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Pope Francis leads the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom in Presov, Slovakia, September 14, 2021. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoPRAGUE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A Slovak bishop of the Greek-Catholic Church, who met Pope Francis when the pontiff visited the central European country last week, tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-quarantine, the church said. Pope Francis visited Hungary and Slovakia between Sept. 12-15, which was his first trip since having surgery in July. read more"The Greek-Catholic bishop of Presov, Jan Babjak, tested positive for coronavirus on Sept. 18. Pope Francis is fully vaccinated.
Persons: Pope Francis, Saint John Chrysostom, Jan Babjak, Robert Muller, Emelia Sithole Organizations: Vatican, Handout, REUTERS, Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic, Orthodox, Conference of, COVID, European Centre for Disease Prevention, Thomson Locations: Presov, Slovakia, PRAGUE, Hungary, Conference of Slovakia, Europe
Pope jokes that some wanted him dead, were planning conclave
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Pope Francis arrives for the Holy Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Sastin, Slovakia, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/David Cerny/File PhotoVATICAN CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has joked that some people wanted him dead and said some churchmen had started to prepare a conclave to pick his successor after he underwent surgery on his colon in July. Francis, who was elected pontiff in 2013, underwent surgery on July 4 to correct a narrowing of the colon, and spent 11 days in hospital. He told the group that he had not wanted to have an operation, but was talked into it by a nurse. In a radio interview broadcast earlier this month, the pope had thanked the unnamed nurse, saying he had saved his life.
Persons: Pope Francis, David Cerny, Francis, Pope, Crispian Balmer, Barbara Lewis Organizations: REUTERS, Jesuit, Thomson Locations: Sastin, Slovakia, Cattolica
Pope Francis arrives for the Holy Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Sastin, Slovakia, September 15, 2021. Francis made the comments during a meeting with members of the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order, in Slovakia this month. He denounced a "major Catholic television station", which he did not name, that he said was constantly attacking him. They are regularly given time on the U.S.-based Catholic television network EWTN. The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are, but Francis has been more conciliatory towards gay people than perhaps any other pope.
Persons: Pope Francis, David Cerny, Francis, Pope, Crispian Balmer, Barbara Lewis, Kevin Liffey Organizations: REUTERS, Roman Catholic Church, Jesuits, Jesuit, EWTN, Catholic Church, Thomson Locations: Sastin, Slovakia, Cattolica
Pope Francis shakes hands with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban at Romanesque Hall in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary, September 12, 2021. In power since 2010, Orban has cast himself as a saviour of Hungary's culture against Muslim migration into Europe and a protector of Christian values against Western liberalism. That has won him domestic popularity - though he faces a potentially tough election next year - but brought criticism from rights groups and LGBT campaigners. Last year, Hungary amended its constitutional definition of family to effectively ban adoption by same-sex couples: another win for conservatives but decried by rights groups. Both Orban and the pope, in a readout on his plane on Thursday, said immigration was not discussed.
Persons: Pope Francis, Viktor Orban, Orban, Francis, Matteo Bruni, Gergely Szakacs, Philip Pullella, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Hungary's, Romanesque, Museum of Fine Arts, Vatican Media, European Union, Thomson Locations: Budapest, Hungary, BUDAPEST, Europe
When the U.S. Supreme Court this month declined to block a restrictive Texas law banning abortion after about six weeks into a pregnancy, abortion rights campaigners across Europe watched with dismay. Just like in Texas, the stakes are high for would-be abortion providers in Malta. For abortion rights activists in the country, the Texas ruling was a sober reminder of how far their campaign has to go. Similarly small Liechtenstein and the city state of Monaco also have restrictive laws and don’t offer abortion on demand. Abortion rights campaigners argue it will mean fit and healthy women who want a baby being forced to give birth to children with profound mental and physical disabilities.
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Kristine Lucius with Vice President Kamala Harris at the Senate in August. INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE: Vice President Kamala Harris employs dozens of staffers. But unlike President Joe Biden, Harris isn't required to disclose the names, titles, and salaries of those who work for her in the White House and in the Senate. Check out Insider's entire list of the 52 rising stars working for Harris. Today's trivia question: Speaking of Vice President Kamala Harris, who was the first vice president to live in the Naval Observatory?
