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Pope Francis: 266th and current pope
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

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'Tired of politicized pastors': Maduro alerts Pope that Venezuelans are DITCHING Catholicism

'tired of politicized pastors': maduro alerts pope that venezuelans are ditching catholicism
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his countrymen are fleeing the Catholic Church en masse because they have grown tired of "politicized" bishops. "I want to tell you, dear Pope Francis, we..
WorldNews - Published

Pope names first woman to senior Vatican diplomatic post

Pope Francis on Wednesday named the first woman to hold a high-ranking post in the Secretariat of State, the male-dominated Vatican's diplomatic and administrative nerve center.
Reuters - Published

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Pope Francis Names First Woman To Senior Vatican Position [Video]Pope Francis Names First Woman To Senior Vatican Position

Pope Francis on Wednesday named the first woman to hold a high-ranking post in the Secretariat of State. The position is located in the male-dominated Vatican’s diplomatic and administrative nerve..

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Catholic priest celibacy: Former Pope Benedict defends it in book [Video]Catholic priest celibacy: Former Pope Benedict defends it in book

Former Pope Benedict's new book supports celibacy for Catholic priests, in contradiction of Pope Francis' remarks.

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Benedict breaks silence on Vatican's celibacy debate [Video]Benedict breaks silence on Vatican's celibacy debate

Former Pope Benedict, in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends priestly celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Pope sorry for ‘losing patience’ with well-wisher who grabbed his hand [Video]Pope sorry for ‘losing patience’ with well-wisher who grabbed his hand

Pope Francis has apologised for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him towards her. In his new year wishes to the public in St Peter’s Square, Francis confessed to losing..

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In New Year message, pope decries violence against women [Video]In New Year message, pope decries violence against women

Pope Francis used his New Year message to decry violence against women. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Watch: Pope Francis struggles free after woman grabs his hand outside Vatican [Video]Watch: Pope Francis struggles free after woman grabs his hand outside Vatican

Watch: Pope Francis struggles free after woman grabs his hand outside Vatican

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Pope Francis Gets Pulled By Woman During Walk In Vatican City [Video]Pope Francis Gets Pulled By Woman During Walk In Vatican City

Pope Francis walked through the square in Vatican City to go see the large Nativity scene set up. During his walk, a woman grabbed his hand and yanked him toward her. According to Reuters, the Pope..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pope Francis pulls himself free from woman's clutch [Video]Pope Francis pulls himself free from woman's clutch

A visibly indignant Pope Francis had to pull himself away from a woman in a crowd in St Peter's Square on Tuesday after she grabbed his hand and yanked him towards her.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:29Published

Pope To Faithful: Put The Phones Away And Start Talking To Each Other [Video]Pope To Faithful: Put The Phones Away And Start Talking To Each Other

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to talk to each other at mealtimes instead of using their mobile phones. According to Reuters, the Holy Father cited Jesus, Mary and Joseph as an example for..

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Pope Francis celebrates Midnight Mass [Video]Pope Francis celebrates Midnight Mass

Pope Francis assured the faithful on Christmas Eve that God loves everyone, “even the worst of us”, as he celebrated the joyous birth of Christ after a less-than-joyful year of scandals and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Pope asks Catholics to 'acknowledge sins' on Christmas [Video]Pope asks Catholics to 'acknowledge sins' on Christmas

Pope Francis during the Christmas Eve Mass held in St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday invited Catholics to "acknowledge" their "sins" as they prepare to celebrate the Christmas holiday.

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'The Two Popes' Director Fernando Meirelles Saw Pope Francis in Jonathan Pryce | Director Roundtable [Video]'The Two Popes' Director Fernando Meirelles Saw Pope Francis in Jonathan Pryce | Director Roundtable

Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Fernando Meirelles, Lulu Wang and Todd Phillips joined for the annual director roundtable.

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Pope Francis ends secrecy rule over sexual abuse cases [Video]Pope Francis ends secrecy rule over sexual abuse cases

The pope abolished the use of secrecy in sexual abuse cases after criticism that the rule has been used to protect paedophiles.View on euronews

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Pope Francis blesses baby Jesus statues during Angelus [Video]Pope Francis blesses baby Jesus statues during Angelus

Pope Francis on Sunday blessed the statuettes of Baby Jesus brought by hundreds of children to the Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square.View on euronews

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Greta Thunberg Said She Doesn't Like Small Talks And Selfies With Politicians [Video]Greta Thunberg Said She Doesn't Like Small Talks And Selfies With Politicians

Greta Thungberg began sitting outside the Swedish parliament to bring awareness to climate change. While she urges leaders to take action, she said she tries to say no to meetings with them now...

