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Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

January 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

Pope Francis gives an open-air mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, January 16, 2018. (AFP photo) Pope Francis has finally said he deeply regrets Chilean priests’ involvement in a series of sex crimes against children. Upon the start of his visit to Santiago, the capital of Chile, on Tuesday, […]

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Pope Francis says refugees’ hopes must not be dashed

January 2, 2018 4:08 am
Pope Francis says refugees’ hopes must not be dashed

Pope Francis delivers a message as he leads the holy mass to mark the world day of peace, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, on January 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis has used his traditional New Year’s Day address to highlight the plight of refugee seekers, describing them […]

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Pope Francis calls 2017 ‘wasted year of wars, lies, injustice’

January 1, 2018 4:41 pm
Pope Francis calls 2017 ‘wasted year of wars, lies, injustice’

Pope Francis leaves after he delivered his New Year message in St. Peter’s Basilica on December 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) In his year-end message, Pope Francis says 2017 was ruined by deadly wars, injustice and other man-made ills which worked to undermine humanity and environment. Speaking at his last […]

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Pope Francis urges world not to ignore refugees at Christmas Eve Mass

December 25, 2017 2:35 am
Pope Francis urges world not to ignore refugees at Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis (C) is pictured at the end of the Christmas Eve Mass on December 24, 2017 at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis has used the Christmas Eve Mass to call on the world not to ignore the plight of millions of refugees who are […]

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

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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US President Donald Trump should let dreamers stay if he is pro-life: Pope Francis

September 11, 2017 10:30 pm
US President Donald Trump should let dreamers stay if he is pro-life: Pope Francis

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference held on board the flight to Rome, at the end of a five-day visit to Colombia, on September 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump should allow young immigrants to stay in the United States if he is truly […]

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Pope Francis replaces top conservative Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller with Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer

July 2, 2017 3:06 pm
Pope Francis replaces top conservative Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller with Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer

Pope Francis (L) talks with Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, November 19, 2014. (Photo by AP) Pope Francis has refused to extend the mandate of the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases, replacing the conservative cardinal who is said to have […]

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US President Donald Trump arrives in Italy to meet Pope Francis amid protests

May 24, 2017 5:30 am
US President Donald Trump arrives in Italy to meet Pope Francis amid protests

US President Donald Trump is welcomed by Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Angelino Alfano (L) upon arrival in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has arrived in Italy to hold a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, as a group of people hold protests […]

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Pope Francis denounces use of word ‘mother’ in reference to US bomb

May 6, 2017 9:30 pm
Pope Francis denounces use of word ‘mother’ in reference to US bomb

Al Weimorts (R), the creator of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, and Joseph Fellenz, lead model maker, look over the prototype before it is painted and tested. (Photo via Wikipedia) Pope Francis denounces use of the word “mother” in reference to a US-made bomb. Speaking among students on […]

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Pope Francis dismisses Roman Catholic priest convicted of stealing $300K

April 7, 2017 12:30 pm
Pope Francis dismisses Roman Catholic priest convicted of stealing $300K

Pope Francis blesses the crowd at the end of a weekly general audience at St Peter’s square on April 5, 2017 in Vatican. Pope Francis has dismissed a Roman Catholic priest from New Hampshire who was convicted of stealing $300,000 from a hospital, a bishop and a deceased priest’s estate. […]

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Pope Francis warns of third world war caused by water scarcity

February 25, 2017 10:00 pm
Pope Francis warns of third world war caused by water scarcity

Pope Francis attends a religious ceremony at the Vatican on February 25, 2017 (Photo by AFP). Pope Francis has warned against the ramifications of aggravating water scarcity across the globe, saying that the crisis could lead to a third world war. “The right to water is essential for the survival […]

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Pope Francis calls for quick accord to end violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

February 19, 2017 4:55 pm
Pope Francis calls for quick accord to end violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

Pope Francis . / AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO Pope Francis on Sunday urged leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act quickly to resolve its political crisis and curb violence, condemning in particular the use of child soldiers. Violence has flared across the country in recent months, including […]

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