ARTICLES RELATING TO POPE FRANCIS

Pope and top imam embrace

2016-05-23 19:28

Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses.

Pope Francis has 'endorsed' Uhuru Kenyatta for another term, Twitterati decide

2016-05-19 12:19

Some Twitterati have decided that Pope Francis has endorsed Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for another term, after reinterpreting a tweet from the Catholic leader.

Pope insists paedophile criminals be 'severely' punished

2016-05-01 22:28

Pope Francis is insisting that paedophiles who abuse children be severely punished and called it a "tragedy".

Pope visits Rome park marking Earth Day

2016-04-24 23:03

Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to one of Rome's main parks to participate in an Earth Day event.

Austrian bishop refuses refugee fence on Church land

2016-04-21 21:56

An Austrian bishop has refused to allow parts of a planned anti-migrant fence on the country's southern border with Hungary to be built on Church land.

Pope plays down the Bern 'meeting'

2016-04-16 18:57

Pope Francis says he briefly greeted US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the two shook hands, in what he has described as a sign of good manners, "nothing more".

Pope shows Europe a migrant lesson

2016-04-16 15:35

Pope Francis has given Europe a lesson in how to treat refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the hard-hit Greek island of Lesbos.

Sanders arrives in Rome for Vatican conference

2016-04-15 17:15

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has landed in Rome to attend a Vatican conference steeped in his lifelong passions of economic and social justice.

Pope asks to visit refugees in Greece

2016-04-05 16:13

Pope Francis has asked to visit Greece to show support for refugees there, and Greek church authorities have approved plans for a papal trip to Lesbos.

Pope celebrates outdoor Easter Mass; Vatican security tight

2016-03-27 11:30

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square and the faithful are enduring tight security to be near him

 

Pope Francis meets archbishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

2016-05-20 14:32

Pope Francis has met with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the under-fire Archbishop of Lyon suspected of covering up for a paedophile priest in a scandal that has rocked the Church in France.

Pope asks doctors to pray he becomes 'poorer'

2016-05-07 18:01

Pope Francis, in the modest style he has become known for, spoke on Saturday to members of an Italian medical charity working in Africa and evoked his desire to show unity with the poor.

Biden to see Pope Francis, discuss cancer cures at Vatican

2016-04-29 12:45

Having pushed to accelerate cancer research at home, Vice President Joe Biden is working to focus the global community's attention on the devastating disease in a speech at the Vatican.

Pope Francis hears teenagers' sins

2016-04-23 17:37

Pope Francis heard confessions from 16 teenagers after a surprise appearance in St Peter's square to greet thousands of young people attending his holy year youth day.

Pope Francis a saviour - refugees

2016-04-17 18:00

The Syrian refugees taken in by Pope Francis following his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos have hailed the pontiff as a 'saviour' for offering them a new life.

The Bern meets Pope Francis

2016-04-16 17:37

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he has met with Pope Francis, describing the meeting as a "real honour."

Pope on Lesbos

2016-04-16 10:36

Pope Francis has arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos for a high-profile visit that will turn the spotlight on an unprecedented refugee crisis.

Pope blesses eyes of 5-year-old girl going blind

2016-04-06 18:58

Pope Francis has blessed the eyes of a 5-year-old Ohio girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight

Pope at Easter recalls victims of 'blind, brutal terrorism'

2016-03-27 13:35

Pope Francis is tempering his Easter message of hope with dismay over 'blind, brutal terrorism'.

After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message

2016-03-27 07:42

Pope Francis has concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and "imprison" the world with pessimism

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