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Pope Francis in prayer (file photo). On Wednesday, the Bishops of Chile released a letter from the Pontiff, in which Pope Francis asks forgiveness for "serious mistakes" in his evaluation of the situation of clerical sexual abuse in Chile.
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Pope Francis has written to the Bishops of Chile, calling for their help in healing open wounds caused by “errors and sins” in the handling of clerical sex abuse cases. 

Pope Francis receives the Missionaries of Mercy in audience in the Vatican's Sala Regia
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During an audience with some 550 Missionaries of Mercy in the Vatican, Pope Francis reaffirmed them in their mission saying they provide a much needed service ... 

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A telegramme signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Pope expresses his closeness to the Algerian people after the nation's worst ever air disaster killed 257 people.

Pope Francis blesses one of the electric racing cars that will compete in the Formula E race in Rome on 14 April
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Pope Francis on Wednesday greeted a delegation of the Formula E World Championship present at the General Audience and blessed one of its fully-electric racing ... 

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square
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Pope Francis has urged parents to baptize their children soon after birth, thus giving them the opportunity – and the free gift - of having Jesus Christ live ... 

Potere e denaro -- new book containing a preface by Pope Francis
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Pope Francis has contributed the Preface to a book that will be released in Italy on 12 April. 

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The Holy See Press Office announces visits by Pope Francis to three places in Rome in April and May, which include the parish of St. Paul of the Cross, the Sanctuary of Divine Love, and Tor Vergata for a meeting with the Neocatechumenal Way.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Casa Santa Marta
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In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday morning, the Pope says Easter joy brings with it Christian obedience, witness, and realism, which lead ... 


Pope Francis at a meeting with Buddhist representatives in Yangon, Myanmar, November 29, 2017.
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In a message for Vesakh, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue analyses the causes and ill effects of corruption and suggests ways to prevent and ... 


Pope Francis engages with the parents of a newly baptized child
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A member of Opus Dei reacts to Pope’s Francis’s teaching on striving for holiness in daily living in his new apostolic exhortation. 

Girls at the "Don Bosco Fambul" shelter in Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Thanks to the love and dedication of Salesian Missionary Fathers in Sierra Leone, young girls are rescued from the streets of Freetown, given a shelter, ... 

2017-2019 Year of Family by Cambodian Vicariate Apostolic of Phnom Penh.
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Heeding to the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, the Apostolic Vicariate of Phnom Penh has dedicated 2017-2019 to the family apostolate. 

Sister Maria Elena Berini, recipient of the 2018 "Women of Courage" international award
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A seminar is taking place in Rome to highlight the work of women religious serving the most vulnerable people in areas of conflict and deprivation across the ... 

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The Vatican's foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher attended a seminar, jointly organised by the U.S. embassy to the Holy See, the Union of Superiors General and Solidarity with South Sudan, to pay tribute to the corageous work of women religious combatting trafficking and promoting ...

A young Mexican boy peers from the Mexican side of the Border Fence near El Paso, Texas
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For the first time in history the Catholic Bishops of Mexico have released a statement directed to all citizens and to the leaders of the United States and of ... 

Bishops Samuel Mar Irenios (L) and Yoohanon Mar Theodosius (photo courtesy: Syro-Malankara Catholic Church)
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The Synod of Bishops of the the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church has elected coadjutor bishops to the dioceses of Pathanamthitta and Muvattupuzha 

Card. Pietro arrives in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
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The Vatican Secretary of State arrived in PNG for the assembly of the Federation of the Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania that is discussing the “Care of ... 


Lethal injection table in New Mexico State Penitentiary
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The human rights group says the number of reported executions has dropped to below a thousand, reflecting consensus around Pope Francis' words that "the death ... 

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US President Donald Trump is due to make a decision on America’s response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta.

Relatives of the victims of the school bus accident in India's Himachal Pradesh mourn their dead
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A school bus in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state fell off a mountainous road killing at least 30, mostly children. 

A supporter of the Hungarian Socialist Party-Dialogue for Hungary reacts while watching election results
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Hungary's opposition is in turmoil and activists fear a crackdown after Hungary's increasingly authoritarian Prime minister Viktor Orbán won re-election for a ... 

Smoke billowing in bomb-shelled Douma, the former rebel-stronghold of Eastern Ghouta in Syria
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Pope Francis on Sunday decried the ongoing violence in Syria saying “There is no good war or bad war. There is nothing, nothing, that can justify the use of ... 


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