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April 23rd marks the feast day of St George and the name day of Jorge (George) Mario Bergoglio. But who is the Saint behind the legend? 

Pope Francis at lunch with the poor of Molise, Italy,  5 July, 2014.
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Pope Francis was born Jorge (George) Mario Bergoglio to parents of Italian descent on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was baptized at ... 


Pope Francis incenses deacons during the Mass of Ordination at St Peter's Basilica
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Pope Francis ordains 16 deacons, including 11 for the diocese of Rome, during Mass at the Basilica of St Peter. 

Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace during the weekly Regina Coeli address
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The Liturgy helps us to rediscover our identity as disciples of the Risen Lord. 

Protests continue in Nicaragua
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During remarks at the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis expressed his concern for the situation in Nicaragua, where at least 25 people have been killed when security ... 

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for an audience with pilgrims from the Bologna and Cesena dioceses
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Pope Francis on Saturday addressed some 13,000 pilgrims from the Italian dioceses of Bologna and Cesena and recalled his visit to their communities which took ... 

Pope Francis receives students and staff of the Venerable English College in Rome
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Pope Francis meets with staff and students of the English Seminary in Rome and tells them “love of God and love of neighbour” are the foundation stones of their ... 

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In a video message to the young people of Cuba, Pope Francis invites them to have courage and to work together to build up the Cuban Church. 


Pope Francis greets the faithful in Alessano (Vatican Media)
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Pope Francis visited Alessano and Molfetta on April 20 to commemorate the 25th death anniversary of Bishop Tonino Bello, known for his pastoral outreach and ... 

Pope Francis visits the tomb of Fr Tonino Bello
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On Friday morning Pope Francis greets the faithful gathered in Alessano after visiting the grave of Fr Tonino Bello on the 25th anniversary of his death. 

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in Molfetta
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On Friday Pope Francis travelled to the southern Italian town of Molfetta to mark the 25th anniversary of Don Tonino Bello. During the homily he held up the ... 


Candles for Alfie Evans outside the Liverpool Alder Hey Hospital
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The Bishop of Carpi, who is coordinating between the family of Alfie Evans and the Vatican Children's Hospital that has offered to care for the terminally ill ... 

Amazonia's Witoto indigenous people in Leticia, Colombia.
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Apostolic Nuncio to the UN, Archbishop Bernadito Auza hosted an event on protecting and promoting the human rights and dignity of Amazonia's indigenous people. ... 

British choir 'The Sixteen' and orchestra 'Britten Sinfonia' perform MacMillan's Stabat Mater in the Sistine Chapel
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Thousands tuned in online to watch British choir 'The Sixteen' and chamber orchestra 'Britten Sinfonia' perform composer James MacMillan's Stabat Mater 


Official poster for World Youth Day, Panama, 2019
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During Wednesday’s general audience, Panama’s Archbishop, José Domingo Ulloa gave the Pope the official poster for World Youth Day, Panana, 2019. 

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Seminarian John Waters talks with Vatican News about meeting Pope Francis during an audience for the Venerable English College

Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
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Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met this week in Rome for their Plenary Assembly 

Cardinal Josef Beran and Pope Paul VI
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The Czech Republic has welcomed home the human remains of Cardinal Josef Beran, seen as a symbol of defiance of the former Communist government which forced him ... 

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In an interview, Abbot Primate Gregory Polan of the Benedictine Confederation speaks about what it means to celebrate 125 years of their confederation.


Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at Geneva
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The Holy See has called on UN member states to find “no place” for nuclear weapons in their military arsenals 

Earth Day on April 22, 2018 focused on combating pollution caused by plastic.
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On Earth Day, 22 April, Michael Bloomberg the UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Action announced a personal contribution of $4.5 million to the UN’s efforts ... 

Armed shopkeepers in Managua guard their businesses amid lootings during protests against the government's pension reforms
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In a significant political climb down, Nicaragua`s President Daniel Ortega has scrapped and abandoned higher pension contributions, for diminished returns, ... 

 Father  Juan Miguel Contreras García
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The Mexican Bishops Conference have issue a statement of profound grief, also calling for a new and fresh culture of reconciliation and peace, following the ... 

Signs of support for Alfie Evans
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Britain’s Supreme Court uphold a lower court’s decision leaving the care of Alfie Evans in the hands of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. 


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