapped A Woman’s Hand And Yelled At Her

Just hours before his traditional New Year’s Day homily at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, in which he condemned “every form of violence” against women, Pope Francis was purportedly caught on video slapping the hand of a woman in St. Peter’s Square and shouting at her. The incident reportedly occurred as the pope was […]

Pope Gets Stuck In The Vatican Elevator, Keeps Noon Crowd Anxiously Waiting In St. Peter’s Square

On September 1, Pope Francis apologized to the crowd that gathered in St. Peter’s Square for keeping them waiting before hearing his noon prayer. However, Francis had a good excuse. The pontiff had been stuck in the Vatican elevator and now the topic is trending on Bing. “I must apologize for the delay,” said the […]

Madonna Thinks Jesus Would Have Supported Abortion

The former Pop Queen Madonna is 60-years-old now but is still making headlines. During an interview on Tuesday with Australian talk show host Andrew Denton, she made some pretty controversial remarks about abortion and reproductive rights. Madonna, who actually grew up in the Catholic faith, questions some of the Catholic Church’s doctrines now and isn’t […]

Pope Francis Condemns Donald Trump In Veiled Attack On Politicians Who Build Walls To Keep Migrants Out

In what appeared as a veiled attack on President Donald Trump, Pope Francis condemned politicians who build walls to keep migrants out, according to The Independent. Speaking to journalists as he returned from a trip to Morocco, the pope was answering questions about immigration when he expressed shock at the actions of politicians who were […]

David Henrie And Wife Maria Welcome Baby Girl, Reveals Struggle With Multiple Miscarriages

David Henrie played the role of a young wizard on the Disney Channel, but he is now all grown up and starting a family of his own. He and his wife, Maria Cahill, just welcomed their first child, a little girl, on Tuesday. Pia Philomena Francesca is seen in the arms of her proud daddy […]

Pope Francis Launches A ‘Click To Pray’ App To Remind You To Give Thanks

Pope Francis wants to get people back to regular prayer, and what better way to do it than a digital reminder on your phone. The pope, 82, wants to bring a new generation on board with daily prayer, and is launching an app for you phone and tablet. The Daily Beast says that the app […]

Pope Francis Enjoyed Production Of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Pope Francis isn’t particularly known for love of 1970s musical theater, but he reportedly had a very positive reaction to a recent production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Teatro Sistina in Rome. According to Page Six, the pontiff was spotted this month at a production of the musical in Rome. The pope, according to […]

Six Dead In Stampede At Italian Nightclub

Six people are dead — five of which were teenagers — after a stampede in an Italian nightclub, BuzzFeed News is reporting. More than 100 people were injured after panic broke out at a concert for the rapper Sfera Ebbasta at Lanterna Azzurra club in Corinaldo. Investigators are currently looking into the use of a […]

New Pokemon Go Clone Has Players Collecting Catholic Saints

A new game application, Follow JC Go, is the Catholic Church’s newest attempt to reach out to Generation Z, according to The Verge. The Vatican is not directly linked with this new game, but Pope Francis is noted as being a huge fan of the idea. For those who haven’t heard of the game, it […]

Pope Francis Accepts Washington Archbishop Wuerl’s Resignation

Pope Francis Friday reportedly accepted the resignation of Washington D.C. archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl after a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report charged him with covering up years of sexual abuse by priests, according to the New York Times. But Pope Francis said that Wuerl, a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, would stay on as […]

Pope Francis Compares Abortion To ‘Hiring A Contract Killer To Solve A Problem’

Never one to shy away from the big issues, Pope Francis has said today that women who terminate a pregnancy are like people who “hire a contract killer to solve a problem.” The Daily Mail reports that during his weekly audience on Saint Peter’s Square, the pontiff departed from his prepared text and waded into […]

Kim Jong-Un Invites Pope Francis To North Korea

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit his country, according to the South Korean presidential office. As reported by BBC News, Kim’s invitation to Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang will be officially delivered by South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, who will be in the Vatican next week. Moon will embark on a […]

