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Pope pays tribute journalists killed; says press freedom vital

18 May 2019, 6:20 PM

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.

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Pope decrees bishops must be directly accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups

9 May 2019, 4:24 PM

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 to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.

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Pope on sensitive trip to Orthodox Bulgaria and North Macedonia

3 May 2019, 2:23 PM

Pope Francis starts a trip on Sunday to Bulgaria and North Macedonia where he will have to tread carefully because of sensitive relations with the dominant Eastern Orthodox Church in the two Balkan countries where Catholics are a tiny minority.

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Pope appeals for evacuation of refugees in Libya camps

28 April 2019, 3:20 PM

Pope Francis called on Sunday for the evacuation of refugees held in detention camps in Libya as fighting there escalates.

A security officer stands guard in front of St Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels.

‘Horrific’, ‘cruel’, ‘sad’: World reacts to Sri Lanka blasts

22 April 2019, 6:31 AM

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people.

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