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Pope prays for victims of Guatemala children's shelter fire
12 Mar 2017
Pope Francis prays for the victims of a fire at a children's shelter in Guatemala, in which at least 39 people died, and urges the faithful to keep young victims of violence, abuse and wars in their prayers.
Pope's consideration of ordaining married men finds support
11 Mar 2017
Parishioners in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico say they support Pope Francis in considering to ordain older married men as priests in isolated communities as a way to tackle a shortage of clergy.
Pope issues stinging criticism of Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas
8 Feb 2017
Pope Francis issued a stinging criticism of atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya minority saying they had been tortured and killed because they wanted to live their Muslim faith.
Pope urges action on youth employment in 2017
1 Jan 2017
In his year-end message, Pope Francis urges leaders to do more to help the world's youth find jobs, for fear that a generation is being lost.
Pope prays for Black Sea plane crash victims
27 Dec 2016
Pope Francis expresses his condolences to the families of the victims of a Russian military plane crash.
Pope Francis urges compassion for children at Christmas
25 Dec 2016
Pope Francis urges the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to feel compassion for children, notably victims of war, migration and homelessness in his Christmas Eve mass but also those 'not allowed to be born'.
Pope Francis meets Kerry ahead of Rome talks
3 Dec 2016
Pope Francis greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican ahead of the 'Mediterranean Dialogues' conference in Rome, where the migrant crisis and the Middle East are expected to be discussed.
Pope prays for peace in Iraq
23 Oct 2016
Pope Francis used his weekly Angelus prayer to call on the faithful to pray for the people of Mosul, where an ongoing military operation is underway to take the city from Islamic State.
Pope Francis to canonise Mother Teresa
4 Sep 2016
More than 100,000 people from around the world have gathered in Rome for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will formally proclaim her a saint on Sunday.
Pope says church does not want "dirty money"
2 Mar 2016
The Catholic Church does not want people to donate "dirty money" earned by abusing low-paid workers, Pope Francis said on Wednesday (March 2).