NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceJune 30, 2016
In recent weeks debate has erupted over whether there are two popes sharing authority in the church, or whether Francis is the sole successor of St. Peter.
NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceMay 19, 2016
Referring to businesses that hire employees on part-time contracts so they don't have to provide health and pension benefits, Francis said that was akin to sucking the blood from their workers' veins, leaving them "to eat air."
NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceMay 12, 2016
Pope Francis agreed a women's diaconate should be given more careful consideration, telling hundreds of nuns from around the world that he himself always wondered about the role of deaconesses in the early church.
NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceApril 28, 2016
“These self-appointed saviors of the Christian West who are looking for an absolute antichrist should take a look in the mirror.”
NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceApril 15, 2016
During his 10-minute address, Sanders slammed the current global financial system and praised Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment.
NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceJanuary 23, 2016
The pontiff spent around 15 minutes in a private conversation with Cook on Jan. 22. Francis regularly meets with dignitaries at the Vatican, but the arrival of the Apple chief raised eyebrows particularly for its timing. Just a week earlier the pope had met with Schmidt, currently executive
NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceJanuary 21, 2016
Prejean met with the pope on Jan. 21 to deliver a thank-you letter from Richard Glossip, whose execution in the U.S. was halted in September after intervention from the pontiff. But her celebratory meeting with the pontiff came just hours after another death row inmate, Richard Masterson, was put
NewsRosie Scammell - Religion News ServiceJanuary 11, 2016
Francis has made concern for migrants a centerpiece of his papacy, and on Jan. 11 in his annual address to diplomats accredited to the Holy See he again urged governments to “overcome the inevitable fears associated with this massive and formidable phenomenon.”