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Pope Francis headed Friday to Marseille for a two-day visit focused on the Mediterranean and migration, bringing a message of tolerance amid bitter debate over how Europe manages asylum seekers.
Calls for compassion for migrants suffering in North Africa and those attempting to reach Europe or die trying will be at the heart of Pope Francis's visit to Marseille this week.
Pope Francis hailed religion's power to resolve conflict and promote peace Sunday, on his final full day in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar for a visit that has seen him seek to build bridges with neighbouring China.
Pope Francis invoked the "wisdom" of the Mongolian people Saturday, in harmony with nature and embracing spirituality, while warning the young democracy of such modern-day risks as corruption and environmental ruin. The 86-year-old Francis, on the first papal visit to the Asian nation sandwiched between China and Russia, was feted with an official welcome ceremony…
Pope Francis arrived in Mongolia on Friday for the first papal visit to the Asian nation, as he sent a message of "unity and peace" to neighbouring China in a bid to improve ties.
Pope Francis revealed Wednesday he will publish an update to his seminal 2015 thesis on the environment in October, just weeks before the next round of UN climate talks. The 86-year-old pontiff earlier this month mentioned plans to write a second part of "Laudato Si" but gave no details beyond saying it would address "current…
Pope Francis on Saturday denounced "disinformation" and fake news spread in an effort to influence public opinion as journalism's principal offence
Pope Francis expressed his sorrow on Thursday at news of the latest deadly migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean, urging people not to become "indifferent" to such increasingly frequent tragedies. Forty-one people including three children, were reported missing on Wednesday after their small boat overturned just hours after leaving the Tunisian port of Sfax six days…
Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass before a huge crowd on Sunday at a waterside park near Lisbon to wrap up an international jamboree of Catholic youth.
Tens of thousands of faithful cheered Pope Francis as he arrived Saturday in Fatima, a globally revered shrine devoted to the Virgin Mary...
Pope Francis on Thursday urged young people to focus on caring for the planet and fighting climate change, calling for an "integral ecology" that melds environmental protection with the fight against poverty and other social problems. The 86-year-old Francis has made the protection of the environment a cornerstone of his pontificate, noting in his landmark…
Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Europe to find "courageous courses of peace" to end the war in Ukraine as he opened a five-day visit to Portugal for a major Catholic youth festival. The 86-year-old pontiff has repeatedly called for peace in Ukraine and has sought to play a mediating role, though his efforts have yet…