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Silence - a Martin Scorsese film and a premier for the Pope

It is a tale of faith under torture, of two Jesuit missionaries journeying to Japan in the seventeenth century in search of their missing mentor.

It is a tale of faith under torture, of two Jesuit missionaries journeying to Japan in the seventeenth century in search of their missing mentor.

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Abortion still 'grave sin, ending innocent life' - Pope Francis

Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek

Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek

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Pope allows all priests to forgive abortions

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.

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Pope prays with poor

Pope Francis on Friday (11 November) joined some 6,000 of Europe’s poor and homeless for a ceremony at the Vatican.

Pope Francis on Friday (11 November) joined some 6,000 of Europe’s poor and homeless for a ceremony at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis has praised as “blessed” people who take in asylum seekers, as he celebrated Mass with thousands of followers during his visit to Sweden.

Pope Francis has praised as “blessed” people who take in asylum seekers, as he celebrated Mass with thousands of followers during his visit to Sweden.

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'Police' pounce on picture of Pope

A larger-than-life mural was taken down by Rome’s so-called decorum police (cleaning authorities) on Wednesday (October 19), hours after it went up.

A larger-than-life mural was taken down by Rome’s so-called decorum police (cleaning authorities) on Wednesday (October 19), hours after it went up.

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Pope Francis announces 17 new cardinals

Pope Francis announce the names of 17 new Cardinals that he will appoint next month, many of them from the developing world.

Pope Francis announce the names of 17 new Cardinals that he will appoint next month, many of them from the developing world.

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Pope makes surprise visit to quake hit Amatrice

Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to Amatrice and other towns in central Italy devastated by an earthquake six weeks ago.

Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to Amatrice and other towns in central Italy devastated by an earthquake six weeks ago.

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Azerbaijan: Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday

The pontiff made a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society but at the same time overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president’s term and…

The pontiff made a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society but at the same time overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president’s term and…

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Pope holds mass in Tbilisi as Orthodox Church stays away

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, one of the smallest crowds the pontiff has drawn in 16 trips abroad.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, one of the smallest crowds the pontiff has drawn in 16 trips abroad.

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Pope comforts multi-faith France terror attack victims

Muslims accounted for a third of those killed in France’s July 14 terror attack and, as Pope Francis received grieving families and survivors of the Nice lorry massacre on Saturday, different religion

Muslims accounted for a third of those killed in France’s July 14 terror attack and, as Pope Francis received grieving families and survivors of the Nice lorry massacre on Saturday, different religion

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Pope Francis offers pizza lunch to 1,500 homeless people

Some 1,500 homeless people from across Italy were brought into Rome to be given seats of honour at Mother Teresa’s canonisation Mass, before being treated to a pizza…

Some 1,500 homeless people from across Italy were brought into Rome to be given seats of honour at Mother Teresa’s canonisation Mass, before being treated to a pizza…

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Pope shares pizza lunch with the poor

1,500 were brought to the Vatican from across Italy, and given seats of honour at Sunday's canonisation mass for Mother Teresa.

1,500 were brought to the Vatican from across Italy, and given seats of honour at Sunday's canonisation mass for Mother Teresa.

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Pope Francis declares Mother Teresa a saint

Mother Teresa, the revered nun known for her work with the destitute in India, has been elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.

Mother Teresa, the revered nun known for her work with the destitute in India, has been elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.

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Mother Teresa to be elevated to sainthood

Mother Teresa, the celebrated nun known for her work with the poor in India, will be declared a saint later today.

Mother Teresa, the celebrated nun known for her work with the poor in India, will be declared a saint later today.

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Pope shakes paw of rescue dog

The holy hound rescued a four-year-old girl buried in the rubble of her earthquake-hit home in Pescara Del Tronto

The holy hound rescued a four-year-old girl buried in the rubble of her earthquake-hit home in Pescara Del Tronto

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Pope Francis has lunch with 21 Syrian refugees

Pope Francis on Thursday had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees at his residence at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis on Thursday had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees at his residence at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta.

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The world needs more forgiveness - Pope Francis

The 79-year-old pontiff made a brief visit to the central Italian town for the 800th anniversary of the "Pardon of Assisi".

The 79-year-old pontiff made a brief visit to the central Italian town for the 800th anniversary of the "Pardon of Assisi".

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Pope Francis encourages acceptance at penultimate day of World Youth events

On the penultimate day (July 30) of the World Youth celebrations in Poland, Pope Francis addressed worshippers at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the south of…

On the penultimate day (July 30) of the World Youth celebrations in Poland, Pope Francis addressed worshippers at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the south of…