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Pope and Russian patriarch edge towards warmer relations

BBC News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Pope Francis' meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will be the first between a leader of the Roman Catholic Church and a spiritual head of Russian Orthodoxy since their Churches split in the 11th Century, mainly over the issue of ...
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'A new era for Juárez': Pope's visit hails optimism for a city ravaged by drug wars

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
When Pope Francis visits the drug war crucible known as Ciudad Juárez he will be greeted by whitewashed walls, newly planted shrubs and pink-hued billboards proclaiming “Juárez is love” and “Proud of Juárez”.
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Pope Francis's Visit to Mexico Highlights the Church's Drug War Woes

TIME - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pope Francis is shining a new light on this problem in his first official visit to Mexico, beginning Feb. 12, in which he will travel to some of the country's most troubled areas, including Michoacan and Ciudad Juarez, once the most murderous city on ...
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Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

WBUR - ‎2 hours ago‎
Visitors to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Juárez place votive candles with the image of Virgen de Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint, on a platform below the pulpit.

5 Things to Know About the Pope's Trip to Mexico

ABC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas.
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Pope takes bridge-building mission to Mexico

Yahoo News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis heads to Cuba and Mexico on Friday for a trip encompassing two of the defining themes of his papacy: bridge-building diplomacy and his concern for migrants seeking a better life.
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Donald Trump: Pope Francis doesn't understand border threat

Washington Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that Pope Francis is a “very political person” who doesn't understand the danger associated with the United States' southern border.
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Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

euronews - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Pope Francis hosted Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday and raised concerns about the desperate plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-torn country.

Activist's arrest sparks tension between Pope Francis and Argentina's president

The Guardian - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The arrest of a popular community activist in northern Argentina on charges of corruption has caused tension between Argentina's new centre-right president Mauricio Macri and another prominent Argentinian: Pope Francis. The pope, a former archbishop of ...
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Pope's reformer tells the 'baby bishops' how to manage money

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎19 hours ago‎
One could perhaps understand if Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was tapped by Pope Francis in 2014 as his point man for financial reform in the Vatican, was content these days to just sort of phone it in.
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5 Tips from Pope Francis for a Merciful Lent

Aleteia EN - ‎15 hours ago‎
I did read Pope Francis' “Face of Mercy“ a few months ago though. And I noticed that he emphasized that we should put a special importance on the time of Lent in this Holy Year: “The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year should … be lived more ...
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POPE'S MASS: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English)

Catholic Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Word of God, the beginning of the Lenten journey, addressed to the Church and to each of us invitations. The first is that of St. Paul: " Be reconciled to God " ( 2 Cor 5:20).
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A prediction: Pope Francis will do something unpredictable during his visit to Mexico - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The pope said he wanted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, but organizers ruled out that possibility, saying they don't expect him to approach any of the region's four international bridges.
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'Grandmother' Comment Earns Pope Francis A Call From Merkel

Daily Caller - ‎19 hours ago‎
Pope Francis shared the story of an angry phone call he received from German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he compared Europe to “barren woman” that can't have children.

Nialler9's New Irish Music: Bantum & Loah, New Pope and more

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nialler9's New Irish Music: Bantum & Loah, New Pope and more. featuring Rejjie Snow, Beauty Sleep, Jealous Of The Birds, Solar Bears and T-Woc.
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Former murder capital of Mexico presents sunnier image for pope

Los Angeles Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Next to the new "love" logo is an image of a smiling Pope Francis, whose visit next week is being greeted by Juarez officials as a chance to revive and rebrand their city, and to restore its frayed cultural and business ties to El Paso.

Pope To Visit Mexico As Priests Find Themselves On Drug War's Front Lines

NPR - ‎6 hours ago‎
Pope To Visit Mexico As Priests Find Themselves On Drug War's Front Lines. Updated February 11, 20167:38 AM ET Published February 11, 20165:25 AM ET.
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Pope-patriarch meeting historic, observers say, but substance is key

Catholic News Service - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill leads a 2014 Easter service in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. After almost three decades of tense Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations, Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill Feb. 12 in Cuba, en route to ...

Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantu to represent U.S. during Pope's visit

KVIA El Paso - ‎20 hours ago‎
Cantu said short notice on tickets, and a hectic schedule the past couple of months is why the Las Cruces Diocese hasn't been as involved with preparations for the pope's visit. He said that while the diocese was offered tickets and kept pushing for ...

Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at US Border

Wall Street Journal - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
MEXICO CITY—Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit that will end with a highly symbolic and potentially controversial act: the pontiff taking a stand on the fortified U.S.