Tag Archives: Pope

16Apr/17

Pope leads Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square

On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
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12Feb/16
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Pope Francis faces shadow of ‘Saint Death’ cult in Mexico

Mexico’s Saint Death cult makes in-roads with local Catholics, posing new challenges for the Church in the country ahead of Pope Francis’ visit.

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08Dec/15

Pope opens Vatican’s ‘Holy Door’ to start Jubilee year

With recent attacks in Paris and San Bernadino as a backdrop and amid tight security, Pope Francis was joined by his predecessor, the former Pope Benedict on Tuesday, in opening Roman Catholicism’s Holy Year, with a call to set aside the “fear and dread” of the world. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

04Oct/15

Pope Francis nominated for 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Pope Francis, known for his championing of the poor and downtrodden, is among the contenders for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
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24Sep/15

Pope says share the wealth

In an address before a joint meeting of Congress , Pope Francis praised capitalism but urged the American people to use it as a force for good.

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24Sep/15

Young girl sneaks past barricade to meet Pope Francis, urges immigration reform

Five-year old Sophie Cruz, who snuck through barrier to meet Pope Francis says she fears her parents will be deported, and her Congressional representative says Sophie and her family are “not a threat”.

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13Jul/15

Pope discusses Greece, the middle classes, coca leaves and selfies onboard the papal plane

Pope Francis issues a rare mea culpa over his neglect of the problems of the middle classes, speaks about his thoughts on the crisis in Greece and how he feels about selfies as he returns home following his visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.

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23Feb/15

Satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo unveils new front page

“Here we go again!” reads the new Charlie Hebdo cover by attack survivor Luz, as 2.5 million copies are about to hit Paris news stands on Wednesday.

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