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Pope reappears after pain flare-up, calls for peace in New Year message
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Pope reappears after pain flare-up, calls for peace in New Year message

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis reappeared on Friday after chronic sciatic pain forced him to miss the Church’s New…
Pope seeks to ‘liberate’ Virgin Mary from the Mafia
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Pope seeks to ‘liberate’ Virgin Mary from the Mafia

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is giving his blessing to a new Vatican think tank that is seeking to prevent…
Environment, poverty, corruption on agenda for pope’s Africa trip
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Environment, poverty, corruption on agenda for pope’s Africa trip

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis leaves on Wednesday for Africa, where poverty, the environment, foreign exploitation of resources and…
S Sudan president, opposition to meet at Vatican ‘retreat’
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S Sudan president, opposition to meet at Vatican ‘retreat’

A deputy spokesman to opposition leader Riek Machar said Machar and two leaders from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance would…
Pope tells Moroccans, ‘We are brothers and sisters’
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Pope tells Moroccans, ‘We are brothers and sisters’

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his…
Top pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes
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Top pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ closest advisors, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming…
Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February
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Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

  VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend…
Vatican in ‘shame and sorrow’ over abuses in Pennsylvania
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Vatican in ‘shame and sorrow’ over abuses in Pennsylvania

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy…
Pope says walls, occupation, fundamentalism block Middle East peace
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Pope says walls, occupation, fundamentalism block Middle East peace

  Pope Francis said on Saturday that building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would never bring peace to the…
Turkey’s Erdogan at the Vatican: A visit at a difficult time
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Turkey’s Erdogan at the Vatican: A visit at a difficult time

“The churches in Turkey are in a difficult position and have been for a long time,” says the theologian and…
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