pontiff

  • 10 Mar 2014

    Pope Francis met with Rev Olav Fykse Tveit, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, on 7 March in an encounter described as "very positive".

  • 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.

  • 23 Oct 2013

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

  • 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.

  • 9 Mar 2013

    The conclave to elect the next Pope has been announced as beginning on Tuesday 12 March 2013, ending much speculation since the cardinals gathered.

  • 20 Feb 2013

    Cardinal Peter Turkson may have badly damaged his prospects of becoming pope by suggesting that child sexual abuse is not a major problem in churches in Africa because homosexuality is looked on negatively. The remark is not only offensive but also reveals a dangerous ignorance that may undermine attempts to protect children.

  • 14 Feb 2013

    The successor to the Pope Benedict XVI needs to build on the work done by his predecessor in attempting to encourage peace with justice in the Middle East and North Africa, regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian told Premier Christian Radio on 12 February 2013.

  • 12 Feb 2013

    In contrast to the contentious and bloody history that divided them in the past, Lutherans across the world are praying for Catholics as they seek a new pope.

  • 12 Feb 2013

    One of the possibly unintended consequences of Benedict’s announcement that he is to step down as Pope - something unprecedented in the modern era - is that it might set in motion a dynamic that creates renewed opportunities for ecumenical dialogue by offering a new perspective on the role and place of the papacy, writes long time observer Dr Stephen Brown. He offers an assessment of both the plusses and minuses of the pontiff's period in office from the perspective of inter-Christian relations.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Sex abuse survivors say they want the resignation of Pope Benedict to strengthen the struggle for true accountability within the Catholic Church.