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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Federico Lombardi
The Vatican spokesperson said that Pope’s words reported in an article in the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica" cannot be considered with certainty Pope Francis words.
Following the cancellation of his public commitments yesterday morning due to tiredness, Pope Francis has decided to continue his rest today with no appointments, but will continue tomorrow as usual.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Pope Francis canceled his meetings today in order to rest following prayer for peace in the Vatican gardens last evening.
In response to media reports that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I will meet for an ecumenical gathering in Nicea in 2025, the Vatican's spokesman said that such a meeting would be a positive encounter.
Amid claims that Pope Francis' unscheduled stop at an Israeli memorial for terrorist victims was made under pressure to appease government officials, the Holy See has said that the rumors are false.
The Holy See announced that Pope Francis’ activities today have been canceled due to a minor cold, and that his weekend visit to a Roman shrine is also postponed so he can rest before going to the Holy Land.
In a May 8 statement, the Holy See condemned all gross violations of human rights, calling for an end to terrorism and a safe return for a group of more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.
Ahead of a report to the U.N. on an anti-torture agreement next week, the Holy See has emphasized its commitment against torture, and warned against the hearing being reduced to a "tool of ideological pressure."
The Holy See’s press office has announced that retired pontiff Benedict XVI will be a concelebrant at Sunday’s mass and canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII.
Pope Francis on April 25 stressed the need for bishops and priests to give a "consistent witness" to Christian moral teaching, including the lifelong nature of Christian marriage, and to teach these truths "with great compassion."
Media frenzy over an alleged phone call Pope Francis made to a divorced and remarried woman allowing her to receive Communion has seen a rise in conflicting details – and has been lamented by the Vatican as causing "confusion."
Holy See Press Office director Father Federico Lombardi said that as many as 150 cardinals and 1,000 bishops will concelebrate the April 27 canonization Mass for Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
The Holy See's press officer said Tuesday that its report on an anti-torture agreement which will be made to the U.N. next month is routine, and a part of its obligations as a signatory to the treaty.
A priest of the Society of Jesus who refused to leave his flock in the Syrian city of Homs was murdered by an unknown gunman Monday morning.
Vatican Radio presented Tuesday its digital archive of "The Voice of the Popes," a collection of more than 8,000 audio recordings of every Pope since Pius XI which makes their message more easily accessible.
Federico Lombardi said "collaboration is in the interest of everyone to fully clear up" the allegations against Cardinal Sepe, "who already has said he will fully cooperate."
He told journalists he would "speak soon" to investigators and was "absolutely" tranquil about the probe.