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Pope Francis


'Trump's Brand Is Crisis': Progressives, Dems, and Pope Sound Alarm Over Threat to Close Border

"Builders of walls, be they made of razor wire or bricks," declared Pope Francis, "will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build."

Eoin Higgins ·

In Christmas Address, Pope Francis Calls for Covid-19 Vaccines to Reach World's Poorest

"Open hearts to ensure that necessary medical care—and vaccines in particular—are provided to those peoples who need them most," the pope prayed.

Julia Conley ·

To End 'Deafening Noise of War,' Pope Says Nations Must Fund Education Over Weapons

"The pursuit of a genuine process of international disarmament can only prove beneficial for the development of peoples and nations," the pope said in his World Peace Day message.

Andrea Germanos ·

'Make a Gesture of Humanity': Pope Francis Urges Pharma Giants to Release Covid-19 Vaccine Patents

"There are countries where only three or four percent of the inhabitants have been vaccinated."

Andrea Germanos ·

Global Religious Leaders, Scientists Issue Joint Call for 'Radical' Climate Action

"It's really quite unprecedented, isn't it, for so many faith leaders to come together in this way."

Jessica Corbett ·

Despite Absence of Nuke-Armed States, World Celebrates Arrival of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons

"Today we reach a major milestone on the road to a more peaceful and secure world, free from the ultimate menace of nuclear war."

Jessica Corbett ·

Pope Francis Signals 'Historic' Shift for Catholic Church, Publicly Supporting Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

The pope won praise for "pushing the Church into the 21st Century."

Julia Conley ·

In Address on Inequality Amid Pandemic, Pope Calls on Global Community to Confront 'Destructive Effects of Empire of Money'

"Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality."

Julia Conley ·

'Creation Is Groaning!': Pope Francis Denounces Endless Growth, Humanity's Assault on Nature

"Climate restoration is of utmost importance, since we are in the midst of a climate emergency."

Andrea Germanos ·

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