Pope Francis

Little Girl Steals The Pope's Hat & The Internet Can't Handle It

Twitter is having <i>so</i> much fun with this video of a 3-year-old girl named Estella Westrick snatching Pope Francis' skullcap.<p>CNN reports that Estella's family took her to see Pope Francis in Rome yesterday. The video below shows a Vatican aide lifting her to greet the Pope. He gives her a kiss on the …

Catholicism

This three-year-old girl made Pope Francis roar with laughter

Pope Francis is regularly pictured laying his hands on the heads of faithful followers to impart a blessing.<p>But on Wednesday, it was the pope himself …

Catholicism

Steve Bannon's Would-Be Coalition of Christian Traditionalists

From American evangelicals to Russian Orthodox, they're united against Islam. Is that enough to overcome all that divides them?<p>“If we do not bind together as partners with others in other countries then this conflict is only going to metastasize,” said Steve Bannon in 2014. He was referring to a …

Religion

Come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse, Catholic leaders told

| ROME<p>Catholic leaders must come down "from the pulpit" to acknowledge that clergy sexual abuse of children and cover-ups had broken the Church's heart and to do more to prevent it, speakers at a conference said on Thursday.<p>The gathering at a pontifical university in Rome took place as the Vatican …

Catholicism

William Keeler, cardinal who headed Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years, dies at 86

Cardinal William H. Keeler, who headed Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years and took a leading role in making the Catholic Church more responsive to the 2002 sexual-abuse scandal, died March 23 at a home for the aged in Catonsville, Md. He was 86.<p>Archbishop Wiliam Lori announced the death. No cause …

Catholicism

Pope: We are "Catholic Atheists" if we have hardened hearts

(Vatican Radio) Listen to the Word of God to avoid the risk of a hardened heart. That was Pope Francis’ message in his homily at morning Mass at Casa …

Catholicism

Pope's sex abuse adviser seeks to keep survivor voice heard

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' top sex abuse adviser has insisted the pope is "thoroughly committed" to ridding the church of abuse, but says his advisory commission must regroup following the clamorous resignation of Irish survivor Marie Collins.<p>Cardinal Sean O'Malley told a seminar Thursday that the …

Catholicism

Pope says contact with Scripture will bring you two qualities you might need today

Francis assures audience-goers that God never tires of encouraging us.<p>When we find ourselves needing encouragement, Pope Francis says, the way to …

Catholicism

Young girl removes Pope Francis's skullcap

Pope Francis had his skullcap taken off by a three-year-old girl while blessing children in St Peter's Square.

Catholicism

Cubs exec Theo Epstein surpasses Pope Francis as world’s greatest leader

It took Theo Epstein only 43 years to be named the world’s greatest leader.<p>Apparently, Theo Epstein’s a better leader than the Pope.<p>According to a …

Sports

Is It Time For Christians To Embrace The Benedict Option?

Hundreds gathered to discuss Rod Dreher’s new book, “The Benedict Option,” last week at the Union League Club in New York City. The public …

Religion

Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw …

Watch This Sneaky Little Girl Casually Steal the Pope’s Hat

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Time.com.<p>The beneficent Pope Francis was in for a surprise while distributing his blessings to a crowd of …

Catholicism

This portrait of Mother Teresa was created with more than a million staples

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you think staples only hold papers together, think again.<p>The largest staple mosaic in the world -- with more than 1.5 million staples -- now has the Guinness World Records title.<p>The mosaic, a portrait of Mother Teresa, is housed in Kosovo's National Museum in Pristina.<p>Albanian artist …

Catholicism

Little devil rips pope’s hat right off his head

While visiting the Vatican, a 3-year-old named Estella grabbed the skullcap off Pope Francis’ head — much to the delight of the Holy Father. The …

Catholicism

Pope warns youth against 'false image of reality' portrayed by social media and reality TV

The pontiff said people who criticise youth as 'distracted and superficial' are wrong.<p>Pope Francis has urged young people to resist the "false image …

Catholicism

Immigrant whose daughter appealed to pope requests asylum in U.S.

| LOS ANGELES<p>A Mexican immigrant whose daughter appealed to Pope Francis three years ago to stop his deportation from the United States requested asylum at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.<p>Mario Vargas-Lopez's attorney argued the 45-year-old could be the victim of violence if he …

Catholicism

Attack in London, the Pope: “Saddened by the loss of life”

Pope Francis expresses his solidarity with the victims and his sorrow over the terrorist attack in London. The message of condolence to the victims …

Pope Francis to meet EU leaders in Vatican

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is set to receive 27 European Union heads of State and government at a private audience in the Vatican’s Sala Regia on …

Cardinal: 'By African standards, I'm not conservative, I'm normal'

ROME – Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze is now something of a lion in winter, a robust 84 years old. You’d never know it, however, from watching him …

Religion

Ten saints of the New Millennium World Youth Day 2002 - Toronto | Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Ten saints of the New Millennium<p>World Youth Day 2002 - Toronto<p>“Just as salt gives flavour to food and light illumines the darkness, so too holiness …

Catholicism

Dublin prepares for 2018 World Meeting of Families

Dublin, Ireland, Mar 23, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just a little more than a year away, the Archdiocese of Dublin released a video Wednesday …

Christianity

Cardinal O'Malley defends Pope Francis on anti-abuse fight

ROME— At a time when the Catholic Church’s overall commitment to fighting clerical sexual abuse, and particularly Pope Francis’, is being questioned …

Christianity

At the Whitney, Pope L.’s ‘Jewish’ Room Evokes the Famous WomanhouseTHE DAILY PIC (#1756 – Whitney Biennial edition): “Claim (Whitney Version),” by William Pope L., must be the most challenging,...

Catholicism

Population control in Africa risks ‘new colonization’, say church leaders

ROME — For years, alarms mostly coming from Western nations regarding the population growth in Africa have sparked debate among scholars, …

Africa

Priests in Peru encouraged to visit victims of floods, mudslides

Piura, Peru, Mar 23, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the occasion of the worldwide “24 Hours for the Lord”, the Archdiocese of Piura encouraged …

Christianity

Don't lose your humanity in refugee debate, US bishops say

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The intense debate over U.S. refugee and migrant policy is a chance to meet newcomers and …

Christianity

Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter

JERUSALEM — Renovations at Christianity’s holiest site — carried out over the past nine months — were finally unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony that brought together rival Christian denominations and ushered in a new era for pilgrims wanting to get closer to their savior.<p>And it’s all ready in time …

Catholicism

Pope: 'current migration crisis greatest tragedy after WW2'

2017-03-22 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> on Wednesday called for an ongoing commitment to welcome and integrate forced migrants and …

Catholicism

Lifeguards give pope backpacks for poor

(Vatican Radio) Lifeguards from across Italy have presented Pope Francis with backpacks filled with products for distribution to the poor.<p>More than …