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During holiday shopping period, pope blasts 'virus' of consumerism [Video]During holiday shopping period, pope blasts 'virus' of consumerism

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to resist the excesses of consumerism in the period leading up to Christmas, calling it a virus that attacks faith and offends the needy. Roger Fortuna has more.

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In Nagasaki, Pope Francis calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons [Video]In Nagasaki, Pope Francis calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons

Pope Francis appealed for the abolition of nuclear weapons during a message in one of Japan's two cities hit by atomic bombs on Sunday. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Pope Francis continues Asia trip with anti-nuclear message in Japan [Video]Pope Francis continues Asia trip with anti-nuclear message in Japan

Pope Francis continues Asia trip with anti-nuclear message in Japan

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Pope Francis calls for nuclear disarmament as he lands in Japan [Video]Pope Francis calls for nuclear disarmament as he lands in Japan

Pope Francis arrived on Saturday in Japan, the second leg of a week-long Asian trip whose main aim is to bring an anti-nuclear message to Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Hopkins 'rankled' to be second on Two Popes production forms [Video]Hopkins 'rankled' to be second on Two Popes production forms

Jonathan Pryce joked that Sir Anthony Hopkins was “rankled” to appear second on production call sheets for Netflix’s new feature film The Two Popes. Pryce stars as Pope Francis, opposite Hopkins..

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Pope Francis slams use of women & children for prostitution in Thailand [Video]Pope Francis slams use of women & children for prostitution in Thailand

On a visit to Bangkok, Pope Francis has spoken up for the victims of sex tourism.View on euronews

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Two popes — one retired, one reigning — cause a furor

two popes — one retired, one reigning — cause a furor
VATICAN CITY — Ever since Benedict XVI announced he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign, Catholic theologians, canon lawyers and others warned of the potential confusion in having two..
WorldNews - Published

Retired Pope to be removed as celibacy book author

The apparent intervention from Pope Benedict came as Pope Francis considers an easing of the rules.
BBC News - Published

Former pontiff's book draws criticism, highlights problem of 'two popes'

Roman Catholic scholars rebuked the former Pope Benedict on Monday for his comments in a new book regarding the delicate matter of priestly celibacy, saying his words were helping to destabilize the..
Reuters - Published

Pope Benedict XVI breaks silence to reaffirm priest celibacy

pope benedict xvi breaks silence to reaffirm priest celibacy
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has broken his silence to reaffirm the “necessity" of priestly celibacy, co-authoring a bombshell book at the precise moment that Pope Francis is weighing whether to allow..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Retired Pope Benedict warns Francis against relaxing priestly celibacy rules

The surprise appeal comes as Pope Francis considers an easing of the rule banning married priests.
BBC News - Published

Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

Former Pope Benedict, in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not..
Reuters - Published

Pope appeals to U.S. and Iran to pursue dialogue, self-restraint

Pope Francis on Thursday urged the United States and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue "dialogue and self-restraint" to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

After slapping incident, pope kisses nun who vows not to bite

Pope Francis, who last month angrily slapped the hand of a woman who yanked him toward her, gave a light-hearted reaction more typical of his papacy on Wednesday when a nun asked him for a kiss. He..
Reuters - Published

Pope calls for dialogue and restraint amid growing US-Iran tensions

Pope Francis called on Sunday for dialogue and restraint two days after the killing of a top Iranian military commander by the United States.
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis slapped a woman on the hand when she grabbed him in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis lost his patience and slapped a woman on the hand after she grabbed him while he greeted gatherers at the Vatican.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pope Francis apologises for 'bad example' of slapping arm of pilgrim who tugged him

pope francis apologises for 'bad example' of slapping arm of pilgrim who tugged him
Pope Francis, 83, had a sharp encounter with a woman on Tuesday evening during a walkabout in St. Peters Square. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Pope Francis apologizes for slapping woman's hand, then denounces violence against women

pope francis apologizes for slapping woman's hand, then denounces violence against women
Rome (CNN)Pope Francis has used his New Year message to denounce violence against women, hours after slapping a woman's hand to free himself from her grip. "Women are sources of life. Yet they are..
WorldNews - Published

