Before Cecilia , I had heard of maybe one or two people on this list, like Suor Cristina and Fr. The sisters are part of a new religious community in Lima, Peru: The Servants of the Plan of God. Friar Gabriel, a Franciscan in Perth, is as skilled in Gregorian chant as he is on the skateboard. Claude Burns; to the rest of the world he is Fr.
It was at the fringes of the 1st Global Conference on Human Migration (a.k.a. the Refugees Conference) called in the wake of escalating dislocation of human beings as a result of economic, religious and political upheavals in many third world countries. It was there that the President of a troubled third world nation met the Pontifex Maximus (Supreme Pontiff) of the biggest religious group on earth.
We have a spat between the Pontifex Maximus and Trumpus Maximus about walls. We have Cruz and Rubio making accusation and counter-accusation about immigration policy. People look for ways to say that it's because of latent hatred or fear of brown people. You know, E Pluribus Unum -- out of many one.
It is a prevalent issue in Mexico, and one that many women hope will be tackled by Pope Francis. Since 2010, there have been 922 cases of femicide just in the state in which Marquez lived. Violence is high on the Pope's agenda, said Monsignor Eugenio Lira, who will coordinate the Papal visit.
Monday, Detective Jason Kiddey of the Fremont Police Department gave a presentation to about 25 residents on illegal drugs and paraphernalia that can be found in Fremont, and how to spot and report suspicious activity. Fremont resident Aaron Rodriguez said he was attending his first Block Watch meeting. Rodriguez said he moved to Fremont in 2006 from Holland, Mich. Rodriguez is a private music teacher at Fremont's Roi Music.
Following the lukewarm reception of his prog-rock debut, Pope Francis is hoping to find better success in the film medium. Yes, as Variety reports, the Pontifex has signed on for a forthcoming feature entitled Beyond the Sun. Billed as a family adventure based on the Gospel, the film marks not only the acting debut of Francis, but of any pope for that matter.
Now, add YouTube outreach, a prayer app, Facebook proselytizing and Instagram evangelism to the social media arsenal employed by tech-savvy Pope Francis. They'll be featured on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and the Apostleship of Prayer's phone app, Click to Pray, with the pope reflecting on his monthly topic. According to CruxNow.com, a website that covers Catholicism, three of Francis' closest friends from Argentina are featured in January's video: Islamic leader Omar Abboud, Rabbi Daniel Goldman and the Rev. Guillermo Marco, a Catholic priest.
Iraqi priest Father Dhiya Aziz is safe and recovering after two weeks in captivity in Syria, according to fellow Franciscans in Aleppo. Fr Aziz's disappearance was announced after he failed to return to his parish in Syria's Idlib province on 23rd December. Fr Aziz was kidnapped on 4th July 2015 by militants in Yacoubieh and released after five days.
The week prior, Rachel Schultz's adult education class and Heidi Gallagher's teen leadership class sorted and wrapped all the toys for the children, according to Jan Nowak, Pontifex executive director. Lee's Famous Recipe donated the meal for Christmas Eve and UNew Tent Rental supplied tables and chairs. Ron and Deb Conner served as Santa and Mrs. Claus, presenting each child a gift supplied through Pontifex.
Tshils graduated from Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins with a diploma in Business from Regis University in September 2015 (Angela Wells/Jesuit Refugee Service). Kakuma, 12 December 2015 - Refugees across Eastern Africa asked Pope Francis to hear their messages while he journeyed through the region at the end of November and engaged with citizens, refugees and world leaders. We need better leaders across Africa to counter a perpetual cycle of conflict.
Pope Francis became everyone's favorite rapper Monday after a convincing photo inspired Twitter users to pair him with the hilarious #PopeBars hashtag. The classic Twitter moment was sparked by a photo AFP's Gianluigi Guercia took of Francis as he visited a camp for displaced people at St. Saviour Parish in Bangui, Central African Republic.
When a photo of His Holiness holding a microphone in a very entertainer-esque stance hit the internet, #PopeBars was born. Overnight, the Pontifex's mix tape came to life with holy versions of hit tracks from the likes of Coolio, Eminem, Biggy, Tupac and Kanye. Pope Francis just wrapped up a six-day tour of Africa, where he spent his time stating the world must say no to hatred, revenge and violence, especially that which is started over religious differences, reports USA Today.