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Pope's message to OSCE human trafficking conference: Full text

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a message on Monday to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)’s “17th Alliance against …

Pope Francis: You can’t defend Christianity by being ‘against refugees and other religions’

The Pope told pilgrims that the sin Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy<p>Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said …

Pope Francis

After Pope Encourages Giving Money To Homeless People, U.S. Bishop Says Don't

The bishop of Providence, Rhode Island doesn’t see eye to eye with Pope Francis when it comes to homeless people.<p>In a February interview with “Scarp …

Rhode Island

Dialogue marks faiths' response to the Westminster attacks

<b>Following the recent attack in Westminster, the temptation to increase tensions between Christianity and Islam was rejected almost immediately.</b><p>It began with a vigil outside Westminster Abbey, only two days after Khalid Masood's murderous attack that took the lives of four people, including PC Keith …

Christianity

Murdered Giulio Regeni's family begs Pope Francis to seek truth during papal visit to Egypt

The student was tortured and murdered in 2016 as he was researching the country's economy.<p>The family of Italian citizen Giulio Regeni, who was …

Pope makes appointments amid criticism of sex abuse response

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new official to oversee the Vatican office that processes clerical sex abuse cases amid mounting criticism over a yearslong backlog of cases and Francis' handling of the problem.<p>The promotion of Monsignor John Kennedy to head of the discipline …

Christianity

No one cried stop to Ireland’s Catholic institutions

<i>Editor's note: The text that follows appeared in the Irish Voice on March 29th 2017 as a letter to the Editor.</i><p>I recall clearly a shocking …

Northern Ireland

Pope appeals for Colombia, DRC, Venezuela and Paraguay

(Vatican Radio)<b> Pope Francis</b> has expressed deep pain for the tragedy that has struck the city of Mocoa in <b>Colombia</b> where a gigantic landslide has …

Vatican

Lent calls us to charity, not navel-gazing

With five Sundays down, the Lenten journey continues.<p>As the penitential season moves along, so must the introspection of the Christian disciple. The …

Pope Francis

The Vatican welcomes new refugee families from Syria

(Vatican Radio) Three new Syrian families have found shelter and welcome in the Vatican as part of an ongoing effort to provide the means and the …