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Philip Pullella

'Few have too much': Pope condemns global food inequality

Feb 14 2019

ROME Pope Francis condemned unfair access to food around the world as "perverse" on Thursday, saying it threatened disaster for humanity if not remedied.

Vatican to rule next week on defrocking of disgraced U.S. cardinal: sources

Feb 11 2019

VATICAN CITY Vatican officials will meet next week to decide the fate of disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick over allegations of sexual abuse, Vatican sources said on Friday.

Venezuela opposition envoys in Rome to press Guaido's cause

Feb 11 2019

VATICAN CITY/CARACAS Envoys for Venezuela's self-declared caretaker leader Juan Guaido met Vatican officials and lobbied the Italian government for support on Monday in their quest to keep international pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Sacked cardinal issues manifesto in thinly veiled attack on pope

Feb 10 2019

VATICAN CITY A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own "Manifesto of Faith," in the latest attack on the pontiff's authority by a leading member of the Church's conservative wing. | Video

Pope hopes his Arabian trip will help Islam-Christian relations

Feb 06 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis said on Wednesday he hoped his historic trip to the Arabian peninsula will help dispel the notion of an inevitable clash of civilizations between Christianity and Islam.

Pope says he is committed to stopping sexual abuse of nuns

Feb 06 2019

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis, whose papacy has been marked by efforts to quell a global crisis over sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy, said on Tuesday he was committed to stopping the abuse of nuns by priests and bishops, some of whom had used the women as sex slaves. | Video

Pope says he is committed to stopping sexual abuse of nuns

Feb 05 2019

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis, whose papacy has been marked by efforts to quell a global crisis over sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy, said on Tuesday he was committed to stopping the abuse of nuns by priests and bishops, some of whom had used the women as sex slaves. | Video

Tens of thousands pack stadium for first papal mass on Arabian Peninsula

Feb 05 2019

ABU DHABI Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis, the first pontiff in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula. | Video

Pope decries 'armed power', Yemen war on UAE trip

Feb 04 2019

ABU DHABI Pope Francis denounced the "logic of armed power" in Yemen, Syria and other Middle East wars on Monday on a landmark visit to the Arabian peninsula where Islam emerged, telling Christians and Muslims that conflicts brought nothing but misery and death. | Video

Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit, condemns Yemen war

Feb 04 2019

ABU DHABI Pope Francis on Sunday became the first pontiff to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula, just hours after issuing his strongest condemnation yet of the war in Yemen, where his host the United Arab Emirates has a leading military role. | Video

World News

U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.