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266th and current pope

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Pope Francis: 266th and current pope
Pope Francis is 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, the first to visit the Arabian Peninsula, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

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Vatican security chief, papal bodyguard, steps down over leak

Domenico Giani, the Vatican's longtime security chief and Pope Francis' main bodyguard, resigned on Monday over leaks related to an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing in the Vatican.
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Vatican security chief resigns after uproar over leak

Domenico Giani, the Vatican's longtime security chief and Pope Francis' main bodyguard, resigned on Monday over the leak of information from an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing in the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pope Francis

The Vatican Launched A $110 Wearable 'eRosary' [Video]The Vatican Launched A $110 Wearable 'eRosary'

The Vatican launched a smart eRosary this week. The rosary connects to an app on iPhone or Android devices via Bluetooth. The wearable rosary and accompanying app take you through the steps to pray the..

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Cardinal Newman declared a saint by Pope Francis along with four other religious figures [Video]Cardinal Newman declared a saint by Pope Francis along with four other religious figures

Pope Francis on Sunday declared five people saints, including Cardinal John Henry Newman, a leading 19th century Anglican who converted to Catholicism and became one of the most influential Christian..

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Pope urges conservatives to be open to changes in Church [Video]Pope urges conservatives to be open to changes in Church

Pope Francis appealed to conservatives on Sunday not to be bound by the status quo as he opened an assembly of bishops to discuss the future of the Roman Catholic Church in the Amazon, including the..

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Pope Francis set for synod on challenges facing the Amazon [Video]Pope Francis set for synod on challenges facing the Amazon

He has summoned bishops, laypeople and indigenous groups to join him in discussing the environmental and sacramental challenges facing the region.

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Pope Francis: Don't sell weapons and turn away refugees fleeing wars [Video]Pope Francis: Don't sell weapons and turn away refugees fleeing wars

The pope criticised countries that sell weapons but do not accept refugees from conflicts where arms are used.

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Tens of thousands greet the Pope in Madagascar [Video]Tens of thousands greet the Pope in Madagascar

The streets of Madagascar's capital were flooded by well-wishers hoping to see Pope Francis. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Tens of thousands attend Pope's mass in Madagascar [Video]Tens of thousands attend Pope's mass in Madagascar

Tens of thousands arrived at Soamandrakizay diocesan ground in Antananarivo, Madagascar to attend a papal mass on Sunday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Pope In Madagascar: Deforestation Is A Global Threat [Video]Pope In Madagascar: Deforestation Is A Global Threat

Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries are a global threat. According to Reuters, the Pope said they should not be treated as local..

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Pope Francis leads Mass on last day in Mozambique [Video]Pope Francis leads Mass on last day in Mozambique

Pope Francis, ending his visit to Mozambique, said a mass for some 60,000 people in Maputo's national stadium. Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mozambique on Friday by consoling HIV-infected..

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Can the Pope's visit to Madagascar save humanity's smallest living relative? [Video]Can the Pope's visit to Madagascar save humanity's smallest living relative?

As a shocked world watches fires ravage the Amazon, slash-and-burn farmers are wreaking proportionally worse destruction half a world away in Madagascar, driving humanity's smallest relative - the..

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Pope Francis in Mozambique on first leg of Sub-Saharan Africa trip [Video]Pope Francis in Mozambique on first leg of Sub-Saharan Africa trip

Pope Francis arrived in the Mozambique capital of Maputo on Thursday on the first leg of his three-nation visit.

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Pope’s former student to welcome his mentor to Madagascar quarry 'cathedral' [Video]Pope’s former student to welcome his mentor to Madagascar quarry 'cathedral'

The Pope is heading to Africa this week and will meet one of his former students when he arrives in Madagascar. Father Opeka set up an organization which has built homes for 25,000 people, work which..

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Pope gets stuck in a lift for 25 minutes [Video]Pope gets stuck in a lift for 25 minutes

Pope Francis apologized to crowds in St. Peter's Square on Sunday (September 1) after getting stuck in a lift. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Pope Francis has asked people to pray that wildfires in the Amazon will be brought under control [Video]Pope Francis has asked people to pray that wildfires in the Amazon will be brought under control

As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"

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'Don’t worry, let her be!' Young girl wanders on stage during pope’s audience [Video]'Don’t worry, let her be!' Young girl wanders on stage during pope’s audience

At Wednesday General Audience, among the crowd in the hall, a girl seemed very interested by Pope Francis: she climbed on stage in front of the Pope as he was addressing the crowd.

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Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal [Video]Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Former top aide of Pope Francis remains the world's most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse.

