Exhortations
February 8, 2017

‘Build bridges not walls’: Pope Francis reiterates message on migrants

Pope Francis repeated his appeal for people to build bridges of understanding at his weekly audience at the Vatican. The Pope also commented that Wednesday marked both the Church’s day…
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News
November 12, 2016

‘I don’t judge politicians’: Pope Francis skirts Trump question

The Pope said he simply wanted to understand the suffering that politicians 'cause to the poor' Pope Francis has declined to offer any comment about Donald Trump in a new…
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NewsUSAVatican
July 22, 2016

Don’t turn against refugees, German Church urges after axe attack

German Church representatives urged people not to turn against Muslim refugees and asylum seekers, after police killed an Afghan refugee who had attacked people on a train. Markus Hauck, spokesman…
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AmericasEuropeNewsUSAVatican
June 3, 2016

Former IT specialist ordained as new auxiliary bishop of Southwark

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark presided at the ordination of the diocese’s new auxiliary bishop, Bishop Paul Mason, at St George’s Cathedral. Originally from North Shields in Durham, Bishop Mason worked…
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October 7, 2015

The U.N. has much work to do, Vatican ‘foreign minister’ says

There are currently 50 conflicts worldwide, despite the work of the agency The United Nations mission is not yet complete 70 years after its founding, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s…
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NewsVatican
October 2, 2015

To welcome a migrant is to welcome God himself, Pope says

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis recognized the challenges involved with welcoming migrants, but stressed that despite the difficulties they should always be…
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September 19, 2015

No one can play dumb on what's happening in the Middle East, Pope says

While the international community can't seem to find solutions to the current crisis ravaging the Middle East, thanks to the media it's caught the world's attention and can't be ignored,…
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September 14, 2015

Full Text of Pope Francis' interview with Portuguese radio station

In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes…
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