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266th pope of the Catholic Church

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Pope Francis: 266th pope of the Catholic Church
Pope Francis is, as the bishop of Rome, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.


Pope installs 13 new cardinals [Video]

Pope installs 13 new cardinals

Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff's impact on the group that will one day elect his..

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Pope Francis meets with NBA players [Video]

Pope Francis meets with NBA players

Pope Francis met with NBA players to discuss the group's efforts in addressing social and economic injustice and inequality occurring in their communities.

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Views from a rabbi, a priest & an imam on the Abrahamic house being built in Abu Dhabi [Video]

Views from a rabbi, a priest & an imam on the Abrahamic house being built in Abu Dhabi

Religious history was made in Abu Dhabi last year, when the Document on Human Fraternity was signed in February by Pope Francis and Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar.View on euronews

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Pope names first African-American as new cardinal [Video]

Pope names first African-American as new cardinal

Pope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals on Sunday (October 25) including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C., who will become the first African-American to hold the rank. Ciara Lee..

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Pope Francis's first public appearance with mask [Video]

Pope Francis's first public appearance with mask

Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time at a public function on Tuesday (October 20) when he attended a prayer service with other religious leaders to implore peace.

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Pope hosts post-lockdown indoor general audience [Video]

Pope hosts post-lockdown indoor general audience

Over 1,000 people gathered in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican for the first time a general audience held by Pope Francis has been indoors since the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope presents encyclical in St. Peter's square [Video]

Pope presents encyclical in St. Peter's square

Pope Francis presented to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's square, the new encyclical on Sunday.

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Pope Francis to appoint Wilton Gregory as first African American cardinal

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Vatican faults many for ex-cardinal's rise

Vatican investigation into former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick found cardinals and popes downplayed reports he slept with seminarians and Pope Francis continued his predecessors' handling of McCarrick..
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Vatican: Pope John Paul II ignored abuse claims to promote McCarrick

Damning report from investigation ordered by Pope Francis says John Paul II ignored serious allegations against McCarrick to give him a more powerful role in the church.
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'Francesco' director discusses Pope Francis documentary with landmark comments about LGBT civil unions

A documentary on Pope Francis, "Francesco," made its U.S. debut Sunday, after the firestorm following Francis' landmark comments on LGBT civil unions.
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Washington archbishop becomes first Black American cardinal

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that Wilton Gregory is the newest member of the College of Cardinals, becoming the first ever Black American cardinal. CBSN's Lana Zak reports.
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Pope Francis says he supports gay civil unions. For many, it's 'exhilarating' but changes little.

Pope Francis inspired many in his support for same-sex unions. But it changes nothing as gay marriage is still not recognized in the Catholic church.
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Scott Pelley meets Pope Francis

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Pope Francis denounces "magical theories" of capitalism

"The marketplace, by itself, cannot resolve every problem," Pope Francis wrote in a new encyclical on Sunday.
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Pope Francis refuses to meet with Mike Pompeo ahead of 2020 election

When asked whether the meeting would be exploited by Pompeo, the Vatican's second-ranking official said, "I have no proof to say this, but certainly it is a thought that may be made."
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Catholic voters can't ignore abortion or Kamala Harris' religious bigotry in 2020 election

As Pope Francis has said, 'The right to life is the first among human rights.' So why make American Catholics feel like they shouldn't vote for life?
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Father Michel J. Mulloy Resigns Weeks Before Becoming Bishop of Duluth

Father Michel J. Mulloy was chosen by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but then an allegation from the 1980s surfaced, church officials said.
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WorldView: Coronavirus-free pope, North Korea frees quarantined foreigners, and more

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1/29: Icy weather in Atlanta leaves thousands stranded; "Superpope" Francis, rock star of the Catholic church

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Doves released at Vatican attacked by crow and seagull

At the Vatican, Pope Francis called for an end to violence in the Ukraine before releasing two white doves as a symbol of peace. Moments later, a black crow and a seagull attacked the doves in front of..
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12/11: Asiana cockpit transcripts reveal new details of deadly crash; Pope Francis captures imagination of the world

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Pope Francis appoints 6 women to senior roles

Pope Francis has ensured there are more women officials at the Vatican than ever before.
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Pope urges U.S reconciliation, condemns racism and street violence

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Pope condemns racism and violence in U.S., calls for national reconciliation

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Knights of Columbus Founder, Who Died in a Pandemic, Moves Closer to Sainthood

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American Priest Moves a Step Closer to Sainthood

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Vatican, Italy resume public church services as lockdown eases

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Monday and Catholic churches across Italy held public Masses for the first time in two months, in the latest easing..
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Vatican, Italy start return to religious normal as public Masses resume

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Pope joins inter-faith prayers against coronavirus, irks ultra-conservatives

Pope Francis joined an inter-faith day of prayer on Thursday to call on God to end the coronavirus pandemic, brushing aside criticism from ultra-conservative Catholic groups, with one accusing him of..
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Pope Francis called on Sunday for international scientific cooperation to discover a vaccine for the coronavirus and said any successful vaccine should be made available around the world.
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Pope Francis on Tuesday urged people to obey rules aimed at preventing a devastating second wave of infections as their leaders begin to ease coronavirus lockdowns.
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