ARTICLES RELATING TO POPE FRANCIS

World at war, but not a religious war - pope

2016-07-27 17:42

Pope Francis says the world is at war, but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a priest in France.

Breakaway Catholic group lays into pope

2016-06-29 21:18

A breakaway traditionalist Catholic group has accused Pope Francis of spreading confusion and errors about the faith, joining conservative criticism over Francis' perceived loose doctrine and emphasis on mercy over morals.

French cardinal questioned in priest sex abuse cases

2016-06-08 17:49

French investigators have questioned a prominent cardinal about alleged failures to report on suspected paedophilia by a priest under his watch.

Mourinho to be Pope Francis for Portuguese film

2016-06-03 10:48

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to play the pontiff in a upcoming Portuguese film.

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".

 

Vatican goes global with new spokesperson team

2016-07-12 05:38

Pope Francis has named a former Fox TV correspondent, Greg Burke, as his spokesperson and tapped a Spanish woman to be the deputy, the first time a woman has held the post.

Christians should apologise to gay people - Pope

2016-06-27 08:16

Pope Francis says that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated.

Vatican summit pledges aid to fight trafficking

2016-06-03 22:45

Judges and prosecutors from around the world are pledging to crack down on human trafficking and help victims of modern-day slavery.

Pope takes 'part-time' priests to task

2016-05-30 05:14

Clergymen should make themselves available to their flocks day and night instead of keeping visiting hours and relaxing once the church doors close, Pope Francis says.

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."

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