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In Colombia
September 11, 2017 7:19 am gmt |
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Pope Francis, his eye bandaged and blackened after a minor accident in the popemobile, left Colombia on Sunday (September 10) after appealing to the country to “untie the knots of violence” after a 50-year civil war. His last day in the Andean country got off to a rocky start when he lost...
In America
September 10, 2017 4:01 am gmt |
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Pope Francis on Saturday (September 9) urged Colombians to “see the love of Jesus,” as he visited a home for 300 abandoned children in Medellin. On his penultimate day in Colombia, Francis flew to Medellin, the city northwest of the capital that was once notorious as the stomping grounds ...
In Latest Stories
September 6, 2017 11:48 am gmt |
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Pope Francis left for Colombia on Wednesday (September 6) for a visit set to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war between a succession of governments and the guerrilla group FARC but has left the country deeply divided. Francis, making his 20th foreign trip as pontiff ...
In World
September 5, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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Colombia and the Marxist ELN rebel group said on Monday (September 4) they have agreed a bilateral ceasefire that will run through mid-January 2018, just two days before Pope Francis arrives for a visit to the Andean country. The National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group which regularly bombs oil in...
In World
August 31, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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Colombia’s vice president, General Oscar Naranjo said on Tuesday (August 29) his country was ready to welcome Pope Francis. Francis arrives to Bogota on September 6 and will take a four day tour through the country that will see him in the capital and Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena. Doze...
In Colombia
August 21, 2017 7:03 am gmt |
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Colombia debuted on Sunday (August 20) the official song to welcome Pope Francis on his September visit. The song is called “Let’s Take the First Step” and was chosen from among 465 submissions to a nationwide contest. The song was written and performed by the group United Catholic ...
In World
December 25, 2016 7:17 am gmt |
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Pope Francis said on Saturday (December 24) that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary. Francis, leading the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christma...
In America
February 17, 2016 11:22 am gmt |
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Pope Francis flew to the state of Michoacan, Mexico on Tuesday (Feb 16), a region afflicted by drug-trafficking and violence. He was greeted at the airport by dancers in traditional dress. The Pope flew into Morelia in a helicopter before transferring into the Popemobile for the final kilometers thro...
In America
September 25, 2015 9:47 am gmt |
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Pope Francis has told the US Congress that the US must see migrants as “persons” and not as “numbers”. Speaking to a rare joint session, the Pope said immigrants should be treated “with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated”. In the same ...
In World
July 9, 2015 4:04 am gmt |
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Pope Francis continued his Latin American tour in Bolivia on Wednesday (July 8), and took some time to remember a Jesuit priest killed in 1980. On his way into the center of La Paz, which lies in a bowl beneath mountain peaks, the pope stopped at a spot where the body of Jesuit Father Luis Espinal Ca...
In World
July 6, 2015 4:18 am gmt |
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Pope Francis waved to thousands of well wishers and Catholic faithful upon his entry into Quito Sunday (July 5) on his first leg of his “homecoming” tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet. Pilgrims from other LAtin American countries were on ha...
In Europe
June 16, 2015 3:23 am gmt |
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Pope Francis makes an urgent call for protection of the planet and repeats his view that global warming is mostly man-made in his keenly awaited encyclical, according to a draft published by an Italian magazine on Monday. The Vatican said the document, leaked in its Italian edition by the magazine l&...