Pope Francis on Israel-Hamas War: Meets Hostage Relatives

November 22, 2023 6:20 AM EST VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met separately Wednesday with relatives of Israeli hostages in Gaza and Palestinian prisoners in Israel and begged for peace and an end to what he called terrorism and “the passions that are killing everyone.” Francis spoke about the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians … Read more

Ailing Pope Francis meets with European rabbis and condemns antisemitism, terrorism, war

ROME — ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met with European rabbis on Monday and decried antisemitism, war and terrorism in a written speech he declined to read, saying he wasn’t feeling well. Francis told the rabbis during the audience in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace that he was very happy to receive them, but added: “I’m … Read more

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou: What happened and what does it mean? The key questions left to answer | Boxing News

Tyson Fury edged out Francis Ngannou on a split decision on Saturday. It left a lot of questions that need to be answered. What happened? Fury, the WBC heavyweight titlist, had to rise from the canvas to edge out former UFC champion Ngannou on a split decision. Ngannou was having his first professional boxing bout … Read more

Francis Ngannou ‘deserved to be ranked by the WBC’, according to president Mauricio Sulaiman | Boxing News

Former UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou “deserved to be ranked by the WBC” after he was denied an incredible upset win against Tyson Fury, according to president Mauricio Sulaiman. Former UFC champion Ngannou shocked the world by going the distance in his boxing debut, even knocking down reigning WBC heavyweight champion Fury at one point. What … Read more

How a Francis Ngannou win over Tyson Fury would rank vs the 5 biggest upsets in sports history

Francis Ngannou will attempt to pull off the unthinkable as he transitions from the Octagon to a boxing ring to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The former UFC heavyweight champion has long yearned to test his hand in the sweet science but his boxing debut will be against the man … Read more

Pope Francis on climate: ‘Irresponsible’ Western lifestyle must change

Comment on this storyComment VATICAN CITY — Warning that “the world in which we live is collapsing and may be nearing the breaking point,” Pope Francis issued a renewed call for climate action Wednesday, singling out the United States for “irresponsible” Western excess and decrying the “weakness” of world leaders for failing to take bold … Read more

Pope Francis signals openness to blessings for gay couples ahead of synod

Updated October 2, 2023 at 4:54 p.m. EDT|Published October 2, 2023 at 3:37 p.m. EDT German priests and counselors bless same-sex couples in front of the Cologne Cathedral on Sept. 20. (Felix von der Osten/For The Washington Post)Comment on this storyComment COLOGNE, Germany — In the shadow of Cologne’s gothic Cathedral, the St. Stephan’s Youth … Read more

Pope Francis insists Europe doesn’t have a migrant emergency and challenges countries to open ports

MARSEILLE, France — MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Pope Francis challenged French President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders to open their ports to people fleeing hardship and poverty, insisting Saturday that the continent isn’t facing a migration “emergency” but rather a long-term reality that governments must deal with humanely. For a second straight day in … Read more

Church intercourse abuse is the elephant within the room as Pope Francis visits scandal-hit Portugal

LISBON, Portugal — When a panel of specialists learn aloud a few of the harrowing accounts they’d collected from not too long ago found victims of kid intercourse abuse within the Portuguese Catholic Church, the nation’s senior bishops squirmed within the auditorium’s front-row seats. Throughout a reside tv broadcast, the specialists reported in February that … Read more

Hospitalized Pope Francis follows Mass on TV, lunches with medical personnel and aides

Pope Francis has adopted his medical doctors’ recommendation and skipped his customary Sunday midday public blessing as he convalesces from belly surgical procedure ByFRANCES D’EMILIO Related Press The window of the Apostolic Palace at The Vatican from the place popes bless devoted on Sunday’s midday stays closed ,Sunday, June 11, 2023. Pope Francis, following medical … Read more