‘Pope Francis’ Laundry’ opens in Rome
27 April 2017 | 8:20 am
Pope Francis has launched a laundromat for the poor, where homeless and impoverished people can come and wash their clothes for free.
24 Nov 2019
Pope Francis is traveling to Thailand and Japan, once again visiting countries with small Christian minorities. The head of the Catholic Church's visits to Nagasaki and Hiroshima will be especially closely watched.
8 Dec 2019
For a long time, Brazil's health care system was seen as a model for fighting HIV. But the number of infections is rising again, with the growing conservatism in society partly to blame, according to experts.
30 Dec 2019
The pope has urged people to put their smartphones aside — and reconnect with their families. The Catholic leader cited Jesus, Mary and Joseph as leading examples for families to follow.
11 Oct 2020
We take a look at the mystery shrouding Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis and the still unclear details surrounding his hospitalisation. We also look at press coverage of the pope's third encyclical, calling for brotherhood and solidarity in the midst of growing conflict and nationalism. We finish with a diplomatic analysis of the ongoing crisis between Armenia and Azerbaijan and learn about an unsavoury possible solution to cognitive decline in the elderly.
9 Oct 2020
European finance experts are in Rome as part of an audit and have praised the Vatican's efforts to clean its financial house. The pope likened the fight to Jesus expelling the money changers from the temple.
26 Oct 2020
The pope has made a surprise announcement while addressing the faithful at the Vatican, announcing a group of new cardinals who could help ensure Francis' eventual successor will continue his legacy.
26 Dec 2020
Pope Francis has urged global unity in an address that frequently referenced the coronavirus pandemic. He said walls of nationalism could not be built to stop a health crisis that knows no borders.
8 Mar 2021
Iraq's Christian minority has dealt with decades of persecution — and many are skeptical about whether a four-day visit by Pope Francis will make a difference.
14 Mar 2021
With the crumbling stone walls of Mosul's Church of the Immaculate Conception behind him, Pope Francis prays for "victims of war" and makes a plea for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East to stay in their homelands.
22 Mar 2021
The Roman Catholic pontiff urged the people to fight against the Mafia and other organized crime groups, accusing the criminals of "exploiting the pandemic."
3 Apr 2021
The Vatican announced Wednesday it would reduce the salaries of religious at the Holy See to stave off job cuts as the coronavirus continues to hammer the Catholic Church's bottom line.
29 Mar 2021
During the Angelus prayer at the end of the Palm Sunday mass in the St. Peter Basilica, Pope Francis remembers victims of violence, especially those involved in this morning's attack in Indonesia, in front of the Cathedral of Makassar.
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Togo's government has confirmed reports that Burkina Faso's ousted coup leader Paul-Henri Damiba fled there following a mutiny of junior officers. Meanwhile, ECOWAS envoys were being sent to Ouagadougou.
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The Dutch capital Amsterdam has approved a plan to accommodate at least one thousand migrants on a cruise ship moored in the city's port, as the Netherlands seeks to end an accommodation crisis saw asylum seekers sleeping outside a reception center.
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Dadarao Bhilore's son, Prakash Bhilore, was killed when his bike fell into a deep pothole on a Mumbai street. He's now on a mission to fill potholes to save the lives of others.
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Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba offered his resignation, two days after junior military officers rebelled against his rule. The West African country is experiencing a coup within a coup after January's military takeover.
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Mbongeni Buthelezi takes recycling to the extreme. He "paints" with plastic. For his work, he uses plastic waste, cuts it into pieces and applies it to canvas with a heat gun, creating surfaces with changing colors.
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court spoke about alleged war crimes in Ukraine with FRANCE 24, Karim A. A. Khan KC urged Russia to cooperate with the ICC and said "we've got no political agenda".