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In Genoa, Pope challenges workers, religious and youth

On Saturday Pope Francis paid a visit to the Italian diocese of Genoa, where he had lengthy Q&A sessions with youth, the city’s working class, and their bishops, priests and religious, challenging them and offering antidotes to modern problems. After landing just around 8a.m. local time May 27, the Pope was greeted by Genoa’s archbishop,










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Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar of Rome, who will oversee the administrative needs of the Roman diocese, including its clergy. In addition to naming him Vicar of Rome, Francis also named Donatis an archbishop, according to the May 26 Vatican










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Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting (Updated)

After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience. According to a May 24 Vatican communique, Pope Francis and Trump expressed satisfaction “for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy










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Pope Francis to nuns: Your joy can change the world

Women who are consecrated to God live “the prophecy of joy,” and this authentic joy is their most credible witness, Pope Francis told leaders of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master on Monday. “The world today is in need of this: that joy that arises from the encounter with Christ in a life of










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Pope Francis offers condolences to Manchester attack victims

The Pope said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the loss of life and invoked God’s blessing upon the nation Pope Francis has expressed his sadness at the Manchester attack, calling it a “senseless act of violence”. A statement from the Vatican said: His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and










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Pope Francis’ newest cardinals show a global Church

Only seven months after Pope Francis’ last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have not traditionally had a cardinal. The next consistory will take place June 28. In this new batch Pope Francis has confirmed his










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