- Jan 25, 2020
Pope Francis managed an airborne diplomatic dance by sending telegrams of greetings to the leaders of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as he flew through their airspace on his way from Thailand to Japan.
Pope Francis says he is “honored” by the fact that a group of conservative, right-leaning Catholics from the United States attack him.
Pope Francis has praised the courage of a young girl who broke through police barricades in Abu Dhabi to hand-deliver a letter to him.
In an airborne press conference at the close of his weekend visit to Irleand, Pope Francis responded to charges by a former Vatican ambassador in the United States that he had covered up misconduct allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by challenging reporters to examine the charges and draw their own conclusions.
Pope Francis’s decision to marry two flight attendants aboard the papal plane from Chile to Peru this week may have been a media sensation, but it’s left some conservative Catholic bloggers fuming.
Pope Francis told journalists on the papal plane he was following the advice of his people on the ground when he didn’t use the word Rohingya during his visit to Myanmar. He said they told him it would make the situation worse.