Pope on Charlie Hebdo: Don’t kill in God’s name but don’t insult faith

Aboard the papal plane, Jan 15, 2015 / 05:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During an in-flight press conference Pope Francis spoke on the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, saying that freedom of expression has limits but no one has the right to kill in the name of God."Let's go to Paris. Let's speak clearly," said Pope Francis in reference to the Charlie Hebdo killings. He was asked by a French journalist if he saw freedom of expression as a fundamental human right."You cannot … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to canonize evangelizer of the Wild West

Vatican City, Jan 15, 2015 / 05:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a surprise addition to his fall 2015 trip to the U.S., Pope Francis is planning to canonize the founder of California's first missions, Bl. Junipero Serra. "In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States," declared Pope Francis aboard Sri Lankan Air Flight UL4111 on the way to Manila. Bl. Serra, a Franciscan priest, lived in what is now California in the 1700s. A Spanish-born … [Read more...]

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An environment encyclical in March? Pope Francis hopes so

Aboard the papal plane, Jan 15, 2015 / 05:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During an in-flight press conference on his way to the Philippines, Pope Francis said he plans to have his much-anticipated encyclical on man's relationship with creation finished in March. “At the end of March, I think it will be completed,” he told journalists aboard the papal plane Jan. 15. “I think that if the translations go well, in June or July, it could come out.”A year ago this month, the … [Read more...]

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Overwhelming welcome for Pope Francis foreseen in Philippines

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 14, 2015 / 10:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome in the Philippines, say two natives of the country who work in media.“People are starting to line up from the airport to the apostolic nunciature,” Father Gregory Gaston, rector of Rome’s Pontifical Collegio Filippino, told CNA Jan. 15.“I am sure that the Pope will be happy when he meets the people because they have really been preparing for quite … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis bids farewell to Sri Lanka, Philippines up next

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 14, 2015 / 08:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis departed Sri Lanka for the Philippines on Thursday morning after an eventful trip to the island country.The Pope walked down the red carpet at the International Airport of Colombo, saying farewell to Catholic bishops and Sri Lankan officials.As is Pope Francis’ tradition on his trips, he carried his own bag.The path to the papal plane was lined by an honor guard of Sri Lankans in traditional dress bearing … [Read more...]

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Cyclone menaces Pope’s trip to Philippines, Catholics join in prayer

Manila, Philippines, Jan 14, 2015 / 05:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With Pope Francis arriving in the Philippines on Thursday, the Archbishop of Manila is asking that the faithful pray for favorable weather, as a tropical storm is heading for Tacloban, where the Pope will visit on Saturday. Tropical Storm Amang is expected to have maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and gusts up to 80 mph. “Our beloved Pope Francis will be with us soon,” Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila said Jan. 14. … [Read more...]

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Pope’s visit prompts release of more than 600 Sri Lankan prisoners

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 14, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prompted by Pope Francis' visit and in keeping with the ongoing theme of reconciliation, more than 600 men and women were released from prisons throughout the island nation of Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The released prisoners “were minor offenders and those above the age of 75,” prisons spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya said Jan. 14. Of the 612 prisoners released from 28 prisons, 575 were men and 37 were … [Read more...]

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