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Pope denounces 'intolerable brutality' in Iraq, Syria
Pope denounces 'intolerable brutality' in Iraq, Syria

Pope Francis denounced the "intolerable brutality" being inflicted on Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria by Islamic State group militants.

Pope denounces 'intolerable brutality' in Iraq, Syria
Pope to make historic US Congress address on Sept 24
Pope to make historic US Congress address on Sept 24

Pope Francis will bring his message of peace and compassion to politically gridlocked Washington in September when he becomes the first pontiff to address the US Congress.

Pope to make historic US Congress address on Sept 24
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Pope opens doors to transsexual dubbed 'devil's daughter': report

Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiancée at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed "the devil's daughter" by a local priest.

Pope opens doors to transsexual dubbed 'devil's daughter': report
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Pope says Catholics do not need to breed 'like rabbits'

Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed "like rabbits".

Pope says Catholics do not need to breed 'like rabbits'
Pope to end record-setting Asia tour
Pope to end record-setting Asia tour

Pope Francis will fly back to Rome after a dramatic week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and hammer home his pro-poor message to millions.

Pope to end record-setting Asia tour
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Pope names 20 cardinals, many from developing world

Pope Francis on Sunday named 20 new cardinals, a majority of them from Africa, Asia and Latin America, increasingly key areas.

Pope names 20 cardinals, many from developing world
Pope condemns religious persecution in Christmas address
Pope condemns religious persecution in Christmas address

Pope Francis roundly condemned jihadist violence and the "brutal persecution" of religious minorities in a Christmas message.

Pope condemns religious persecution in Christmas address
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Pope calls for greater empathy in Christmas Eve mass

Pope Francis urged people to have greater empathy towards family and friends with problems in his Christmas Eve mass.

Pope calls for greater empathy in Christmas Eve mass
Pope heads to Strasbourg to reinvigorate 'tired' Europe
Pope heads to Strasbourg to reinvigorate 'tired' Europe

Pope Francis heads to Strasbourg for a lightning visit to the European Parliament, where he hopes to help reinvigorate a "tired" Europe.

Pope heads to Strasbourg to reinvigorate 'tired' Europe
Criticism, praise follows Catholic Church's gays decision
Criticism, praise follows Catholic Church's gays decision

Activists lashed out at the Catholic Church's failure at a major synod to open its doors to gay people, but praised for getting bishops to confront "taboos."

Criticism, praise follows Catholic Church's gays decision
Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies with a Vatican vote on a document drafted opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Pope Francis. ©REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope accepts 'unfaithful' British bishop's resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who stood down after admitting to an affair with a woman.

Pope accepts 'unfaithful' British bishop's resignation
Pope braced for marriage clash as world's bishops meet
Pope braced for marriage clash as world's bishops meet

Nice-guy Pope Francis looks set to have his mettle tested by his first mutiny in the ranks this weekend at a Catholic meeting.

Pope braced for marriage clash as world's bishops meet
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Vatican's ex-ambassador to Kazakhstan stores thousands of child porn photos and videos

Former Vatican ambassador to Kazakhstan Jozef Wesolowski has kept over a hundred thousand child porn photos and over a hundred child porn videos on his computer.

Vatican's ex-ambassador to Kazakhstan stores thousands of child porn photos and videos
Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says pope
Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says pope

Pope Francis joked during a visit to Albania that Mother Teresa would have struck fear into him if she had been his mother superior.

Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says pope
Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report
Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report

Security has been tightened in Saint Peter's Square after intelligence services intercepted a possible plan to attack the Vatican.

Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report
Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics: Vatican official
Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics: Vatican official

Pope Francis is concerned about the political situation in his native Argentina.

Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics: Vatican official
Petition in support of US nuns reaches Vatican
Petition in support of US nuns reaches Vatican

A 17,000-name petition in support of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States deemed too liberal by the Vatican has been delivered to the Holy See.

Petition in support of US nuns reaches Vatican
Pope says war no way to address injustice
Pope says war no way to address injustice

War is not the way to address injustice, Pope Francis said.

Pope says war no way to address injustice
Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'
Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'

Pope Francis urged the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people".

Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'