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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 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 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 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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Ecumenical meeting at the Vatican

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the highest ranking imam in Egypt, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the highest ranking imam in Egypt, at the Vatican.

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Papal pre-match pep talk

On Friday, Pope Francis welcomed representatives of Italy’s Serie A Football League as well as players from the Juventus and AC Milan teams ahead of the Coppa Italia…

On Friday, Pope Francis welcomed representatives of Italy’s Serie A Football League as well as players from the Juventus and AC Milan teams ahead of the Coppa Italia…

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Female deacons in the Catholic Church?

Pope Francis tells a conference of nuns at the Vatican that he is willing to create a commission to study the idea.

Pope Francis tells a conference of nuns at the Vatican that he is willing to create a commission to study the idea.

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Pope Francis tells EU leaders "being a migrant is not a crime"

Pope Francis has been awarded the Charlemagne Prize, given for outstanding services towards European unification. At a ceremony in the Vatican

Pope Francis has been awarded the Charlemagne Prize, given for outstanding services towards European unification. At a ceremony in the Vatican

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Pope Francis visits Syrian refugees on Lesbos: a 'day to cry'

Pope Francis said his day visiting refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos had been a “day to cry.” He returned to Rome, with a dozen extra passengers

Pope Francis said his day visiting refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos had been a “day to cry.” He returned to Rome, with a dozen extra passengers

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Pope Francis returns to Rome, leaving behind protests in Lesbos

Pope Francis has touched down in Rome, with a dozen extra passengers. The Pontiff returned to the Italian capital with three Syrian families. The

Pope Francis has touched down in Rome, with a dozen extra passengers. The Pontiff returned to the Italian capital with three Syrian families. The

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How the Vatican has dealt with the scandals of sexual abuse

The Vatican is under scrutiny. It happens with the Roman Catholic Church and its hierarchy each time a paedophile scandal is brought into the open

The Vatican is under scrutiny. It happens with the Roman Catholic Church and its hierarchy each time a paedophile scandal is brought into the open

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Vatican probes funding for cardinal's luxury apartment

The Vatican says it is investigating claims that money meant for a children’s hospital was used to refurbish the luxury apartment of a high-ranking

The Vatican says it is investigating claims that money meant for a children’s hospital was used to refurbish the luxury apartment of a high-ranking

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Use weapons of love to combat violence, says Pope on Easter Sunday

Use the weapons of love to combat blind and brutal violence, that was Pope Francis’ message on Easter Sunday. Security was tight for the traditional

Use the weapons of love to combat blind and brutal violence, that was Pope Francis’ message on Easter Sunday. Security was tight for the traditional

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Pope Francis uses Easter homily to call for hope

The Pope has used an Easter vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica to urge people not to lose hope in a gloomy world. The Holy Week commemorating Jesus’

The Pope has used an Easter vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica to urge people not to lose hope in a gloomy world. The Holy Week commemorating Jesus’

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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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Children were not believed, Cardinal tells Australia abuse commission

George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify at a Royal Commission in Australia into systematic child sex abuse, said children were

George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify at a Royal Commission in Australia into systematic child sex abuse, said children were