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Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Aug 18, 2014

Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Francis, met by festive crowds, spoke several times during his visit to South Korea about inequality, which has been a theme of his papacy since being elected in March 2013. #China #Japan #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #Vatican #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Pontifex
2% priests in the Catholic Church are sexual abusers: Pope

Jul 14, 2014

2% priests in the Catholic Church are sexual abusers: Pope

The pope was quoted as saying that, while most paedophilia took place in family situations, "even we have this leprosy in our house". #TheySaidIt #Vatican #Paedophilia #Sexual abuse #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Minors #Church child molestation scandal #Pontifex
Suspected fraud plot foiled at Vatican bank

Mar 31, 2014

Suspected fraud plot foiled at Vatican bank

Two men toting a briefcase stuffed with false bond certificates purportedly worth trillions of euros (dollars) tried to bluff their way into the exclusive Vatican bank in a foiled fraud plot, Italian police said on Sunday. #World #Italy #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Davide Cardia
Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Feb 26, 2014

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to resign, saying his decision was freely made and his alone. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis
Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Dec 21, 2013

Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Pope Francis has warned Vatican administrators that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity #NewsTracker #Rome #Vatican City #Pope #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis

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Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Aug 14, 2014

Pope Francis rides around Seoul in Kia

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church raised eyebrows Thursday all across status conscious South Korea by passing on a limousine and opting instead to be ferried around on his papal visit in a Kia hatchback... #Seoul #Roman Catholic Church
Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Aug 14, 2014

Pope's South Korea visit highlights Catholic growth in Asia

Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday on his first visit to Asia as pontiff, a sign of the growing importance the church is placing on the continent, where Roman Catholics are a small but growing minority... #Seoul #Roman Catholic Church
Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Jul 26, 2014

Flamenco-dancing Spanish priest draws crows at Mass

It’s a lot more fun than going to Confession. A Roman Catholic priest in southern Spain has worshippers banging down his church doors, all so they can praise God and dance the flamenco... #Seoul #Roman Catholic Church