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2/1/2023 2:50:03 PM

World - Africa
2/1/2023 11:02:52 AM
An estimated 1 million joyous Congolese poured into the capital's main airport Wednesday for Pope Francis' first big Mass in Africa, on a day dedicated to his call for peace and forgiveness in a country wracked by decades of violence.

World - Africa
1/31/2023 6:36:01 PM
Massive crowds thronged for a glimpse of Pope Francis as he made his way through the streets of Kinshasa Tuesday, after arriving in DR Congo with a message of peace for a country ravaged by decades of conflict.

World - Africa
1/31/2023 9:52:33 AM
Pope Francis is opening a six-day visit to Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday, aiming to bring a message of peace to two countries riven by poverty, conflict and what Francis has called a lingering ``colonialist mentality'' that still considers Africa ripe for exploitation.

World - Africa
1/30/2023 12:11:44 PM
It took years for Marie Louise Wambale to re-establish her life after fighting between M23 and the Congolese army forced her to flee with almost nothing more than a decade ago.

World - Region
1/29/2023 2:34:52 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday condemned a resurgence of violence in the Middle East, calling on both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to engage in a "sincere search for peace."

World - International
1/25/2023 10:42:53 AM
Saying ``we must walk patiently in China,'' Pope Francis views continued dialogue with Beijing as the guiding principle in his efforts to safeguard his flock, who are a small minority in that Asian nation.

World - International
1/10/2023 11:42:50 AM
Pope Francis on Monday broke his silence on the nationwide protests convulsing Iran, denouncing the recourse to the death penalty there and seemingly legitimizing the rallies as demonstrations "demanding greater respect for the dignity of women.''

World - International
1/8/2023 12:26:01 PM
The public can now visit the tomb of Pope Benedict XVI in the grottoes under St. Peter's Basilica.

World - International
1/5/2023 2:03:58 PM
With bells tolling, tens of thousands of faithful, political leaders and the pope himself mourned Benedict XVI, the German theologian who made history by resigning from the papacy, at a rare requiem Mass Thursday for a dead pontiff presided over by a living one.

World - International
1/2/2023 10:25:50 AM
Thousands of people lined up across St. Peter's Square hours before dawn on Monday to view Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI 's body and pay their respects.

World - International
1/2/2023 10:22:33 AM
One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II.

World - International
1/1/2023 6:57:04 PM
There was no tolling of the bells of St. Peter's Basilica, no solemn announcement by a Vatican monsignor to the faithful in the square. A fisherman's ring did not get smashed and the diplomatic corps were not mobilized to send official delegations to Rome.

World - International
1/1/2023 1:39:16 PM
Pope Francis hailed the "beloved" Benedict XVI on Sunday in a New Year's Day service at the Vatican, the day after his predecessor died aged 95.

World - International
12/31/2022 4:26:35 PM
If ever there was a moment that embodied the surreal novelty created by the first papal resignation in 600 years, it came on the morning of March 23, 2013: Newly elected Pope Francis had traveled to the papal summer retreat south of Rome and was greeted on the helipad by the previous pope, Benedict XVI, who had moved there three weeks earlier.

World - International
12/31/2022 4:11:56 PM
Tributes have poured in after former pope Benedict XVI died aged 95 on Saturday, almost a decade after he became the first pontiff to resign in six centuries.

World - International
12/31/2022 12:57:09 PM
Former pope Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced Saturday, almost a decade after he became the first pontiff to resign in six centuries.

World - International
12/29/2022 5:30:14 PM
Former pope Benedict XVI is "lucid and alert" and his condition remains serious but stable, the Vatican said Thursday, the day after revealing the 95-year-old's health had deteriorated.

World - International
12/28/2022 2:33:57 PM
The Vatican on Wednesday confirmed that the health of ex-pontiff Benedict XVI, 95, has worsened in the last few hours and he had been visited by Pope Francis.

World - War in Ukraine
12/25/2022 2:23:25 PM
Pope Francis used his Christmas message Sunday to lament the ``icy winds of war'' buffeting humanity and to make an impassioned plea for an immediate end to the fighting in Ukraine, a 10-month-old conflict he decried as ``senseless.''

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