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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Rome parish of San Gelasio
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On Sunday afternoon Pope Francis travelled to a suburb in the outskirts of Rome to celebrate Mass in the Parish of San Gelasio. 

Pope Francis deliving his homily at Casa Santa Marta
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“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Pope Francis repeated Jesus’ invitation from the Gospel of Luke (6:36-38) in his homily during the celebration of the ... 


Pope Francis during the Angelus
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Pope Francis before the recitation of the Angelus from his studio above St Peter’s Square, contemplates the Gospel account of the Transfiguration of Jesus, on ... 

Smoke billows from the besieged Eastern Ghouta in Syria
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Pope Francis makes a heartfelt appeal for Syria during the Sunday Angelus, calling for an immediate cessation of violence so that people can be evacuated and ... 


Pope greeting Fr José Tolentino Mendoça, preacher of the curial spiritual exercises
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On the conclusion of the spiritual exercises preached by Fr José Tolentino, Pope Francis thanked him for his accompaniment. 


Pope Francis names his former secretary Alfred Xuereb as nuncio in Korea and Mongolia
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Mgr. Xuereb served as personal secretary to Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, while Mgr. Bettencourt was chief of protocol at the Secretariat of State 

Bishop-elect Raul Dael
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Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Bishop Nereo Odchimar, bishop of Tandag, Phillipines. Fr Raul Dael, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy of the Archdiocese of ... 


Pope Francis receives in audience the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Pope Francis has received in audience leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Balkan nation in which Islam, Orthodox Christianity, and Catholicism are all present, ... 

Pope Francis receives the arts movement Diakonia of Beauty
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Pope Francis on Saturday met with the arts movement, Diakonia of Beauty who are holding a Symposium here in Rome. In words to the participants, the Pope told ... 

Asia Bibi's husband and her caughter Eisham arrive in the Vatican prior to a private meeting with Pope Francis
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A very special private meeting took place on Saturday morning in the Vatican between Pope Francis and some victims of religious persecution from different parts ... 


Prayer for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan 23 November 2017
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“I invite all the faithful, and all non-Catholic and non-Christian brothers and sisters to take part in a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace…especially ... 

Internally displaced women walk to a food distribution centre in Bentiu, South Sudan
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Bishop Anthony Poggo from South Sudan talks about the importance of endorsing this ecumenical initiative 


Pope Francis meets with the C9 College of Cardinals in the Vatican
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The 23rd meeting of the C9 Council, charged with advising the Pope on reforming the Roman Curia, has begun in the Vatican. 

Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher for the Papal Household
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Today Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher of the Papal Household, preached the first sermon for the Season of Lent. His inspiration comes from Paul writing to the ... 

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A rare snowfall in Rome and in Vatican City State provided a great photo opportunity for Romans and tourists. 

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Everyone enjoys a rare snowfall in Rome and in the Vatican! 


Empowering young people was one of the main topics under discussion at the IMBISA meeting in Johannesburg in February
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IMBISA bishops gather in South Africa to assess progess in current projectsand set new priorities for 2019 plenary assembly. 

Catholic demonstrators in Kinshasa call on the President to step down
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Demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for the President to step down, include protest marches by a Catholic group called the Lay ... 

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
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Toronto's Cardinal Thomas Collins speaks out against an "ideology test" for government funding, which would require faith-based and charitable organizations, as ... 


United Nations Security Council adopting a resolution in favour of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria.
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Pro-Assad forces resumed an air offensive in Eastern Ghouta today just hours after the United Nations Security Council called for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria. 

European Council President Donald Tusk
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A top European Union official has warned that Britain's view of its future ties with the EU after it leaves the block seems delusional. 

the site of a government air strike in the rebel-held town of Saqba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus
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Massive explosions rocked eastern Ghouta Saturday in one of the deadliest air assaults of the Syrian civil war. 

Congolese refugees wait to board buses as they flee across the border into Uganda
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The United Nations voices concerns about an upsurge in violence in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo which has led to tens of thousands of children ... 


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