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Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope Francis kicks off Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.

Pope Francis says got stuck in Vatican lift, freed by firemen

Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.
Cardinal George Pell is taken from the court in Melbourne, Australia, back to jail after his appeal against child sexual abuse convictions was dismissed. James Ross-AAP

Australian court upholds Catholic cardinal’s sex abuse verdict

An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children.
Pope Francis celebrates from the balcony of St Peter's basilica during the traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas message to the city and the world, on December 25, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. ANGELO CARCONI - EPA

Pope Francis condemns gun violence in US

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks on “defenceless people” in a spate of gun violence in three American states, including one that killed 20 people in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.

Police ‘shoots’ man in Lagos

Man identified as Francis has been shot dead at Ilupeju area of Lagos state, in the early hours of Monday by alleged members of the special anti-robbery squad, SARS.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Vatican opens debate on married priests

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.
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Pentecost: Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda

Pope Francis has lamented what he calls today’s “culture of insults” in the world.
Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at the Marian shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc June 1 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. (CNS-Paul Haring)

Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic Church’s ‘discrimination’

Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “discrimination” against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

400 Jewish, Christian bible scholars meet over ‘Pharisees’

Pope Francis is being urged by experts to take greater care when referring to “hypocritical” Pharisees, a stereotype that fuelled centuries of bad blood between Catholics and Jews.
Buckingham Palace is displaying a newly identified sketch of Leonardo da Vinci

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death

The Loire Valley town of Amboise will kick off festivities marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death in style on Thursday, with the French and Italian presidents topping the bill.
Pope Francis waves as he attends a gathering with World Youth Day volunteers at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium, his last public event before leaving Panama City, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP)

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Pope Francis is to visit flood-ravaged Mozambique and Indian Ocean nations Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Distrust and anger shadow Vatican summit on sex abuse

Pope Francis has opened a four-day summit to fight the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy amid scepticism and anger over the mishandling of decades-long cases.
Pope Francis holds a mass for thousands of Catholics at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi [Tony Gentile-Reuters]

Pope Francis holds first Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi

Pope Francis has held the first Papal Mass at a stadium in Abu Dhabi, the first time the papal visited the Arabian Peninsula.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis urges “respect” for Yemen truce accord

Pope Francis on Sunday called for urgent “respect” for a ceasefire accord in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through in the conflict-weary country.
Pope Francis crosses himself at the start of the weekly general audience on January 30, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims

Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations.
Pope Francis waves as he attends a gathering with World Youth Day volunteers at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium, his last public event before leaving Panama City, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP)

Pope winds up World Youth Day events in Panama with giant mass

Pope Francis celebrated mass with hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Sunday, winding up a five-day visit during which he defended Central American migrants and acknowledged the Church had been hurt by sex abuse scandals.
Pope Francis (C) waves at the end of the Via Crucis ceremony on the main highway running along Panama City’s Pacific shoreline, on January 25, 2019. – The World Youth Day celebrations have drawn around 200,000 young people from around the world to Panama, where Pope Francis is expected to defend Central American migrants and human rights. (Photo by Luis Acosta / AFP)

Pope to tackle dwindling vocations to priesthood at Panama meeting

Pope Francis will meet young student priests on Saturday on the fourth day of his visit to Panama for World Youth Day celebrations, a day after the clergy sex abuse scandal haunting his papacy returned to the spotlight.

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