The Papacy

 

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges govt not to use pope's visit to help election campaign

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has urged the government not to use a forthcoming visit by Pope Francis to help its re-election campaign after media reported posters had appeared depicting the pontiff blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Don't shut door to dialogue with Islamic State - pope

ABOARD PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said on Tuesday that while it was "almost impossible" to have a dialogue with Islamic State insurgents, the door should not be shut.

World, 25 Nov 2014

Pope declares sainthood of two Indians, four Italians

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians and four Italians on Sunday, praising their "creative" commitment to helping the poor. | Video

Top News, World, 24 Nov 2014

Pope declares sainthood of two Indians, four Italians

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians and four Italians on Sunday, praising their "creative" commitment to helping the poor.

Top News, World, 23 Nov 2014

Pope condemns Jerusalem synagogue attack

ROME - Pope Francis has condemned an attack by two Palestinians who killed four rabbis and a policeman in a Jerusalem synagogue, and expressed concern about rising tension and violence in the city.

World, 19 Nov 2014

End of communism not all good for Christianity - Vatican

REUTERS - The end of communist rule in Europe, which began 25 years ago this month, was not all positive for Christianity because it brought tensions between Rome and Russia back to the surface, a senior Vatican official said on Monday.

World, 18 Nov 2014

Pope says will visit United States next year

VATICAN CITY/PHILADELPHIA - Pope Francis announced on Monday he would visit the United States next year, his first trip there as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.

World, 17 Nov 2014

Pope says will visit United States next year

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis announced on Monday he would visit the United States next year, his first trip there as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.

World, 17 Nov 2014

Pope Francis warns of "social emergency" after Rome clashes

ROME - Pope Francis warned on Sunday of a "social emergency" after violent protests against a migrant reception centre in Rome highlighted growing social tensions in disadvantaged areas of the Italian capital.

World, 16 Nov 2014

Pope to visit typhoon-devastated area during Philippines trip

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will visit the Philippines region devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last year, with four million people still homeless, when he makes his first trip to Asia in January, the Vatican said on Friday.

World, 14 Nov 2014

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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