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Themes of mercy and forgiveness at Pope's first Angelus address

The pope was given a warm and enthusiastic welcome by a crowd of more than 100,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, gathered to witness his first

The pope was given a warm and enthusiastic welcome by a crowd of more than 100,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, gathered to witness his first

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Pope charms journalists in first media test

Hard nosed journalists perhaps more known for their cynicism were won over by a papal charm offensive as a relaxed Pope Francis joked with them

Hard nosed journalists perhaps more known for their cynicism were won over by a papal charm offensive as a relaxed Pope Francis joked with them

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Turkey's Cemal Uşak hails new pope as 'new hope'

Leading Turkish intellectual Cemal Uşak believes the election of Pope Francis brings “new hope” for inter-faith relations. Uşak is Secretary

Leading Turkish intellectual Cemal Uşak believes the election of Pope Francis brings “new hope” for inter-faith relations. Uşak is Secretary

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Pope Francis calls for more austere Catholic Church

Pope Francis wants a poor Church and a Church which serves the poor. He made the statement at an audience of thousands of journalists in the

Pope Francis wants a poor Church and a Church which serves the poor. He made the statement at an audience of thousands of journalists in the

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Vatican denies accusations of silence during dictatorship

Only a few days in office and the Vatican has felt the need to issue a firm rebuttal of accusations against Pope Francis stemming from the time of

Only a few days in office and the Vatican has felt the need to issue a firm rebuttal of accusations against Pope Francis stemming from the time of

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Warm start to relations between new pope and Rome's chief rabbi

On the first day of his papacy, Pope Francis reached out to Rome’s Jewish community and said he hoped to build on the good relations between the two

On the first day of his papacy, Pope Francis reached out to Rome’s Jewish community and said he hoped to build on the good relations between the two

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Ukrainian Catholics welcome pope who speaks their language

The Ukrainian Catholic community has a particular affiliation with Pope Francis, elected on March 13. The new pontiff, who is from Buenos Aires, was

The Ukrainian Catholic community has a particular affiliation with Pope Francis, elected on March 13. The new pontiff, who is from Buenos Aires, was

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Benedict XVI's troubled relationship with Germany

On February 11, 2013, Benedict XVI caused dismay for many in the church when he announced he was stepping down from the papacy, a job that is

On February 11, 2013, Benedict XVI caused dismay for many in the church when he announced he was stepping down from the papacy, a job that is

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Pope Francis sets his own style

Sending a message of radical humility Latin America’s first pope, Francis I has begun his reign at the Vatican. The 76-year-old is regarded as a

Sending a message of radical humility Latin America’s first pope, Francis I has begun his reign at the Vatican. The 76-year-old is regarded as a

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Papal lustre shines on joyful Argentina

Argentinians exploded with joy on the streets of Buenos Aires when they discovered the new pope was one of their own. No longer Jorge Mario

Argentinians exploded with joy on the streets of Buenos Aires when they discovered the new pope was one of their own. No longer Jorge Mario

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Night of a thousand gasps as Pope Francis surprises everyone

The much-awaited white smoke from the Sistine Chapel announcing a new pope is an ancient tradition, but it arrived at a very modern time, just ahead

The much-awaited white smoke from the Sistine Chapel announcing a new pope is an ancient tradition, but it arrived at a very modern time, just ahead