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'Please stop!', Pope Francis makes plea for peace

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ROME - Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square. | Video

Pope calls for justice in 1994 attack on Argentine Jewish center

BUENOS AIRES - Pope Francis called for justice to be served in his native Argentina on Friday, the twentieth anniversary of the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish commuity center that local courts blamed on Iran.

World, Argentina, 18 Jul 2014

Pope Francis calls Israeli, Palestinian presidents to urge peace

ROME - Pope Francis telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to express his "very grave concerns" over the conflict in Gaza, the Vatican said. [ID:nL6N0PT00D]

World, 18 Jul 2014

Pope calls for stop to Mideast hostilities

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday called for a stop in the flare-up of hostility between Palestinians and Israelis, urging leaders to listen to the call of the people who want peace.

World, 13 Jul 2014

Pope begs forgiveness for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church sexual abuse

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. | Video

07 Jul 2014

Vatican bank to be scaled back, restructured: sources

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican bank will soon hive off its investment activities and transform itself into an institution dedicated mostly to payment services for the Roman Catholic Church, Vatican sources said on Monday.

World, 07 Jul 2014

Jailed mobsters given communion after Pope's 'excommunication': priest

ROME - A Roman Catholic priest said he was continuing to give Holy Communion to mafia bosses at a high-security prison in Italy, even after Pope Francis said members of organized crime groups were "excommunicated".

Italy, 07 Jul 2014

Pope to hold first meeting with sexual abuse victims

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis holds his first meeting with victims of sexual abuse by priests on Monday, an encounter that some say should have happened long ago, and victims from his native Argentina say they are pained over their exclusion.

Argentina, 06 Jul 2014

Vatican bank's head to quit as shake-up bites, sources say

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican bank's chairman is to step down as soon as next week as part of the restructuring of an institution that has been an embarrassment to the Catholic Church for decades, Vatican sources said on Tuesday.

World, 01 Jul 2014

Vatican calls Israeli teenagers deaths hideous, threat to peace

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Monday condemned the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank as a "hideous and unacceptable crime" and a obstacle to peace.

World, 01 Jul 2014

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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