Pope Francis Branded An ‘Ice-Cold, Cunning Machiavellian Liar’ By Vatican Cardinal

One of Pope Francis’s own cardinals has launched a scathing attack on his boss and has slammed him as an “ice-cold, cunning Machiavellian liar.” The Daily Mail reports that the anonymous cardinal made the bombshell allegations to German magazine Der Spiegel. This week’s Der Spiegel magazine features an image of the pope on the cover […]

Pope Francis Defrocks Chilean Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked a well-known Chilean priest who was accused of abuse. Reverend Christian Precht has been defrocked following an investigation into sexual abuse in the Marist Brothers community. The Roman Catholic Church as a whole has been experiencing a large-scale sexual abuse scandal as past and present victims come to light and levy […]

Pope Francis Calls For Global Meeting Of Bishops Over Church’s Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis has called for a meeting of bishops around the world in wake of new allegations in the long-running Catholic clerical sexual abuse crisis and cover-up charges facing church leaders, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The global religious conference, scheduled to run from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24 in Vatican City, is being […]

Vatican Removes Reference To ‘Psychiatric Help’ For Gay Children

Pope Francis has been surrounded by controversy lately. Recently, Inquisitr reported that he was accused by former Vatican official Carlo Maria Viganò of hiding evidence of sexual abuse and misconduct. Now, according to The Guardian, the Vatican has removed a comment by the pope from their website. The comment recommended that parents seek psychiatric help […]

Pope Francis Stays Silent Over Sex Abuse Claims

Pope Francis claims he will “not say one word” about the allegations from a retired Vatican official, Carlo Maria Viganò, stating he attempted to cover up evidence of sexual abuse from as early as two decades ago and that he should resign. The pope spoke to reporters while returning to Rome and said the testimony […]

Former Vatican Official Calls For Pope Francis’ Resignation, Claims He Knew About Abuse

According to CBS News, former Vatican ambassador Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano released a statement on Sunday, claiming that Pope Francis was aware of numerous abuse allegations as far back as 2013 and specifically chose not to seek any further action. In addition, Vigano is subsequently calling for the Pope’s immediate resignation. In his statement, Vigano […]

Pope Francis Condemns Child Sex Abuse In The Catholic Church During Visit To Ireland

During his visit to Ireland on Saturday, Pope Francis condemned the historic record of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, calling such crimes “appalling,” and claiming that any outrage is “justified.” According to CNN, the Pope denounced this widespread clerical abuse and cover-ups within the church in a speech delivered to both religious and […]

Pope Francis’ Ireland Trip Will Include Meeting With Sexual Abuse Survivors

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will meet victims of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland on August 25 and 26. The Holy Father will also attend the Catholic World Meeting of Families in Dublin and visit Knock Shrine in Co Mayo. Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke noted that the meeting with clerical abuse […]

Pope Francis Pledges To End Catholic Church Cover-Ups Of Sexual Abuse

In an unprecedented letter released Monday, Pope Francis acknowledged “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s decades-long failure to take action over the “atrocities” committed by priests against children, and demanded accountability from future leaders. “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” he wrote in his 2,000-word letter published in full […]

Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandal Prompts Crisis Of Faith For Parishioners

After a Pennsylvania grand jury exposed a massive coverup of child sexual abuse by leaders of the Catholic church, in which 1,000 children were abused by more than 300 priests, many parishioners are yet again having a crisis of faith. As the Washington Post reports, the Catholic church “has lost more members in recent decades […]

Vatican Breaks Silence On Pennsylvania Grand Jury Abuse Report

According to CNN, the Vatican finally broke its silence on the Pennsylvania grand jury report on Thursday, which accuses more than 300 Catholic priests of child sexual abuse, dating all the way back to 1947. In response to the detailed report indicating decades of abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in the Catholic church, […]

