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Pope Francis


Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

November 01, 2016 4:49 pm

"Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalised and show them their closeness," the Argentine-born pontiff said.

Florida shooting: Shaken, saddened by senseless hatred, says Pope Francis

June 13, 2016 9:08 am

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said that the Pope was shaken and saddened by the "homicidal folly and senseless hatred" of the attack.

Pope Francis honours George Clooney, Richard Gere, Salma Hayek

May 31, 2016 12:21 pm

Pope Francis honoured Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek with the Olive Medal of Peace in an event to promote the Scholas Occurrentes foundation.

Pope's refugee families settle into Roman life

April 18, 2016 10:06 pm

'Each of the three families has been assigned a small flat with everything they need while they are awaiting the more spacious apartments the Vatican is getting ready for them.'

Bringing 12 refugees to Italy is 'purely humanitarian,' not political, says Pope Francis

April 17, 2016 9:59 am

Refugees on the overwhelmed island fell to their knees and wept at Pope's presence.

Pope Francis takes Syrian refugees on aircraft from Greece

April 16, 2016 6:36 pm

The Vatican said the three families, including six children, would be supported by the Holy See and cared for by Italy's Catholic Sant'Egidio Community.

Pope's Greek island visit to highlight refugee plight

April 16, 2016 11:29 am

Francis has framed his visit as an awareness-raising exercise trip and his spokesman insisted this week that its purpose was "strictly humanitarian and ecumenical, not political".

Pakistan terror attack: Pope Francis demands protection for Christians

March 28, 2016 4:02 pm

The pope called the Sunday evening attack in a busy park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, "a vile and senseless crime".

After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message

March 27, 2016 9:13 am

Francis entered the silent and darkened basilica with just a single candle guiding him at the start of the vigil.

Pope Francis slams Europe's 'anaesthetised conscience' over migrants

March 26, 2016 8:01 am

Tens of thousands gathered for the service, many clutching candles in the imposing surrounds of the city's famous Colosseum, where thousands of Christians are believed to have been killed in Roman times.


Top Frames: Barack Obama at the podium, Pope Francis at the Paul VI hall

January 16, 2016 8:00 am

U.S. President Barack Obama (at podium) delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, Pope Francis (C) waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.

Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton make it to Yale Book Quotations for 2015

December 27, 2015 3:11 pm

The yearly list of quotations that would be included in the Yale Book of Quotations were announced. Here's what was said.

Top Frames: Hillary Clinton campaigns in Nevada, 13 died in Karachi landslide

October 17, 2015 8:00 am

Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, At least 13 people, including seven children, died as a landslide hit shanties erected in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area early Tuesday Ocotber 13.

Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

September 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

Christians celebrate Easter across the world

April 05, 2015 4:12 pm

Easter commemorates the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem.