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Watch: Cheeky little girl snatches Pope's skullcap

A little girl got a laugh from the Pope and the nearby crowd in Rome on Wednesday (March 22) when she grabbed the skull cap from off his head as he bent down to kiss…

A little girl got a laugh from the Pope and the nearby crowd in Rome on Wednesday (March 22) when she grabbed the skull cap from off his head as he bent down to kiss…

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.

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Pope Francis targeted by hate campaign

Posters have appeared around Rome accusing the Pontiff of attacking conservative Catholics. The signs, which were quickly covered up by the authorities, were put up by mystery activists during the nig

Posters have appeared around Rome accusing the Pontiff of attacking conservative Catholics. The signs, which were quickly covered up by the authorities, were put up by mystery activists during the nig

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Bawling babies get breastfed in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.

Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.

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Pope Francis face-to-face with refugees

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians have met migrants at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians have met migrants at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be made Roman Catholic saint

Pope Francis has announced that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made at saint of the Roman Catholic

Pope Francis has announced that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made at saint of the Roman Catholic

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Pope ends trip to Mexico decrying the suffering of migrants

Pope Frances has ended his Mexico visit along the US border. There he prayed at a memorial for migrants who have perished trying to reach the United

Pope Frances has ended his Mexico visit along the US border. There he prayed at a memorial for migrants who have perished trying to reach the United

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Pope Francis celebrates mass with Ugandan faithful

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out to greet Pope Francis in Uganda. He stopped off in Namugongo, near the capital Kampala, on the

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out to greet Pope Francis in Uganda. He stopped off in Namugongo, near the capital Kampala, on the

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Pope Francis praises Ugandan authorities for taking in refugees

Pope Francis opens the second leg of his African tour with praise for the Ugandan authorities and trips to some of the capital's holiest sites.

Pope Francis opens the second leg of his African tour with praise for the Ugandan authorities and trips to some of the capital's holiest sites.

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Kelly Gissendaner executed in Georgia despite pleas for clemency

Kelly Gissendaner has been executed in the state of Georgia in the United States. She became the first woman to be executed in the state for 70

Kelly Gissendaner has been executed in the state of Georgia in the United States. She became the first woman to be executed in the state for 70

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Tens of thousands of Cubans hear Pope's Mass

Pope Francis celebrated Mass with tens of thousands of Cubans in Havana’s Revolution Square. The political heart of Cuba, it is where the government

Pope Francis celebrated Mass with tens of thousands of Cubans in Havana’s Revolution Square. The political heart of Cuba, it is where the government

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What's happening this week 21/09/15

MONDAY UKRAINE – NATO Lviv • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg begins his first visit to Ukraine. USA – CHINA Seattle • Chinese

MONDAY UKRAINE – NATO Lviv • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg begins his first visit to Ukraine. USA – CHINA Seattle • Chinese

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What's happening this week 14/9/2015

MONDAY EU – MIGRANT CRISIS Brussels • European Union interior ministers hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the European Commission’s new

MONDAY EU – MIGRANT CRISIS Brussels • European Union interior ministers hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the European Commission’s new

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Paraguay: Pope Francis praises 'most glorious women of America'

Pope Francis’ homecoming tour of South America has taken him to Paraguay, where he was emphatic in his praise of the efforts of the country’s women

Pope Francis’ homecoming tour of South America has taken him to Paraguay, where he was emphatic in his praise of the efforts of the country’s women

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Sarajevo gears up for visit of Pope Francis to divided Bosnia

Catholic pilgrims have been arriving in Sarajevo, which has been gearing up for the visit of Pope Francis. At an outdoor mass in the main football

Catholic pilgrims have been arriving in Sarajevo, which has been gearing up for the visit of Pope Francis. At an outdoor mass in the main football

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The controversy of Pope Pius XII in 'Shades of Truth'

Tackling a controversy which has dogged the Roman Catholic church for almost 70 years. In “Shades of Truth” US actor David Wall plays

Tackling a controversy which has dogged the Roman Catholic church for almost 70 years. In “Shades of Truth” US actor David Wall plays

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Pope Francis washes Rome prisoners' feet on Holy Thursday

Pope Francis spent part of Holy Thursday in a prison in Rome. The Pontiff washed the feet of twelve male and female inmates and a baby as he marked

Pope Francis spent part of Holy Thursday in a prison in Rome. The Pontiff washed the feet of twelve male and female inmates and a baby as he marked

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Pope visits Scampia, urges Camorra criminals 'return to honesty'

Pope Francis has visited one of Italy’s most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city of Naples. Scampia has been described as a forgotten, crumbling

Pope Francis has visited one of Italy’s most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city of Naples. Scampia has been described as a forgotten, crumbling

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Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka urging inter religious harmony

Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka, where he will spend two days before flying on to one of the Catholic church’s strongholds, the Philippines. He

Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka, where he will spend two days before flying on to one of the Catholic church’s strongholds, the Philippines. He

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Man who shot Pope Jean Paul II returns to crime scene

The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis.

The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis.

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Mass tango for Pope Francis on his 78th birthday

After attending an audience with Pope Francis, some thousands of tango dancers performed a flash mob for the Argentine pope who was celebrating his

After attending an audience with Pope Francis, some thousands of tango dancers performed a flash mob for the Argentine pope who was celebrating his

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Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding a remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding a remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the

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Pope Francis visits S. Korea

Pope Francis arrived on Thursday in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter of a century. The Pope was greeted by

Pope Francis arrived on Thursday in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter of a century. The Pope was greeted by

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Pope, Abbas and Peres pray for Middle East peace

Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas joined Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican. Both

Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas joined Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican. Both

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Vatican: Pope, Abbas and Peres pray for Middle East peace

More than a month after Middle East peace talks collapsed, Palestinian and Israeli leaders have been brought together by Pope Francis for an

More than a month after Middle East peace talks collapsed, Palestinian and Israeli leaders have been brought together by Pope Francis for an

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Pilgrims fill St Peter's Square for pontiffs' canonisation

Emotional crowds at the Vatican witness ceremony proclaiming Popes John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church.

Emotional crowds at the Vatican witness ceremony proclaiming Popes John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church.