Global

Signs of support for Venezuela that Pope Francis sent from Colombia

Signs of support for Venezuela that Pope Francis sent from Colombia

If US President Donald Trump considers himself "pro-life", he should reconsider his decision to end a program that allows the children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States, Pope Francis said.

"If he is a good pro-life believer he must understand that family is the cradle of life and one must defend its unity", Francis said during an in-flight press conference en route home from Colombia.

The Pope acknowledged that he was not familiar with the specifics of DACA.

The vehicle used to transport Francis among crowds came to an abrupt stop amid the throngs of people and the pope, who only has a hip-high bar to hold onto, lost his balance and bruised his cheekbone and cutting his left eyebrow. He expressed interest in Congress extending what Trump has ended, saying he has "hope that it can be rethought a little".

Since he began his campaign, Trump promised to be a pro-life president, earning him the support of many conservative evangelical Christians and pro-life groups.

Trump fired back, saying that no religious leader should question another man's faith.

This position on DACA was underscored by America's Catholic bishops, who spoke out last week against Trump's decision to phase out the program.

The Pope's comments, while nicer and more reserved, aren't far off from the criticism Hollywood stars and liberal politicians have hurled at Trump over his decision to end DACA.

He recalled recent news reports about the disappearance of ice in the Arctic, and referred to recent studies "that said we have only three years to turn back, otherwise the consequences will be awful".

As the papal plane prepared to cross over Hurricane Irma's path on its way back to Rome from Cartagena, Francis issued a stern warning to climate change deniers. Francis, known for his own simple and austere style, said Claver was "austere and charitable to the point of heroism". "They speak very clearly. History will judge their decisions". Pope Francis asked reporters.

"A line from the Old Testament comes to my mind: man is stupid, a stubborn one who does not see".

Francis had refrained until Sunday from speaking out about the political and humanitarian crisis next door in Venezuela.

"You can't play with the lives of our brothers or manipulate their dignity" he said. "I didn't see the glass". Despite a physically grueling five days visit to Colombia, Francis was in good spirits fielding questions in what he calls "the lion's den".

At the Church of St. Peter Claver, a saint venerated throughout the Americas as a champion of human rights, Pope Francis offered special prayers for Venezuela and its people suffering in the midst of a huge political and economic crisis.


  • Tesla remotely extended range of cars to assist Hurricane Irma evacuations

    Tesla remotely extended range of cars to assist Hurricane Irma evacuations

    And though the anonymous driver was not the hero who precipitated Tesla's gift, he is one of many who surely benefited. But for Tesla , managing variations using software makes sense, given that the company sells only three vehicles now .
    David Johnson questionable to return from wrist injury vs. Lions

    David Johnson questionable to return from wrist injury vs. Lions

    Golladay not only caught the ball - with a high degree of difficulty - but he did it while falling into the end zone, too. His first touchdown, a 10-yarder, displayed the 6-foot-4, 213-pound receiver's catch radius and leaping ability.
    OR  awards game balls to childhood cancer survivors following win over Nebraska

    OR awards game balls to childhood cancer survivors following win over Nebraska

    The Blackshirts piggybacked off the success of the offense, forcing OR to go three-and-out on their first drive of the game. The Ducks needed five plays to score, with Herbert hitting Charles Nelson for an 8-yard touchdown pass and 14-0 lead.
  • Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro - Specs, Features and its Price

    Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro - Specs, Features and its Price

    Xiaomi claims the Mi Notebook Pro can deliver up to 9 hours of video playback time and up to 8.5 hours of web browsing time. The NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU can handle a bit of casual gaming on the side, but won't please any hardcore gamer out there.
    Lady Gaga to take a break after fifth album tour

    Lady Gaga to take a break after fifth album tour

    The Netflix film Gaga: Five Foot Two is an intimate look into the personal life of Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Germanotta. I look forward to reflect, slow down a moment and heal, because this is very important, " she said.
    What time is Kevin Anderson's US Open final against Rafa Nadal?

    What time is Kevin Anderson's US Open final against Rafa Nadal?

    Schartzman, at 5ft 7in (1.70m), was the shortest Slam quarter-finalist since same-height Peruvian Jaime Yzaga at the 1994 US Open .
  • Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is crowned Miss America 2018

    Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is crowned Miss America 2018

    Miss Texas, Margana Wood , also sent love to the people in her home state, who are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey. She said the importance of being a part of the climate talks was not about whether "climate change exists or not".
    'It' Child Actors Hadn't Seen Pennywise Until Their First Scene With Him

    'It' Child Actors Hadn't Seen Pennywise Until Their First Scene With Him

    What's particularly great is the way that "It" so expertly weaves together the horrors of everyday life with the supernatural. Adhering to the structure of King's original novel, the plans are for the sequel to follow the same characters as adults.

    IOS 11 leak reveals iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

    We don't know what it does exactly, but the name suggests that it has something to do with the flash when using portrait mode . It's also expected that Apple will unveil a third iteration of the Apple Watch with cellular connectivity built in.
  • New information on Hurricane Irma's impact

    New information on Hurricane Irma's impact

    Almost 7 million people in the Southeast were warned to get out of the storm's path, including 6.4 million in Florida alone. The National Weather Service in Atlanta issued a tropical storm watch for the area Monday and Tuesday .
    Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers preview and prediction

    Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers preview and prediction

    Wilson found receiver Doug Baldwin streaking across the field for a gain of 34 to the Packers' 44 with 22 seconds left. And of course the 38-10 debacle last season that stands as the worst blowout in the Pete Carroll-Russell Wilson era.
    Pressure mounts on boss De Boer after loss at Burnley

    Pressure mounts on boss De Boer after loss at Burnley

    We know what we want and everybody is of course very disappointed in our results. "I have belief that we're going to do that". Its best chance fell in the 89th minute to Scott Dann , who glanced a header wide from inside the six-yard box.