• Biofuels are a culprit in world hunger, pope says

    • Jun 11, 2015

    ROME — Pope Francis offered a preview of his hotly-anticipated eco-encyclical on Thursday, arguing that climate change is not the only threat and that the increasing use of alternative energy sources such as biofuels is also dangerous because it can cause food shortages that contribute to world hunger. Francis called

  • Pope to Europe: Get your social and spiritual house in order

    • Nov 25, 2014

    History’s first pope from outside the West traveled to the heart of secular Europe Tuesday and delivered a sharp wake-up call, warning European leaders that the continent risks irrelevance if it doesn’t recover its founding values, drawing in part on its Christian legacy.

  • The poor want 'dignity, not charity,’ pope says

    • Nov 20, 2014

    ROME — Pope Francis called hunger and malnutrition a cause of scandal on Thursday, and declared that the poor of the world “ask for dignity, not charity.” Visiting the Roma-based headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization for the first time, the pontiff called for a more equal distribution