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US synagogue attack ‘inhuman act of violence’ – Pope
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US synagogue attack ‘inhuman act of violence’ – Pope

Pope Francis / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN Pope Francis on Sunday called a deadly attack on a synagogue in the United States “an inhuman act of violence”, expressing his “closeness to the Jewish community”. A man suspected of bursting into the synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday during a […]

US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, accused over abuse cover-up, resigns
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US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, accused over abuse cover-up, resigns

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 17, 2017 Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archbishop of Washington speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was blamed for not doing […]

Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’
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Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’

Pope Francis waves as he leaves on his popemobile car following the weekly general audience at St.Peter's square in the Vatican on October 10, 2018. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a “contract killer”. “Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating […]

North Korea wants Pope to visit, South to tell Vatican
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North Korea wants Pope to visit, South to tell Vatican

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) in an open-topped vehicle as they drive through Pyongyang on September 18, 2018. South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens […]

Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind it
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Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind it

Pope Francis / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO / ALTERNATIVE CROP Pope Francis on Saturday urged newly-ordained bishops to fight abuse and reject what he termed the “clerical” culture which has seen a series of sex abuse scandals rock the Catholic Church. “Dear brothers, turn away from clericalism. Just say […]

Pope warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Syrian rebel bastion
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Pope warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Syrian rebel bastion

Pope Francis / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO Pope Francis on Sunday warned of a “human catastrophe” in the Syria’s Idlib province, the last major rebel bastion which is being shelled by government forces. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have been amassing along Idlib’s borders for weeks and shelling rebel-held territory […]

Pope silent on claim he ignored abuse
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Pope silent on claim he ignored abuse

In this handout photograph received from Maxwell for WMOF18, Pope Francis prays at Knock Shrine in County Mayo on August 26, 2018, during his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. / AFP PHOTO / WMOF2018/MAXWELL / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT […]

Pope says psychiatrists can help gay children and their parents
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Pope says psychiatrists can help gay children and their parents

Pope Francis addresses the gathering during the Festival of Families at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin on August 25, 2018, during his visit to Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL Pope Francis has recommended parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies, during a press conference on […]