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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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On Good Friday, pope hears harrowing stories of human trafficking

Pope Francis led Good Friday services dedicated to the victims of human trafficking and the plight of migrants, denouncing leaders with "armored hearts" who exploit their plight for political gain.
Reuters - Published

Papal Good Friday service draws attention to world's poor

Pope Francis listened as a preacher denounced the widespread inequality in the world at a Good Friday service on the day Christians recall Jesus' death by crucifixion.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pope Francis

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..

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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..

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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..

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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).

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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..

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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.

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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..

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"Be humble", Pope Francis urges Catholic Church

"Be humble", Pope Francis urges Catholic Church

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Pope Francis Tells The Church To Be Humble On Palm Sunday [Video]Pope Francis Tells The Church To Be Humble On Palm Sunday

Pope Francis waved palm and olive branches in St. Peter’s Square for this Palm Sunday. For Christians, Palm Sunday is the day Jesus rose into Jerusalem and was called a Messiah. According to Reuters,..

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On Palm Sunday, Pope says Church needs to be humble [Video]On Palm Sunday, Pope says Church needs to be humble

Tens of thousands waved palm fronds and olive branches in St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday, as Pope Francis called for the Church to be humble. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Pope Francis Kisses Feet Of Once-Rival South Sudan Leaders [Video]Pope Francis Kisses Feet Of Once-Rival South Sudan Leaders

(CNN)Pope Francis has broken with papal protocol by kneeling to kiss the feet of South Sudan leaders at the Vatican. A video released by the Vatican shows an aide on Thursday assisting the 82-year-old..

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Pope Francis kisses feet of South Sudan leaders in bid for peace [Video]Pope Francis kisses feet of South Sudan leaders in bid for peace

In an unprecedented gesture at the Vatican, Pope Francis knelt down to kiss the feet of the warrior leaders of South Sudan, urging them to end the civil war.

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Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post [Video]Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church's highest U.S. position, looking to end a disturbing trend after the two previous men..

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Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C. [Video]Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C.

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new head of the Catholic Church in Washington D.C. The 71 year old becomes the first..

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Pope Francis Admits Church's History of Male Domination [Video]Pope Francis Admits Church's History of Male Domination

In a document addressing young Catholics, Pope Francis said the church should acknowledge its history of male domination and respect women's rights.

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Church must acknowledge male domination, says Pope [Video]Church must acknowledge male domination, says Pope

Pope Francis, addressing sexual abuse scandals and calls for women priests, said on Tuesday that for its own good the Roman Catholic Church had to acknowledge its history of male authoritarianism and..

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Messi is not God - Pope Francis [Video]Messi is not God - Pope Francis

Pontiff says Barcelona star is a great player but cannot be compared to the almighty

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Pope criticizes building walls to keep migrants out [Video]Pope criticizes building walls to keep migrants out

Pope Francis has announced his opposition to the idea of building border walls to keep migrants out. According to Reuters, Pope Francis has stated that the leaders who attempt to implement border walls..

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Pope Francis Tells Moroccan Catholic Community To Live 'In Brotherhood' With Other Faiths [Video]Pope Francis Tells Moroccan Catholic Community To Live 'In Brotherhood' With Other Faiths

Pope Francis visited Morocco and spoke to a small Catholic community in a predominantly Muslim area. He told them their mission was to live in brotherhood with other faiths and not try to convert them...

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Pope Says Migration Issues Won't Be Solved By Pope Says Migration Issues Won't Be Solved By "Raising Barriers"

Reuters reports Pope Francis said on Saturday called the issues migrants face “a wound that cries out to heaven." While on a two-day visit to Morocco, Francis also declared support for Moroccan King..

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Pope, Morocco's King Call For Protection Of Jerusalem For All Faiths [Video]Pope, Morocco's King Call For Protection Of Jerusalem For All Faiths

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Pope Francis and Morocco's King Mohammed VI called for the protection of Jerusalem's multi-religious character, saying the city's sacred sites must be..

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Pope, Morocco's king, say Jerusalem must be open to all faiths [Video]Pope, Morocco's king, say Jerusalem must be open to all faiths

Pope Francis and Morocco's King Mohammed VI called for the protection of Jerusalem's multi-religious character, saying the city's sacred sites must be accessible to worshippers of all faiths. Rough cut..

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Pope In Morocco Says Physical Barriers Won't Solve Migration Issue [Video]Pope In Morocco Says Physical Barriers Won't Solve Migration Issue

According to Reuters, Pope Francis said that problems of migration would never be resolved by physical barriers but instead required social justice and correcting the world’s economic imbalances...

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Security tackle man who ran at Moroccan king's car during pope parade [Video]Security tackle man who ran at Moroccan king's car during pope parade

Video footage shows an unidentified man charging a car carrying the Moroccan king during a parade with Pope Francis. It's not immediately clear what the man's intent was. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Security tackle man who runs at Moroccan king's car in pope's parade [Video]Security tackle man who runs at Moroccan king's car in pope's parade

TV footage shows an unidentified man charging a car carrying the Moroccan king during a parade with Pope Francis. It's not immediately clear what the man's intent was. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Help each other, pope tells prisoners at foot washing rite

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead.
Reuters - Published

Pope washes feet of prisoners at Holy Thursday service

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead.
Reuters - Published

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, a country plunged into sorrow this week by a catastrophic fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris..
Reuters - Published

Pained Pope pays tribute to Notre-Dame firefighters

Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked rescuers who put their lives at risk to salvage the medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris from a devastating blaze and said he was eager to see it..
Reuters - Published

Pope pained by Notre-Dame fire, says Church indebted to firefighters

Pope Francis said on Wednesday he was pained by the fire that devastated the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris and said the entire Catholic Church was grateful to those who risked their lives to save..
Reuters - Published

Pope shares sadness of French over Notre Dame, hopes for restoration

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 the faith of..
Reuters - Published

Pope praying for all affected by fire at Notre Dame, symbol of unity: Vatican

Pope Francis is praying for all those affected by the fire that devastated the Cathedral of Notre Dame, which will always remain a symbol of French national unity, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

On Palm Sunday, Pope says Church needs to be humble

Tens of thousands of people waved palm and olive branches in St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday as Pope Francis led the world's Catholics into Holy Week commemorations ahead of Easter calling for the..
Reuters - Published

Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders, urging them to keep the peace

Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan's previously warring leaders on Thursday as he urged them to not return to a..
Reuters - Published

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