ARTICLES RELATING TO POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis calls Foley family

2014-08-22 11:36

Pope Francis called the family of slain US journalist James Foley on Thursday to offer his condolences, a Catholic priest close to the family said.

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities

2014-08-18 21:27

Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities, but says the international community should decide how to intervene.

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

2014-08-16 09:37

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for one of the highlights of Pope Francis’ trip to South Korea: The beatification of 124 Koreans killed for their faith over two centuries ago.

North Korea fires 3 rockets as pope visits South

2014-08-14 05:50

North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast, South Korea's Ministry of Defence says, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

Vatican approves of Iraq strikes, a rare exception

2014-08-13 11:37
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Fearing a genocide of Christians, the Vatican has given its approval to US military air strikes in Iraq - a rare exception to its policy of peaceful conflict resolution.

Pope Francis makes plea for peace

2014-07-27 14:08

Pope Francis has made an emotional plea for peace in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square.

Pope demands justice for Argentina terror attack

2014-07-18 12:49

Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using an amateur Smartphone video message, recorded on the fly by a visiting friend.

Australia priest abuse rate 'double pope's estimate'

2014-07-15 13:28

An Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of child sex abuse by clergy says it believes the number of paedophile priests is historically twice the pope's estimate.

Pope: About 2% of priests are paedophiles

2014-07-13 19:20

About two percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper has quoted Pope Francis as saying.

Fresh start for scandal-dogged Vatican bank

2014-07-09 13:32

The Vatican is expected to name a French businessman to head up its scandal-prone bank as part of a radical overhaul of the murky institution ordered by Pope Francis.

Pope to hold first meeting with sex abuse victims

2014-07-07 07:40

Pope Francis is conducting his first meeting with victims of sexual abuse by priests, an encounter that some say should have happened long ago.

Pope says communists are closet Christians

2014-06-29 19:08

Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, has said that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.

Pope seeks an end to all kinds of torture

2014-06-22 20:29

Pope Francis is urging Christians to work together to abolish every form of torture, condemning the practice as a grave sin.

Pope to legalising recreational drugs: Just say no

2014-06-20 15:44

Pope Francis has come out strongly against the legalisation of recreational drugs, lending his voice to the debate which is raging from the US to Uruguay and beyond.

Pope wants super rich to help the poor

2014-06-17 06:45

Pope Francis has denounced those getting rich through speculation in financial markets, calling on them to use their investments for the good of humanity.

Abbas, Peres plant olive tree

2014-06-06 22:30

The Israeli and Palestinian presidents will plant an olive tree as a symbol of peace after an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens.

Priests, nun released in Cameroon

2014-06-01 15:00

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun kidnapped in northern Cameroon in early April by suspected Boko Haram gunmen have been released, says Cameroon's communications minister.

Pope ends pilgrimage

2014-05-26 22:00

Pope Francis has celebrated mass at a contested Jerusalem site at the end of a whirlwind pilgrimage which he marked by making a personal bid for Middle East peace.

Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

2014-05-26 09:27

Pope Francis has delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations.

Mideast conflict unacceptable: Pope

2014-05-25 13:04

Pope Francis has made an unscheduled stop at Israel's towering West Bank separation wall in Bethlehem after calling for an end to the "increasingly unacceptable" Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pope calls for return to Syria peace talks

2014-05-24 20:28

Pope Francis has called for fresh peace talks on Syria, urging all sides to swap arms for negotiations to bring an end to the three-year civil war there.

Holy Land prepares for papal visit

2014-05-22 19:26

Two days before Pope Francis arrives in the Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians are putting the finishing touches on a flurry of festive preparations for the visit.

Israel Jewish extremists under house arrest

2014-05-21 22:17

Israel has decided to place under house arrest several young Jewish extremists suspected of planning to disrupt Pope Francis's visit to the Holy Land.

Christian exodus shadows papal visit to Holy Land

2014-05-21 11:46

The Pope's visit to the Holy Land comes as Christians disappear from cradle of faith with figures suggesting that the ancient community has dwindled to around 2% of the region's population.

Women in love with priests ask for optional celibacy

2014-05-19 13:09

Twenty-six women who say they are in love with Roman Catholic priests have written to Pope Francis urging him to make celibacy optional.