Pope Francis Just Made A Major Change In Roman Catholic Teachings

On August 2, Pope Francis changed the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching to declare that the death penalty can never be sanctioned because it “attacks” the inherent dignity of all humans. In a statement by The Vatican, the pontiff changed the Catechism of the Catholic Church to reflect the new teachings. Prior to its revision, the […]

Cardinal McCarrick Resigns Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

According to The New York Times, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals on Saturday over accusations of sexual abuse, sentencing him to a “life of prayer and penance.” McCarrick, who is the first cardinal to resign over accusations of sexual abuse, was removed from the ministry last month […]

Pope Francis Compares Abortion To Nazi Eugenics

While addressing members of a confederation of Italian family associations today, Pope Francis compared abortion to Nazi eugenics, Reuters news agency reports. “I say it with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to pursue the pureness of the race. Today, we are doing the same thing, […]

Pope Francis Accepts Bishop Juan Barros’ Resignation Amid Child Sexual Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of three Chilean bishops accused of covering up sexual abuse committed by a priest in the 1980s and 1990s, BBC reports. All of Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops had offered their resignations, and the Pope’s decision to accept the resignation of three of the 34 was announced today. Archbishop […]

Pope Francis Gets Honored By Astronauts With His Very Own Custom-Made Space Suit

Friday was an interesting day for Pope Francis, not that anyone is assuming the Holy Father’s agenda was otherwise unbooked. The supreme pontiff and sovereign of the Vatican City State was paid a visit by five astronauts who were part of Expedition 53 on board the International Space Station (ISS), Tech 2 reports. The Expedition […]

Pope Francis Tells Oil Execs ‘Energy Use Must Not Destroy Civilization’

The world’s leading oil and finance executives gathered at the Vatican for a two-day conference about ways to make the change to clean energy across the globe. Pope Francis, an outspoken advocate for taking action against climate change and for fighting poverty, took advantage of his captive audience of about 50 people by telling them […]

Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Confirm Rekindled Romance With Roman Holiday And Meet The Pope

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are definitely back together, and their relationship is truly blessed. According to People, the couple is currently enjoying a romantic vacation in Italy. So far, their trip has included visits to the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. Oh, and they also got to meet Pope Francis in Vatican City. Last […]

Pope Francis Talks Journalism Again, Calls Fake News ‘Virus’

Pope Francis took on fake news Wednesday and termed its spread “evil” while lauding institutional efforts to combat it. In his message on World Communication Day, Pope Francis, who called for greater efforts to tackle fake news, said it was first created in the Garden of Eden when the serpent, according to Bible’s opening chapter, […]

Pope Francis Believes Nuclear War Is ‘One Accident’ Away From Happening

Pope Francis gave out a stern warning that the world may soon find itself in the midst of a nuclear war. The head of the Catholic Church was on board the papal plane when he echoed the sentiments of many who believe the word war between United States president Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of […]

Pope Francis On Tension In The Korean Peninsula, Jerusalem’s Status Quo, Climate Change, And Child Labor

In his annual speech to diplomats commonly known as the Pope’s “State of the World” address, Pope Francis highlighted serious issues concerning climate change, Jerusalem’s status quo, child labor, and the heating tension in the Korean peninsula. The Pope calls on diplomats to support all dialogues “to overcome current disputes and find new ways to […]

Pope Francis Tells Mothers To Breastfeed Their Babies At The Sistine Chapel Amid The Stigma Attached To It

Pope Francis has once again proven that he is the “People’s Pope” after telling mothers of newly baptized children to breastfeed their babies at the Sistine Chapel if the need arises. The 266th Pope of the Catholic Church has made yet another statement that differentiates him from his predecessors as he urged mothers of 34 […]

Pope Francis ‘Agrees With President Trump On Fake News’ — Head Of Catholic Church Slams Fake News As ‘Sin’

Pope Francis took on “fake news” yesterday and shared his serious concerns about the reporting of news that’s not accurate by calling it a “sin,” one that is hurting the hearts of people today. Not only does the Pope warn against fake news but also warns not to dredge up the old stories that “have […]

