Pope ‘spiritually close’ to St Petersburg victims
06 April 2017 | 7:30 am
Pope Francis says his thoughts are with all the people suffering after the deadly metro bombing in St. Petersburg.
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.
17 May 2021
Pope Francis says the loss of innocent lives in violence between Israel and Palestinians is "terrible and unacceptable" and appeals for those who have responsibility to "walk the paths of peace".
5 Jul 2021
The 84-year-old will undergo a procedure for inflammation of the large colon.
12 Jul 2021
Pope Francis, seemingly in a good overall condition, has made his first public appearance since having intestinal surgery last week. The church leader stressed the importance of accessible and free healthcare for all.
19 Sep 2021
Pope Francis met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose right-wing, anti-immigrant policies clash with Francis' call for countries to welcome refugees. Francis discussed refugees and anti-Semitism in Budapest.
18 Sep 2021
"Here, in this place, the name of God was dishonored," Pope Francis said at a Holocaust memorial in Bratislava. During World War II, Slovakia was governed by a Nazi puppet regime, headed by Catholic priest Jozef Tiso.
17 Sep 2021
Archbishop Stefan Hesse was on leave after being accused of neglecting his duty in a report on sexual abuse at the diocese of Cologne.
5 Oct 2021
In his Angelus prayer, Pope Francis deplores the "terrible outbreak of violence" in the prison of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where at least 118 inmates died - including six beheaded - in rioting among rival gangs before police regained control.
26 Oct 2021
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said the Catholic Church needs to be more transparent about abuse scandals. He and the pope also criticized a lack of coherent EU immigration policy with regard to refugees.
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While the people of Iran protest back home, the national team sent a powerful message of their own from Qatar. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz conceded his players are "affected by the issue" after a 6-2 defeat by England.
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The Constitutional Court has ruled that the murderer of prominent politician Chris Hani should be released on parole. Hani's widow has slammed the decision as "diabolical."
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A 2016 video of Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik, has gone viral on Twitter, as users claim that Naik is converting people to Islam during the FIFA World Cup. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The region has been in the grip of an offensive by the M23 armed group and 900 Kenyan soldiers were recently sent to the area. Also in this edition: South Africa's disgraced ex-president Jacob Zuma could go back to prison, and we talk to Nigerian climate expert Chukwumerije Okereke, who is the Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Development. And lastly, guest Karim Baldé breaks down the Senegal's loss against the Netherlands in the World Cup.
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Commentator Claudia Neumann said she wanted to set an example for diversity and tolerance. Some presenters from other countries made similar statements in Qatar after FIFA threatened players with sanctions.