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Pope Francis says very worried by Mideast violence

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis said Wednesday, May 16, he was ........»»

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Pope Francis grieves for Jewish victims in Pittsburgh

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis is grieving with Pittsburgh's Jewish community following the massacre at a synagogue there, denouncing the "inhuman act of violence" and praying for an end to the "flames of hatred" that fueled it. Francis led prayers for Pittsburgh on Sunday in St. Peter's Square, a day after a gunman who had expressed hatred of Jews opened fire in the synagogue during Sabbath services, killing 11 people. Francis prayed for the dead, the injured and their families. He says "all of us are wounded by this inhuman act of violence." He prayed for God "to help us to extinguish the flames of hatred that develop in our societies." Francis has frequently spoken out aga...Keep on reading: Pope Francis grieves for Jewish victims in Pittsburgh.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Pope Francis says U.S. synagogue attack inhuman act of violence

VATICAN – Pope Francis on Sunday, October 28, called a deadly attack on a synagogue in the United States "an inhuman act of violence," expressing his "closeness to the Jewish community." A man suspected of bursting into the synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday during a baby-naming ceremony and gunning down 11 people ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Pope Francis calls for dialogue as Nicaragua violence escalates

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Pope Francis called on Sunday, June 3, for dialogue in Nicaragua after new clashes killed at least 7 people, the latest bloodshed in weeks of anti-government protests that have left more than 100 dead. The Church has tried to mediate the crisis in the Central American country, but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Pope Francis pleads for Nicaragua violence to end after protest deaths

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday,  April 22, called for an end to the violence which has engulfed Nicaragua following anti-government protests that have seen 11 killed, including a journalist. The protests erupted in Nicaragua on Wednesday, April 18, over a proposed pension reform, with violent demonstrations rocking cities ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Pope calls for immediate halt to Syria violence

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis on Sunday, February 25 called for an immediate end to violence in Syria to allow aid deliveries, especially in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta which has been hit by regime bombardment. "This February has been one of the most violent (periods) in seven ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Pope urges end to violence against women

TRUJILLO, Peru – Pope Francis on Saturday, January 20, urged Latin America's faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women including murder, while holding mass in Trujillo, Peru's largest northern city. "I wish to invite you to combat a plague across our Latin American region: the numerous cases of violent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

TEMUCO, Chile – Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, January 17, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets. The Argentine-born pontiff was shining the spotlight on the simmering conflict between the state and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (UPDATED) – Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour on Saturday, December 2, after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. The Catholic leader flew out of Dhaka after visiting a hospital run by the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Pope Francis urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis

  DHAKA, Bangladesh – Pope Francis called Thursday, November 30, for "decisive" international action on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he began a visit to Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have sought sanctuary after fleeing violence in Myanmar. The pope made the comments in a speech shortly ........»»

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Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis plunges into a diplomatic minefield next week with visits to under-fire Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh amid mounting outrage over the plight of persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Some 620,000 Rohingya, more than half their total number, have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh since August as a result of violence that the [...] The post Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Pope to Colombians: There has been too much hatred, violence

BOGOTA, Colombia — Pope Francis urged Colombians on Thursday to come together to heal the divisions spawned by five decades of armed conflict and address the.....»»

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Pope calls for 'moderation' after Jerusalem shrine violence

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2017

Pope urges Egypt imams to teach and preach tolerance, peace

CAIRO — Pope Francis urged Egypt's leading imams on yesterday to teach their students to reject violence in God's name and preach messages of peace and toler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Pope to meet families of Nice attack victims

ROME: Pope Francis will on Saturday hold a multi-faith meeting of grieving relatives and survivors of an attack in France in July when a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd in Nice. The pope, who this week denounced violence in the name of religion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Parents of gay Poles urge pope to help fight homophobia

The worried parents of 16 young gay Poles have implored Pope Francis to help combat what they call "widespread" homophobia in Poland, as the pontiff visited the strongly Catholic EU state for the first time......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 31st, 2016

Pope condemns terrorism and violence in Munich and Kabul

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has condemned "deplorable acts of terrorism and violence" in Munich and Kabul that have left dozens dead in recent days......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

Philippine Catholic leaders plan official invitation for Pope Francis to visit in 2021 

Leaders of the Philippines’ Catholic Church will iron out the details of the official invitation for Pope Francis to come back to the country this 2021. .....»»

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Pope ministers to Latin migrants | The Manila Times Online

GUATEMALA CITY: When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the worlds most prominentREAD The post Pope m.....»»

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Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

    LAS GARZAS, Panama --- More than 100,000 young people are expected to show up in Panama City when Pope Francis visits this week for World Youth Day. At a detention center about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away there are 144 more who can't make the trip, locked up for serious crimes including murder --- so the pontiff is going to them. In an encounter expected to last a little over an hour, Francis will pray and bring a message of peace and reconciliation to the young inmates, and hear the confessions of several, including one convicted of committing a double homicide at just 16 years old. "The pope is going to listen to them, encourage them," Panama Archbishop ...Keep on reading: Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Filipino bishops set to leave for Ad Limina visit Manila Bulletin News

Filipino bishops' set to leave for 'Ad Limina' visit Manila Bulletin Filipino bishops are set to meet with the Holy Father Pope Francis in May and in June for their 'Ad Limina' vi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News22 hr. 46 min. ago