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Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa
Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Pope Francis approved sainthood for Mother Teresa, the missionary nun who became a global if controversial symbol of compassion for her care of the sick and destitute.

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa
Pope hails Africa as 'continent of hope'
Pope hails Africa as 'continent of hope'

Pope Francis hailed Africa as "a continent of hope" as he toured Uganda on the second leg of a landmark trip that has seen him railing against corruption and poverty.

Pope hails Africa as 'continent of hope'
Pope issues 'extraordinary' apology over scandals
Pope issues 'extraordinary' apology over scandals

Pope Francis offered a surprise public apology from the Catholic Church for a series of scandals which have shaken the city of Rome and the Vatican, from gay sex to drug use.

Pope issues 'extraordinary' apology over scandals
Pope deplores 'escalation of violence' in MidEast, urges action
Pope deplores 'escalation of violence' in MidEast, urges action

Pope Francis deplored the "escalation of violence affecting innocent civilians" in the Middle East, from Syria to Iraq, Jerusalem and the West Bank, and urged the international community to act.

Pope deplores 'escalation of violence' in MidEast, urges action
Pope wraps up US tour with giant open-air mass
Pope wraps up US tour with giant open-air mass

Pope Francis celebrated a giant outdoor mass in Philadelphia, bringing to a close an electrifying US tour with an appeal for unity and family love, having met victims of church sex abuse.

Pope wraps up US tour with giant open-air mass
Trump disputes pope on climate change
Trump disputes pope on climate change

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said he thinks Pope Francis is wrong on climate change.

Trump disputes pope on climate change
Pope prepares to take US bow after Cuba stopover
Pope prepares to take US bow after Cuba stopover

Pope Francis headed for Cuba on the first-leg of a trip that will also take him to the United States for his most high-profile overseas visit to date.

Pope prepares to take US bow after Cuba stopover
Pope feels 'used' by fake friends
Pope feels 'used' by fake friends

Pope Francis says he has felt "used" by people claiming to be his friend since he became pontiff, in a radio interview touching on the personal side of his papacy.

Pope feels 'used' by fake friends
Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family
Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family

Pope Francis called on every Catholic parish in Europe to take in a refugee family, saying the Vatican's two parishes would lead by example.

Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family
Pope to lead thousands through New York's Central Park
Pope to lead thousands through New York's Central Park

Pope Francis will lead a vast procession of thousands through Central Park during his historic visit to the United States later this month.

Pope to lead thousands through New York's Central Park
Trump denies he wants to buy Pope's favorite football team
Trump denies he wants to buy Pope's favorite football team

It seems not even bombastic billionaire Donald Trump would go so far as to snatch something so close to the heart of Pope Francis.

Trump denies he wants to buy Pope's favorite football team
Pope creates global prayer day for 'Care of Creation'
Pope creates global prayer day for 'Care of Creation'

Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer "for the Care of Creation" to boost support for the environment.

Pope creates global prayer day for 'Care of Creation'
Pope takes message of inclusion to Bolivia
Pope takes message of inclusion to Bolivia

Pope Francis greeted Bolivians with a message of inclusio, a central theme of his three-nation tour to his home continent.

Pope takes message of inclusion to Bolivia
Pope Francis celebrates Ecuador mass with huge crowd
Pope Francis celebrates Ecuador mass with huge crowd

Pope Francis celebrated an open-air mass with hundreds of thousands of faithful under scorching heat in Ecuador, highlighting the importance of family on his return to his home region.

Pope Francis celebrates Ecuador mass with huge crowd
Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent
Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent

Pope Francis embarks on an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, three of South America's 'peripheral' countries which share common challenges in addressing poverty.

Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent
Obama hails pope's 'clear and powerful' message on climate
Obama hails pope's 'clear and powerful' message on climate

President Barack Obama praised the pope's call for action on climate change and said the United States should lead global efforts to cut carbon pollution and bolster clean energy sources.

Obama hails pope's 'clear and powerful' message on climate
Pope to blame profiteers for killing the planet
Pope to blame profiteers for killing the planet

Pope Francis will call on the world's leaders to pull together to fight global warming, publishing his hotly-anticipated thesis on the environment.

Pope to blame profiteers for killing the planet
Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message
Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message

Pope Francis flies into Sarajevo bearing a message of reconciliation 20 years after peace accords which ended Bosnia's war but left the country divided on ethnic lines

Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message
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Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Roman Curia, to attend the V Congress of World Religions in Astana

Pope Francis will not be attending the event: Vice Minister of Culture and Sports.

Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Roman Curia, to attend the V Congress of World Religions in Astana
Pope Francis to meet Abbas after treaty announcement
Pope Francis to meet Abbas after treaty announcement

Pope Francis was to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine.

Pope Francis to meet Abbas after treaty announcement