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Pope canonizes British Catholic luminary John Henry Newman, four others

Pope Francis on Sunday declared five people saints, including Cardinal John Henry Newman, a leading 19th century Anglican who converted to Catholicism and became one of the most influential Christian..
Reuters - Published

'Two Popes' filmmakers hope Pope Francis is amused

Director Fernando Meirelles is a fan of Pope Francis but says his new film, which tries to get into the head of the Argentine pontiff, also shows some of his weaknesses.
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis considers dropping celibacy requirements for some priests in remote regions

In 2017, Pope Francis told a German newspaper that mature, married men of proven faith could possibly serve in isolated areas.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pope urges respect for indigenous Amazon peoples at start of three-week gathering

Pope Francis on Monday told an assembly of bishops discussing the Amazon region of South America that modern society should not try to impose its rules on indigenous people but respect their culture..
Reuters - Published

Pope urges conservatives to be open to changes in Church

Pope Francis appealed to conservatives on Sunday not to be bound by the status quo as he opened an assembly of bishops to discuss the future of the Roman Catholic Church in the Amazon, including the..
Reuters - Published

Pope installs new cardinals to set future direction of church

Pope Francis installed new cardinals on Saturday, putting his stamp on the future of the Roman Catholic Church with men who share his vision for social justice, the rights of immigrants and dialogue..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo visits Pope Francis amid Ukraine turmoil back in U.S.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pope Francis on Thursday, as he continues his Europe trip. This comes after he revealed Wednesday he was on the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian..
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Pompeo, Pope Francis urge religious freedom in Mideast, elsewhere

Pope Francis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed on Thursday on the need to protect the rights of Christian minorities in the Middle East during a meeting at the Vatican, the U.S. State..
Reuters - Published

Pope moves Polish anti-communist cardinal closer to sainthood

Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to the late Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a revered icon of his country's resistance to communism in the post-war period, a step that moves him..
Reuters - Published

Amazon synod deepens faultlines between pope and conservatives

An assembly of bishops to discuss the future of the Roman Catholic Church in the Amazon, including the possibility of introducing married priests, has deepened faultlines between Pope Francis and..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: The Vatican's contentious Amazon synod

Pope Francis on Sunday opens a three-week synod, or assembly of Roman Catholic bishops, to discuss the future of the Church in the Amazon.
Reuters - Published

Pope meets U.S. priest attacked by conservatives for ministering to gays

Pope Francis on Monday gave a high-profile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to..
Reuters - Published

Countries that make weapons of war foment migration but refuse refugees, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis on Sunday scolded countries that produce weapons for wars fought elsewhere and then refuse to take in refugees fleeing the very same conflicts.
Reuters - Published

Pope urges Silicon Valley to avoid slide toward new "barbarism"

Pope Francis urged Silicon Valley giants on Friday to make sure technological advances such as artificial intelligence do not lead to a new "form of barbarism" where the law of the strongest prevails..
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will visit Asia in November and will be the first pope in nearly four decades to make a trip to Thailand and Japan, Vatican sources said.
Reuters - Published

Pope to visit Japan November 23-26

Pope Francis will visit Japan from Nov. 23 to 26, during which time he will go to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as Tokyo, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Pope invites leaders to Vatican for global compact on education

Pope Francis on Thursday invited world political, cultural, and religious leaders to a meeting at the Vatican next year to agree on "A Global Compact on Education" to better prepare the young for..
Reuters - Published

Pope says Britain should obey U.N., return islands, including U.S. base

Pope Francis said on Tuesday Britain should comply with a U.N. resolution and return a chain of islands it holds in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius, including one rented to the United States for the..
Reuters - Published

Pope says he prays U.S.-led schism can be thwarted

Pope Francis said on Tuesday he prayed that dissent from American Catholic conservatives would not lead to a schism in the Church and that he was willing to listen to critics and make corrections if..
Reuters - Published

Mauritius says Pope visit supports claim to Chagos Islands

Authorities in Mauritius cast remarks from Pope Francis during a visit on Monday as a boost for their claim to a chain of islands held by Britain, including one rented to the United States for the..
Reuters - Published

Pope gives hope to Mauritians who want UK to return islands

Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Africa on Monday with a lightning visit to Mauritius, saying Mass for 100,000 people and giving hope to a movement that wants Britain to return a group of islands.
Reuters - Published

Pope greets palm frond-waving crowds in Mauritius

Pope Francis was welcomed by palm frond-waving crowds in Mauritius on Monday as he drove past sugarcane fields on his way to the capital, where he said a Mass on a terraced mountainside overlooking the..
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Pope celebrates Madagascar's 'living saint', champion of the poor

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated a former student of his who is now sometimes called Madagascar's "living saint" for having changed the lives of thousands of poor people who once lived in garbage..
Reuters - Published

Pope, on Madagascar visit, condemns clan culture of privilege, graft

Pope Francis, on a visit to Madasgascar, on Sunday condemned what he said was its clan culture of privilege and corruption that allows a very few to live in wealth while the vast majority languish in..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories Sept. 7 P

Here are the top stories for Sat, Sept. 7th: Hurricane Dorian hits North Carolina. Search and rescue teams trying to reach isolated communities in the Bahamas. Authorities report first known death..
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Pope Francis talks poverty, biodiversity in Madagascar

Pope Francis is in the midst of a week-long tour of three countries in Africa. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane is traveling with the Pope and reports from Madagascar, where Pope Francis discussed..
CBS News - Published

Pope says deforestation must be treated as a global threat

Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the planet.
Reuters - Published

Deforestation must be seen as global threat: pope in Madagascar

Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and reduction in biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the whole planet.
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis arrives in Madagascar after visit to Mozambique

Pope Francis has arrived in Madagascar after spending a few days in Mozambique. CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane has more on the pontiff's visit to Africa and his message of peace and..
CBS News - Published

Pope, ending Mozambique visit, slams corrupt leaders

Pope Francis, ending his visit to Mozambique, on Friday scolded political and business leaders in the resource-rich but poor East African country who allow themselves to be corrupted by outsiders.
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis urges peace and reconciliation in Mozambique

Pope Francis got an enthusiastic welcome on his visit to Mozambique, where the Vatican helped negotiate an end to years of civil war. CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane is traveling with the..
CBS News - Published

Nurture peace and make it last, Pope tells post-war Mozambique

Pope Francis urged the people of Mozambique on Thursday to nurture their hard-earned peace and strive to provide equal opportunities for all so as not to slip back into civil war.
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis kicks off week-long trip to Africa

Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday, marking his first stop in his three-country tour across Africa where he is expected to address economic disparity and climate change. CBS News foreign..
CBS News - Published

Pope arrives in Mozambique hoping to consolidate peace

Pope Francis arrived to a vibrant welcome in to Mozambique on Wednesday to encourage the country's fragile peace, starting a three-nation African tour where climate change, poverty and corruption will..
Reuters - Published

Pope calls U.S. conservative attacks an 'honor'

Pope Francis said on Wednesday it was an "honor" to be attacked by U.S. Church conservatives and their Catholic media allies, who have criticized him on issues from theology to climate change and even..
Reuters - Published

Pope's ex-student to welcome his mentor to Madagascar quarry 'cathedral'

Three times a year, Father Pedro Opeka celebrates Mass in a vast grey quarry in the hills above Madagascar's capital. This week, he will welcome his old teacher, Pope Francis, to see the chiseled..
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Factbox: Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius

Pope Francis will visit Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius from Sept. 4-10. Following are some of the highlights of his second trip to sub-Saharan Africa:
Reuters - Published

Pope late for Sunday sermon after getting stuck in elevator

"First of all I must excuse myself for being late. I was blocked in an elevator for 25 minutes," Pope Francis explained
CBS News - Published

Pope gets stuck in Vatican elevator and arrives late for Sunday address

Pope Francis said he was trapped in a Vatican elevator for 25 minutes Sunday apparently because of an electrical issue. He apologized to the waiting crowd that gathered in St. Peter's Square and..
CBS News - Published

Pope Francis gets stuck in elevator

The Pope apologises to the crowds in St Peter's Square after getting trapped in the Vatican lift. It took the fire brigade 25 minutes to free Francis.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's future

Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as most of those named are considered progressive on..
Reuters - Published

Pope urges politicians to take 'drastic measures' on climate change

Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take "drastic measures" to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency.
Reuters - Published

Pope to appoint new cardinals next month

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will elevate 13 Roman Catholic prelates to the rank of cardinal next month, including 10 "cardinal electors" under 80 years old and thus eligible to vote in an..
Reuters - Published

Environment, poverty, corruption on agenda for pope's Africa trip

Pope Francis leaves on Wednesday for Africa, where poverty, the environment, foreign exploitation of resources and corruption are expected to be high on his agenda as he visits the continent where..
Reuters - Published

Pope stuck in elevator for 25 minutes, freed by fire brigade

Pope Francis arrived late for his weekly address in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, explaining that he had been stuck in an elevator in the Vatican for 25 minutes and had to be freed by firefighters.
Reuters - Published

Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires

Pope Francis on Sunday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet.
Reuters - Published

Pope gives sick girl free run of audience stage, delighting crowd

Pope Francis allowed a girl suffering from an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage for most of his general audience on Wednesday, delighting the crowd.
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Pope expected to make Thailand visit in November: sources

Pope Francis is expected to make an official trip to Thailand in November ahead of an already announced visit to Japan, becoming the first pontiff in nearly four decades to go to either country,..
Reuters - Published

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