The theory of the Big Bang is compatible with the Church's teaching on creation and belief in both is possible, the Pope says. It 'doesn't contradict
the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it,' he adds.
Prof. Robert Oscar Lopez has defended the inalienable right of children to have a mother and father, and not to be bought or sold. Gay rights
groups have targeted him for it.
Pope Francis calls for 'abolition of the death penalty, whether it be legal or illegal and in all its forms.' He believes that 'life
imprisonment is a hidden death penalty.'
Bishop Tobin criticized the recent Synod: “The concept of having a representative body of the Church voting on doctrinal applications and pastoral
solutions strikes me as being rather Protestant.”
Two Christian ministers could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex weddings.
An estimated 70,000 people, including Benedict XVI, were present at the beatification of Pope Paul VI, whom Francis called
'the great helmsman of the Council.'
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