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Live Covid Live Updates: Scientists at Odds Over Booster Shots President Biden’s plan to roll out additional coronavirus shots next week is in flux as a debate intensifies over whether the doses are needed. Officials sent health care workers door to door to administer doses and dispatched “vaccination buses” to public spaces. Image Elizabeth Gonzales tried to comfort her 14-year-old daughter, Cerena, suffering with Covid-19, at Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. But the public hospital system, backed by the lawmakers, maintained that it was impossible to separate specific Covid-related expenses at a time when the system was swamped by the disease. He always said, ‘Mitch, do what you need to do.’”The pope urges everyone to get a Covid vaccine.
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In China, the government said it had fully vaccinated 1 billion people. Aides at U.S. nursing homes were least likely to be vaccinated, a study shows. But slightly under half of the certified nursing assistants were fully vaccinated, according to the analysis, which looked at federal vaccination data through July 18. Nationally, about two-thirds of adults are now fully vaccinated, according to federal data. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyChina says it has fully vaccinated 1 billion people.
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Live Covid Live Updates: Idaho Allows Overwhelmed Hospitals to Ration Care If Necessary Aides at U.S. nursing homes were least likely to be vaccinated, a study shows. That was before many nursing homes, states and cities began imposing mandates. Some large nursing homes were starting to mandate vaccinations as the Delta variant began tearing through their communities and coming into nursing homes. The researchers also looked at characteristics of the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes to determine which facilities had the most success in vaccinating their workers. But none of those factors alone appeared to be critical in a nursing home’s success.
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Pope Francis weighed in on Wednesday on a debate roiling the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, where bishops are considering denying Communion to politicians, like President Biden, who support abortion rights. “I have never refused the Eucharist to anyone,” Francis said, adding that bishops should be pastors, not politicians. In his usual fashion, the pope did not give a simple, direct answer. But he left little doubt about his view, invoking a phrase he has used before: “Communion is not a prize for the perfect.” The Vatican in June warned conservative bishops in the country against refusing Communion to Mr. Biden, who is only the second Roman Catholic to be U.S. president. He cited a history of atrocities committed in the name of the faith.
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Pope Francis speaks to the media on board an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava's Milan Rastislav Stefanik International airport in Bratislava, Slovakia, back to Rome, September 15, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERSABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Wednesday that abortion is "murder", even soon after conception, but appeared to criticise some U.S. Catholic bishops for dealing with U.S. President Joe Biden's pro-choice position in a political rather than pastoral way. Last June a divided conference of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops voted to draft a statement on communion that may admonish Catholic politicians, including Biden. "Scientifically, it is a human life," he said. The pope said bishops should deal with the problem in a pastoral instead of a political way.
Persons: Pope Francis, Tiziana, Joe Biden's, Francis, Biden, Jesus, Philip Pullella, Jon Boyle Organizations: Alitalia, Bratislava's Milan, REUTERS, U.S, Bishops Conference, Roman, Tuesday, Republican, U.S . Church, Thomson Locations: Bratislava's, Bratislava, Slovakia, Rome, U.S, Texas
Pope Francis speaks to the media on board an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava's Milan Rastislav Stefanik International airport in Bratislava, Slovakia, back to Rome, September 15, 2021. In a statement, the Vatican said it had thoroughly examined documents relating to the archbishop, Stefan Hesse, formerly head of personnel and administration at the Cologne archdiocese. "The basic problem, in the larger context of the administration of the archdiocese, was the lack of attention and sensitivity towards victims of abuse," it said. "In view of the fact that the Archbishop recognises mistakes he made in the past with humility and offered his resignation, the Holy Father has ... decided not to accept the resignation," said the Vatican. Bishops have said that a row over the report into abuse in the Cologne archdiocese, which has the largest membership of any diocese in the German-speaking world, is damaging the Catholic Church across the country.
Persons: Pope Francis, Tiziana, Stefan Hesse, Madeline Chambers, William Maclean Organizations: Alitalia, Bratislava's Milan, REUTERS, Germany's Catholic, Bishops, Conference, Church, Thomson Locations: Bratislava's, Bratislava, Slovakia, Rome, REUTERS BERLIN, Hamburg, Germany's, Cologne
Hide Caption 2 of 28 Photos: Apple CEO Tim Cook Cook speaks in front of an image of an iPhone 4S at Apple headquarters on October 4, 2011. Hide Caption 10 of 28 Photos: Apple CEO Tim Cook Cook appears as a guest on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on September 15, 2015. Hide Caption 11 of 28 Photos: Apple CEO Tim Cook Cook is greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican on January 22, 2016. Hide Caption 13 of 28 Photos: Apple CEO Tim Cook Cook speaks during the launch of Apple's AirPods at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on September 7, 2016. Hide Caption 28 of 28The strategic effort to appeal to as many people as possible will become one of Cook's biggest legacies .
