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Easter marred by Sri Lanka bombs, pope says in condemning blasts

Apr 21 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, in his Easter Sunday address, condemned as "such cruel violence" the bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 100 people and were timed to coincide with the most important day in the Christian liturgical calendar. | Video

Pope leads Catholics into Easter with vigil Mass

Apr 20 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday night, urging the faithful to live not for transient things like wealth and success but for God.

On Good Friday, pope hears harrowing stories of human trafficking

Apr 19 2019

ROME Pope Francis led Good Friday services dedicated to the victims of human trafficking and the plight of migrants, denouncing leaders with "armored hearts" who exploit their plight for political gain. | Video

Papal Good Friday service draws attention to world's poor

Apr 19 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis listened as a preacher denounced the widespread inequality in the world at a Good Friday service on the day Christians recall Jesus' death by crucifixion.

Help each other, pope tells prisoners at foot washing rite

Apr 19 2019

ROME Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead. | Video

Preaching to the converted: Swedish teen climate activist gets pope's blessing

Apr 18 2019

VATICAN CITY Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg brought her campaign to the Vatican on Wednesday and met Pope Francis, who sees eye-to-eye with her on the dangers of climate change. | Video

Pained Pope pays tribute to Notre-Dame firefighters

Apr 17 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked rescuers who put their lives at risk to salvage the medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris from a devastating blaze and said he was eager to see it restored. | Video

Pained Pope pays tribute to Notre-Dame firefighters

Apr 17 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked rescuers who put their lives at risk to salvage the medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris from a devastating blaze and said he was eager to see it restored. | Video

Pained Pope pays tribute to Notre-Dame firefighters

Apr 17 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked rescuers who put their lives at risk to salvage the medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris from a devastating blaze and said he was eager to see it restored. | Video

UPDATE 1-Pained Pope pays tribute to Notre-Dame firefighters

Apr 17 2019

VATICAN CITY, April 17 Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked rescuers who put their lives at risk to salvage the medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris from a devastating blaze and said he was eager to see it restored.

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