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16 Aug 2021
Pope Francis expresses his "concern" over the situation in Afghanistan and calls for "dialogue" to resolve the conflict. The Taliban are on the brink of total victory in Afghanistan, with their fighters ordered to wait on the outskirts of the capital and the government conceding it was preparing for a "transfer of power".
4 Aug 2021
Pope Francis returns to work full-time following a colon operation, urging the international community to help a struggling Lebanon on the anniversary of the explosion that killed over 200 people.
26 Jul 2021
Speaking at the end of the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis says he hopes the Tokyo Olympics will be a sign of hope and "universal brotherhood" during the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.
17 May 2021
Pope Francis celebrates a special mass at St Peter's Basilica for the people of Myanmar in the wake of the country's military takeover earlier this year. Several hundred Christians from Myanmar joined him in appealing for peace in the Southeast Asian country.
5 Apr 2021
Pope Francis urged Catholics to remain hopeful in his Easter Sunday address, calling vaccines an "essential tool" in ending the pandemic and urging their swift rollout to the world's poorest countries. Due to coronavirus restrictions, he delivered his Easter blessing "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the city and the world) to a small congregation in St Peter's Basilica, instead of to the usual crowd of tens of thousands in St Peter's Square.
10 Mar 2021
Pope Francis thanks Iraq officials for allowing him to make his historic trip to the country and questions the need to fight wars that ‘devour humanity’.
8 Mar 2021
In his first public address on his history-making trip to Iraq, Pope Francis says the minority Yazidis were victims of violent "atrocities" at the hands of the Islamic State group.
5 Mar 2021
On the eve of his historic trip to Iraq, Pope Francis says he will visit the war-torn country as a "pilgrim of peace".
14 Feb 2021
Pope Francis urges the Myanmar army to work towards "democratic coexistence" as thousands demonstrate in the streets following last week's military coup. Pope Francis held this Sunday the first public Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace in St Peter’s Square since December 20, 2020.
25 Jan 2021
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25 Jan 2021
There is much enthusiasm around the world for the 46th US president — and considerable interest in his faith. Joe Biden is a Catholic and a friend of Pope Francis. But he is also under pressure from fundamentalists.
24 Jan 2021
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