Here's how this 14th-century mystic appeals to today’s ‘spiritual but not religious’ Americans

The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or agnostics. Many of these people believe in a higher power, if not organized religion, and their numbers too are steadily increasing.

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Pope Francis Says Continued Use of Fossil Fuels Will 'Destroy Civilization'

During a closed-door meeting with oil executives at the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis gravely warned against further fossil fuel exploration and extraction, arguing that continued use of dirty energy could ultimately "destroy civilization."

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Pope: Fake News Is a Sin

Pope Francis has criticised journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalise the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved.

Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news”, told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most “fundamental” to democratic societies.

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Now Even the Vatican Is Calling Out the Political Wing of the American Christian Right

An article being described as “explosive,” written by two allies of Pope Francis in a Vatican-reviewed publication, is taking on the “spurious alliance between politics and religious fundamentalism” in the United States.

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Pope Francis Gave Trump a Copy of His Climate Change Encyclical - and Trump Promised to Read It

According to reports from the presidential press pool, Laudato Si’, the letter on environmental stewardship Francis wrote in 2015, was given to Trump along with other religious texts the pope has written.

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Vatican Bigwig Makes the Astounding Prediction That the Pope Will Flip Trump on Climate Change

A senior papal official is confident that Pope Francis will be able to change President Donald Trump's views on climate change when they meet at the Vatican on May 24.

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Pope Francis Leads Church From 'Just War' to 'Just Peace'

Last month, Bernie Sanders gave a brief but rousing talk at the Vatican on financial inequality and the erosion of democracy. There was some coverage of his remarks in the mainstream media because—well, mainly because he’s Bernie.

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Use 'Weapons of Love,' Not War, Pope Says in Easter Address

Pope Francis urged the world in his Easter message on Sunday to use “weapons of love” to combat the evil of “blind and brutal violence,” in light of the various wars and conflicts happening around the world.

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Stephen Colbert Uncovers the Truth Behind Trump vs. Pope Feud

The latest celebrity feud is Donald Trump versus the Pope. "As America's foremost Catholic, let me explain to you what happened," said "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.
The Pope is in Mexico and was asked about Trump's plan to build a border wall. His Holiness said, "A person who only thinks about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not Christian… This man is not Christian if he has said things like that."
"Donald Trump has not said things like that," Colbert clarified. "He has said exactly that." Donald Trump wants to build a wall around this country. "I wonder where he could have gotten a crazy idea like that?" asked Colbert. "Maybe the Vatican!" The crowd cheered. 
Trump responded immediately from South Carolina: "The Mexican government fed the Pope a tremendous amount of stuff about Trump is not a good person…. Can you imagine? I just got a call. As I'm walking up here [to the stage] they said, Mr Trump, the Pope made a statement about you. I said, the Pope? What did the Pope say? I like The Pope.. if it's good, I like The Pope. If it's bad I don't like the Pope."
"You gotta respect his honesty," Colbert said. "It's like Jesus said, blessed are the poor, unless they said something bad about me, then screw 'em." 
"Is it possible that Donald Trump and the Pope are fighting because they have so much in common?" asked Colbert. "After all, [they] both think they're infallible, sit on golden thrones and wear very silly things on [their] heads!" 
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The Pope’s Billionaire Entourage: How the 1 Percent Embarrassed Themselves Before the Pontiff

Many of you know the words: “And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” So sayeth Jesus in the New Testament’s Book of Matthew, Chapter 19, Verse 24.

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