Pope Francis 10 Most Controversial Statements
Sep27

Pope Francis 10 Most Controversial Statements

While the mainstream media continue to praise almost everything Pope Francis says and does, there are many within the Catholic Church who are concerned about the radical approach of the so-called ‘people’s pontiff’. To give you an idea of his new vision for the Church, we’ve put together 10 of Pope Francis’ most controversial statements to date which will likely increase over the course of this...

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Saudi Arabia Bans Magazine Cover Featuring Pope Francis
Sep11

Saudi Arabia Bans Magazine Cover Featuring Pope Francis

National Geographic issue not allowed for ‘cultural reasons’ Saudi Arabia has banned the Arabic version of National Geographic magazine, which features an image of Pope Francis. Although the US-based company has yet to comment on the incident, it is believed that the Islamic country took offence to the image of the Catholic Pontiff. Alsaad Omar al-Menhaly, the magazine’s editor-in-chief for Saudi Arabia, issued a...

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Wheels on their feet! These Catholic monks make shoes from old car tyres
Aug13

Wheels on their feet! These Catholic monks make shoes from old car tyres

Back in early 2012, a group of friars began collecting old car tyres to be used to create new shoes for their monks to wear – the process will both amaze and shock you! Spirit of poverty Located in Morgon, France, the Capuchin monks of St. Francis Monastery have managed to successfully combine the spirit of poverty and ecological awareness by recycling one of the most polluting consumer items of the 21st century: car tyres....

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Dan Aykroyd: Catholic Seminarian Turned Actor
Sep10

Dan Aykroyd: Catholic Seminarian Turned Actor

Legendary comedic actor and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa. His French Canadian mother, Lorraine Gougon Aykroyd, worked as a secretary, and his father, Peter Aykroyd, was a civil engineer who worked as a policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He has a younger brother named Peter. Aykroyd grew up in the Catholic Church in Ottawa, and until the age of seventeen, he was interested in...

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Christians Flee as ISIS Militants Attack Northern Iraq
Aug06

Christians Flee as ISIS Militants Attack Northern Iraq

Agence France Presse KIRKUK, Iraq: Jihadists have launched fresh attacks on Christian areas in north Iraq, sparking a new wave of displacement, the country’s Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said Wednesday. Towns shelled in the past few days by Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants include Tal Kayf, Bartella and Qaraqosh, according to Christian sources. The towns are among many in the area where thousands of...

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