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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
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
Iraq crisis Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to denounce brutality

Aug 12, 2014

Iraq crisis Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to denounce brutality

The Vatican called for Muslim leaders to denounce the brutality of Islamic State (IS) extremist militants who have swept across Iraq, saying there was no possible justification for their "unspeakable crimes". #NewsTracker #Iraq #Vatican #ISIS #Silvano Tomasi #Qaraqosh
'Please stop!' says Pope Francis, in emotional plea for peace

Jul 28, 2014

'Please stop!' says Pope Francis, in emotional plea for peace

Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square. #World #India #Middle East #Israel #Iraq #Vatican #Ukraine #Gaza #Pope Francis #World War I #Saint Peter's Square

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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?

Aug 23, 2014

For Nuncio Accused of Abuse, Dominicans Want Justice at Home, Not Abroad

A top Vatican ambassador, or nuncio, was accused of child sexual abuse in the Dominican Republic, but the Vatican has stirred an outcry because it helped him avoid prosecution there... #Dominican Republic #Roman Catholic Church
Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Aug 26, 2014

Ex-Diplomat for the Vatican Could Be Tried

The former ambassador to the Dominican Republic is accused of paying boys there to engage in sexual acts, and his diplomatic immunity has been revoked... #Dominican Republic #Roman Catholic Church
Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Aug 19, 2014

Argentina car crash kills papal relatives, Vatican says

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said... #Dominican Republic #Roman Catholic Church