The Papacy

 

Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants

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TIRANA Albania - Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armor of God". | Video

Pope and Argentine president 'talk finance' in private at Vatican

VATICAN CITY - Argentine president Cristina Fernandez visited Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, where she said the compatriots talked about the global financial system and Argentina's economy over lunch.

Argentine President said received Islamic State threats

ROME - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said during a trip to the Vatican on Saturday she had received threats by the Islamic State due to her friendship with compatriot Pope Francis and for recognizing both Israel and Palestine.

World, 20 Sep 2014

Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago.

U.S., 20 Sep 2014

Pope says world's many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three

REDIPUGLIA Italy - Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism" sowing death and destruction. | Video

World, 13 Sep 2014

Pope accepts resignation of head of scandal-plagued Irish church

ROME - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the Vatican said on Monday, drawing a line under a career plagued by accusations that he kept quiet about the sexual abuse of children by clergy.

World, Ireland, 08 Sep 2014

Polish archbishop appeals defrocking for sexual abuse: Vatican

VATICAN CITY - A Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic has appealed against a Roman Catholic tribunal's decision to defrock him, the Vatican said on Monday.

World, United Nations, 25 Aug 2014

Pope Francis grieving for relatives killed in Argentina crash

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.

World, 19 Aug 2014

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, United Nations, 18 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. | Video

World, South Korea, China 18 Aug 2014

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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