The Papacy

 

Pope urges help for migrants stranded in Bay of Bengal

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called on the international community on Sunday to help migrants crossing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, thousands of whom have been stranded on boats with dwindling supplies.

Pope Francis extends agenda of change to Vatican diplomacy

ROME - Pope Francis' hard-hitting criticisms of globalisation and inequality long ago set him out as a leader unafraid of mixing theology and politics. He is now flexing the Vatican's diplomatic muscles as well.

World, 18 May 2015

Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on Sunday, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalised its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine. | Video

World, 18 May 2015

Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on Sunday, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalised its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine.

World, 17 May 2015

Pope Francis extends agenda of change to Vatican diplomacy

ROME - Pope Francis' hard-hitting criticisms of globalisation and inequality long ago set him out as a leader unafraid of mixing theology and politics. He is now flexing the Vatican's diplomatic muscles as well.

World, 17 May 2015

Pope calls Palestinian leader Abbas 'angel of peace'

ROME - Pope Francis met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, calling him "an angel of peace", days after the Vatican announced a treaty that formalised its recognition of the State of Palestine.

World, 16 May 2015

Vatican agrees first treaty with State of Palestine, solidifying relationship

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognises the State of Palestine, a move that gives legal weight to the Holy See's years-long recognition and that drew fast criticism from supporters of Israel. | Video

World, 14 May 2015

Raul Castro meets pope, says might return to the Church

VATICAN CITY - Cuban President Raul Castro thanked Pope Francis on Sunday for brokering the thaw between Havana and Washington and said the pope so impressed him that he might return to the Catholic Church, despite being a communist. | Video

World, 10 May 2015

Pope to visit one of Latin America's most violent prisons on trip

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will visit one of Latin America's most violent prisons during his trip to the continent of his birth in July, the Vatican said on Friday.

World, 08 May 2015

German Catholic Church opens labour law more to divorced and gays

PARIS, - Germany's Roman Catholic Church, an influential voice for reforms prompted by Pope Francis, has decided lay employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs.

World, 06 May 2015

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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