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World - Africa
7/2/2022 3:26:14 PM
Pope Francis urged the people and leaders of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday to ``turn a page'' and forge new paths of reconciliation, peace and development.

World - International
6/20/2022 7:28:17 PM
Pope Francis has fuelled the rumour mill with a postponed Africa trip and the curious timing of an upcoming meeting of cardinals, but experts caution against assuming a resignation is nigh.

World - Africa
6/12/2022 3:28:46 PM
Pope Francis said Sunday he hoped to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan as soon as possible, after cancelling an upcoming visit due to a knee problem.

World - International
6/5/2022 11:02:30 PM
Pope Francis added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate by announcing he would visit the central Italian city of L'Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V, one of the few pontiffs who resigned before Pope Benedict XVI stepped down in 2013.

World - International
6/5/2022 11:18:22 AM
Pope Francis added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate by announcing he would visit the central Italian city of L'Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V, one of the few pontiffs who resigned before Pope Benedict XVI stepped down in 2013.

World - Africa
5/28/2022 6:53:07 PM
Pope Francis, the archbishop of Canterbury and the leader of a the church of Scotland will together lead a prayer vigil for peace while visiting South Sudan next month, the Vatican said Saturday.

World - Region
5/9/2022 8:30:00 PM
Pope Francis has postponed a trip to Lebanon initially planned for June over health concerns, Lebanon's tourism minister Walid Nassar said Monday.

World - Africa
5/7/2022 2:47:05 PM
Pope Francis, whose mobility has been limited of late by a nagging knee problem, is looking forward to visiting South Sudan in July, according to a joint message by the pontiff, the archbishop of Canterbury and a Scottish church official.

World - International
5/4/2022 3:24:01 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with Pope Francis and top Vatican officials in talks about the need for ``a world free of nuclear weapons,'' the Vatican said Wednesday.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/4/2022 10:43:00 AM
His appeals for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine went unheeded. His planned meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church was canceled. A proposed visit to Moscow? Nyet. Even his attempt to showcase Russian-Ukrainian friendship fell flat.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
4/17/2022 10:18:14 PM
On what is supposed to be Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis made an anguished Easter Sunday plea for peace in the ``senseless'' war in Ukraine and in other armed conflicts raging in the world, and voiced worry about the risk of nuclear warfare.

World - International
4/17/2022 2:39:46 PM
On what is supposed to be Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis made an anguished Easter Sunday plea for peace in the ``senseless'' war in Ukraine and in other armed conflicts raging in the world, and cited the ``troubling'' risk of nuclear warfare.

World - Region
4/17/2022 1:31:07 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday called for free access to the holy sites in Jerusalem as he delivered his annual Easter address amid simmering violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy City.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
4/10/2022 2:16:03 PM
Pope Francis opened Holy Week Sunday with a call for an Easter truce in Ukraine to make room for a negotiated peace, highlighting the need for leaders to ``make some sacrifices for the good of the people.''

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
4/2/2022 1:01:39 PM
Pope Francis said Saturday he is studying a possible visit to Kyiv and he blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching a ``savage'' war. Speaking after his arrival in Malta, he delivered his most pointed and personalized denunciation yet of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

World - International
3/31/2022 4:23:39 PM
Drums pounded through the frescoed halls of the Apostolic Palace on Thursday and out into St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis welcomed a First Nations delegation seeking an apology for the Catholic Church's role in running Canada's notorious residential schools.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/27/2022 2:16:12 PM
Pope Francis has stepped up his pleas for negotiations to end the fighting in Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/22/2022 2:28:38 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Tuesday on Pope Francis to mediate in his country's conflict with Russia to help alleviate human suffering, nearly one month into Moscow's invasion.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/19/2022 10:19:49 PM
Pope Francis on Saturday visited Ukrainian children who have fled the Russian invasion and are being cared for at the Vatican's paediatric hospital in Rome.

World - International
3/19/2022 7:38:25 PM
Pope Francis released his long-awaited reform program of the Holy See bureaucracy on Saturday that envisages greater decision-making roles for the laity and gives new institutional weight to efforts to fight clerical sex abuse.

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