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World - Region
11/6/2022 8:25:17 PM
Pope Francis urged Lebanese politicians Sunday to "put aside... personal interests" and come to an agreement on filling a power vacuum in the crisis-hit country, which currently has no president.

World - Region
11/6/2022 12:15:57 PM
Pope Francis said Sunday he was praying for "suffering peoples of the Middle East", at the end of a Bahrain visit promoting inter-faith dialogue in the Gulf state.

World - Region
11/5/2022 11:12:07 AM
About 30,000 flag-waving worshippers joined an open-air mass held by Pope Francis in mainly Muslim Bahrain on Saturday, the highlight of his outreach mission to the Gulf.

COP27 - Climate change
11/4/2022 4:44:30 PM
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has accompanied Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Pope Francis of the Vatican to plant a palm tree at Sakhir Palace to draw the world's attention to the climate change crisis and environmental issues.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
11/4/2022 4:00:48 PM
Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the world's leading Sunni Islamic institution, called for ending the Russia-Ukraine war and halting ongoing fighting in various areas worldwide.

World - Region
11/3/2022 5:37:21 PM
Pope Francis, leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics, on Thursday began a trip to Bahrain aimed at fostering dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

World - War in Ukraine
10/24/2022 4:14:08 PM
Pope Francis on Monday met at the Vatican with French President Emmanuel Macron, with the war in Ukraine looming large in both leaders' concerns.

World - International
10/9/2022 3:15:55 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday denounced Europe's indifference toward migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea as he elevated to sainthood an Italian bishop and Italian-born missionary whose work and life paths illustrated the difficulties faced by 19th Century Italian emigrants.

World - International
9/25/2022 2:00:40 PM
Pope Francis traveled to southern Italy on Sunday to close out an Italian church congress that coincided with Italy's national election, and delivered a message that hit on key domestic campaign issues including immigration.

World - Region
9/15/2022 9:58:47 PM
Pope Francis is studying a possible visit to Bahrain in November and said Thursday he is looking to reschedule his trip to South Sudan and Congo for February.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
9/14/2022 8:17:38 PM
Pope Francis told the Russian Orthodox hierarchy and other faith leaders Wednesday that religion must never be used to justify the ``evil'' of war, and asked at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan, ``How many deaths will it take?'' for peace to prevail in Ukraine.

World - International
9/14/2022 2:14:36 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping's first trip overseas since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic will overlap with a visit by Pope Francis to Kazakhstan, although the Vatican says there are no plans for them to meet.

World - International
8/28/2022 5:17:11 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday called on the international community to help Pakistan, where deadly floods have killed more than 1,000 people.

World - International
8/27/2022 7:20:57 PM
Pope Francis elevated 20 more churchmen to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, formally expanding those now eligible to vote for his successor in case he dies or resigns, the latter a step he has said he'd consider if the need arises.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
8/9/2022 10:46:05 PM
Roman Catholic Pope Francis’ recent visit to Canada was an opportunity for the Church to apologise for its role in abuses at Canadian residential schools, writes Azza Radwan Sedky

World - International
7/30/2022 11:11:34 AM
Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that he can no longer travel like he used to because of his strained knee ligaments, saying his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was ``a bit of a test'' that showed he needs to slow down and one day possibly retire.

World - International
7/26/2022 10:12:23 AM
Pope Francis on Monday apologized for the "evil" inflicted on the Indigenous peoples of Canada on the first day of a visit focused on addressing decades of abuse at Catholic-run residential schools.

World - International
7/24/2022 10:50:11 AM
Pope Francis began a fraught visit to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for abuses by missionaries at residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church's efforts to reconcile with Native communities and help them heal from generations of trauma.

World - International
7/17/2022 4:03:24 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers to accompany him on what he called his ``penitential'' pilgrimage to Canada to apologize to Indigenous groups for abuses inflicted by the Catholic church.

World - Africa
7/3/2022 2:14:07 PM
Pope Francis greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome, borrowing words from their native languages Sunday to wish them peace and joy during an especially vibrant ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica.

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