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Pope Francis delivers his Sunday blessing to pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square for the first time in a month.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Pope Francis spoke to the faithful from his study overlooking St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, the first time he had done so in just over a month. “I’ll tell you something: I miss the square when I have......

Pope Francis Center in Detroit receives $7M in fight against homelessness

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Pope Francis Center in Detroit will receive $7 million from a California charitable foundation to help end chronic homelessness in the city. The money comes from the Julia Burke Foundation, the center announced Thursday night. The California-based organization......

Pope Francis visits Uganda’s holiest shrine

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Pope Francis visits Uganda’s holiest shrine – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Uganda was the second stop on Pope Francis’ trip to Africa. The pontiff visited the country’s holiest shrine. Allen Pizzey reports how it was a veiled reference......

Pope Francis returns to nunciature

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Pope Francis returns to nunciature – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Pope Francis is welcomed by a massive crowd outside of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington D.C. CBS News correspondent Weija Jiang sets the scene for CBSN. Be the......

CBS News Trending Stories for September 22, 2015

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS News Trending Stories for September 22, 2015 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The pope’s U.S. visit, Scott Walker’s campaign exit, VW’s EPA scandal, a massive drug price hike and more are among today’s CBS News trending stories.......

Pope Francis’s Easter message urges world leaders to ensure universal access to vaccines.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Pope Francis delivered his annual “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and to the World”) Easter message to a small group of the faithful inside St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, while coronavirus pandemic prohibitions kept the usual audience......

In Easter speech, pope calls wars amid pandemic ‘scandalous’

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Vatican City – During his traditional Easter address, Pope Francis denounced as “scandalous” Sunday how warfare continues to rage and military arsenals are fattened around the world as the coronavirus pandemic causes social and economic suffering. Francis tempered his......

Pope makes surprise visit to homeless getting COVID-19 vaccine in Vatican

Reuters
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis paid a surprise visit on Friday to homeless and poor people from Rome getting free COVID-19 vaccinations in the Vatican. Pictures released by the Vatican showed the 84-year-old pontiff greeting doctors, nurses, charity workers and vaccine recipients in a make-shift clinic in the Vatican’s......

Pope meets cardinal he fired, in apparent reconciliation

Reuters
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Thursday with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, according to the cardinal who was fired by the pontiff last September on accusations of embezzlement and nepotism. Becciu told Italian journalists that the Mass was said in the chapel of the cardinal’s apartment in the......

Pope Francis brings spotlight to climate migration: ‘Many are being devoured in conditions that make it impossible to survive’

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Pope Francis is using his pulpit to call attention to climate migration. “When we look, what do we see? Many are being devoured in conditions that make it impossible to survive. Forced to abandon fields and shorelines, homes and villages, people flee in haste carrying just a few souvenirs and......

Pope says devil taking advantage of pandemic in Palm Sunday service

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Pope FrancisPope FrancisPope cuts salaries for cardinals, clerics in move to save other jobs Pope warns of organized crime trying to cash in on pandemic Pope compares racism to a virus MORE reflected on the coronavirus during Palm......

Pope cuts salaries for cardinals, clerics in move save other jobs

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins Pope FrancisPope FrancisPope warns of organized crime trying to cash in on pandemic Pope compares racism to a virus Catholic priests vow to bless same-sex unions in defiance of Vatican MORE on Wednesday issued a decree calling......

Pope says 10th anniversary of Syrian civil war must spur peace efforts

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis gives a news conference aboard the papal plane on his flight back after visiting Iraq, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi/Pool VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis called the Syrian civil war one of the worst humanitarian crises of current times on Sunday, saying its 10th anniversary......

Pope Francis meets father of drowned Syrian boy

Reuters
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday met the father of Alan Kurdi, the boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach six years ago became an image of the suffering of Syrians trying to escape war. The pontiff, winding up a historic trip to Iraq, met Abdullah Kurdi......

Where the Islamic State ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Qaraqosh, Iraq – Pope Francis called on Iraq’s Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic crowds in the community’s historic heartland,......

Pope Francis to visit regions of Iraq once held by Islamic State

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Tens of thousands were also displaced when militants from the Sunni Muslim Islamic State (IS) group overran northern Iraq in 2014, destroying their historic churches, seizing their property, and giving them the choice to pay a tax, convert, leave or face death. BBC – For more and to sign up......

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