Pope warns against potential dangers of AI

August 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Pope Francis on Tuesday called for a global reflection on the potential dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), noting the new technology’s “disruptive possibilities and ambivalent effects.” Francis, 86, said in the past he does not know how to use a computer, issued the warning in a message for the next World Day of Peace of the Catholic Church, falling on Read More

Pope Francis confirms Shanghai bishop appointed in violation of Vatican-China deal

July 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Pope Francis has decided to approve the appointment of the bishop of Shanghai who was previously installed by Chinese authorities without the Vatican’s approval. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin announced on Saturday that Pope Francis wanted to “remedy the canonical irregularity created in Shanghai, in view of the greater good of the diocese and the fruitful exercise of Read More

Pope Francis for abdominal surgery

June 7, 2023 BBC 0

Pope Francis is set to have surgery on his abdomen on Wednesday afternoon at Rome’s Gemelli hospital. He is expected to stay in hospital for “several days” to recover from the hernia operation, the Vatican said. The hernia is “causing recurrent, painful and worsening” symptoms, added Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni. The 86-year-old has faced a series of health issues in Read More

Ukraine President, Zelensky, visits Pope Francis

May 14, 2023 BBC 0

Pope Francis has told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky he is constantly praying for peace after the two met privately at the Vatican. The pontiff also stressed on the urgent need to help “the most fragile people, innocent victims” of the full-scale invasion launched by Russia last year. Mr Zelensky earlier met Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni who assured him of Read More

Pope sacks priest

May 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Pope Francis has sacked a 64-year-old clergyman of Rwandan descent, Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, who had been serving in northern France for close to 30 years. The bishop of Évreux issued a communiqué, which has been circulating online, stating that Munyeshyaka “is excluded” from continuing to serve as a priest “anywhere else” and “automatically loses clerical rights.” The authenticity of the communiqué Read More

Pope Francis discharged, speaks

April 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Pope Francis was discharged on Saturday from the Rome hospital where he was treated for bronchitis, quipping to journalists before being driven away: “I’m still alive.” On Wednesday, the 86-year-old pontiff was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic hospital – where he was being treated with antibiotics administered intravenously for bronchitis. The Vatican said the pontiff was treated with . The Read More

Pope Francis health improving – Vatican

March 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Pope Francis has acknowledged the many well-wishes the 86-year-old has received while he’s being treated in a Rome hospital for a respiratory infection. In his first tweet acknowledging his illness, Francis said: “I am touched by the many messages received in these hours and I express my gratitude for the closeness and prayer.” The pontiff’s health is “progressively improving” and Read More

Homosexuality not a crime – Pope Francis

January 25, 2023 CNBC 0

Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that Read More