Category - Pope

  • 20 Dec 2013

    Pope Francis, whose comments and actions have produced apoplexy among the US religious right, "reminds me of Jesus", says a leading evangelical.

  • 2 Dec 2013

    The recent Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis concerning the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world has been welcomed by the WCC.

  • 23 Oct 2013

    Pope Francis has warned Christians against turning their faith into a rigid ideology that betrays the gospel's transformative love.

  • 8 Sep 2013

    Tens of thousands have responded to Pope Francis' call for a day of fasting and prayer for peace and justice in crisis-torn Syria.

  • 29 Aug 2013

    Pope Francis has called for an end to the fighting in Syria, and for moves towards diplomatic and political rather than military solutions in the region.

  • 27 Mar 2013

    Like many people, I have spent some time in recent weeks caught up in the media-fest that has accompanied the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new Pope Francis.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    We have begun to learn something of the varied influences that have shaped the new pontiff. What is required from the new pope today, says Dr Harry Hagopian, is more than an evocative name and a humble posture. Catholicism also needs someone who can bringing a cleansing brush to bear on tired structures, on the abuse scandal, and on the existential, ecclesial, structural, ecumenical and global challenges that Christians face in a fast-changing world. It is a monumental task, but which many hope the first Jesuit pontiff can begin and lead.

  • 20 Mar 2013

    Bartholomew I was the first Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople to attend a papal installation since the great schism of 1054.

  • 17 Mar 2013

    The new spiritual head of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics has told them and the world's media, "I wish for a Church that is poor and for the poor."

  • 16 Mar 2013

    When Pope Francis first emerged into the blinking glare of global publicity, most people had little idea who he was, says Simon Barrow. The initial attempts to fill the media void with headlines, soundbites and images still leaves us bereft of deeper understanding. We need time to grow that, and to realise that it is the fruits of action rather than heated rhetoric that will get us closer to the complexity of truth.