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  • Cuba Coup for Pope With the Popular Touch

    Cuba Coup for Pope With the Popular Touch

    Pope Francis's pivotal role in a landmark breakthrough in US-Cuba relations was the latest coup for a pontiff whose personality and popularity have made him an influential player on the global stage.

  • Vatican to Open Pope's Farm to Public

    Vatican to Open Pope's Farm to Public

    The Vatican is planning to open the farm at Castel Gandolfo to the public next year, after finding success with its guided tours of the surrounding gardens, fountains and Roma-era archaeological treasures.

  • No Pope Meeting For Dalai Lama As Vatican Eyes China Ties

    No Pope Meeting For Dalai Lama As Vatican Eyes China Ties

    Pope Francis will not meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visits Rome this weekend, a Vatican spokesman said today- a decision apparently seeking to avoid upsetting China.

  • Egyptian President to Meet Pope Francis Monday: Report

    Egyptian President to Meet Pope Francis Monday: Report

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, religious news agency I.Media said, citing diplomatic sources.

  • Pope Says Big Bang Theory Does Not Contradict Christianity

    Pope Says Big Bang Theory Does Not Contradict Christianity

    Pope Francis on Monday said the "Big Bang" theory as a model for the origin of the Universe "does not rule out the intervention of a divine Creator, but rather demands it" and that "the origin of the world is not a product of chaos, but is derived di...

  • God Will Give Me Two or Three More Years, Says Pope

    God Will Give Me Two or Three More Years, Says Pope

    Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself "two or three years" but not ruling out retirement before then.

  • Pope to Boost Booming Asia Church with South Korea Trip

    Pope to Boost Booming Asia Church with South Korea Trip

    Pope Francis travels to South Korea this week with a message of peace for the divided peninsula on his first papal visit to Asia, where the Catholic Church is undergoing dramatic growth.

  • Ex-Pope Benedict XVI Pleased About World Cup: Secretary

    Ex-Pope Benedict XVI Pleased About World Cup: Secretary

    Pope emeritus Benedict XVI was particularly pleased with the World Cup final because there were players from his native Bavaria in the winning team but said he hoped Argentina would recover quickly, his secretary said on Monday.

  • Vatican Says No 'Two Popes' for FIFA World Cup 2014 Final

    Vatican Says No 'Two Popes' for FIFA World Cup 2014 Final

    Pope Francis - who is a native of Argentina - is expected to watch the FIFA World Cup final but it is unlikely that he would be joined by his predecessor - Benedict XVI who is a German.

  • Under Pressure, Israel's Arab Christians Reach Out to Pope

    Under Pressure, Israel's Arab Christians Reach Out to Pope

    Barred by the Israeli authorities from returning to their village for more than six decades, the villagers made their case to Pope John Paul II in 2000, and to Benedict XVI in 2009. But nothing has changed.

  • Two living popes to honour two dead ones: The Ceremony

    Two living popes to honour two dead ones: The Ceremony

    In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI honored Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes.

  • Pope Francis declares new saints John Paul II, John XXIII

    Pope Francis declares new saints John Paul II, John XXIII

    Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.

  • Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses

    Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses

    Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican.

  • Pope emeritus Benedict's resignation hastened by World Cup

    Pope emeritus Benedict's resignation hastened by World Cup

    The soccer World Cup taking place in Brazil this year indirectly prompted Benedict XVI to bring forward his resignation as pope by a year, his private secretary told a German newspaper on Friday.

  • Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 400 priests in two years

    Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 400 priests in two years

    A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children.

  • Pope Francis to visit Middle East in May, meet Orthodox head

    Pope Francis to visit Middle East in May, meet Orthodox head

    Pope Francis is to visit biblical sites in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories in May, his first trip to the Christian Holy Land as pontiff and only the fourth by a pope since biblical times.

  • Pope Francis calls for global solidarity in New Year blessing

    Pope Francis calls for global solidarity in New Year blessing

    Pope Francis on Wednesday called for greater solidarity in the world in his first New Year blessing as pontiff in front of crowds of pilgrims on St Peter's Square.

  • Pope slams 'throwaway culture' that discards unemployed youth

    Pope slams 'throwaway culture' that discards unemployed youth

    Pope Francis took on the issue of high youth unemployment in his first interview aired exclusively in his home country of Argentina on Wednesday.

  • Pope's Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

    Pope's Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

    Pope Francis welcomed news today that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

  • Vatican issues first text co-written by two popes

    Vatican issues first text co-written by two popes

    The Vatican on Friday issued an unprecedented religious text co-written by Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI in which the two popes said faith should serve the "common good" but restated their opposition to gay marriage.

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