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After Channel deaths, pope urges leaders to respect migrants' humanity

8:18am EST

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for authorities to "respect the humanity" of migrants and strive to help them, after Britain and France traded barbs over the deaths of 27 migrants as they tried to cross the Channel.

Pope tells Macron 'I'm still alive' during Vatican talks

Nov 26 2021

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, 84, joked on Friday "I'm still alive" when asked by French President Emmanuel Macron how things were going at the start of hour-long private talks in the Vatican. | Video

Pope to help 50 migrants in Cyprus relocate to Italy after trip to region

Nov 26 2021

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has arranged to have 50 migrants from Cyprus be relocated to Italy to mark his trip to the Mediterranean island next week, a Vatican source said on Friday.

Pope promises to help moribund Lebanon rise again

Nov 25 2021

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, meeting the prime minister of Lebanon, on Thursday compared the country to a dying person and promised to do everything in his power to help it "rise again". | Video

Dutch priest killed in Nazi concentration camp to be declared a saint

Nov 25 2021

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will canonise Titus Brandsma, a Dutch priest, academic and journalist who was murdered in the Dachau concentration camp in 1942 for preaching against the Nazis, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Nicaragua decree demoting Vatican ambassador is retaliation for Church comments, say diplomats

Nov 19 2021

ROME A Nicaraguan presidential decree affecting the Holy See's ambassador in the Central American country appears to be retaliation for comments made by the local Church leadership criticizing the government's slide away from democracy, diplomats said on Friday.

Defence at Vatican trial want access to pope comments to investigators

Nov 17 2021

VATICAN CITY Defence lawyers at a corruption trial related to the Vatican's purchase of a luxury building in London on Wednesday demanded that the prosecution share the contents of its conversations with Pope Francis.

World has become deaf to plight of the poor, pope says in Assisi

Nov 12 2021

ASSISI, Italy Pope Francis said on Friday that the world had become deaf to the plight of the poor and condemned those who become disproportionately rich while blaming the needy for their own fate.

Vatican confirms December Pope trip to Cyprus and Greece

Nov 05 2021

VATICAN CITY The Vatican on Friday officially announced that Pope Francis will visit Cyprus and Greece, including the island of Lesbos that hosts many foreign migrants, on Dec. 2-6, confirming a Reuters report last month.

Italian nun becomes highest ranking woman in Vatican

Nov 05 2021

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has for the first time named a woman to the number two position in the governorship of Vatican City, making her the highest-ranking woman in the world's smallest state.

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