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Pope Francis praises Moroccans for welcoming migrants and rejecting fanaticism
1 Apr 2019
Pope Francis' Morocco trip is aimed at promoting moderate Islam and showing solidarity with migrants fleeing to Europe. In February, Francis visited the UAE, where he emphasized the need for inter-faith dialogue.
Pope Francis refuses to accept Cardinal Barbarin's resignation
20 Mar 2019
Pope Francis refuses to accept Cardinal Barbarin's resignation.
Pope Francis wraps up UAE trip with stadium Mass
5 Feb 2019
Pope Francis has held Mass with tens of thousands of Catholics at a stadium in Abu Dhabi. He is the first leader of the Catholic Church ever to set foot on the Arabian peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.
Pope condemns violence against women at World Youth Day
25 Jan 2019
Pope Francis said Latin America had to address the "plague" of femicide, as well as drug and gang violence. He also slammed anti-migration rhetoric built on "fears and suspicions."
Pope Francis urges Christmas message of peace, fraternity to 50,000 in St Peter's Square
26 Dec 2018
Pope Francis celebrated his traditional "Urbi et Orbi" with a message of concern about violence and conflict in the world. He urged people to overcome their differences.
Pope slams 'insatiable greed' at Christmas Eve Mass
25 Dec 2018
Pope Francis has reminded Christians that their messiah was born in poverty and said they should focus on love and charity instead of "consumerism." The event in St. Peter's Basilica was attended by 10,000 people.
Catholic church shamed by "repugnant" abuse: Pope
26 Aug 2018
Pope Francis vowed on Saturday to end the sexual exploitation of children by clergy during a highly-charged visit to once deeply Catholic Ireland and, according to victims, said the corruption and cover up of abuse amounted to human excrement.
Pope condemns alleged chemical attack in Syria
9 Apr 2018
Pope Francis condemned an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria as an unjustifiable use of "instruments of extermination"
Pope Francis tells Mafia they can't be Christians
28 Mar 2018
Pope Francis on Wednesday told members of the Mafia in Italy, where many go to church and worship openly, that they cannot call themselves Christians because they "carry death in their souls."
Pope urges hope in visit to Peru area devastated by floods
21 Jan 2018
Pope Francis, visiting an area of Peru that was devastated last year by heavy rains linked to climate change and plagued by gang violence, urges people not to lose hope.
"All of it is slander": Pope on controversial Chilean bishop
20 Jan 2018
Pope Francis landed in Peru on Friday after a visit to Chile that has left many Catholics there confused and angry. At issue is the pontiff's answer to a question about a bishop accused in the country's child sex abuse scandal.
Santiago churches attacked ahead of Pope's Chile visit
13 Jan 2018
Vandals in Santiago attacked four churches before dawn on Friday, just three days ahead of the Pope Francis's visit to Chile, police said.