There are several news stories about Catholicism that have come out this week. Instead of posting them one by one, here is a synopsis of each.
Pope Francis: Unease with Mass Migration Due to ‘Innate Fear of the Foreigner’
In an address in the Vatican Saturday (9-30-17), Pope Francis seemed to attribute people’s concerns with Europe’s migrant crisis to xenophobia, suggesting that a “culture of encounter” could remedy opposition to migration.
Speaking to members of the Association of National Italian Municipalities (ANCI), the Pope said he understands “the distress of many of your citizens in the face of the massive arrival of migrants and refugees.” Read more here.
Canadian police seek recalled Vatican envoy for child porn
Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant for the Vatican diplomat who was recalled from the United States in a child pornography investigation, accusing him of accessing porn over Christmas last year from a church.
Police in Windsor, Ontario, said Carlo Capella, a 50-year-old monsignor from Italy, allegedly uploaded the child porn to a social networking site while visiting a place of worship in Windsor between Dec. 24 and Dec. 27. Read more here.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Boy wearing a dress to school ‘not a problem’
A boy wearing a dress to school is “not a problem”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
Speaking on LBC radio the most senior cleric in the Church of England said he would tell a concerned parishioner that they should help their child “understand”.
He said: “I would say to them, I don’t think that’s a problem.
“The other family are making up their own minds. The other child is making up their own mind. Read more is this homosexuals comments here.
Apostate Rick Warren Hopes His Partnership With Roman Catholic Leader Will Become ‘Model’ for World
Megachurch leader Rick Warren, known for his best-selling book “The Purpose-Driven Life,” said in a recent interview that he hopes his partnership with a local Roman Catholic leader to collaboratively combat social ills becomes a “model” for others around the world. His remarks have drawn disagreement from those who believe that ecumenism with those who preach another gospel is unbiblical.
The Roman Catholic site Crux published the interview, which featured both Warren and friend Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, on Sept. 14. They were asked by interviewer and diocese Chancellor Pia de Solenni to share about how their friendship formed and developed.
Vann recalled that Warren attended his installation as the bishop of Orange and also called to congratulate him. The two continued to communicate and soon also began praying together. Read more about this Idiot here.