WORLD NEWS | Pope ‘Very Pained’ By Decision To Turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum Into Mosque

VATICAN – Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. ‘My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained’, he said during his weekly blessing in St.Peter’s Square. Turkish President … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Pope ‘Very Pained’ By Decision To Turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum Into Mosque

WORLD NEWS | Pope Francis’ May 31 Trip To Malta Postponed Due To Coronavirus

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis’s Trip to Malta, which had been scheduled to take place on May 31, has been postponed indefinitely, the Vatican said on Monday. It was to have been the first trip by a pontiff in 10 years to the tiny Mediterranean island, where he was expected to speak  the rights of … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Pope Francis’ May 31 Trip To Malta Postponed Due To Coronavirus

NEWS ALERT | Papal Easter Events To Be Held Without Faithful Attending, Vatican Says

VATICAN CITY – All of Pope Francis’ Easter services next month will be held without the faithful attending due to the coronavirus outbreak, Vatican said on Sunday, in a step believed to be unprecedented in modern times. The services, four days of major events from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, usually draw tens of thousands … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Papal Easter Events To Be Held Without Faithful Attending, Vatican Says

WORLD NEWS | Vatican Says Pope Only Has A Cold, Symptoms Not Relates ‘To Other Pathologies’

ROME – Pope Francis, who canceled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy, is suffering only from  a cold that  is ‘without symptoms related to other pathologies’, the Vatican said on Tuesday. A statement followed a report in an Italian newspaper that said the pope had tested negative for coronavirus. It did … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Vatican Says Pope Only Has A Cold, Symptoms Not Relates ‘To Other Pathologies’