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Panoramic of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica
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On 12 February, 2018, Pope Francis signed an Apostolic Letter in the form of a Motu Proprio called “Learning How To Resign.” 

Pope Francis at the General Audience
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Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Mass in his reflections at the General Audience on 14 February 2018. 

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Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to the Archbishop of Miami, Florida, Thomas Wenski, expressing his deep sadness over the mass shooting that took place at a high school in the US state on Wednesday.


Pope Francis leads the procession at Rome's Basilica of St Anselm for Ash Wednesday
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Pope Francis celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass in the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome. As per tradition the ceremony started at the Basilica of St. Anselm where ... 


Pope Francis and Patriarch Youssef concelebrate Mass
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At Mass on Tuesday morning in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis concelebrates with the Melkite Greek Patriarch of Antioch, calling it a sign of the Apostolic ... 


Bishop Gregory Bittman, new Bishop of Nelson, Canada
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Pope Francis has named Bishop Gregory Bittman, and auxiliary for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, as the new Bishop of Nelson, BC, Canada, following the resignation ... 

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles, Cathedral of Jaro
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Pope Francis has appointed as Archbishop of Jaro, Philippines, Bishop José Romeo Orquejo Lazo, who has been serving as Bishop of the Diocese of San José de ... 


Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office
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The Vatican has revealed that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, both in private with individual victims or in groups several times a ... 

Afghan refugee children outside their mud house at a refugee camp in Pakistan
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The Holy See's Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva has welcomed the "Zero Draft" for the Global Compact ... 


The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
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The Church leaders in Jerusalem have made a formal request to municipality of Jerusalem to withdraw their statement of imposing municipal taxes on Church ... 

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The Council of the Laity in the Philippines is organizing its annual “Walk for Life” on Feb 24 to protest the continued killings in the country and to pray for ... 

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The World Meeting of Families 2018 “is inviting couples this St Valentines's Day to share special tokens of love with a difference.”

Days of Fasting and Reparation: Message from Australia's Catholic Bishops
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Catholics in Australia will observe a four day period of fasting and reparation in sorrow for child sex abuse and for the healing of victims. 

Flames and smoke rise after a mortar shell exploded near to the old Damascus fairground
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The Vatican's representative in Damsacus warns about the deepening humanitarian crisis, as the conflict enters its seventh year 


Jacob Zuma
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South African President Jacob Zuma resigned Wednesday in a 30 minute address to the nation. 

Newspaper headlines referring to Greek-Turkish relations
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Tension between Greece and Turkey has spiked in the eastern Aegean Sea after a Turkish Coast Guard frigate rammed a Greek Coast Guard vessel in disputed waters. ... 


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