Faithful storm out of Mass in Italy after priest criticizes Pope Francis

Faithful storm out of Mass in Italy after priest criticizes

Faithful storm out of Mass in Italy after priest criticizes Pope Francis Faithful : ROME (RNS) A priest is being asked to take a break from his parish in the small Italian town of Montesilvano after some in his congregation reportedly stormed out of Mass when he openly criticized Pope Francis on Palm Sunday (April 9). Media reports claimed the congregation shouted “Shame, shame!” at the Rev. Edward Pushparaj when he said Pope Francis had only been “bad” for the Catholic Church. Palm Sunday commemorates the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem…

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Ukrainian servicemen leave Navy base in Sevastopol as Crimea protesters storm HQ

Ukrainian servicemen leave Navy base in Sevastopol as Crimea protesters storm HQ

Ukrainian servicemen leave Navy base in Sevastopol as Crimea protesters storm HQ At least 30 Ukrainian naval personnel have left the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in the city of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula after demonstrators stormed the premises early in the morning. Crimean self-defense troops have made a passage to let Ukrainian servicemen leave the territory of the HQ. Reports on the number of people to have left vary with ITAR-TASS saying around 50 personnel are gone, Rear Admiral Sergey Gaiduk of the Ukrainian Navy among them. However, Kryminform says…

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By inviting enemies of Church, papal academies risk perfect storm

By inviting enemies of Church, papal academies risk perfect storm

By inviting enemies of Church, papal academies risk perfect storm The headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Casina Pio IV. (Credit: Stock image.) Two pontifical academies have invited Paul Erhlich, author of “The Population Bomb,” and John Bongaarts, an executive of the Population Council, to speak at an upcoming conference, risking not only a PR nightmare but also undercutting the vision of Pope Francis in ‘Laudato Si’.’ At the end of this month, Feb. 27 to March 1, the Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS) and the Pontifical…

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