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Knights of Malta head resigns after dispute with Vatican: spokesperson

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The head of the Knights of Malta, who has been locked in a bitter dispute with the Vatican, has resigned, a spokesperson for the Rome-based Catholic chivalric and charity institution said on Wednesday. The spokesperson said … Continue reading

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Pope on fake news, 'alternative facts': Tell positive truth

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at Santa Marta residence at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP) More VATICAN CITY (AP) — At a time of fake news and “alternative facts,” Pope Francis is asking the … Continue reading

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Christian cross dropped from Real Madrid logo in Middle East clothing deal

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – The club crest of Spanish soccer team Real Madrid will be altered to remove the traditional Christian cross from clothing apparel sold in some Middle East countries under a regional deal. Marka, a retailing … Continue reading

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Pope Francis takes wait-and-see approach to Trump

Pope Francis and Donald Trump may have clashed in the past, but the pontiff says he is willing to give the newly inaugurated president a chance.  In an interview published Saturday evening by Spanish newspaper El País, Francis said he … Continue reading

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Pope Francis lashes Italian mafia's 'blood-stained money'

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Monday blasted the “money stained with blood” and “evil power” wielded by Italian organised crime as he met the heads of the country’s anti-mafia squad. “I beseech God, just and merciful, to touch … Continue reading

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Congo's Catholic church warns Kabila deal risks falling apart

KINSHASA (Reuters) – A deal struck last month requiring Congo President Joseph Kabila to step down after elections this year risks unraveling if politicians do not quickly reach compromises on implementing the accord, Catholic bishops mediating the talks said on … Continue reading

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Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told an interviewer that he’ll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming his opinion. In an interview published Saturday evening by Spanish newspaper El Pais, Francis says he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Pope warns against populism and 'saviours' like Hitler

Madrid (AFP) – Pope Francis on Saturday warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of “saviours” like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US … Continue reading

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Pope Francis calls on Trump to help poor and outcasts

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis congratulated US President Donald Trump on his inauguration Friday, urging the new president to keep fighting for the poor at a time of “grave humanitarian crises.” Francis offered his “cordial good wishes” and hoped … Continue reading

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Pope urges Trump to show concern for poor, be guided by ethical values

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be guided by ethical values and as he took office on Friday, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. … Continue reading

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