Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Pope bemoans kidnapping, ‘extremist’ attacks in Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 25, 2019
Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Wednesday to denounce attacks on Christians in Africa and prayed for victims of conflict, natural disasters and disease in the world’s poorest continent. The pontiff urged “comfort to those who are persecuted for their religious faith, especially missionaries and members of the faithful who have been kidnapped, and […]

Pope Francis calls for a world free of nuclear weapons

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 25, 2019
In a highly symbolic visit to Nagasaki, one of the two Japanese cities devastated by nuclear strikes during the closing days of World War II in August 1945, Pope Francis said nuclear weapons were “not the answer” for global security, peace and stability. “Convinced as I am that a world without nuclear weapons is possible […]

How a Catholic order dedicated to protecting children failed them

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 22, 2019
A pedophile priest was sent to work for an aid organization helping vulnerable families in an African country, even though his Catholic order knew he had been convicted of abusing children years earlier in Europe, a CNN investigation has found. Father Luk Delft is accused of abusing at least two other boys in the Central […]