Pope Francis Calls Indifference To The Needy A ‘Great Sin’

During his Sunday’s homily at the St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis did not mince his words when he criticized Christians who use the phrases “That doesn’t regard me; it’s not my business; it’s society’s problem” in the midst of the suffering of other people. The Supreme Pontiff called this “indifference” a “great sin.” The Pope […]

Acid Attack Victim Changes Mind About Euthanasia After The Pope Tells Her She’s ‘Brave And Pretty’

An acid attack victim, who had already planned to end her life this month through euthanasia, changed her mind after Pope Francis spoke powerful words to her. Consuela Cordoba, 56, of Colombia, has been suffering the last 17 years after her former partner doused her face with the corrosive liquid. When she recently met with […]

Vatican Says American Catholics And Evangelicals Think Like Islamic Fundamentalists

This week a Vatican-sanctioned journal published a controversial article that rebukes American Catholics for entering into an allegiance of “hate” with fundamentalist Evangelicals. The paper, authored by close allies of Pope Francis, describes Evangelicals – including multiple members of Trump’s cabinet – as “new crusaders” whose holy grail, so to speak, would be to “submit […]

Gluten-Free Communion Gets A No-Go From Pope Francis And The Vatican — Here’s Why

Gluten-free communion has been disapproved by the Vatican as the Catholic Church deemed ingredients other than wheat to be invalid according to strict guidelines for the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. On July 8, the Vatican Radio announced the Church’s decision on gluten-free bread used for communion, the Tech Times reported on Wednesday. Citing a […]

How The Italian Media Have Handled Accused Sex Offender Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic cleric to face charges of historical sexual assault claims, and the Italian media is providing close coverage of the 76-year-old cleric and details of his latest setback. Earlier this week, Italian newspaper websites ran prominent pictures of Pell, and included footage of sex-abuse survivors in Australia who […]

Pope Francis Makes Interesting Statement By Replacing Conservative Doctrinal Chief

It’s been a rough few days for the Catholic Church. First, Australian Cardinal George Pell — the third-ranking official in the Holy See — was charged with sexual abuse after the police received several complaints from alleged victims. Pope Francis made a statement by refusing to have the Vatican pay for Cardinal Pell’s attorney fees, […]

Melania Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican City

The first lady has been in news for all the obvious reasons. U.S. President Trump and the FLOTUS Melania Trump have been hitting the news for visiting the holy town of Vatican City. They both met with the Pope during their visit to the Vatican City. As per the reports, Melania Trump confessed to following […]

Was Melania Trump Partly To Blame For Sean Spicer Not Meeting The Pope?

Was Melania Trump part of the reason White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was excluded from meeting Pope Francis? The president selected a handful of people to join him and Melania for a behind-closed-doors meeting with the Pope in Italy and Sean Spicer, a devout Catholic, was noticeably absent. Sources say all that Spicer wanted […]

Twitter Erupts With Melania Trump ‘Widow Outfit’ Jokes, Tweets Slammed For Being ‘Terrible,’ ‘Inappropriate’

First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Wednesday. The Trumps were accompanied by First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. For their first official visit to the Vatican, Melania and Ivanka wore coordinating black outfits that were quickly ridiculed on social media. […]

Melania Trump Reveals She Is A Practicing Catholic After Meeting Pope Francis

First Lady Melania Trump has revealed that she is a practicing Catholic. Melania revealed her Catholic faith after a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. When she moves into the White House with her son Barron this summer, Melania, according to reports, will be the first Catholic to officially live in […]

Pope Francis Asks Melania If Trump Eats Potica Or Potizza, Not Pizza, Blesses Melania’s Rosary [Video]

Pope Francis met with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Vatican on Wednesday, May 24. Whereas part of the meeting between Pope Francis and Mr. Trump was a private behind-closed-doors affair, other parts of their exchange were captured on video, as seen below. As Pope Francis and Melania shook hands, the […]