Disgruntled Pope Francis swats hand of woman tugging his arm

Disgruntled Pope Francis swats hand of woman tugging his arm

Pope Francis has apologized for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him toward her. In his new year’s wishes to the public in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Francis confessed to losing his patience with the woman while he was strolling in the square Tuesday night to admire the Vatican’s … Read more…

UN, Pope Francis voice solidarity with Burkina Faso after jihadist attack – The Sun Nigeria

UN, Pope Francis voice solidarity with Burkina Faso after jihadist attack – The Sun Nigeria

A jihadist attack that left 42 dead in the north of Burkina Faso, the worst assault in the country for five years, plunged the nation into mourning over Christmas and sparked messages of solidarity from the United Nations and Pope Francis. Thirty-five civilians, including 31 women, and seven soldiers were killed Tuesday in a morning … Read more…

Pope Francis sues for peace in African countries, tasks Christians

Pope Francis sues for peace in African countries, tasks Christians

Pope Francis has urged the world to let the light of Christmas pierce the “darkness in human hearts” that leads to religious persecution, social injustice, armed conflicts and fear of migrants. In his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) Christmas Day message, the 83-year-old pope called for peace in the Holy Land, … Read more…