Indian nations ask Pope Francis to rescind Doctrine of Discovery

Vatican City: (NCR) The Doctrine of Discovery, Pope Alexander VI's papal bull, permits any Christian coming upon land inhabited by non-Christians to claim it all. It was published on May 4, 1493, and on May 7, 2018, representatives from the Confederacy of Haudenosaunee, the Assembly of First


Remember the poor and shun materialism, pope says on Christmas Eve

VATICAN CITY: December 24, 2018. (Reuters) Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Christmas on Monday, urging people in the developed world to seek a simpler, less materialistic life and condemning the yawning gap between the rich and the poor.

Pope Francis leads the Ch


Pope takes 12 candidates a step closer to sainthood

Vatican City: December 22, 2018. (Vatican News) Pope Francis Friday evening received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the promulgation of 12 decrees regarding 9 men and 3 women, taking them a step closer to sainth


Pope Francis is working on approving a newly translated version of the Lords Prayer.

The committee asked that the verse "lead us not into temptation" be changed to "abandon us not when in temptation," because they believe the original version makes God seem like he is tempting people.
The Daily Express reports that experts have been studying this text for some 16 years and have re


Biblical Scholar Eugene Peterson Dies at 85

About one week ago it was announced that Peterson was admitted into hospice care due to his declining health. The Message writer's son, Eric, made an announcement via email to the family's friends and loved ones to inform them of the move.
In the email, Eric explained that Peterson was admitted in


Pope at Mass: Guardian angels, our daily gate to the Father

Taking his inspiration from the Readings, he praised the role of the protectors God places by our side: the angels, whom he calls our companions, guardians, and guides along the path of our life, and gateways that open the way to God.
"Behold, I send an angel before you, to guard you on the way and


Speak out against injustice, Pope Francis says

Speaking with "Sole 24 ore," a daily Italian newspaper, Francis said, "the Lord promises rest and liberation to all the oppressed in the world, but he needs us to make his promise effective."
"He needs our eyes to see the needs of our brothers and sisters. He needs our hands to help. He needs our v


Registration required for events during Pope Francis visit

A delegation from the Holy See to visit Estonia was satisfied with the ongoing preparations for the papal visit, reported ETV news broadcast "Aktuaalne kaamera."
Prior to his arrival in Tallinn, the Pope will spend two days in Lithuania, the Baltic country with the largest Catholic population, and


Pope Francis sends aid to Yemeni refugees

Pope in solidarity with the refugees
Bishop Peter Kang U-il, the local Bishop of Jeju (Cheju), received the gift personally from the Apostolic Nuncio, who visited him specifically to express the Pope's solidarity with the refugees. The Apostolic Nuncio also met with the refugees, celebrated Mass in


Pope Francis teaches discernment for coping with spiritual battles

Many in the West think jihad only means warfare, whereas it can also mean the spiritual struggle within oneself against sin. In the final chapter of “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Francis uses similar language when he writes that “the Christian life is a constant battle.” For him, t


Pope: Precious Blood is fount of salvation for the world

Pope Francis suggested three traits that can help them in their witness to Christ and in their charitable works: the courage of truth; attention to all, especially those who are furthest away; and the ability to captivate and communicate.
“Since the beginning of Christianity, the mystery of love of


Pope Francis accepts the resignation of two more Chilean bishops

and Bishop Alejandro Goiæ Karmeliæ of Rancagua, both of whom have come under fire for their reaction to abuse allegations.
Valenzuela, 64, is one of four bishops formed by notorious Chilean abuser Fr. Fernando Karadima, and has long been accused by victims of covering up his mentor's crimes.


Historic Trump-Kim summit ends with promise, light on substance

while the United States promised its old foe security guarantees.
The start of negotiations aimed at banishing what Trump described as North Korea’s “very substantial” nuclear arsenal could have far-reaching ramifications for the region, and in one of the biggest surprises of the day, Trump said h


Suicide bombers attack churches in Indonesia, at least 6 dead

Police told media the attacks were carried out by "suicide bombers" and warned the toll could rise further.
East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said explosions took place in three churches and 35 people had been taken to hospital.
"There is one location where we can't enter yet," Mange


North Korea Releases Three American Christians from Prison

who had spent the last one to three years as prisoners in North Korea. All three men are Christians and ethnically Korean. Two were falsely accused of “hostile acts” and arrested in the spring of 2017. The third, according to USA Today, was imprisoned for supposedly spying on North Korea and “trying


It is a mistake to think of Satan as just a myth, the Pope said

In his new apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), released by the Vatican April 9, the Pope urged Christians not to think of the devil as an intangible construct but rather “a personal being who assails us.”
“We should not think of the devil as a myth, a representati


Pope Francis expresses closeness to South Sudan ecumenical delegation

before speaking to the press at the headquarters of the Rome-based Sant’Egidio Community which is engaged in peace negotiations in the country.
Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu in Uganda, who has been involved in mediating between South Sudan’s warring parties, told Vatican News that Pope Fran


Billy Graham's Lasting Legacy: Preacher, Evangelist, Servant of God

There have been many evangelists over the years, but few have had to come to grips with the sin prevalent in this postmodern age during the course of making it their life's work to preach the good news of the gospel to all nations. Graham, from the young age of 24 has been used by God to preach the


Pope Francis arrives Peru for four-day visit

Earlier, the pontiff highlighted the plight of vulnerable immigrants and robustly defended a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse at the end of a visit to Chile overshadowed by controversy.
In the northern border region of Iquique — which he said was “the land of dreams” for so many — the pop

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book. ,