Tag: Pope Francis

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    With the approval of plans to build the first new Catholic church in over 50 years and Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country in September, there are signs of increasing openness to religious life in Cuba after 50 years of repressive Communist rule. More

    July 24, 2015 | Comments

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    Deep in the bayous of south Louisiana, faith-based activists are trying to help vulnerable groups threatened by the consequences of climate change. More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Carbon-based energy development is the best friend for poor people and would give them the best chance at life.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Pope Francis is creating new kinds of conversations. This moral guidance, this moral obligation to our children and to future generations is really resonating with people, and he’s doing it with such hope.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “East and West are not contradictory to each other. They are part of the same body,” says Metropolitan Elpidophoros, a bishop in the Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul. “And in the last years, thank God, we have extremely good relations.” More

    November 21, 2014 | Comments

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    Pope Francis visited sacred sites recognized by Muslims, Christians, and Jews, including the Western Wall. He met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and a range of other religious leaders, made unexpected stops at a terror memorial and at the separation wall that surrounds the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and he inserted himself into the peace process with a surprise invitation to a prayer summit at the Vatican. More

    May 30, 2014 | Comments

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    “It’s not that religious leaders are in a position to take political initiatives. But they represent the identities of the people, and to ignore the possibilities of interreligious support is rather short-sighted.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

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    “Focus on the idea that everybody’s narrative and every human being is worth so much in the eyes of God. Regardless of your state, or regardless of your faith, you have essence of dignity as a human being.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

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    The Holy Land meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew should “reaffirm our commitment to the dialogue of love, to the dialogue of truth, and to a sense of unity moving toward a sense of communion.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

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    “Pope John Paul II played a very important role in ending the Soviet era in Poland. I would like to see this pope saying, ‘The Holy Land did not experience peace for the last 3,000 years. Isn’t it overdue?'” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

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