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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.
Inmates at women's prison hope Pope's visit brings them peace
11 Jan 2018
As South America awaits another visit by Pope Francis, a women's prison in Chile is preparing for a reception with the papacy.
Pope to moms: Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel
8 Jan 2018
Pope Francis baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry.
Pope Francis celebrates Epiphany at the Vatican
7 Jan 2018
The head of the Catholic church lead followers in the feast of Epiphany which marks the end of the Christmas season.
Pope says 2017 was marred by war and lies
1 Jan 2018
In his year-end message, Pope Francis said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions.