Showing posts with label pope Francis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pope Francis. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Mother Teresa set to be canonized to sainthood in 2016 by Pope Francis

Mother Teresa of Calcutta's elevation to sainthood has been set for September 2016, according to top Catholic cleric. Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella was on Tuesday quoted by Italian media as telling municipal officials in Rome that Pope Francis would canonise the nun celebrated for her work with the poor of Calcutta as part of the upcoming Jubilee Year declared by the pontiff.

A Vatican spokesman said however the canonisation had not yet been approved and it was premature to talk of this date having already been fixed.

A celebration of the memory of Teresa has been scheduled for September 5, 2016 as part of the Jubilee programme of events. Fisichella said she would be canonised the day before, on September 4. A canonisation would take planning, as more than 300,000 pilgrims came to Rome for Teresa's beatification ceremony in 2003. Beatification is a first step towards sainthood.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Toni Payne diss Rev Chris Okotie - "Our Priests don't lie that GOD asked them to commit adultery and leave their wives"

Few days ago, Rev Chris Okotie said "all Catholics are going to hell and that the pope is an antichrist and satanic". Yesterday, the Rev of Household of God Ministry took to twitter to defend himself after millions of Nigerians dissed him for preaching against the Catholic church. He tweeted "Re-Catholicism: Truth is bitter. It lacks saccharine delights"
Toni Payne who is one of the millions of Nigerians who didn't like the pastor's sermon against catholic, also took to twitter to diss the pastor. She tweeted:

Monday, 2 December 2013

Pastor Chris Okotie says "All catholics are going to hell, Pope Francis is Antichrist & a Satanist!"

Twice divorced Pastor Chris Okotie in a sermon at his Household of God Church in Ikeja, waged war on Catholics when he said "All Catholics in the world will go to hell because they worship Satan and are led by an Anti-Christ Pope who is a friend to the devil"

The 55 year old former presidential candidate is reported to have said the current Pope, Pope Francis is an Anti-Christ who does the job of the devil and that time is fast approaching when the Catholic church will pledge allegiance to Satan. According to PM News
Chris Okotie, told his congregation on Sunday, leaving members bewildered, while preaching in his Household of God Church in Ikeja area of Lagos, western Nigeria, when he said the Catholic church is “a counterfeit church set up by Satan” and that Catholics “bow to idols and crucify Jesus every Sunday when they eat bread claiming they are eating Jesus’ body.” 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The touching moment Pope Francis halted his weekly audience to kiss and hold disfigured man with 'Elephant Man' disease(Photos)

These are photos of the pontiff embracing a disfigured man suffering from a rare genetic disease called neurofibromatosis. The pictures have gone viral with commenters praising the pope for his compassion. Since being elected to the Holy See earlier this year, the pontiff has made headlines around the world by washing the feet of juvenile delinquents, personally calling distraught worshipers on the phone and inviting homeless people to dine at St Peter's Square.
He is truly a man after God's heart.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Pope Francis suspends German luxury bishop amid scandal of lavish spending.

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has come under fire for spending tens of millions of euros building a lavish official residence. He has been ordered to leave his diocese amid scandal over his alleged lavish spending by Pope Francis.

His new private residence will cost €31m and include a €15,000 bathtub, furnishings worth €380,000 and a garden that came with a €783,000 bill. But the "bling bishop" of Limburg is unlikely ever to enjoy the benefits of his luxurious new home, after he was temporarily suspended from his post by the pope yesterday.

In a press statement, the Vatican said it had been confronted with a situation in which 53 years old Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst "could not follow his duty as bishop" and had decided to allow him "some time outside the diocese". A final verdict on the bishop's future is expected after the completion of an internal investigation into the Limburg building project. Tebartz-van Elst has come under increasing criticism since the estimated cost of his new residence described by some newspapers as "palatial" rose to €31m (£26m) earlier this month.

He is also facing legal action for allegedly lying under oath about a first-class flight to India, in a row with the news magazine Der Spiegel.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Pope Francis Admits The Existence of Gay Lobby In The Vatican.

After months of speculations about the existence of a gay lobby inside the vatican's secretive administration, Pope Francis finally came out to acknowledge it. 

Speaking during an audience with Latin American Catholics, the Pope reveals that there was a current of corruption in the roman Curia and also admitted the existence of a long rumored gay lobby in the curia and hinted that he might take a action over the issue.

Speaking in his native Spanish last Thursday, the 76-years-old Pope said "There is talk of a gay lobby and it's true, it exists. We will have to see what we can do. It will be difficult because i cannot carry out the reforms myself." he said, explaining that he was "very disorganized."

The task will be handled by a commission of eight cardinals from around the world whom Pope Francis appointed in April to help him govern the catholic Church.