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266th and current pope

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Pope Francis: 266th and current pope
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first to visit the Arabian Peninsula, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

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Pope pays tribute to journalists who were killed; says press freedom vital

Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country's health.
Reuters - Published

And then there was light: Cardinal breaks law to restore power for homeless

A close aide to Pope Francis has drawn the ire of Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini by climbing down a manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of homeless people living in an..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pope Francis

Pope gives migrant children ride on popemobile [Video]Pope gives migrant children ride on popemobile

Pope Francis has given eight migrant children a ride in his popemobile around St Peter's Square during his weekly audience. The children recently arrived in Italy and hail from Syria, Nigeria and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Pope treats migrant children to a ride on his popemobile [Video]Pope treats migrant children to a ride on his popemobile

Pope Francis gave eight children a seat behind him on his popemobile during a ride around St. Peter's Square.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Pope Francis pays tribute to mothers around the world [Video]Pope Francis pays tribute to mothers around the world

Pope Francis paid tribute to mothers around the world on Sunday as many countries obserevd Mother's Day. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Pope's Decree Holds Bishops Accountable For Cover-Ups And Sexual Abuse [Video]Pope's Decree Holds Bishops Accountable For Cover-Ups And Sexual Abuse

According to Reuters.com, "Pope Francis introduced sweeping changes in Catholic Church law on Thursday to hold bishops accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, making reporting obligatory for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse [Video]Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse

New church law requires clergy to report suspicions of sexual abuse by clerics of any level.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Pope Francis makes bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up [Video]Pope Francis makes bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up

Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:58Published

Pope Decrees Bishops Must Be Directly Accountable For Sex Abuse Or Cover-Ups [Video]Pope Decrees Bishops Must Be Directly Accountable For Sex Abuse Or Cover-Ups

Pope Francis issued a landmark decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up. The decree, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Activists call on Pope Francis to implement Vatican's 'zero tolerance' policy for sexual abuse by clergy in Argentina. [Video]Activists call on Pope Francis to implement Vatican's 'zero tolerance' policy for sexual abuse by clergy in Argentina.

Activists call on Pope Francis to implement Vatican's 'zero tolerance' policy for sexual abuse by clergy in Argentina.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Pope To Begin Trip To Bulgaria & North Macedonia To Meet With Orthodox Leaders [Video]Pope To Begin Trip To Bulgaria & North Macedonia To Meet With Orthodox Leaders

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Pope Francis will begin a trip to Bulgaria and North Macedonia where he will meet with the dominant Eastern Orthodox Church in the two Balkan countries..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Pope Tells Hairdressers Pope Tells Hairdressers "Thou Shall Not Gossip"

Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbors. According to Reuters, he now says gossip should also be avoided in beauty parlors and hair salons. The pope urged some 230..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Apple CEO Shares How He Reduced His Screen Time [Video]Apple CEO Shares How He Reduced His Screen Time

Business Insider reports world religious and business leaders are sharing their concerns about growing addiction to cell phones. Pope Francis recently warned a group of high schoolers about it while..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Pope Francis Condemns Sri Lanka Attacks [Video]Pope Francis Condemns Sri Lanka Attacks

According to Reuters, Pope Francis on Monday decried the attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people over the weekend. The Holy Father called for universal condemnation of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

New explosion near Colombo church that was targeted in Sunday's attack [Video]New explosion near Colombo church that was targeted in Sunday's attack

An explosion went off on Monday (April 22) in a van near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day, when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it, a Reuters witness said...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

World Leaders Send Words Of Support And Solidarity With Sri Lankans After Bombings [Video]World Leaders Send Words Of Support And Solidarity With Sri Lankans After Bombings

Sri Lanka faces a tragedy this Easter Sunday with eight bombs killing at least 207 people. According to Business Insider, churches and luxury hotels were targeted in the attack. The press reported that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Pope Condemns Sri Lanka Easter Attacks As 'Such Cruel Violence' [Video]Pope Condemns Sri Lanka Easter Attacks As 'Such Cruel Violence'

According to Reuters, Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka, as “such cruel violence." The blasts, which hospital and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks [Video]Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks

Pope Francis condemned the deadly bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, calling it "cruel violence." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Pope Leads Catholics Into Easter At Vigil Mass In St. Peter's Bascilica [Video]Pope Leads Catholics Into Easter At Vigil Mass In St. Peter's Bascilica

Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday night. According to Reuters, the Holy Father urged the faithful to live not for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Pope Francis Prays For Exploited Migrants, Children In Good Friday Service [Video]Pope Francis Prays For Exploited Migrants, Children In Good Friday Service

Reuters reports Pope Francis led services on Good Friday which he dedicated to migrants and the victims of human trafficking. Marking his seventh Easter as the Roman Catholic leader, Pope Francis led a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Pope Francis Washed Feet Of Prisoners At Holy Thursday Service [Video]Pope Francis Washed Feet Of Prisoners At Holy Thursday Service

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners at a traditional service. According to Reuters, the Pope told the prisoners "to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

In Aftermath Of Notre-Dame Blaze, Macron Says Pope Will Visit France [Video]In Aftermath Of Notre-Dame Blaze, Macron Says Pope Will Visit France

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Pope Francis would at an undetermined time visit France. The country was plunged into sorrow this week by a catastrophic fire at the Notre-Dame de..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks with Pope Francis [Video]Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks with Pope Francis

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg brought her campaign to the Vatican on Wednesday and met Pope Francis. She held up a small sign reading "Join the Climate Strike". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Pope Francis Thanks Notre-Dame Firefighters, Offers Restoration Know-How [Video]Pope Francis Thanks Notre-Dame Firefighters, Offers Restoration Know-How

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Pope Francis thanked rescuers who managed to salvage the historic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris from a devastating blaze and said that he was eager to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:59Published

Pope expresses sadness over Notre Dame fire [Video]Pope expresses sadness over Notre Dame fire

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his closeness and affection to the French people following the devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Vatican: Pope Praying For All Affected By Fire At Notre Dame [Video]Vatican: Pope Praying For All Affected By Fire At Notre Dame

Reuters reports Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he shared the sadness of the French people mourning the devastation of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and hoped it would be restored to remain a symbol of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

"Be humble", Pope Francis urges Catholic Church

"Be humble", Pope Francis urges Catholic Church

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Pope Francis aide restores power for hundreds in occupied Rome building

pope francis aide restores power for hundreds in occupied rome building
A cardinal flips a switch to restore power to people in an occupied state-owned building in Rome.
BBC News - Published

Pope approves visits to contested Bosnian shrine

Pope Francis has approved pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a village in Bosnia that is steeped in controversy over whether the Madonna appears to local people, the Vatican said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

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