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Pope seeks peace in Jerusalem, highlights plight of war-scarred children

25 December 2017, 2:47 PM

Pope Francis on Monday called for peace in Jerusalem in his traditional Christmas address and highlighted the plight of children scarred by conflict, after urging the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore migrants.

Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

25 December 2017, 6:30 AM

Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are “driven from their land” because of leaders willing to shed “innocent blood”.

Philippines storm death toll tops 200

24 December 2017, 7:25 PM

More than 200 people have been killed and scores were missing in the southern Philippines on Sunday after a tropical storm triggered severe flooding and landslides that also wrecked Christmas for tens of thousands of survivors.

Pope Francis wraps up Asia tour

2 December 2017, 10:46 AM

Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Pope meets Myanmar’s military chief in shadow of Rohingya crisis

27 November 2017, 5:08 PM

The leader of the Roman Catholic church will also visit Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 Rohingya have fled to escape what Amnesty International has called “crimes against humanity”.

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