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Pope Francis grieving for relatives killed in Argentina crash

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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, 19 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.

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.

Top News, 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.

World, Top News, 16 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

N.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

Pope prays for Korea ferry disaster victims, warns of spiritual "cancer"

DAEJEON South Korea - Pope Francis on Friday commemorated the more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April, and called on South Koreans, among Asia's richest people, to beware of the spiritual "cancer" that often accompanies affluent societies.

Top News, World, 15 Aug 2014

North Korea fires 3 short-range rockets as pope visits South Korea

SEOUL - North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defence said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

World, 15 Aug 2014

China blocks travel by some for South Korea papal visit - organiser

SEOUL - Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration.

World, Top News 14 Aug 2014

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The Pope's trip to Brazil

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