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Pope delivers Sunday address over the internet

8 March 2020, 3:40 PM

Saying he felt “caged,” Pope Francis delivered his Sunday blessing over the internet from inside the Vatican on Sunday instead of from a window to stop crowds gathering during Italy’s coronavirus outbreak.

Pope tests negative for coronavirus, Italy report says

3 March 2020, 12:50 PM

Pope Francis, who canceled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday.

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Pope asks Catholics to say ‘Never Again’ to the Holocaust

27 January 2020, 6:47 AM

Pope Francis on Sunday asked the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to stop for a moment of prayer and reflection on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and say “Never Again.”

Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

13 January 2020, 8:49 AM

Former Pope Benedict, in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules.


Pope calls for dialogue and restraint amid growing US-Iran tensions

5 January 2020, 5:01 PM

Pope Francis called on Sunday for dialogue and restraint two days after the killing of a top Iranian military commander by the United States.



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