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Pope Francis may visit Cuba as add-on to U.S. trip, Vatican says

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ROME - Pope Francis may add a trip to Cuba on to the itinerary of his visit to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Friday, adding that discussions with Cuban authorities were still at an early stage.

Pope pleas to Kenya university gunmen to 'come to their senses'

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday appealed to Somali Islamist militants who killed 148 people at a Kenyan university this month to stop their brutality and "come to their senses".

World, Africa, 16 Apr 2015

Activist U.S. nuns make concessions after Vatican investigation

VATICAN CITY - A six-year row between activist American nuns and Vatican officials who had branded them radical feminists ended on Thursday with the nuns conceding to demands that they keep within the doctrine of the Roman Catholic church.

World, 16 Apr 2015

European Parliament votes to call 1915 Armenian killings genocide

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL - The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday that calls the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide", days after Pope Francis triggered fury in Turkey by using the same term. | Video

World, 15 Apr 2015

Turkey's Erdogan: 'I condemn the pope' over Armenia genocide comment

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he condemned Pope Francis on Tuesday for comments that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide and warned him not to make such a statement again.

World, 14 Apr 2015

Pope's genocide comments spark indifference, frustration among Turks

ANKARA/IZMIR - When Pope Francis became the first pontiff to publicly call the 1915 Armenian massacre a genocide this weekend, the reaction from Ankara was swift and irate: it summoned the Vatican ambassador for a dressing down and recalled its own envoy. | Video

World, 13 Apr 2015

Pope's genocide comments spark indifference, frustration among Turks

ANKARA/IZMIR - When Pope Francis became the first pontiff to publicly call the 1915 Armenian massacre a genocide this weekend, the reaction from Ankara was swift and irate: it summoned the Vatican ambassador for a dressing down and recalled its own envoy. | Video

World, 13 Apr 2015

Pope sparks row with Turkey by calling Armenian massacre genocide

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday by calling the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 100 years ago "the first genocide of the 20th century," prompting Turkey to accuse him of inciting hatred. | Video

World, Turkey, 13 Apr 2015

Pope sparks row with Turkey by calling Armenian massacre genocide

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday by calling the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 100 years ago "the first genocide of the 20th century," prompting Turkey to accuse him of inciting hatred. | Video

World, Turkey, 12 Apr 2015

Turkey recalls Vatican ambassador after pope's genocide comments

ANKARA - Turkey called its ambassador to the Vatican back to Ankara for consultation, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, after Pope Francis publicly described the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.

World, 12 Apr 2015

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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