Pope Francis

Pope gives the New Orleans Saints an unexpected boost on Twitter

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The head of the Catholic Church included the Saints' hashtag in a tweet Sunday morning.Read more

Firefighters rescue Pope Francis from stuck elevator

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Francis apologized to faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday for showing up seven minutes late for his traditional noon appointment with the public.Read more

Pope, urging prayers, says Amazon forest vital for our Earth

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Pope Francis added his voice to the chorus of international concern that the blazes in Brazil will have grave repercussions on the world's environmental health.Read more


Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to 'hiring a hitman'

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Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families...Read more

Pope issues new sexual abuse reporting requirements for priests, nuns

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Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors...Read more

Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

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Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass on Sunday, marking the most joyful moment of the year for the faithful even as the church faced a fresh round of bloodshed targeting...Read more

Pope Francis blesses palm branches as he ushers in Holy Week

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Palm Sunday ushers in Holy Week, which includes the Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum to commemorate Jesus' death by crucifixion.Read more

Accountability is focus of Pope Francis' summit on preventing sex abuse

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Saturday will be the final working day of the summit.Read more

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

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Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual...Read more


Pope publicly acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

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Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that...Read more

Pope aims to inspire priests, nuns 'wounded by church's sin'

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Pope Francis sought Saturday to inspire Panama's priests and religious sisters, acknowledging they have grown weary from the "wounds of the church's own sin," but urging...Read more