Tag: Pope

As I See It: Israel’s new Christian friends

The pope’s imminent visit to Israel will rightly attract much attention. But two largely untold stories about global Christianity have the capacity to shake the world order. The first is the persecution of Christians in the developing world at the hands of Islam. Boko Haram, which has kidnapped more than […]

Pope Francis draws 3m to Rio vigil

n Originally published in Fox News Pope Francis drew a reported 3 million flag-waving, rosary-toting faithful to Rio’s Copacabana beach on Saturday for the final evening of World Youth Day, hours after he chastised the Brazilian church for failing to stem the “exodus” of Catholics to evangelical congregations. Francis headed […]

Pope Benedict shares his three Christmas wishes

Originally published in Christian Telegraph Pope Benedict XVI revealed his three Christmas wishes for this year, just before remotely switching on the lights of the world’s largest Christmas tree, reports Catholic News Agency. “When we look at it our eyes are lifted up, raised toward the sky, toward the world […]