Tag: Pope Francis

Pope Francis plans Africa trip to visit battlefields of religious strife

Pope Francis plans Africa trip to visit battlefields of religious strife

| June 16, 2015

(GIN)–Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, is scheduled to visit Uganda and the Central African Republic this year, where religious wars, before and now, have wrecked destruction and devastation on the local populations. The prelate confirmed his itinerary at a retreat of Third World Priests in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. “God […]

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First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in the British Guardian, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize the social media traffic of the past seven days, their eyes might well be drawn away from Turkey […]

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Ugandan activist tipped for famed Peace Prize

Ugandan activist tipped for famed Peace Prize

| February 25, 2015

(GIN)—From a camp for displaced people amidst war, Victor Ochen was never far from the strife that afflicted Uganda more than a decade ago. The Lord’s Resistance Army abducted his elder brother and cousin. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Since then, Ochen has turned his personal pain into an initiative that aims to rehabilitate victims […]

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Some troubled by Christ’s message about wealth

Some troubled by Christ’s message about wealth

| May 13, 2014

Ahhh. We knew we liked this pope. Like Jesus, he has incurred the wrath of those who would sit in power by suggesting that those on the bottom be given something. Folks who have a problem with that message of looking out for the poor had better take another look at the gospel and the […]

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Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

| April 17, 2014

Once again, this pope decides to emulates Jesus rather than worry about the politics of modern religion. And, rather than worry so much about liturgy and ceremony, Pope Francis has chosen to focus on the liberating message of Christianity, following the teachings of Christ to show love and mercy to all people, particularly those burdened […]

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Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

| April 16, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Atlanta Archibishop Wilton Gregory did the right thing when he sold his $2.2 million Atlanta home. He was so wrong, from the start. His first act of wrongness was building the mansion. His second act of wrongness was his initial statement that he “would consider selling the mansion.” If he was at […]

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The American Dream lives! But…

The American Dream lives! But…

| December 28, 2013

It’s the current American reality that’s become a nightmare for millions upon millions whose lives, occupations and economic stability once seemed to embody it.

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