Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians

Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |   – Pope Francis on Monday expressed “profound sadness” over the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic militants in Libya, saying they had been killed for their faith. “They were executed for nothing more than the fact that they were Christians,” Francis said in impromptu remarks […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere / Cecil Morella Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Sunday, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor. Filipinos are famous for practicing a […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Men in White: Pope meets predecessor

Men in White: Pope meets predecessor

By Dario THUBURN, Vincenzo PINTO CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, March 23, 2013 (AFP) – Pope Francis flew in to a papal residence near Rome on Saturday for a meeting with “pope emeritus” Benedict XVI – an unprecedented encounter in the history of the Catholic Church. Both men were in the white vestments reserved for popes as […]

27.03.2013 · Filled under: World News ·