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Pope urges 'sincere dialogue' as he meets Nice attack victims

Rome - Pope Francis on Saturday called for a "sincere dialogue" between Christians and Muslims as he met grieving relatives and survivors of France's Bastille Day attack, in which a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd.

Pope to meet families of Nice attack victims

Rome - Pope Francis will on Saturday hold a multi-faith meeting of grieving relatives and survivors of an attack in France in July when a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd in Nice.

'World thirsts for peace', pope tells religious leaders

Assisi - Pope Francis said Tuesday the world "thirsts for peace" after praying with faith leaders for an end to religious fanaticism and indifference to the plight of war victims.

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome hospitals

Rome - Pope Francis made surprise visits to two Rome hospitals on Friday, the Vatican said, continuing his monthly series of unannounced trips.

Catholic Church to have prayer day for sex abuse victims

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday announced plans for a worldwide day of prayer for the victims of sexual abuse, in line with a proposal from his child protection panel.

Former pope Benedict thanks God for retirement

Berlin - Retired pope Benedict XVI says he has no regrets about his 2013 decision to retire and thanks God for enabling him to recover his "freedom" from the responsibilities associated with leading the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

Pope extends stamp on Church with new human development ministry

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Wednesday announced the creation of a new Vatican ministry for human development in the latest move by the reforming pontiff to put his personal stamp on the Catholic Church.

Pope welcomes Colombia ceasefire, declines Vatican role

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Wednesday welcomed the end of Colombia's war with the FARC rebels but declined an invitation to help establish a court to prosecute atrocities committed during the conflict.

Pope Francis, Zuckerberg: Communications tech a tool vs poverty

Pope Francis and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have agreed that communications technology holds a crucial role in the crusade to eliminate poverty.

Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

Amatrice - Pope Francis said Sunday he wanted to visit the quake-hit villages of central Italy, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching.

France's Hollande to meet pope over priest killing

Paris - French President Francois Hollande will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, three weeks after the jihadist murder of a priest in France sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church.

Pope in surprise visit to ex-prostitutes

Vatican City - Pope Francis surprised 20 former prostitutes on Friday by knocking on their door in Rome and popping in for a chat.

Syrian child refugees tell Pope of new life in Rome

Vatican City - Young Syrian refugees who Pope Francis brought home with him after a trip to Greece laughed and joked with the pontiff Thursday as they told him of their new life in Italy.

Second chance for sinners as pope fetes 'Assisi pardon'

Assisi - Pope Francis travelled to the Italian town of Assisi on Thursday for a private visit to mark the 800th anniversary of the 'Pardon of Assisi', under which the slates of sinners can be wiped clean.

Pope urges Rio athletes to 'fight the good fight'

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Wednesday urged athletes heading to the Rio Olympics to fight the "good fight", aiming not for medals but solidarity in a world "sick with cruelty".

Pope 'opens door' to female deacons with new panel

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed a commission to study the issue of female Church deacons in a move seen as a potential first step towards women entering the Catholic clergy.

Pope says Islam is not terrorism

Pope Francis said Sunday that Islam could not be equated with terrorism and warned Europe was pushing its young into the hands of extremists.

Pope plays matchmaker at youth jamboree

Brzegi - Prayer was not the only thing on the minds of hundreds of thousands of young Catholics at the World Youth Day extravaganza in Poland this week: some were also looking for love.

Use the Gospel as your GPS, pope tells huge mass in Poland

Brzegi - Pope Francis celebrated mass Sunday with over 1.5 million pilgrims in a vast sun-drenched field in Poland, wrapping up an emotionally charged trip with some choice technological metaphors.

Pope and pop rock Catholic youth party

Brzegi - Saints dropping disco moves and nuns belting their hearts out rocked the final night of a Catholic youth extravaganza headlined by Pope Francis in Poland on Saturday.

Parents of gay Poles urge pope to help fight homophobia

Srodmiescie - The worried parents of 16 young gay Poles have implored Pope Francis to help combat what they call "widespread" homophobia in Poland, as the pontiff visited the strongly Catholic EU state for the first time.

Pope tells kids to get off their backsides

Brzegi - Pope Francis urged "drowsy and dull kids" to swap their sofas and video games for walking boots on Saturday at an international Catholic youth festival in Poland.

Refugees suffer 'death sentence' of indifference: Catholic youth

Srodmiescie - Refugees are subject to a "death sentence" of indifference in countries where they seek shelter, young Catholics said Friday at a faith gathering in Poland which has drawn hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe.

Auschwitz survivors recount tales of horror during pope's visit

Oswiecim - Former prisoners at Nazi Germany's most notorious extermination camp met with Pope Francis Friday as he visited Auschwitz-Birkenau to pray for the 1.1 million people, most of them Jewish, murdered there in World War II.

Pope Francis walks alone through Auschwitz

Oswiecim - Pope Francis on Friday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) gate as he visited the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Trammin' in the name of the Lord: Pope takes a ride

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis became the first pontiff to hop on an ordinary city tram on Thursday, on his way to the opening ceremony of an international Catholic extravaganza in Poland.

Pope Francis falls in Poland, escapes injury

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis fell Thursday after stumbling on an altar step during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, without injury.

Pope gets mystical with Poland's Black Madonna

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis visited Poland's most revered monastery Thursday, home to an ancient Catholic icon believed to work miracles, ahead of a trip by tram to meet young pilgrims from the world over.

Pope tells young to 'make some noise!'

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis told cheering crowds of young pilgrims Wednesday to do their duty and "make some noise" as he kicked off an international Catholic festival in Poland.

Pope urges Poles to 'welcome those fleeing war, hunger'

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis urged Poland on Wednesday to welcome people fleeing conflict and hardship, chastising a right-wing government that has refused to share the burden during Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II.
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