In New Year message, pope decries violence against women

Pope Francis, in his first message of the new year, denounced on Wednesday the use and abuse of women in modern society, and called for an end to the exploitation of the female body.
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis slaps pilgrim's hand after she yanks his arm

Pope Francis showed his displeasure towards a visitor in St Peter's Square on New Year's Eve.
BBC News - Published

Disgruntled Pope Francis pulls himself free from woman's grasp

A visibly indignant Pope Francis had to pull himself away from a woman in a crowd in St Peter's Square on Tuesday after she grabbed his hand and yanked him toward her.
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis: It's good to talk, but not on mobiles

The pope cited Jesus, Mary and Joseph as an example of a family with good communication skills.
BBC News - Published

Put away phones at mealtimes and talk to each other, says pope

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to talk to each other at mealtimes instead of using their mobile phones, citing Jesus, Mary and Joseph as an example for families to follow.
Reuters - Published

Pope names new Santiago Archbishop to deal with aftermath of abuse scandal in Chile

Pope Francis on Friday confirmed a Spanish priest as the new archbishop of Chile's capital Santiago, as the Vatican seeks to turn the page on a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken its standing and..
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis' Christmas Message: 'God Loves Us All, Even the Worst of Us'

pope francis' christmas message: 'god loves us all, even the worst of us'
Pope Francis has delivered his annual Christmas Day blessing at St. Peter's Square following his annual Christmas Mass sermon delivered on Tuesday at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the papal..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24BBC News

Pope Offers Hope Against Darkness in Christmas Day Message

pope offers hope against darkness in christmas day message
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to..
WorldNews - Published

Pope in Christmas message urges softening of 'self-centred hearts'

In his Christmas Day message, Pope Francis says a more compassionate mankind can help end suffering.
BBC News - Published

Pope Francis defends migrants, calls for peace in ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Christmas address

Pope Francis urged the world to let the light of Christmas pierce the "darkness in human hearts" that leads to religious persecution, social injustice, armed conflicts and fear of migrants.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Pope, religious leaders, send South Sudan rivals Christmas peace appeal

Pope Francis and two other religious leaders sent out an extraordinary Christmas appeal on Wednesday to the leaders of South Sudan to keep their promise to form at least a transitional unity government..
Reuters - Published

Pope celebrates Midnight Mass at the Vatican

Pope Francis assured the faithful on Christmas Eve that God loves everyone - "even the worst of us" - as he celebrated Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at the Vatican. (Dec. 25)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Pope Francis kicks off Christmas celebrations with midnight Mass

pope francis kicks off christmas celebrations with midnight mass
Pope Francis ushered in Christmas celebrations for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics on Tuesday, saying the celebration of Jesus's birth reminded humanity how "God continues to love us all, even the..
WorldNews - Published

Don't let Church failings distance you from God, Pope says on Christmas Eve

Pope Francis led the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Tuesday, urging them not to let the Church's failings lead them away from accepting God's love.
Reuters - Published

Pope and U.N. chief appeal for environment, religious tolerance

Pope Francis and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed for nuclear disarmament, environmental protection and religious tolerance.
Reuters - Published

Pope denounces 'torture, slavery' in Libyan migrant camps

pope denounces 'torture, slavery' in libyan migrant camps
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for the closing of migrant detention camps in Libya on Thursday, saying they were rife with torture and slavery. Francis, who has made..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

'Should have happened a long time ago': Victim advocates welcome Pope’s secrecy changes

Pope Francis’ abolishing of the use of the Vatican’s highest level of secrecy has been called a step in the right direction by advocates, but they say much more needs to be done by the Catholic..
SBS - Published

Pope abolishes 'pontifical secrecy' in clergy sexual abuse investigations

Pope Francis on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors, abolishing the rule of “pontifical secrecy” that previously..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Pope accepts resignation of archbishop accused of molestation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Holy See's ambassador to France, who has been accused of sexual molestation, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Pope scraps pontifical secrecy rule over sex abuse

Pope Francis makes sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with sex abuse cases.
BBC News - Published

Vatican ambassador to France resigns after molestation allegations

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Holy See's ambassador to France, who has been accused of sexual molestation, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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