Pope Francis calls for civil unions for same-sex couples

Pope Francis calls for civil unions for same-sex couples

For the first time, Pope Francis has said that civil unions should be approved for same-sex couples to ensure they have legal protection. His remarks came with the release of “Francesco,” a documentary film about the pope that was screened for the first time Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival….

Tshisekedi meets with pope, heads to UK investment summit

Tshisekedi meets with pope, heads to UK investment summit

President Felix Tshisekedi completed his visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday before heading on an official visit to the United Kingdom. The president of Democratic Republic of Congo discussed the country’s Framework Agreement with the Vatican, while emphasizing the role the influential Roman Catholic Church has played…

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis speaks a message of love

Pope Francis urged people to accept the gift of grace into their lives, in a message to Christians and the wider world during the Christmas Vigil Mass at the Vatican in Rome on Tuesday night. Drawing on the Nativity tradition of shepherds watching their flocks and waiting in the night,…

Pope Francis appeals for end to African xenophobia

Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican after completing a three-nation tour of southern Africa, and some of his most compelling insights may have been on the plane ride home from Antananarivo. The pope held a press conference with journalists aboard the flight, wrapping up his thoughts on his journey…

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique

Pope Francis arrived late Wednesday in Mozambique to begin a seven-day tour that will take him to three African nations, beginning with his time in Maputo. President Felipe Nyusi and other dignitaries were on hand to meet the pope at the airport when he arrived about 7:30 p.m. local time….

Pope Francis cancels plans for a 2017 visit to South Sudan

Pope Francis will not be traveling to South Sudan this year, a trip that tentatively was planned for October, according to Vatican spokesman Greg Burke. The Vatican did not cite a specific reason for postponing the ecumenical visit, according to the Catholic News Agency, and Burke did not elaborate during…