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Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plot against Pope Francis in Albania

Sep 19, 2014

Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plot against Pope Francis in Albania

Warnings that the Islamic State organisation may be plotting to attack Pope Francis during his visit to mostly-Muslim Albania on Sunday have been shrugged off by the Vatican. #World #NewsTracker #Vatican #Muslim #Albania #Pope Francis #islamic-state
Vatican car carrying 4 kg of cocaine intercepted by French police

Sep 17, 2014

Vatican car carrying 4 kg of cocaine intercepted by French police

French police have confiscated cocaine and marijuana from a car with Vatican plates, after it entered the country from Spain, RTL radio reported. #France #Spain #Drugs #Italy #Vatican City #Cocaine #Vatican #French police #marijuana
Indian-dominated Vatican cricket team gets Pope's blessing before England tour

Sep 10, 2014

Indian-dominated Vatican cricket team gets Pope's blessing before England tour

Argentina-born Pope Francis, who is a passionate footballfan but knows little about cricket, signed a bat that the Vatican teamwill take with them during their five-match tour of England. #Cricket #ThingsWeLike #Vatican City #Pope #Vatican City cricket team
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
Pope Francis greets China's Xi Jinping in rare cordial exchange

Aug 14, 2014

Pope Francis greets China's Xi Jinping in rare cordial exchange

Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea early on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides that have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority. #World #China #NewsTracker #South Korea #Vatican #Pope Francis

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Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Mar 14, 2013

Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Many have already dismissed Frank as a conservative and homophobe. I'm not sure who atheists, liberals and others expected as Pope - Lady Gaga? #HowThisWorks #Vatican #Gender Rights #Pope Francis #Saint Francis of Assisi #Catholicism

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Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Sep 20, 2014

Vatican announces Omaha native as next Chicago Archbishop

The Vatican has announced Omaha native Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be the next archbishop of Chicago... #Washington #Spokane, WA
Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Sep 20, 2014

Vatican names Spokane bishop to succeed Cardinal George

The Vatican on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago... #Washington #Spokane, WA
Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Sep 21, 2014

Pope Francis in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence. TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islami... #Albania #Syria #Iraq