Posts Tagged ‘ Pope Francis ’

Pope Francis Remembers Christian Refugees This Christmas

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

On December 26, Pope Francis paid tribute to Middle East Christians who have remained loyal to their faith despite persecution by radical Islamist militants. Monday was the feast day of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The pope spoke to thousands in St. Peter’s Square for his holiday blessing and mentioned those being persecuted for

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For the sake of Christians in the Middle East, a papal wake-up call

Oct 6th, 2015 | By

By George J. Marlin, chairman of Aid to the Church in Need U.S.A: ON THE EVE of Pope Francis’ visit to the US, there were two significant developments with regard to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Nevada Republican, and Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat, introduced a Congressional resolution denouncing

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Armenian Genocide: 100 Years Of Remembrance

Apr 24th, 2015 | By

In his Sunday sermon on April 12, “Pope Francis referred to the 1915 Turkish mass killings of Armenians as the ‘first genocide of the 20th century.’” This papal declaration instantly flared into a diplomatic uproar. It absolutely infuriated Turkey’s Islamist President Tayyip Erdogan, who “warned” the Pope against repeating his “mistaken” statement.

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Calls Mass Killings Armenians ‘First Genocide’ Of 20th Century

Apr 14th, 2015 | By

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)– In historic remarks Pope Francis marked the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of mainly Christian Armenians by calling it “the first genocide of the 20th century,” a move that was expected to provoke anger in Turkey. Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, said it was his duty to honor the memory of the innocent men, women, children, priests and bishops who were “senselessly” murdered under Ottoman rule.

Pope Urges World To Tackle Christian Persecution

Apr 8th, 2015 | By

With many suffering for that faith, he urged those listening to continue realizing that believers are called to carry the “Good News…to others in every environment, animated by the Holy Spirit.” He said, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters…” the pope added. “Therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is risen,” he urged the crowd, inviting them to repeat the phrase with him three times in the Square.