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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 hosts meal for 1,500 poor, homeless

Pope Francis on Sunday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.
Pope Francis (L) celebrates the closing mass of the Synod on Amazonia on October 27, 2019 at the Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope calls for dialogue in Lebanon following protests

Pope Francis urged dialogue in Lebanon Sunday after days of sweeping protests against the political class, urging the country to respect “dignity and freedom”.
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.
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.
Pope Francis delivers the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing to the city and to the world from the balcony of St Peter’s basilica, on April 21, 2019 after the Easter Sunday Mass in the Vatican. – Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Pope urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home.
Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show “concrete solidarity” with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.

Pope urges EU leaders to show solidarity with migrants off Malta

Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show “concrete solidarity” with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.
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

Christmas: Pope Francis sues for peace in Yemen, Syria, other flashpoints

Pope Francis used his Christmas message Tuesday to appeal for peace in conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen, whose populations face some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
Some 1,200 people, including pilgrims, relatives and friends of the beatified, filled the Chapel of our Lady of Santa Cruz [Abdelaziz Boumzar-Reuters]

Catholic monks beatified in Algeria, first in a Muslim nation

The Catholic Church beatifies seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed in Algeria during the country's 1990s civil war, the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim country
Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a ‘contract killer’

Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a “contract killer”.

Italy expels South African who flew drone near Vatican

A South African man has been ordered to leave Italy after flying his drone near the Vatican, Italian police said on Wednesday.

Pope calls for peace in Jerusalem in Christmas message

Pope Francis called for “peace for Jerusalem” and “mutual trust” on the Korean peninsula as he highlighted the suffering of children in conflicts across the world in his Christmas address on Monday.

What Pope Francis told me about Nigeria – Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Pope Francis says he has been praying for the peace and stability of Nigeria, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who met the cleric said.

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