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Pope Francis: 266th pope of the Catholic Church
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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Pope Francis's first public appearance with mask [Video]

Pope Francis's first public appearance with mask

Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time at a public function on Tuesday (October 20) when he attended a prayer service with other religious leaders to implore peace.

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Pope hosts post-lockdown indoor general audience [Video]

Pope hosts post-lockdown indoor general audience

Over 1,000 people gathered in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican for the first time a general audience held by Pope Francis has been indoors since the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope presents encyclical in St. Peter's square [Video]

Pope presents encyclical in St. Peter's square

Pope Francis presented to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's square, the new encyclical on Sunday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope [Video]

Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed what he called China's "repressive" regime on Wednesday, as Vatican officials accuse him of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential..

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Fired cardinal denies wrongdoing [Video]

Fired cardinal denies wrongdoing

An Italian cardinal fired from his powerful Vatican post said on Friday Pope Francis had accused him of embezzlement and nepotism, but he denied wrongdoing and said he was still ready to lay down his..

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Pope visibly happy to resume public audiences [Video]

Pope visibly happy to resume public audiences

Pope Francis held his first weekly general audience with a live crowd in six months on Wednesday as the Holy See slowly lift restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

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Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

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Catholic voters can't ignore abortion or Kamala Harris' religious bigotry in 2020 election

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