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Addressing the faithful gathered in the Square on Christmas Day Pope Francis pronounced his annual “Urbi et Orbi” Message.

Pope Francis: Don’t let Church failings distance you from God

Pope Francis led the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Tuesday, urging them not to let the Church’s failings lead them away from accepting God’s love.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, and British Ambassador to the Holy See Sally Jane Axworthy, with a portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman at an event at the Vatican to celebrate his canonization. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Cardinal Newman becomes first Catholic English saint in centuries

Cardinal John Henry Newman, a renowned 19th-century Anglican convert and leading Victorian intellectual, is set to become the first English Catholic saint of the post-Reformation period on Sunday.
Pope Francis on Monday hit out at offensive words spoken against the Amazon's indigenous people, noting that a feather headdress is no more ridiculous than hats worn at the Vatican.

Pope says Amazon feathers same as Vatican hats

Pope Francis on Monday hit out at "offensive words" spoken against the Amazon's indigenous people, noting that a feather headdress is no more ridiculous than hats worn at the Vatican.
A bus drives along a street in Macomia, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, June 11, 2018. Cabo Delgado, expected to become the center of a natural gas industry after several promising discoveries, has seen a string of assaults on security forces and civilians since October.

Tanzania arrests 104 for plotting ‘radical camps’ in Mozambique

Tanzanian police have arrested 104 suspected militants planning to establish bases in neighboring Mozambique, where scores of people have been killed in Islamist attacks over the last year, a senior official said.
[file] DR Congo president Joseph Kabila attends a joint press conference during the closing session of the French-speaking nations 'Francophonie' summit in Kinshasa on October 14, 2012. 2012. PHOTO/ ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/GettyImages)

DR Congo universities urge President Kabila to step aside

Several universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday signed a petition against President Joseph Kabila running for a third term in office later this year.

Police: 10 beheaded in Mozambique attack

Police in Mozambique said 10 people were beheaded in an attack over the weekend in an area where previous Islamist attacks have been reported.

Philippines’ House of Representatives pass divorce bill, moves to Senate

Philippines moved closer Tuesday to allowing divorce when the House of Representatives approved a bill which, if signed into law, would mean the country is no longer the only nation in the world where the practice is banned.

DR Congo Catholics pray ahead of new protest march

Roman Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday heeded a call by Pope Francis to pray for peace, two days ahead of a planned protest against the regime.

Pope Francis declares February 23 world fasting, praying day

Pope Francis has invited Roman Catholics, all Christians and members of other religions to observe Feb. 23 as a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace.

World Migrant Day: Do not fear the other – Pope Francis

Pope Francis called Sunday for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a "sin" to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Pope Francis advised not to use term ‘Rohingya’ in Myanmar due to political sensitivities

Leading figures in the Catholic Church and international politics have advised Pope Francis not to use the term Rohingya during a trip to Myanmar due to political sensitivities.

Pope Francis condemns priests taking pictures, selfies during mass

Pope Francis, on Wednesday, chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their cell phones during mass, saying they should focus on God instead.

Pope Francis hits 40 million followers on Twitter

The pope has racked up 40 million followers on Twitter, the Vatican said on Wednesday, underlining the Catholic leader’s status as one of the world’s biggest social media players.

I failed to protect children from sexual predators – Archbishop

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon acknowledged shortcomings in his response to a pedophilia scandal in his archdiocese.

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