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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 defends migrants after clashes between Italy and rescue ships

Pope Francis said on Monday that "no one is exempt" from helping migrants, in an indirect rebuke of Italy's hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini who has tried to shut the country's ports to..
Reuters - Published

Pope calls for humanitarian corridors to protect migrants

Pope Francis said prayers on Sunday for victims of the bombing of a migrant center in Libya last week and called for concerted action to create extensive humanitarian corridors to prevent similar..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pope Francis

Russia's Putin meets Pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis [Video]Russia's Putin meets Pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Pope Francis at The Vatican on Thursday, as speculation rises it could come ahead of the first trip by a pope to Russia. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage [Video]'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage

A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Parched tourists seek gelato and shade in sweltering Europe [Video]Parched tourists seek gelato and shade in sweltering Europe

Calling all ice cream sellers: Paris, Berlin and the Vatican are among cities sweltering in an unseasonably early heatwave across parts of Europe as hot air is sucked up from the Sahara desert. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Pope Francis dons fireman's helmet to visit cathedral in Camerino [Video]Pope Francis dons fireman's helmet to visit cathedral in Camerino

The Camerino cathedral was damaged by an earthquake in 2016.

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

Pope Urges Restraint In Gulf After Tanker Attacks [Video]Pope Urges Restraint In Gulf After Tanker Attacks

According to Reuters, Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a..

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Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf [Video]Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf

The pontiff has urged the international community to use 'diplomatic tools' to solve the recent conflict in the Middle East over the attack on two oil tankers, which the U.S, blamed on Iran. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Pope warns of divisive ideologies in homage to Communist-era martyrs [Video]Pope warns of divisive ideologies in homage to Communist-era martyrs

Pope Francis warned against any new ideological attempt to sow fear or division in society on Sunday (June 2) as he paid tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism. Rough cut..

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Pope Warns of Divisive Ideologies In Homage to Communist-Era Martyrs [Video]Pope Warns of Divisive Ideologies In Homage to Communist-Era Martyrs

According to Reuters, Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people. Francis made the comment during a meeting with Roma people at..

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Pope Francis Asked Forgiveness From Roma People [Video]Pope Francis Asked Forgiveness From Roma People

Pope Francis asked forgiveness in behalf of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people. According to Reuters, this might increase tensions Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister..

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Pope Francis in Romania warns against division through ideology [Video]Pope Francis in Romania warns against division through ideology

On the final day of his Romania trip, Pope Francis speaks of the courage of Catholics persecuted under Communism.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:15Published

Pope To Ethnic Hungarians, Romanians: Get Over It [Video]Pope To Ethnic Hungarians, Romanians: Get Over It

Pope Francis urged ethnic Hungarians and Romanians on Saturday to put their troubled past behind them. According to Reuters, more than 80,000 people gathered around one of Romania’s most popular..

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Pope Urges Hungarians, Romanians to Put Troubles Behind Them [Video]Pope Urges Hungarians, Romanians to Put Troubles Behind Them

According to Reuters, Pope Francis urged ethnic Hungarians and Romanians to put their troubled past behind them on Saturday as bad weather disrupted his visit to Transylvania. More than 80,000 people..

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Pope Francis arrives in Bucharest for three-day visit to Orthodox Romania [Video]Pope Francis arrives in Bucharest for three-day visit to Orthodox Romania

Pope Francis will meet the patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church during his visit to the country, where Catholics are a minority.

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Pope Denies Prior Knowledge Of Expelled Cardinal's Sexual Misconduct [Video]Pope Denies Prior Knowledge Of Expelled Cardinal's Sexual Misconduct

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has denied he knew about sexual misconduct by former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick before the start of Church investigations that found him guilty. FILE PHOTO:..

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Pope Francis meets indigenous Amazon chief Raoni [Video]Pope Francis meets indigenous Amazon chief Raoni

Wearing his traditional lip plate and a yellow, crown-like decoration on his head, Amazon rainforest Chief Raoni Metuktire on Monday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Pope Likens Abortion To 'Hiring Hitman' [Video]Pope Likens Abortion To 'Hiring Hitman'

CNN reports Pope Francis likened having an abortion to hiring a "hitman" while speaking at the "Yes to Life" anti-abortion conference in Rome Saturday.The Pontiff stated that abortion was never..

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Pope Francis Reiterates Stance Against Abortion [Video]Pope Francis Reiterates Stance Against Abortion

According to a report by Business Insider, Pope Francis reiterated his stance against abortion, suggesting that the procedure should not be performed even when the fetus is deformed or gravely ill. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Pope Francis Appoints Women To Key Vatican Role [Video]Pope Francis Appoints Women To Key Vatican Role

According to Reuters, Pope Francis has broken with tradition and appointed women to a key Vatican department. Three nuns and one laywoman have been appointed as councilors in the office of synods. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 
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