Pope criticizes bureaucracies

The Pope delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” message to thousands of pilgrims who gathered in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Francis said the bombing, which killed more than 100 people near the city of Aleppo was “the latest vile attack on fleeing refugees”. He also spoke against “old and new” forms of slavery and discrimination….

Pope Francis laments “vacuum of values”

“When a body loses its sense of direction and is no longer able to look ahead, it experiences a regression and, in the long run, risks dying,” Francis told the leaders gathered in an ornate, frescoed chamber in the heart of the Vatican. Pope Francis told Europe’s leaders on Friday the continent faced a “vacuum…