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'Please stop!', Pope Francis makes plea for peace

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ROME - Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square.

Pope Francis renews attack on mafia in region scarred by toxic waste

ROME - Pope Francis called for nature to be protected from criminal abuse on Saturday during a visit in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples, in a region long blighted by illegal toxic waste dumps and the pervasive grip of the Camorra mafia.

World, 26 Jul 2014

Pope calls for justice in 1994 attack on Argentine Jewish centre

BUENOS AIRES - Pope Francis called for justice to be served in his native Argentina on Friday, the twentieth anniversary of the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish commuity centre that local courts blamed on Iran.

World, 18 Jul 2014

Pope Francis calls Israeli, Palestinian presidents to urge peace

ROME - Pope Francis telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to express his "very grave concerns" over the conflict in Gaza, the Vatican said.

World, 18 Jul 2014

Pope says about two percent of priests are paedophiles - paper

ROME - About two percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper on Sunday quoted Pope Francis as saying, adding that the pontiff considered the crime "a leprosy in our house".

World, 13 Jul 2014

Pope calls for stop to Mideast hostilities

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday called for a stop in the flare-up of hostility between Palestinians and Israelis, urging leaders to listen to the call of the people who want peace.

World, 13 Jul 2014

Vatican makes "new generation" cardinal head of key German archdiocese

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has appointed the archbishop of Berlin, seen by German media as part of a "new generation" of less dogmatic clergy, to take over the Cologne archdiocese, the largest and richest in Germany, it said on Friday.

World, 11 Jul 2014

Pope begs forgiveness for "sacrilegious cult" of Church sexual abuse

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. | Video

World, 08 Jul 2014

Pope begs forgiveness for "sacrilegious cult" of Church sexual abuse

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult.

World, 07 Jul 2014

Jailed mobsters given communion after Pope's "excommunication": priest

ROME - A Roman Catholic priest said he was continuing to give Holy Communion to mafia bosses at a high-security prison in Italy, even after Pope Francis said members of organised crime groups were "excommunicated".

World, 07 Jul 2014

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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