Pope Francis visits Myanmar amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

November 27, 2017 2:23 am
Pope Francis visits Myanmar amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Pope Francis is in Myanmar for talks with its leaders against the backdrop of a government-backed ethnic cleansing campaign underway against the country’s minority Rohingya Muslims. The head of the Roman Catholic Church left Rome on Sunday night for Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, for a three-day visit. Pope Francis is […]

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Pope Francis urges bishops to put down smartphones

November 8, 2017 1:53 am
Pope Francis urges bishops to put down smartphones

Faithful people take pictures of Pope Francis with their smartphones and tablets as he arrives for his general audience, at the Vatican, on January 11, 2017 in Vatican City. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, telling them mass was a time […]

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Pope Francis ‘saddened’ by recent acts of terror around the world

November 1, 2017 7:25 pm
Pope Francis ‘saddened’ by recent acts of terror around the world

Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter’s square during the Sunday Angelus prayer on October 29, 2017 in the Vatican. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis says he was “saddened” by recent terrorist attacks around the world, including in New […]

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