Pope Francis

Pope Francis says ex-pope Benedict is 'very sick', asks for prayers

Benedict, 95, in 2013 became the first pope in some 600 years to resign. He has been living in the Vatican since then.

By REUTERS
28/12/2022

World is starving for peace, Pope Francis says in Christmas message

Francis called for a resumption of dialog between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land, the place of Jesus' birth.

By REUTERS
25/12/2022

Pope compares Ukrainian suffering to WWII Nazi death operation

Since the invasion began in February, Francis has been increasingly forceful in his condemnation of Russia's actions.

By REUTERS
07/12/2022

Pope Francis receives Israeli artwork depicting Jesus

Israeli artist Nilly Shachor found a formation of branches that look like crucified Jesus, so she took it home and enhanced it.

Pope urges Israelis, Palestinians, to seek dialog after surge in violence

"Violence kills the future, interrupting the lives of the youngest and weakening the hopes for peace," said Pope Francis.

By REUTERS
27/11/2022

Ukraine needs to be 'far-sighted' to secure peace, pope says

President Volodymyr Zelensky said last week that Ukraine was ready for peace, but only on its terms that would restore all occupied territory.

By REUTERS
25/11/2022

Pope Francis asks God to 'hurry up' and end Russia-Ukraine War

Last month, Pope Francis, for the first time, directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the "spiral of violence and death" in Ukraine.

By REUTERS
16/11/2022

Women managers have improved Vatican more than men, pope says

Francis condemned male chauvinism, acknowledging there was still too much of it around the world, including in his native Argentina.

By REUTERS
06/11/2022

Catholic Church can curb carbon emissions by returning to meat-free Fridays, study suggests

The practice dates back to the first century CE, when Pope Nicholas I declared that Catholics were required to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in memory of the death and crucifixion of Christ.

Pope, in Bahrain, condemns rearmament pushing world to 'the brink'

Francis spoke on his first full day in Bahrain as he closed a forum on East-West dialog promoted by the king of the country where, unlike Saudi Arabia, Christians are allowed to practice their faith.

By REUTERS
04/11/2022
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