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Pope Francis removes two cardinals embroiled in sex abuse scandals from advisory council

In a significant decision, announced today by the Vatican, Pope Francis has terminated the services of three cardinals who for the past five years were members of his council of nine cardinal advisors. Two of them have been embroiled in the...
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Pope Francis: The poor do not enjoy the same human rights protections as the wealthy

Pope Francis on Monday lamented that the poor, the unborn, those imprisoned and those who have been forcibly “disappeared” do not enjoy the same human rights protections as the wealthy. Francis marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal...
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President Ivanov will have an audience with Pope Francis

President Gjorge Ivanov leads the Macedonian delegation that will have an audience with Pope Francis on Friday, in honor of the feast of Ss Cyril and Methodius, the sainted brothers who began the spread of Christianity in Eastern Europe. President...
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Pope Francis extends condolences over Skopje flood victims

The Committee for Relations with Religious Communities and Groups said Wednesday that Pope Francis, via Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, has sent a letter to Skopje Bishop Kiro Stojanov, extending condolences to the victims of the...
CAGLIARI, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22:  Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with young people on September 22, 2013 in Cagliari, Italy. Pope Francis heads to Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia for a pastoral visit that includes celebrating mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria. The Pope announced in May that he wished to visit the Marian Shrine of Bonaria or 'Good Air' because it gave his hometown of Buenos Aires its name. During his 10-hour visit to the city of Cagliari, the Pope will also meet workers, business representatives, prisoners, the poor, young people, leading representatives from the world of culture and the island's Catholic bishops.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis: The world’s at war, but not a war of religions

The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France. The killing of an 85-year-old priest...
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Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill meet in Cuba

Pope Francis and the Russian Patriarch Kirill met in the Cuban capital Havana, in a first meeting between the leaders of the two major churches since the schism a 1.000 year ago. “Finally! We are brothers”, Kirill told Francis when...
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Pope Francis backs peace efforts in Christmas Day message

Pope Francis tackled war, terrorism and the migrant crisis in a wide-ranging Christmas message, calling for peace and reconciliation around the world, BBC reports. The pontiff said he prayed for the success of recent UN resolutions for peace...
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Ivanov in Vatican: Possible papal visit to Macedonia

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov met with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday, and said that they discussed the possibility of a papal visit to Macedonia. This is the first official visit of a Macedonian President to the Vatican,...
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Pope Francis arrives on first visit to the U.S.

Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice,...
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PM Gruevski meets Pope Francis

­ Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki and Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-­Milevska met Saturday in Vatican with the Pope Francis. The meeting was also attended by church delegation consisted...