Message Pope brings to Mexico could be uncomfortable to certain politicians

The message Pope Francis will bring to Mexico, where he is expected to speak about migrants, the current situation of violence and support for indigenous people, are all themes that could be uncomfortable for certain political sectors in the country, said  Sergio Cobo González, director of the San Ignacio Loyola Foundation. In a conversation he held [...]

The tastes and fears of Pope Francis

WEB editorial Last year Pope Francis gave an interview to an Argentinian newspaper. The Voice of the People, in which he revealed his tastes and fears. The Pope spoke then of his liking for public audiences, for he enjoys it in humane and spiritual sense, "I cannot live without the people, I would be no [...]
Pope Francis is to take part in a joint Catholic-Lutheran service marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. REUTERS PHOTO/TONY GENTILE

Francis asks for forgiveness

Pope acknowledges persecution of Protestants BY PHILIP PULLELLA Reuters ROME – Pope Francis asked Protestants and other Christian churches for forgiveness for past persecution by Catholics as the Vatican announced on Monday he would visit Sweden later in the year to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Speaking at an annual vespers service in […]

Pope Francisco holding a San Lorenzo jersey.

Pope Francis, San Lorenzo’s divine supporter

The sporting passion of the Argentinian Pope WEB editorial Pope Francis is well known for being a passionate football fan, and as such he is the most famous supporter of the Argentinian club San Lorenzo de Almagro. The club itself has religious roots, as it was founded by Father Lorenzo Massa in 1908, who chose the jersey […]

DIF president Angélica Rivera (C) presented “México se Pinta de Luz” album. NOTIMEX PHOTO/GUILLERMO GRANADOS

Mexico releases album for Pope

THE NEWS The president of the Citizen Advisory Council of the Family Development Agency (DIF), Angélica Rivera de Peña, presented the “México se Pinta de Luz” (Mexico Painted of Light) album to celebrate the arrival of Pope Francis, and to raise money to help children in treatment at the “Federico Gómez” Mexican Children’s Hospital. Rivera [...]
San Cristóbal de las Casas Bishop Felipe Arizmendi speaks about the visit of Pope Francis to Chiapas in February. NOTIMEX PHOTO/GUILLERMO GRANADOS

Pope interested in indigenous

BY NOEMÍ GUTIÉRREZ The News In an attempt to get closer to one of the most forgotten societal groups, Pope Francis will dedicate his time to the indigenous people when he visits San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas on Feb. 15. On this occasion neither the Catholic Church nor the politicians will have preference, said [...]
Pope Francis celebrates a mass after opening the Holy Door of the St. Mary Major's Basilica in Rome, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Itinerary of Pope Francis’ Apostolic 5-day Trip to Mexico

Pope Francis’ Apostolic 5-day Trip to Mexico February 12-17, 2016 Friday February 12 12:30 - Flight departure from Rome’s airport. 19:30 - Arrival to Mexico City's International Airport. Saturday February 13 09:30 - Welcome ceremony at the Mexico’s National Palace. Courtesy visit to the Republic’s President. 10:15 - Meeting with authorities, civil society and diplomatic [...]