ROME (RNS) Then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio surprised Vatican watchers by becoming the first pope in 2,000 years to pick the name Francis, and he has since looked to emulate his namesake by keeping much of the luxuries of the papacy at arm’s length.
Articles tagged “poor”
ROME (RNS) it was just Francis’ third trip beyond Rome as pope, but it was at least the sixth time in his six-month papacy that Francis sought out the poor and destitute.
(RNS) The study found that religious people in religious cultures reported better psychological adjustment when their income was low.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry,” Pope Francis said during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.
(RNS) As Congress embarks on high-stakes budget negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are urging elected officials not to target programs for the poor and instead raise taxes and reduce defense spending. By David Gibson
WASHINGTON (RNS) The plight of Americans living in poverty has not improved during the last year, according to newly released Census data, and Christian leaders said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that poverty must become a priority for Christians if it is not a priority for Washington. By Jeanie Groh.