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Pope urges Latin America to find unity through common faith

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QUITO - Pope Francis called on people across Latin America to turn to their common Christian roots as an inspiration to resolve differences when he said Mass for nearly one million Catholics in the Ecuadorean capital on Tuesday. | Video

Thousands brave Andean downpours in Ecuador for papal Mass

QUITO - Thousands of pilgrims braved wind and rain to camp out overnight for a Mass to be given by Pope Francis on Tuesday in Ecuador's highland capital Quito for an expected million people. | Video

World, 10:29am EDT

In Ecuador, Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador - Pope Francis used his first Mass in Ecuador on Monday to ask for support in his efforts to reach out to Catholics who feel shunned by the Church when the world's bishops gather at the Vatican in October. | Video

World, 06 Jul 2015

Pope comes 'home' to South America to defend planet and the poor

QUITO - Laughing as his cap flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a "homecoming" tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet. | Video

World, 06 Jul 2015

Pope comes 'home' to South America to defend planet and the poor

QUITO - Laughing as his cap flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a "homecoming" tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet. | Video

World, 05 Jul 2015

Pope heads to South America to champion the poor and the planet

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis leaves Rome on Sunday for his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, a "homecoming" to a continent where he will champion the rights of the poor and of the planet.

World, Spain, 04 Jul 2015

Ecuador's Correa laments protests ahead of Pope's visit

QUITO - On the eve of Pope Francis' arrival, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa lamented on Saturday "cowardly" anti-government protests which he said were intended to spoil the first leg of the pontiff's tour of his home region.

World, 04 Jul 2015

Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says

VATICAN CITY - The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.

World, 03 Jul 2015

Pope's South American trip: defending the poor and the planet

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis sets out on Sunday to three of South America's poorest and smallest countries, taking his message of solidarity with the downtrodden to prisoners, peasants, garbage pickers and indigenous people.

World, 02 Jul 2015

'Secular Jewish feminist' Klein rallies Vatican faithful for climate action

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It wasn't an invitation she expected, but Canadian environmentalist Naomi Klein - a self-styled secular Jewish feminist - was happy to address Vatican officials on Wednesday after Pope Francis enlisted her for a campaign against climate change.

World, 01 Jul 2015

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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