President Trump Meets Pope Francis at Vatican

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis held a 30-minute meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday, underscoring the emphasis during the first presidential foreign trip on the three Abrahamic (monotheistic) faiths. The two men, meting for the first time, shook hands. The pope appeared somber. The president grinned. “It’s a very great honor,” Trump said to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, News, Pope Francis | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on President Trump Meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Pope shocked by ‘diabolical’ deadly attack on Yemen care home

Pope-FrancisVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has slammed as “diabolical” an attack on an elderly care home in Yemen which killed at least 16 people, including four nuns, the Vatican said Saturday. “His Holiness Pope Francis was shocked and profoundly saddened to learn of the killing of four Missionaries of Charity and 12 others at a home… Read the rest of this entry »

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Pope to prisoners: ‘I am here as a pastor, but above all as a brother’

assetContentPHILADELPHIA — Jennifer Millar sat thinking about the strangeness of it all. After a hard-knocks life that included abuse and 22 years of cocaine addiction, she landed in jail on a drug charge and, when a paperwork snafu delayed her release, found herself a few feet from Pope Francis. Millar, 37, of Philadelphia squeezed the pope’s… Read the rest of this entry »

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Philadelphia, bids farewell to U.S.

assetContentWith a simple message of love and family, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in front of nearly a million people in Philadelphia Sunday and wrapped up his historic six-day journey to meet the American people. On a massive stage capped by a golden arc, the pope used his homily to remind the crowd that love is born… Read the rest of this entry »

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11-year-old Freehold girl with cancer gets her wish to meet Pope Francis

Grace West (center) poses with her family at the Vatican in Rome where she received a blessing from Pope Francis on Wednesday in her fight against neuroblastoma. (Facebook)

Grace West (center) poses with her family at the Vatican in Rome where she received a blessing from Pope Francis on Wednesday in her fight against neuroblastoma. (Facebook)

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP —In her brave fight against cancer, 11-year-old Grace West holds tightly to the belief that keeping a positive attitude is key to staying strong physically and emotionally. The fifth grader, who has endured seven rounds of chemotherapy in the past year, received a new source of strength on Wednesday through a blessing by Pope… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Freehold, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass

Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass (via AP Video)

Pope Francis has begun celebrating his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff by placing a baby Jesus statue in a replica of a manger in St. Peter’s Basilica. (Dec. 24)

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Posted: December 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Christianity, Christmas, Pope Francis | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass

Being There

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Posted: March 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Humour | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Being There

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Posted: March 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Catholic Church | Tags: | 2 Comments »