The Papacy

 

Pope Francis grieving for relatives killed in Argentina crash

BUENOS AIRES - Pope Francis was deeply grieved, the Vatican's official broadcasting service said on Tuesday, after the deaths of three relatives killed when their car slammed into the back of a truck on a highway in central Argentina.

Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq

ROME - Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq, but that it should not be up to a single nation to decide how to intervene in the conflict.

World, Iraq, Middle East, 18 Aug 2014

Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

SEOUL - Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years. | Video

World, 18 Aug 2014

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians

HAEMI South Korea - Pope Francis, in remarks clearly intended for communist-ruled countries such as China, North Korea and Vietnam, said on Sunday that Asian governments should not fear Christians as they did not want to "come as conquerors" but be integral parts of local cultures.

World, 17 Aug 2014

Pope warns Catholic clergy to be humble, not hypocrites

KKOTTONGNAE South Korea - Pope Francis on Saturday issued a clear warning to Roman Catholic clergy, saying those who profess poverty while living rich material lives were hypocrites who hurt the image and mission of the Church. | Video

World, 16 Aug 2014

Pope, departing from script, leads prayer for Korean unity

SOLMOE South Korea - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, departing from his prepared text to say they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished". | Video

World, 15 Aug 2014

Vatican had to re-send pope's message to China, Vatican says

SEOUL - China may not have received a message Pope Francis sent from his plane on his way to South Korea on Thursday, so it was re-sent through Beijing's embassy to Italy, the Vatican said on Friday.

World, 15 Aug 2014

Head of Ireland's abuse-tainted Catholic Church retires

DUBLIN - The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, whose career was plagued by scandal over the sexual abuse of children by clergy, said on Friday he had tendered his resignation, confirming his plan to retire on his 75th birthday.

World, 15 Aug 2014

Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

SOLMOE South Korea - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, saying they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished".

World, 15 Aug 2014

North Korea - rocket firing not timed to coincide with papal visit to South

SEOUL - North Korea said on Friday its firing of three short-range rockets shortly before Pope Francis arrived in the South Korean capital the previous day had nothing to do with the papal visit.

World, 15 Aug 2014

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The Pope's trip to Brazil

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