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He met briefly with Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose hardline policies on refugees, clash with Francis'. The prime minister has also maintained that Jews should feel safe under his government, which he said had "zero tolerance" for antisemitism. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's refugee policies clash with the popes. John Thys / Pool via Reuters fileAfter meeting Francis, Orban wrote on Facebook that he had asked him "not to let Christian Hungary perish." The organization said Jews in Europe were feeling "increasingly unsafe," in the midst of reports of synagogues being defaced and attacked.
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A mess which gives us a free heart, a mess which gives us solidarity, a mess which gives us hope,” Francis said to a cheering crowd. Our aversion to messy kids is having some really nasty effects on our children, and on us. Kids in America used to be allowed and even encouraged to get dirty and do things on their own. Quite apart from Covid, our aversion to messy kids is having some really nasty effects on our children, and on us. We ought to be encouraging more of this “mess that gives us a free heart,” not scolding it to death.
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Pope Francis arrives in Hungary for lightning visit
  + stars: | 2021-09-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Pope Francis arrives to board the plane for his visit to Hungary and Slovakia, at Fiumicino Airport near Rome, Italy, September 12, 2021. REUTERS/Alberto LingriaBUDAPEST, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Hungary early on Sunday, starting an unusually short stay that will underline differences with nationalist and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Asked about his recent surgery, the Pope said he was feeling fine. At the airport, Pope Francis was greeted by Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen, Cardinal Peter Erdo and Hungarian bishops, Hungarian public television reported. The smiling Pope briefly waved to children lining up to greet him before getting into a car taking him to central Budapest.
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BUDAPEST, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Hungary early on Sunday, starting an unusually short stay that underlines differences with his political opposite, nationalist and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Orban posted a picture on his Facebook page of him shaking the pope's hand standing before Hungarian and Vatican flags, with the comment: "I asked Pope Francis not to let Christian Hungary perish." The brevity of his Budapest stay has prompted diplomats and Catholic media to suggest the pope is giving priority to Slovakia, in effect snubbing Hungary. By contrast, Orban told the Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia last week the only solution to migration was for the European Union to "give all rights back to the nation state". The pope has called for migrants to be welcomed and integrated to tackle what he has called Europe's "demographic winter".
Persons: Pope Francis, Viktor Orban, Francis, Orban, Janos Ader, Philip Pullella, Jane Merriman Organizations: Sunday, Museum of Fine Arts, Vatican, Roman Catholic, Bled Strategic, European Union, United, Thomson Locations: BUDAPEST, Hungary, Budapest, Hungarian, Slovakia, Rome, Bled, Slovenia, Iraq, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Glasgow, United Nations
BUDAPEST, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday for vigilance against a rise in anti-Semitism, saying during a brief trip to Hungary this was a "fuse that must not be allowed to burn." The pope arrived in Hungary early on Sunday for an unusually short visit underlining differences with his political opposite, nationalist and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban. read moreMore than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust, which destroyed a once-vibrant culture across the country. In May, Orban told reporters that anti-Semitism accusations against him were "ridiculous," adding that Hungary was a "more than fair and correct country in that respect." Orban has also said Jews should feel safe under his government and that Hungary would show "zero tolerance" for anti-Semitism.
Persons: Pope Francis, Viktor Orban, Mazsihisz, Orban, George Soros, " Orban, Gergely Szakacs, Philip Pullella, Jane Merriman Organizations: World Jewish, of Hungarian, Thomson Locations: BUDAPEST, Hungary, Europe, Budapest, Buda, Pest
Cold War cardinal and blind nun beatified in Poland
  + stars: | 2021-09-12 | by ( Alan Charlish | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
A nun reads a book as she attends the beatification ceremony of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Mother Elzbieta Roza Czacka in Warsaw, Poland September 12, 2021. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERSWARSAW, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A Polish cardinal persecuted by communist authorities during the Cold War and a nun dedicated to helping the blind took a step towards sainthood on Sunday when they were beatified. Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski was placed under house arrest from 1953-1956 for refusing to punish priests who opposed the government. When named cardinal by Pope Pius XII, he was not allowed to travel to Rome for formal investiture for five years. In 1908, she opened the first small institutions for blind children and adults in Warsaw and in 1910 founded the Society for the Care of the Blind.
