Prophecy in today's headlines

Vatican Creates New Church Structure For Non-Catholics

Pope Benedict has approved a new church provision that will allow non-Catholics and in particular, the Anglicans, to convert to Catholicism while at the same time, maintaining many of their distinctive spiritual and liturgical traditions. The Vatican made this decision in response to the disillusionment of some Anglicans over the election of openly gay bishops […]

Pope Calls For A True World Political Authority

Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday condemned the “grave deviations and failures” of capitalism exposed by the financial crisis and issued a strong call for ” to oversee a return to ethics in the global economy. The pontiff’s call for stronger government regulation was made in his third and eagerly awaited encyclical, Charity in Truth, which […]

Pope in Israel Calls for Palestinian State

Pope Benedict XVI called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian homeland immediately after he arrived in Israel Monday, a stance that could put him at odds with his hosts on a trip aimed at improving ties between the Vatican and Jews. The pope also took on the delicate issue of the Holocaust, pledging to […]

Pope Stresses Deep Respect For Islam

Pope Benedict XVI underlined his “deep respect” for Islam on Friday in Jordan, on his first trip as pontiff to an Arab state, and stressed that religious freedom is a fundamental human right. He also called the church a spiritual force that could contribute to progress in bringing about peace in the Middle East. Speaking […]

Peres Wants To Yield Sacred Sites To Vatican

President Shimon Peres is willing to hand over Israeli sovereignty of key Christian holy sites to the Vatican, a proposition that is reportedly opposed by Interior Minister Eli Yishai and that has ruffled feathers among other senior government officials, Army Radio reported on Monday. Local Catholic community prepares for Papal visit Beit Hanassi could not […]

Pope’s Visit To Israel Fraught With Potential Minefields

The official Israeli government Web site for Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to Israel and the West Bank promotes the May 11-15 visit as a “Bridge for Peace.” Others, however, describe it as a potential minefield where various factions may try to exploit the pope’s presence for political gain. “Both Jewish and Muslim ideologues are […]

Pope To Visit Israel – Hopes To Build Catholic-Jewish Ties

A papal trip to the Holy Land would be a decisive step in overcoming the problems that still dog Catholic-Jewish relations, a senior Vatican official said. Cardinal Walter Kasper, the Vatican official in charge of relations with Jews, made his remarks in an interview Wednesday in the official Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. The Vatican has […]

Blair a Secret Catholic At No10

Tony Blair was a secret Catholic throughout his years in office, according to one of his former advisers. Lance Price, who was a Downing Street spokesman, recalled that, a year after being elected, Mr Blair asked him to ”squash” a report that he had told the Archbishop of Siena ”in my heart I feel more […]