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Pope visit likely next year, says adviser

December 31, 2021 6:12 am

Cardinal Gracias said preparations for Pope Francis's visit to India are being made for 2022-end, or towards the beginning of 2023.

Click to Pray 2.0: Vatican app gets up close and personal with God

October 20, 2021 2:21 pm

The app, available in six Western languages and Chinese, gives users specific intentions for which they can pray together with Pope Francis, such as peace in a particular part of the world.

Pope ends Latin American trip with warning about political corruption

January 22, 2018 8:35 am

In the final hours of his six-day visit to the two nations, Francis warned in improvised remarks that Latin America was in a deep crisis from corruption scandals, with politics in most countries "more sick than well."

Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, 'cries with them'

January 17, 2018 11:09 am

On Tuesday morning, Francis expressed "pain and shame" over a sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Chile's Roman Catholic Church, asking for forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" done to children molested by priests. 

Refugees escaping Myanmar hope Pope's visit will bring peace

November 27, 2017 2:06 pm

In Myanmar, Pope Francis will meet with Suu Kyi as well as the powerful head of the nation's military and Buddhist monks. In Bangladesh, he will meet with a small group of Rohingya.

Pope's trip to Myanmar, Bangladesh boiling down to one word

November 27, 2017 10:38 am

Myanmar's local Catholic Church has publicly urged Francis to avoid using the term, which is shunned by many locally because the ethnic group is not a recognized minority in the country.

Pope Francis, Angela Merkel meet to talk multilateral relations, climate change

June 18, 2017 8:26 am

Pope and Merkel also discussed defence of international treaties and the upcoming G20 summit that is set to be hosted by the northwestern German city of Hamburg on July 7-8.

Pope Francis urges Europe to share migrant burden fairly

February 28, 2016 6:50 pm

'My prayer, and also certainly yours, does not forget the crisis of the refugees fleeing wars and other inhuman situations,' the pope said.

Pope Francis says avoiding pregnancy not evil, contraception can be used in Zika crisis

June 26, 2020 2:46 am

Pope Francis unequivocally rejected abortion as a response to the Zika crisis.

Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace

November 26, 2015 12:35 pm

He said interfaith dialogue isn't a luxury or optional, but is simply "essential."


Synod reaches uneasy compromise as Pope takes on conservatives

October 26, 2015 12:35 pm

The Pope appears to have reached some form of agreement with the conservative clergy at an often tetchy synod on the family.