Pope Francis

Pope Francis holds weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 15, 2019.
Pope condemns racism, violence in US, calls for national reconciliation

"My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life," Francis said.

By REUTERS
03/06/2020
President Reuven Rivlin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, November 15, 2018
President Rivlin speaks with Pope Francis on coronavirus

“The disease shows us that it respects no borders and that no-one is immune," Rivlin told the Pope.

By LEON SVERDLOV
09/04/2020
Pope Francis starts fund to help poorer countries fight coronavirus

The funds will be distributed via the Pontifical Missions Societies, which supports the work of more than 1,100 dioceses mostly in Africa, Asia Oceania and part of the Amazon region.

By REUTERS
06/04/2020
Pope backs UN chief's call for global ceasefire to focus on coronavirus

"Stop every form of hostility and to favor the creation of corridors for humanitarian help diplomatic efforts and attention to those who find themselves in situations of great vulnerability."

By REUTERS
29/03/2020
Pope Francis really likes the Jewish custom of Shabbat

From his frequent denunciations of antisemitism to his close friendship with an Argentine rabbi, Pope Francis has long been a friend of the Jews.

By JTA STAFF
19/03/2020
Pope Francis takes part in the penitential procession on Ash Wednesday in Rome, Italy, February 26,
Pope cancels appearances in public to avoid crowds amid coronavirus

The participation of the faithful at the pope's morning Mass in his residence has been suspended until March 15.

By REUTERS
07/03/2020
Pope Francis takes part in the penitential procession on Ash Wednesday in Rome, Italy, February 26,
Pope tests negative for coronavirus, Italy report says

The death toll in Italy jumped to 52 on Monday from 34 the day before and the total number of confirmed cases in Europe's worst affected country climbed past the 2,000 mark.

By REUTERS
03/03/2020
Pope Francis takes part in the penitential procession on Ash Wednesday in Rome, Italy, February 26,
Pope Francis falls ill, religious events canceled due to coronavirus

A number of people wore masks in St. Peter’s Square at the Wednesday audience but only one person was seen wearing one at the pope's Ash Wednesday service.

By REUTERS
27/02/2020
Vatican: No 'smoking gun' in wartime archives of Pius XII on Holocaust

The Vatican will on March 2 open up its archives on the wartime pontificate of Pius XII to allow scholars to probe accusations that he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust

By REUTERS
20/02/2020
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