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Pope to beg forgiveness for 'evil' done to indigenous Canadians
The Pontiff will apologise to Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors. The visit marks a radical rethink of the Catholic Church’s missionary legacy, spurred on by the first pope from the Americas and the discovery of hundreds of probable graves at the school sites.
Pope Francis names women to bishops advisory committee for first time
The Dicastery for Bishops meets to evaluate proposed new bishops that are put forward by Vatican ambassadors.
Is the Pope vegan? Catholic leader tells Europeans to eat less meat
The Pope has urged that we “break this self-destructive trend” of consumerism.
Congolese community joins Pope for Mass at Vatican
Unable to travel to Congo, Pope Francis greeted the Congolese community in Rome on Sunday, borrowing words from their native languages to wish peace and joy in an especially vibrant ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Francis urges Congo, South Sudan to 'turn a page' for peace
Francis had planned to begin a weeklong pilgrimage to the two African countries but he cancelled the trip last month because of knee pain that makes walking and standing difficult.
Pope Francis's decade-long vision for the Church is finally realised in new Constitution
On the 5th of June, the new Apostolic Constitution will enter into effect: for the first time, lay persons, including women, will be able to preside over the ministers of the Roman Curia.
Pope cites nuclear risk as he makes Easter plea for peace in Ukraine
“Shall we put an end to the human race, or shall mankind renounce war?" the pope quoted, as he made an anguished Easter Sunday plea for peace in Ukraine.
Pope Francis calls for "Easter truce" in Palm Sunday address
Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said that the “folly of war” leads people to commit “senseless acts of cruelty.”
Watch: Pope Francis kisses Ukrainian flag brought from Bucha
Francis kissed the grimy flag, which he said “comes from the war, straight from that battered city Bucha”.
Pope prays for kindness to refugees as he wraps Malta visit
Pope Francis prayed for the world to show more kindness and compassion to refugees as he paid tribute Sunday in Malta to the shipwrecked St. Paul and meets with migrants who, like the apostle, arrived on the Mediterranean island and were welcomed.
Pope Francis criticises Russia's 'infantile and destructive' war
"We had thought that invasions of other countries, savage street fighting and atomic threats were grim memories of a distant past,” Pope Francis said of the war in Ukraine on a visit to Malta.
Pope Francis meets Ukrainian children
At the end of Wednesday's general audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis greeted children from Ukraine.
Pope thanks Poland for 'opening borders and hearts' to Ukrainians
More than 660,000 Ukrainians had fled to neighbouring countries by 1 March with Poland welcoming more than half of them.
Watch: 'War is insane,' says Pope Francis on Russia-Ukraine crisis
The Pope, in his general audience Wednesday, prayed that the "threats of war be overcome through serious dialogue."
'I'm not much of a saint': Pope Francis makes TV talk show debut
The pope appeared remotely in an hour-long segment from his home in the Vatican, weighing in on the migrant crisis and his 'few but true' close friends.
A shouting man denouncing the Church disrupts an audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican
A shouting man denouncing the Church disrupts an audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican, before being escorted outside by police
COVID vaccine misinformation violates human rights, says Pope Francis
Pope Francis has condemned the spread of fake news about coronavirus jabs and the pandemic.
Pope Francis urges parents not to condemn gay children
It is the pope's latest gesture of outreach to the LGBT community, which has long been marginalised by the Catholic hierarchy.
Pope Francis pledges justice for sex abuse victims after Munich report
A lawyers' report found that Benedict XVI had mishandled four cases of sexual abuse in the clergy while archbishop of Munich.
You caught me: Pope congratulates reporter who saw him at record shop
Pope Francis recently paid a private visit to Rome's Stereosound record store, but was rumbled by a journalist who happened to be in the area.
Pope Francis pays a rare private visit to Rome record store
The leader of the Catholic church spent time at Stereosound to bless the store's latest renovation and browse their classical collection.
Pope Francis says COVID-19 vaccination is a 'moral obligation'
Francis also lamented that increasing "ideological divides" were discouraging people from getting vaccinated.
Bulgaria celebrates Epiphany with host of annual traditions
On the 6th of January every year, the Bulgarian Orthodox church marks St. Jordan’s Day (Epiphany). It falls on the twelfth day after Christmas and marks the day Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist.
Pope praises role of women as peacemakers in his New Year’s address
In the Roman Catholic calendar January 1, is dedicated to world peace, and Pope Francis has used the occasion to praise the role of women as peacemakers.
Pope Francis prays for pandemic end as COVID-19 cases surge
Pope Francis asked for dialogues and peace during his "Urbi et Orbi address on Saturday, after an estimated 2,000 people attend midnight mass in St. Peter’s Basilica the night before.
Pope greets, chats with migrant families in Lesbos
Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni Identification Centre on Sunday and met with refugee families living in the camp. Francis took his time walking along the barricades, patting children on the head, asking them their names and posing for selfies.