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In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

| December 1, 2015

(GIN)–The head of the Catholic Church, making a historic trip to three countries in Africa, stopped in Nairobi’s Kangemi “informal settlement”, one of the city’s 12 enormous slums where approximately 60 percent of the population resides. With no sewage system and limited electricity, about 200,000 people live in Kangemi under tin roofs, on steep slopes […]

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Pope open to rethinking celibacy

Pope open to rethinking celibacy

| May 27, 2014

We’ve long held the view that celibacy for priests might be a contributing factor in some cases of sexual misconduct. And, we emphasize in some cases so as not to question the commitment of those who willingly choose to be celibate as opposed to those who might feel somewhat coerced into it as a requirement […]

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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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