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Pope risks joke about Trump's size

Vatican City - It could have caused a diplomatic incident but a culinary quip from Pope Francis seemed to have gone down well with Donald Trump and his wife Melania.

Pope urges Trump to work for peace as smiles replace spats

Vatican City - Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world as the two leaders swapped sparring for smiles in their first face-to-face meeting, at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Vatican City - US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues.

Gloves off as Trump heads to Vatican

Vatican City - Billionaire President Donald Trump heads to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet man-of-the-poor Pope Francis, with all eyes on whether they will end their sparring to find common ground.

Trump arrives in Rome for Pope talks

Rome - Donald Trump on Tuesday arrived in Rome for a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis in what was his first official trip to Europe since becoming US President.

Pope says to create five new cardinals

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Sunday he plans to create five new cardinals from five different countries at a special ceremony next month, all of them under the age of 80.

Pope backs efforts on Huntington's but opposes embryo research

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Thursday threw his weight behind a global push for a cure for deadly Huntington's disease but said scientists should not use human embryos in stem cell research regarded as the best hope of finding one.

Pope reminds Cup final stars of duties to young

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Tuesday received a group of footballers from Juventus and Lazio on the eve of their Italian Cup final clash.

Pope casts doubt on Bosnian Virgin apparitions

Pope Francis expressed serious doubts regarding reported daily apparitions of the Virgin at Medjugorje in Bosnia, a site which attracts a million pilgrims annually.

Pope 'won't judge' Trump before hearing him out

Pope Francis said Saturday he was hopeful of finding common ground with US President Donald Trump at their upcoming Vatican meeting, despite the leaders being starkly at odds over issues from migration to climate change.

Pope Francis makes Fatima child shepherds saints

F - Two young shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, were declared saints Saturday by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to make Fatima child shepherds saints

F - Two young shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, will be declared saints by Pope Francis on Saturday.

Pope greeted by thousands on Fatima pilgrimage

F - Pope Francis called for harmony "among all people" Friday after arriving at Portugal's holy site of Fatima where he was greeted by thousands of pilgrims gathered to mark 100 years since child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary.

Father of Fatima 'miracle' boy recounts recovery

F - The father of a Brazilian boy who recovered at lightning speed after a serious fall on Thursday recounted what he called a "miracle" brought about by two child shepherds in Portugal's Fatima.

Fatima readies to welcome pope under tight security

F - Thousands of police on alert, border controls tightened, anti-drone measures: Portugal is taking no chances with security ahead of a pilgrimage by Pope Francis to the famous shrine of Fatima.

'Rent-a-pilgrim' to walk to Fatima for $2,700

Cascais - Carlos Gil is a "payer-off of promises," at least that is the way the Roman Catholic refers to himself, but he is more commonly known as a "rent-a-pilgrim".

Five facts about Fatima, where Virgin visions turn 100

F - Pope Francis begins a two-day pilgrimage on Friday to the holy site of Fatima in central Portugal to mark the centenary of the first visions of the Virgin Mary.

Pope to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

Vatican City - Pope Francis heads to Fatima on Friday on a pilgrimage that will see him canonise two child shepherds who reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago.

Swiss guards, loyal soldiers of the pope, take the oath

Vatican City - Forty new Swiss Guards were sworn in at the Vatican on Saturday, the latest halberd-clutching soldiers of the pope to serve a tradition stretching back 500 years.

Pope says Vatican can intervene in Venezuela under 'clear conditions'

Pope Francis on Saturday said the Vatican was ready to intervene as a mediator to try and end Venezuela's deadly political crisis under "clear conditions".

Pope calls for N.Korea negotiations

Pope Francis on Saturday called for negotiations to resolve tensions surrounding North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Italian elected new leader of Order of Malta

Rome - A 72-year-old Italian medieval art expert was on Saturday elected to head the Order of Malta, the world's oldest chivalric order.

Pope lifts spirits of Egypt's persecuted Christians

Cairo - For a minority devastated by a series of church bombings that killed dozens of Christians, it was a chance for a rare joyous respite.

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Cairo - Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

Thousands of Egypt Catholics gather for Pope mass

Cairo - Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.

Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

Cairo - Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt's small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings. The spiritual leader of the world's 1.

Pope and Egypt's Coptic patriarch pray at IS-bombed church

Cairo - In a Cairo church bombed by the Islamic State group just months ago, Pope Francis and the Coptic Orthodox patriarch sat side by side Friday and prayed near tangible reminders of the horrific attack.

Pope says 'demagogic' populism does not help peace

Cairo - Pope Francis denounced "demagogic populism" on Friday and insisted that violence profanes God's name, in a wide-ranging speech as he visited Egypt to push for tolerance."Peace alone...

Pope Francis lands in Egypt in push for 'fraternity'

Cairo - Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote "unity and fraternity" with Muslims and Christians, who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.

Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit

Cairo - Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group.
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