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Watch: Pope Francis gives little girl free run of stage, delights crowd

"This poor girl is a victim of an illness and she does not know what she is doing," Francis said at the end of the audience, which lasted more than an hour.

Pope Francis to nations: Act fast to stop more migrant deaths at sea

His appeal to the international community came hours after an Italian coast guard boat, with some 130 rescued migrants aboard, docked in Sicily.


A clash of worldviews as Pope Francis and Putin meet again

The meeting at the Vatican comes as Putin has taken to directly addressing Europe’s Catholics, many of whom are attracted to nationalist politicians.

A clash of worldviews as Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin meet again

For Putin, the meeting was a way to burnish his reputation as a global leader. For Francis, Putin’s cooperation is essential for the protection of Christians in the Middle East, where Russia is active.

Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy

The Holy See's Apostolic Penitentiary, a tribunal dealing with absolution and confessional matters, reiterated the secrecy obligation for clergy in a six-page document approved by the pope and made public Monday.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean auxiliary bishop

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post.


Pope appeals for peace, dialogue in Sudan

"The news coming from Sudan is giving rise to pain and concern. We pray for these people, so that the violence ceases and the common good is sought in the dialogue," the pope said in his weekly address to crowds in St Peter's Square.

Vladimir Putin's July visit to Pope could pave way for papal trip to Russia

The meeting, their third since Francis was elected in 2013, comes at a time of improving relations between the Vatican and the world's Orthodox Churches.

Pope apologizes for history of discrimination against Roma

Francis reached out to the minorities of Transylvania during a deeply symbolic visit to Romania about 20 years after St. John Paul II made the first-ever papal trip to the majority Orthodox country.

Pope Francis urges Hungarians, Romanians to put troubles behind them

Transylvania, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of the First World War, has a large ethnic Hungarian population and there have been tensions sometimes between ethnic Hungarians and Romanians.

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Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to visit Arabian Peninsula

The Catholic leader was greeted by Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Emirati vice president and prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during the presentation of delegations in the courtyard of the royal palace

Top Frames: Barack Obama at the podium, Pope Francis at the Paul VI hall

U.S. President Barack Obama (at podium) delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, Pope Francis (C) waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.


Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton make it to Yale Book Quotations for 2015

The yearly list of quotations that would be included in the Yale Book of Quotations were announced. Here's what was said.

Top Frames: Hillary Clinton campaigns in Nevada, 13 died in Karachi landslide

Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, At least 13 people, including seven children, died as a landslide hit shanties erected in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area early Tuesday Ocotber 13.

Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

Christians celebrate Easter across the world

Easter commemorates the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem.


Christmas Eve celebrations in India and Vatican

A glimpse into the Christmas Eve celebrations in India, and the Vatican.

Pope Francis visits third holiest site in Islam, Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Pope Francis toured the compound accompanied by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

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Australian sex abuse victims call for Papal promise to protect children

Australian victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy have called for a face to face meeting with Pope Francis. They want a Papal commitment to protect children in the future. Testimony from a high ranking Vatican official that he’d been lied to and knew nothing of alleged abuse in the 1970s has frustrated witnesses. […]

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for clergy in Michoacan, Mexico

Pope Francis wraps up his trip to Mexico on Wednesday with some of his most anticipated events: a visit in a Ciudad Juarez prison just days after a riot in another lockup killed 49 inmates and a stop at the Texas border when immigration is a hot issue for the U.S. presidential campaign. He also […]