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Pope: Leader of the Catholic Church
The pope, also known as the supreme 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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Pope's Amazon synod proposes married priests, female leaders

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Harley Davidson signed by Pope fetches £42,000 in Stafford

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Pope mistakenly Tweets support for U.S. 'Saints' football team

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address mega event today

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Huge crowds attend Pope's mass in Madagascar

Many of the worshippers brave the cold and wind, spending nights outdoors ahead of his arrival.
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Pope says it's an "honor" to be criticized by U.S. conservatives

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Chinese Catholic bishop ordained with Pope's approval

The first bishop is ordained under a new deal between Beijing and the Vatican.
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George Galloway asks Pope to 'intervene' over Lord Sugar's bizarre comparison of skulls photo to Corbyn shadow cabinet

'Please Father intervene,' says former MP who calls crossbench peer 'literally unhinged'
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Pope moves America's 'first televangelist' closer to sainthood

The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a charismatic figure of U.S. Roman Catholicism in the 20th century and a pioneer in using media for religious purposes, is one step closer to sainthood.
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