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Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals

Pope Francis has named 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80.

Pope Francis condemns Gaza killings

Pope Francis, on Wednesday, condemned the killing of Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border, saying the deaths would only lead to more violence, and appealed for dialogue to bring justice and peace to the Middle East.

Pope Francis charges journalists to shun fake news

As the Catholic Church celebrates its 52nd World Communications Day, Pope Francis, has charged media practitioners to shun fake news.

Pope Francis prays for peace in Central African Republic

Pope Francis has offered a prayer in St Peter's Square for an end to violence in the deeply impoverished Central African Republic, which he visited 2½ years ago.

Vatican finance chief to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell became the highest-ranked Catholic ever to be sent to trial over historic sex offences Tuesday, with the elderly priest vowing to fight the charges.

Pope receives victims of Chilean paedophile priest

Three victims of a Chilean paedophile priest have held private meetings with Pope Francis, as the Vatican tries to quell a sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church in Chile.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Pope Francis deeply worried about herdsmen killings in Nigeria

The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has revealed that Pope Francis is deeply worried about herdsmen killings in Benue State and other parts of the country.

Pope Francis decries Benue church attack

Pope Francis has decried an attack on a church in Nigeria that killed 15 people, including two priests.

Pope Francis says ‘deeply moved’ by death of British toddler

Pope Francis said Saturday he was "deeply moved" by the news that terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans had died after his parents lost a legal battle to seek medical help in Italy.

Pope commences Vatican meeting with victims of clerical abuse in Chile

Pope Francis has begun his individual meetings with three victims of clerical sexual abuse from Chile, the Vatican said.

British toddler at centre of legal battle dies

Terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans died in hospital on Saturday after doctors withdrew life support, the child’s parents said, following a protracted legal battle and a campaign that drew support from Pope Francis.

Pope invites Middle East Christian communities for prayers

Pope Francis is planning to invite heads of churches and Christian communities from the Middle East to join him in a day of reflection and prayer in the Italian port city of Bari on July 7, the Vatican has said.

Pope pleads for Nicaragua violence to end after protest deaths

Pope Francis on Sunday called for an end to the violence which has engulfed Nicaragua following anti-government protests that have seen 11 killed, including a journalist.

Pope Francis tells young Cubans to ‘fall in love with Jesus’

Pope Francis on Saturday invited young people of Cuba to have courage and to work together to build up the Cuban Church of tomorrow.

Pope: Catholic Church must help the poor

The main concern of the Catholic Church must be to help the poor, Pope Francis said on a Friday pilgrimage to southern Italy in honour of a local bishop who is a candidate for sainthood.

Pope: Fighting social injustice as important as fighting abortion

Pope Francis said on Monday that Catholics should not give “excessive importance” to certain Church rules while disregarding others, urging opponents of abortion to show equal passion for the lives of the poor and oppressed.

Donald Trump warns of ‘big price’ after suspected Syria gas attack

An alleged chemical attack that left dozens dead in Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with US President Donald Trump warning there would be a “big price to pay”.

Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria after a suspected attack in an opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta killed 70 people.

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