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Pope to visit Cuba en route to U.S., capping diplomatic role

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will visit Cuba en route to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday, capping his success in bringing the former enemies together after more than half a century of frozen antagonism. | Video

Pope to visit Cuba en route to U.S., capping diplomatic role

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will visit Cuba en route to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday, capping his success in bringing the former enemies together after more than half a century of frozen antagonism.

World, 22 Apr 2015

Pope met French Vatican envoy nominee at centre of gay speculation

PARIS - Pope Francis has held a private meeting with France's nominee as ambassador to the Holy See, the French government said on Wednesday in the latest twist in a months-long stand-off over the Vatican's failure to confirm his posting.

World, 22 Apr 2015

Turkey's top cleric calls Pope 'immoral' for Armenia comments

ANKARA - Turkey's top cleric on Monday described comments by Pope Francis that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide as immoral and said the Vatican should look to its own history before levelling accusations of casting stones.

World, Middle East 20 Apr 2015

Pope urges world action to stop more migrant disasters

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, speaking after some 700 migrants were feared dead in the Mediterranean, on Sunday appealed to the international community to take swift and decisive action to avoid more tragedies. | Video

World, 19 Apr 2015

Pope Francis may visit Cuba as add-on to U.S. trip, Vatican says

ROME - Pope Francis may add a trip to Cuba on to the itinerary of his visit to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Friday, adding that discussions with Cuban authorities were still at an early stage.

World, 17 Apr 2015

Pope pleas to Kenya university gunmen to 'come to their senses'

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday appealed to Somali Islamist militants who killed 148 people at a Kenyan university this month to stop their brutality and "come to their senses".

World, Africa, 16 Apr 2015

Pope to visit Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay in July

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay July 6-12, the Vatican said on Thursday, giving him a chance to emphasise his defence of the poor and his calls for social justice on his native continent.

World, 16 Apr 2015

Activist U.S. nuns make concessions after Vatican investigation

VATICAN CITY - A six-year row between activist American nuns and Vatican officials who had branded them radical feminists ended on Thursday with the nuns conceding to demands that they keep within the doctrine of the Roman Catholic church.

World, 16 Apr 2015

European Parliament votes to call 1915 Armenian killings genocide

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL - The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday that calls the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide", days after Pope Francis triggered fury in Turkey by using the same term. | Video

World, 15 Apr 2015

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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