Persons: Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Mother Elzbieta Roza Czacka, Slawomir Kaminski, Pope Pius XII, Andrzej Duda, Mateusz Morawiecki, Pope Francis, Wyszynski, Alan Charlish, Anna Dabrowska, Anna Koper, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Gazeta, REUTERS, Catholic, Society for, Franciscan Sisters, of Divine Providence, Thomson Locations: Warsaw, Poland, REUTERS WARSAW, Rome, Hungary
BUDAPEST, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that Hungary could preserve its Christian roots while opening up to the needy, an apparent response to nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's stand that Muslim immigration could destroy its heritage. Francis arrived in Hungary early on Sunday for an unusually short stay that underlines differences with the anti-immigrant Orban, his political opposite. The pope has called for migrants to be welcomed and integrated to tackle what he has called Europe's "demographic winter". "I asked Pope Francis not to let Christian Hungary perish," Orban said on Facebook. The brevity of his Budapest stay has prompted diplomats and Catholic media to suggest the pope is giving priority to Slovakia, in effect snubbing Hungary.
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Pope Francis listens to a member of the Jewish community during his visit at Rome's Great Synagogue, Italy January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro BianchiVATICAN CITY, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The Vatican has rejected criticism from senior Israeli rabbis over remarks by Pope Francis about Jewish books of sacred law, saying he was not questioning their continuing validity for Jews today. "The fact that the Torah is crucial for modern Judaism is not questioned in any way," he said. The measure of adherence to the wide array of guidelines differs between Orthodox Jews and Reform Jews. "Pope Francis fully respects the foundations of Judaism and always seeks to deepen the bonds of friendship between the two faith traditions," he said.
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The Power of the Latin Mass
  + stars: | 2021-09-09 | by ( Francis X. Rocca | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
In July, Pope Francis issued a decree permitting local bishops to ban the Latin Mass in their dioceses and instructing them to do so in parish churches, where the vast majority of Catholics worship. It was the latest development in a liturgical debate that has divided Catholics since the 1960s, when the Second Vatican Council ushered in a host of modernizing changes, including a new version of the Mass meant to foster more active participation by the congregation. The Novus Ordo, as the new Mass is called, is usually celebrated in the language spoken by the congregation and involves prominent roles for laypeople in reading scripture and distributing Communion. It gives more emphasis than the early liturgy to the Mass as a communal meal held in memory of Jesus’ Last Supper with his Apostles.
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Pope Francis holds the weekly general audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo MangiapaneVATICAN CITY, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An unusually brief stay in Hungary on Sunday at the start of Pope Francis' first foreign trip in months will underline his differences with nationalist and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The Vatican's schedule says Francis is due to meet Orban. The pope has called for migrants to be welcomed and integrated to tackle what he has called Europe's "demographic winter". Francis is also due to meet Hungarian President Janos Ader before saying the Mass to conclude a Church congress that began last Sunday.
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An employee of Karl Confectionery puts "A bite of Heaven", deserts created by a Hungarian confectioner Zsolt Karl on the counter in Dunaharaszti, Hungary, September 7, 2021. REUTERS/Marton MonusDUNAHARASZTI, Hungary, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Confectioner Zsolt Karl has made a special cake he calls "a bite of Heaven" using dried fruits mentioned in the Bible and hopes Pope Francis will taste his creation during his visit to Hungary this Sunday. Pope Francis is due to arrive in mainly Roman Catholic Hungary on Sunday to celebrate a Mass in Budapest's historic Heroes' Square. "I cooked a sugar syrup with cinnamon and honey, and I put the diced dried fruits in it," he said. "We experimented with the proportions of the dried fruits so that when one eats the cake one feels different tastes in every 5-10 seconds."
Persons: Karl, Zsolt Karl, Marton Monus, Pope Francis, Pope, Krisztina, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Catholic Hungary, Thomson Locations: Hungarian, Dunaharaszti, Hungary, Marton Monus DUNAHARASZTI, Slovakia, Budapest
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