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World - War in Ukraine
9/18/2023 8:04:57 PM
Pope Francis met on Monday with the new Russian ambassador to the Vatican, who said they discussed the pontiff's efforts to bring peace to Ukraine.

World - International
9/2/2023 9:35:16 AM
Pope Francis invoked the "wisdom" of the Mongolian people Saturday, in harmony with nature and embracing spirituality, while warning the young democracy of such modern-day risks as corruption and environmental ruin.

World - International
9/1/2023 2:27:40 PM
Pope Francis arrived in Mongolia on Friday morning to encourage one of the world’s smallest and newest Catholic communities.

World - Africa
8/20/2023 3:30:44 PM
Pope Francis expressed hope Sunday for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Niger following the military coup in the West African nation.

World - Region
8/13/2023 2:19:01 PM
The number of migrants dying in the Mediterranean is an "open wound" for humanity, Pope Francis said Sunday after a week marked by a string of deadly shipwrecks.

World - International
8/5/2023 12:15:17 PM
Pope Francis visited the Portuguese town of Fatima on Saturday to pray for peace at a shrine that has captivated Catholics for a century.

World - International
6/25/2023 3:26:44 PM
Pope Francis offered prayers Sunday for the family of a teenager who went missing 40 years ago this week, an intervention her brother hailed as a sign the Vatican was finally engaging seriously with its most famous cold case.

World - Africa
6/18/2023 2:42:04 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday condemned this week's "brutal attack" on a Ugandan school where 41 mostly student victims were hacked, shot and burned to death and others went missing.

World - International
6/14/2023 3:00:47 PM
Pope Francis, who has been recovering from abdominal surgery in a Rome hospital, will be discharged "in the next few days", the Vatican said Wednesday.

World - International
6/8/2023 10:09:56 PM
Pope Francis drank liquids, received the Eucharist and even made a brief phone call Thursday on his first full day recovering from a three-hour operation to remove intestinal scar tissue and repair a hernia in his abdominal wall, the Vatican said.

World - International
6/7/2023 10:12:16 PM
Pope Francis underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a hernia in his abdominal wall, the latest malady to befall the 86-year-old pontiff who had part of his colon removed two years ago.

World - International
6/7/2023 7:56:59 PM
Pope Francis was admitted to a Rome hospital for abdominal surgery on Wednesday afternoon after developing a painful hernia linked to a 2021 operation to remove a significant portion of his large intestine, the Vatican said.

World - International
6/7/2023 2:44:12 PM
Pope Francis will undergo an operation for an abdominal hernia on Wednesday at a Rome hospital, where he is expected to stay for "several days", the Vatican said.

World - International
6/3/2023 5:25:42 PM
Pope Francis on Saturday voiced immense sadness at this week's train disaster in India, which killed at least 288 people and injured over 900, and offered his prayers and condolences.

War in Sudan - War in Sudan
5/21/2023 5:07:57 PM
Pope Francis called on Sudan's warring forces to lay down their arms on Sunday, expressing dismay about the ongoing fighting and worsening humanitarian situation in the African country.

World - International
5/20/2023 4:15:52 PM
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin declared that "sunni terrorism" is the most significant threat to France and Europe, during his visit to the US on Friday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
5/16/2023 11:49:47 PM
The visit by Pope Tawadros II to the Vatican and the exchange of gifts with Pope Francis assert the amicable relationship between the Coptic and Catholic churches, reports Amira Hisham

World - War in Ukraine
5/13/2023 8:02:33 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Pope Francis and Italy's prime minister on Saturday as part of a diplomatic tour also involving Germany, as Berlin unveiled a huge new weapons package ahead of an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive.

World - War in Ukraine
5/13/2023 11:42:15 AM
Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy is making a trip to Rome and he will meet with Pope Francis and Italian leaders on Saturday, the Vatican said.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
5/12/2023 6:58:50 PM
The path of Orthodox-Catholic reconciliation has been a long one, lasting 15 centuries, said Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II.

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