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Archive for the 'Pope Benedict' Category

-Now even the Pope Tweets?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

For those who continue to make fun of all the Millions ‘Tweeting’ away their lives, now even the Pope tweets.  Pope Benedict XVI sent out a message on Twitter to publicize the launch of the Vatican’s new website-  News.va, The following was the pope’s first message: "Dear Friends, I just launched http://t.co/fVHpS9y Praised be our […]

-Pope Calls for End to Gypsy Persecution

Monday, June 13th, 2011

( Getty Images via @daylife) On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI Received and listened to approximately 2,000 Catholic Gypsies recount their way of life at the Vatican on Saturday. In conclusion, the Pope condemned the persecution by the Nazis during World War II and the continuing rejection of the Roma people: "Your history is complex, and, […]

-Pope Benedict Concerned About the "Disintegration" of the Family in Europe

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Today (Sunday) in Croatia — Pope Benedict XVI denounced the “disintegration” of family life in Europe and called for couples to make a commitment to officially marry and have children. The Pope reaffirmed traditional Catholic family values and also voiced the church’s continued opposition to abortion before a crowd of nearly 300,000 in Zagreb’s hippodrome. […]

-Pope Exonerates Jews in New Book on Jesus

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

( Image by Striking Photography by Bo Insogna via Flickr) Excerpts of Pope Benedict’s new book -"Jesus of Nazareth"were released on Wednesday and in the new work Benedict made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ citing numerous biblical and theological reasons for his stand. For centuries Christians and […]

-The Pope Speaks Out Against Persecution of Christians Around the World

Monday, January 10th, 2011

(Image by Catholic Church (England and Wales) via Flickr) VATICAN CITY —On Monday during a speech to ambassadors, Pope Benedict XVI urged Pakistan to over-turn its controversial blasphemy laws. The Pope said that the laws were being used as an excuse for violence against Christians and non-Muslims: "I once more encourage the leaders of that […]

-Pope Says Church to Blame for Sex Scandals

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday said that the church’s own sins caused the clerical abuse scandal and should not be blamed on any campaign mounted by outsiders. He called for profound purification and penitence within the church. Response: This is more like it, finally the church accepts complete responsibility. The church took […]