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In Srilanka
October 14, 2017 4:16 am gmt |
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Pope Francis met on Friday with members of an organizing committee for the journey that he made to Sri Lanka back in January 2015, Radio Vatican reported. Welcoming the group, the pope said his own visit to Sri Lanka was a moment of “special grace” at  a time when the nation was “striving for reconci...
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 Latest Stories
June 18, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the victims of what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal. The forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday. The pope, conducting his weekly Angelus prayer at the Va...
In America
May 24, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday (May 24) for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump’s meeting at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, is part of his...
In Europe
November 29, 2016 10:55 am gmt |
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Pope addressed experts, including Prof Stephen Hawking, at a session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Nov 25-29) convened to discuss the impact of scientific knowledge and technology on people and the planet. The Pope told them that humanity does not own God’s gift of creation and has no right ...
In Europe
November 14, 2016 12:50 pm gmt |
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The German national team enjoyed a private audience with Pope Francis on Monday (November 14) one day before a friendly with old rivals Italy. German Soccer Federation President Reinhard Grindel said the meeting was a ‘great honour’ and praised the team for representing diversity. Pope Fr...
In Europe
November 1, 2016 12:59 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis arrived at a Malmo stadium on Tuesday (Nov 1) for a mass attended by Sweden’s tiny Catholic community, made up of mostly refugees and migrants. The main purpose of the pope’s two-day trip was to take part in a joint commemoration with Lutherans of the 500th anniversary of the...
In Europe
October 4, 2016 12:56 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis visited the town of Amatrice in central Italy that was devastated by a major earthquake that struck last month, comforting the survivors and speaking with emergency responders. One elderly woman described as being homeless by the Vatican press office appeared to break down in tears, as t...
In World
September 22, 2016 11:08 am gmt |
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Pope Francis and leaders of other world religions said “No to War!” on Tuesday, vowing to oppose terrorism in God’s name and appealing to politicians to listen to “the anguished cry of so many innocents”. Pope Francis made an appeal for peace at the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Pea...
In Europe
September 17, 2016 10:26 am gmt |
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Pope Francis has made two more of his impromptu visits to hospitals and social service centres as part of his regular Friday initiatives during this Year of Mercy. The Pope began by making a surprise visit to the Accident and Emergency department and to the Neonatal unit of Rome’s San Giovanni hospit...
In India
September 4, 2016 11:51 am gmt |
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Nuns at the Missionaries of Charity global order celebrated on Sunday (September 04) as Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, 19 years after her death. Thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome applauded as the nun known as the ̶...
In Europe
August 31, 2016 7:30 am gmt |
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Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday (August 29) at the Vatican. Zuckerberg with his wife Priscilla Chan shook hands with the smiling pope before sitting down for talks. Zuckerberg, who is renowned for his uniform grey t-shirts, even dressed for the occasion, donni...
In World
August 18, 2016 11:52 am gmt |
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Pope Francis on Wednesday (Aug 17) outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and laity and directing related institutes to give merciful care to spiritually wounded Catholics. Dallas Bishop Kevi...
In Europe
August 1, 2016 1:01 pm gmt |
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 Pope France said on Sunday (July 31) he had not commented on the situation in Turkey as it was not clear. Responding to a question on why he had not commented on the actions of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan after the attempted coup in the country, Pope Francis said he would not comment on somethi...
In Europe
July 28, 2016 11:37 am gmt |
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Pope Francis visited Jasna Gora Monastery, Poland’s most revered pilgrimage site, on Thursday (July 28), during his stay for World Youth Day. Located in Czestochowa, the monastery with its shrine to the Virgin Mary is a spiritual capital in the country where almost 90 percent of the population ...
In Europe
July 27, 2016 12:32 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis on Wednesday (July 27) departed Rome for his first trip to Poland where he will preside over the World Youth Day, an international Catholic youth jamboree, a usually joyous event that has been dampened by the murder of a Catholic priest in France. The pope attended a brief farewell cerem...
In Europe
June 27, 2016 9:59 am gmt |
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The Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them, Pope Francis said yesterday (June 26). He told reporters that the Church had no right to judge the gay community, and should show them respect. The pontiff also said the Church should seek forgiveness from other...
In Europe
June 25, 2016 8:26 am gmt |
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A sombre Pope Francis, “with pain in my heart,” paid tribute on Saturday (June 25) to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event which he has labelled a genocide. The Pope, on the second day of his trip to Armenia, made an early morning stop at the Tzitzernakaberd, the “G...
In World
June 17, 2016 11:26 am gmt |
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Pope Francis said the majority of marriages of young Catholics are invalid because they do not fully realise it is a life commitment, in a statement made in Rome on Thursday (June 16). The pope, who has come under criticism in the past for some of his other spontaneous comments, was speaking at a que...