 

Car crash kills family of Pope Francis

2014-08-19 16:40

A road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.

Pope urges Koreas to unite

2014-08-18 10:32

Pope Francis has wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to unite as "as one family, one people".

Pope to baptise father of South Korea ferry victim

2014-08-15 10:30

Pope Francis has agreed to baptise the father of one the many students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster as he met with victims' relatives before a mass in the city of Daejeon.

Pope to speak to N Korea's 'church of silence'

2014-08-13 15:39

Pope Francis will offer prayers for Korean reconciliation, but they are unlikely to be heard in North Korea which pays lip-service to religious freedom but treats unsanctioned acts of devotion as criminal.

Angry South Korea ferry families won't budge for Pope

2014-08-05 13:19

Relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster vowed to "fight back" if any attempt is made to clear them from a plaza in Seoul where Pope Francis will hold a mass next week.

Sudan 'apostate' meets Pope

2014-07-25 09:03

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, has met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the US.

Pope's hints on married priests trouble Vatican

2014-07-16 09:22

Pope Francis's hints about a possible opening on the issue of married priests are sowing confusion in the Vatican and among Catholic reformists and conservatives alike.

Pope urges - suffer the little children

2014-07-14 20:58

Pope Francis has called for urgent action to protect and care for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children migrating from Central America to the United States.

Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy

2014-07-13 12:09

Pope Francis has promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift the interdiction on married priests.

Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

2014-07-07 12:32

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia's bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Pope calls exploitation of nature a sin

2014-07-05 13:12

Pope Francis has called for more respect for nature, branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation a sin of modern times.

Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

2014-06-26 16:21

The Vatican is admitting many Catholics around the world reject its teachings about sex issues like artificial contraception as an intrusion into their private lives.

Mafiosi excommunicated - pope

2014-06-21 22:32
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Pope Francis has taken on one of Italy's most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of 'the adoration of evil' and saying Mafiosi are excommunicated.

Pope to miss procession but no health alarm

2014-06-20 06:33

Pope Francis will not walk in a traditional religious procession through the streets of Rome in order to save his strength for coming engagements, the Vatican says.

Pope wades into Mideast peace-making

2014-06-08 20:29

Pope Francis is wading head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers.

Pope: Many in Zim have reached human limit

2014-06-03 10:53

Pope Francis has reportedly said he is aware that many Zimbabweans "have reached their human limit, and do not know where to turn" as the country continues to reel under economic hardships.

Pope to meet sex abuse victims at Vatican

2014-05-27 09:43

Pope Francis has announced that he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared "zero tolerance" for any member of the clergy who would violate a child.

Pope, Netanyahu spar over Jesus

2014-05-26 19:14

Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have traded words over the language spoken by Jesus two millennia ago.

Israelis, Palestinians accept pope's invite

2014-05-25 14:52

Pope Francis has received an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

Jewish extremists held at pope visit site

2014-05-25 08:48

Jerusalem police have arrested 26 Jewish extremists protesting at a holy site on Mount Zion outside the Old City that will be visited by Pope Francis, says a spokesperson.

Israel restricts radical Jews ahead of pope's visit

2014-05-23 13:27

Fearing disruption by Jewish extremists when Pope Francis visits Jerusalem this weekend, police say they will issue restraining orders against 10 more activists, bringing the total to 15.

Pope to hear from Syria's refugees in Jordan

2014-05-22 09:56

Pope Francis will hear first-hand accounts of the horrors of Syria's war when he meets refugees in Jordan as he begins a three-day visit to the Holy Land.

Pope: Mideast trip will be purely religious

2014-05-21 21:02

Pope Francis has said his trip to the Middle East will be entirely devotional, aimed at praying for peace and improving relations with other branches of Christianity.

Pope prepares for ME high-wire act

2014-05-20 20:39

Pope Francis will be treading on sensitive ground on a trip to the Middle East this week that is intended to promote inter-faith dialogue but has already sparked protests.

All eyes on Pope's Israel visit

2014-05-19 09:25

When Pope Francis arrives in the Holy Land he will step into a political powder keg, with Israelis and Palestinians seeking to chalk up political points from his visit.

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