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Pope: Leader of the Catholic Church
The pope, also known as the supreme pontiff, or the Roman pontiff, is the bishop of Rome, leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, and head of state representing the Holy See. Since 1929, the pope has official residence in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City, the Holy See's city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. The current pope is Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013, succeeding Benedict XVI.

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On Easter Eve, Pope Francis Urges Faithful To 'Not Yield To Fear' [Video]

On Easter Eve, Pope Francis Urges Faithful To 'Not Yield To Fear'

Amid the raging global coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis led an Easter eve Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday. According to Reuters, the Holy Father urged people to “not yield to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published
Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown [Video]

Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica, urging people not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others. Lauren Anthony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published
Pope Celebrates Palm Sunday Services In Empty St. Peter's Basilica [Video]

Pope Celebrates Palm Sunday Services In Empty St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Sunday. The Holy Father urged people living through the coronavirus pandemic to be less concerned with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

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