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Catholic Church will never ordain women priests, says Pope Francis

Francis discussed the ordination of women, refugees and the Venezuela crisis during his latest in-flight press conference The Catholic Church’s insistence that it cannot ordain women to the priesthood and episcopacy is a teaching likely to last forever, Pope Francis said. After being hosted by the Lutheran Church of Sweden, which is led by Archbishop

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Full text: Pope’s homily at Mass in Malmö

‘The Beatitudes are the image of Christ and consequently of each Christian,’ the Pope said Today, with the entire Church, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. In doing so, we remember not only those who have been proclaimed saints through the ages, but also our many brothers and sisters who, in a quiet and

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‘Blessed are those who work for full communion between Christians,’ says Pope in Mass homily

Francis celebrated Mass with Sweden’s Catholic community Pope Francis pressed his call for Christians to forge greater unity, urging Sweden’s tiny Catholic community on Tuesday to set aside divisions with Lutherans as the two Churches commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Francis celebrated Mass in the Malmo sports stadium, packed with Nordic Catholics

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See the SIX NEW BEATITUDES of Pope Francis!

Pope Francis has given us six new Beatitudes. The new lines are tailored for the problems of our modern age, as Pope Francis explained. “New situations require new energy and a new commitment.” These Beatitudes fit well alongside the original Beatitudes that were offered by Jesus Christ during his famous Sermon on the Mount. Those

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Catholics and Lutherans must ‘move beyond controversies of the past’, says Pope Francis

Francis was speaking at a service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Pope Francis urged Catholics and Lutherans to take decisive steps toward unity and “move beyond” the controversies that have divided western Christianity. However, the Pope nevertheless offered no new openings to the idea of sharing Communion before full unity is achieved. “We Christians will be credible

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Pope Francis in Sweden for ‘important ecumenical event’

Francis visited the King and Queen of Sweden ahead of prayer service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Pope Francis is marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by attending a historic prayer service alongside Sweden’s Lutheran bishops. Francis arrived to applause, hymns and tolling bells at the Lund Cathedral for the start of the

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‘Closeness does us good,’ says Pope ahead of Sweden visit

Pope Francis will take part in ecumenical events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Pope Francis arrives in Sweden today to take part in events to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Ahead of the trip, Francis said he wanted to focus purely on promoting Christian unity, although in the end, he added

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Pope Francis to Visit Sweden to Observe her Reformation Commemoration

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) and the LWF, has confirmed that the Holy Father will be visiting Sweden for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the state of Reformation that will take place on 31st October, 2016. Leading the commemoration will be the  Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib Younan and General Secretary

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