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Mass at Madison Square: Care for the 'less fortunate', urges Pope

Pope Francis celebrated mass at New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden, attended by around…

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Set 'example of reconciliation for entire world', Pope tells Cuba and US

Pope Francis has called upon Cuba and the US to continue their moves towards rapprochement and set a global “example…

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Latin America tour: Pope Francis seeks more inclusive church

Pope Francis has asked people to back his efforts in making the Church more inclusive when bishops from across the…

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Pope Francis begins South America tour with a visit to Ecuador

Pope Francis has started his South America tour, his second visit to the continent since he became pontiff in 2013.…

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Those who make weapons can't call themselves Christian: Pope Francis

Making an unusually strong statement against the weapons industry, Pope Francis labelled those who manufacture arms or make investments in…

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'Sincere' efforts needed to achieve peace in Ukraine, Pope tells Putin

Pope Francis has discussed the Ukraine crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting that lasted an hour,…

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Pope Francis calls for environmental protection to ensure 'food for all'

Making his views on environmental issues and food security clear, Pope Francis has called for greater protection of the environment…

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Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for his role in mending US-Cuba relations

Cuban President Raúl Castro has thanked Pope Francis for his role in brokering the historic diplomatic thaw between

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Open files on Argentinean military regime, Pope Francis orders Vatican

The Vatican has started the work of declassifying its archive on the Argentinean military dictatorship following…

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Pope Francis describes Armenian killings during Ottoman rule as 'genocide'

Pope Francis has described the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a “genocide”. Many non-Turkish scholars and historians…

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Pope Francis focuses on Kenyan massacre, Middle East in his Easter message

Pope Francis focused on the situation in the Middle East and prayed for the victims of the Kenyan massacre, during…

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Ten priests charged with child sex abuse in Spain

A Spanish judge in Granada city has charged ten priests and two others with child sex abuse,…

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Six million Filipinos turn up for Manila mass

A record six million people turned up on a rainy Sunday, January 18, for the final mass of Pope Francis…

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Philippines: Pope Francis meets typhoon survivors at Tacloban

Pope Francis met survivors of a super typhoon in an emotional mass in the Philippines, but his trip to…

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Pope Francis urges leaders in the Philippines to fight corruption

Pope Francis has urged leaders in the Philippines to combat corruption and bring an end to social…

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Pope Francis to begin Philippines visit

Security has been stepped up in the Philippines as Pope Francis begins his much-anticipated five-day visit to…

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Pope Francis begins Asia tour, lands in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis has landed in Sri Lanka on a six-day Asia tour, according to media…

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Pope Francis urges Muslim leaders to condemn terrorism

Pope Francis has called upon Muslim leaders from around the world to condemn terrorist actions being carried out in the…

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Pope Francis calls for interfaith dialogue to combat fanaticism

Starting his important trip to Turkey, Pope Francis has stressed the need for an interfaith dialogue to confront fundamentalism and…

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Pope Francis slams EU's treatment of immigrants

In a strong critique of the European Union’s policies and actions, Pope Francis has said that Europe had become “elderly…

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