Monthly Archives: July 2016

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight presser from Poland

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 31, 2016 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During his flight from Krakow to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists assembled aboard the papal plane. He reflected on the World Youth Day gathering in the Polish city, and the recent attempted coup in Turkey.

He also addressed abuse accusations against Cardinal Pell, the crisis in Venezuela, Islam and violence, and Panama – which will host the next World Youth Day.

Please find below the full text of the July 31 press conference, translated by Catholic News Agency:

Fr. Lombardi: Holy Father, …read more



Pope Francis disagrees with identifying Islam as violent

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2016 / 03:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has questioned the claim that Islam should be identified with violence, in contrast to the Islamic State militant group, which he says is a fundamentalist sect of the religion.

“I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence,” the Pope told journalists during the July 31 papal flight to Rome following his apostolic journey to Poland. “This is not right and it is not true.”

“I don’t like to speak about Islamic violence,” the Pope said, taking into account that one sees violence every day …read more



Let's not rush to judge Cardinal Pell, Pope Francis says

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 31, 2016 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to news that Australian authorities are investigating multiple allegations of child abuse leveled against Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis cautioned against gossip and making judgements before all the facts are known.

“We must wait for justice and not make a first judgement ourselves, a media trial … because this doesn’t help,” Pope Francis said July 31 during his in-flight press conference from Krakow to Rome. “The judgement of gossip and then, one can… We don’t know what the result will be; but be attentive to …read more



How Pope Francis thinks you should prep for WYD in Panama

Krakow, Poland, Jul 31, 2016 / 01:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- How can young people prepare for the next World Youth Day, Pope Francis asks? Remember the past, be courageous in the present, and have hope for the future.

The Pope made these impromptu remarks just before catching his departing flight to Rome July 31 during a meeting with the 20,000 volunteers who served at this year’s WYD in Krakow.

Sunday’s meeting came just hours after the official closing Mass for the international youth event in Krakow’s “Campus Misericordiae,” after which it was announced that the 2019 WYD would take place …read more



Poll: Clinton snags 7-point convention bounce

By Worthy News Staff

(Worthy News) – Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 43-40 percent in a Morning Consult national poll conducted entirely after the Democratic Convention concluded Thursday night, a 7-point swing from a Consult poll done just before the convention.

But the survey of 1,931 registered voters, who were questioned Friday and Saturday, shows a race basically up for grabs. The 3-point difference is just outside the poll’s 2-point margin of error, and 17 percent of voters remain undecided.

Clinton personally gained very little from the convention, her numbers rising just 3 points from the 40 percent she was at in the …read more



Burlington Revival Comes to an End; More Than 1,250 Accept Christ

By Worthy News Staff

(Worthy News) – The Burlington Revival has come to an end after going strong for 11 weeks. Friday night was the last night the revival services were held in Burlington, North Carolina.

The owner needed his tent back for another meeting, and services will not continue at another location, one leader told CBN News.

“There were no other opportunities for us to do that. So for now, the Burlington Revival has ended,” D.R. Harrison wrote in a text.

A mighty move of God took place during the revival. Thousands attended services held daily. Harrison said more than 1,250 people …read more



Top Israel, US military brass to meet in Washington on security, cooperation

By Worthy News Staff

(Worthy News) – Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot arrived in the US on Sunday for an ‘official work visit’ with his American counterpart, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Joseph Dunford, the IDF said in a statement.

According to the IDF, Eizenkot will also meet with other senior US military officials to discuss “current security challenges, the regional security assessments in the Middle East and military cooperation.”

Last week, it was announced that the acting head of Israel’s National Security Council, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Jacob Nagel, would also arrive in Washington on Sunday to …read more



Seven Years Later, Recovery Remains the Weakest of the Post-World War II Era

By Worthy News Staff

(Worthy News) – Even seven years after the recession ended, the current stretch of economic gains has yielded less growth than much shorter business cycles.

In terms of average annual growth, the pace of this expansion has been by far the weakest of any since 1949. (And for which we have quarterly data.) The economy has grown at a 2.1% annual rate since the U.S. recovery began in mid-2009, according to gross-domestic-product data the Commerce Department released Friday. [ Source ]

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Panama to host next WYD in 2019, Pope announces

Krakow, Poland, Jul 31, 2016 / 03:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis officially closed WYD in Krakow, thanking the thousands of youth who traveled across the world to participate, and announced that the next global encounter will take place in Panama.

“I am happy to announce that the next World Youth Day – after the two that will be held on the diocesan level – will take place in 2019 in Panama,” the Pope said July 31.

He made the announcement after celebrating the closing Mass for the July 26-31 WYD event in Krakow, and before leading youth …read more