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World News | Reuters | Wednesday October 7, 2015
Pope Francis plans to make his first official trip to Mexico next year, a Vatican spokesman said on Tuesday, announcing the Argentine pontiff's latest visit to the Americas.
World News | Reuters | Monday October 5, 2015
Pope Francis told a key Roman Catholic meeting on family issues today that the Church should not be a hidebound "museum of memories" but have the courage to change if that is what God wanted.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 4, 2015
The Vatican reacted furiously on Saturday after a Polish priest employed as a senior official publicly declared his homosexuality on the eve of a bishops' synod set to touch on the divisive issue of the Catholic Church's relationship to gay believers.
World News | Reuters | Saturday October 3, 2015
Pope Francis met with a gay couple at the Vatican Embassy in Washington during the pontiff's visit to the United States last week in a quiet gesture to the gay and lesbian community.
World News | Reuters | Thursday October 1, 2015
Burkina Faso's government said on Wednesday it had started negotiations to persuade the leader of a short-lived coup to surrender, a day after he took refuge in the Vatican's compound in the capital.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 30, 2015
Pope Francis met secretly while in the United States with a Kentucky county clerk who defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing her lawyer.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 29, 2015
During the shooting of a chase scene in Italy, a total of seven specially-designed Aston Martin DB10 sports cars were destroyed. The race went through the Vatican, the Colosseum and along the River Tiber. Another action scene included the secret agent in his Aston Martin, pursued at high speed by a villain riding a Jaguar C-X75 through the streets ...
World News | Andrew R. Chow, The New York Times | Monday September 28, 2015
Pope Francis is scheduled to release an album, "Wake Up!," on Nov. 27.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 27, 2015
Pope Francis has met victims of clergy sex abuse and vowed to hold responsible all involved in abuse and cover-ups, he said in Philadelphia on Sunday, the last day of his first visit to the United States.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 27, 2015
Pope Francis, who has been limping more and more as his US trip goes on, has a hip ailment and gets physical therapy on a regular basis, the Vatican spokesman said Saturday.
Cheat Sheet | NDTV.com | Friday September 25, 2015
Pope Francis today became the fifth pope to visit and address the United Nations, which is holding a summit on development. The Argentine Pope has won an avid following due to his reformist approach. The flag of Vatican -- one of the two non-member states of the UN -- was raised on the UN Building for the first time today. In his speech, which...
World News | Reuters | Friday September 25, 2015
Pope Francis heaped praise on Catholic nuns on Thursday in his first New York appearance, calling them "women of strength," in a move to salve wounds opened by his predecessor who had launched a probe into what he had regarded as radical feminists. .
World News | Dan Zak, The Washington Post | Thursday September 24, 2015
The parade for Pope Francis was a gorgeous and fleeting 12 minutes, a gallant zip around the Ellipse under heavenly skies, but for spectators it began seven hours earlier, in the dark, with some hellfire.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 23, 2015
Pope Francis today told US Roman Catholic bishops that crimes of sexual abuse of minors by clergy should never be repeated, acknowledging the damage caused by years of scandal in the US Catholic Church.
World News | Reuters | Sunday September 20, 2015
Pope Francis met Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro today, calling on the 89-year-old retired president at his home, a Vatican spokesman said.
World News | Jim Yardley, The New York Times | Saturday September 19, 2015
Days after the election of Pope Francis, word reached the Vatican press office that the new pontiff was unexpectedly celebrating morning Mass. Other popes had presided over morning services, too, but as the world (and the Vatican press office) would soon realize, Francis did things his own way.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 16, 2015
Pope Francis is expected to raise the Vatican's opposition to the United States' embargo against Cuba during his forthcoming trip but he will not dwell on the issue so as not to be seen as interfering in U.S. politics, Vatican officials say.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 16, 2015
Pope selfies, a basilica made of Lego, even pope-themed toast: Pope Francis has been popping up all over the northeastern United States ahead of his visit next week.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 15, 2015
Pope Francis will deliver only four of the 18 addresses he will make during his forthcoming visit to the United States in English and the rest in his native Spanish, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 15, 2015
Pope Francis is likely to meet Fidel Castro during his upcoming trip to Cuba, the Vatican said Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday September 10, 2015
Pope Francis will visit Kenya in November, the Vatican said on Thursday, a country where Christians have recently been targeted by Islamist militants.
World News | Reuters | Thursday September 10, 2015
The Vatican's chief delegate to the United Nations on Wednesday said it was unclear if the Holy See would choose to fly its flag alongside the Palestinians' at U.N. headquarters if a Palestinian draft resolution is approved this week as expected.
World News | Reuters | Sunday September 6, 2015
Pope Francis called on Sunday on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each in a gesture of solidarity he said would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 5, 2015
Pope Francis thanked American nuns in a television special to be aired Friday, defusing tensions that arose after an investigation under the previous pontiff accused them of promoting "radical feminist themes."