More Pope Francis Articles

  • Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars. After his arrival Thursday, the pope left the airport in a...

  • Pope prays for reporter, translator killed in Gaza

    ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRPLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has offered prayers for an Italian video journalist working for The Associated Press and his Palestinian translator who were killed in the Gaza Strip. Francis held his head in his hands and stood for a minute of silent prayer before more than 70...

  • Pope appeals to UN to end tragedy in Iraq

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is increasingly indicating support for military action in Iraq to protect Christians and other religious minorities from persecution by the Islamic State. On Wednesday, the Vatican released a letter Pope Francis sent to the U.N. secretary-general renewing his...

  • Pope kicks off Asia missionary boost in SKorea

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis was a young Jesuit, he wanted to follow in the great Jesuit tradition and become a missionary in Asia. Health problems kept him home, but he is finally getting his chance, travelling to Asia as the world's most visible and popular Catholic missionary....

  • Pope expresses outrage at violence in Iraq

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world "to stop these crimes." In a strongly worded message during his traditional Sunday blessing, Francis said the news...

  • Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' upcoming trip to South Korea will provide him with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Chinese leadership: His plane is due to fly through Chinese airspace, and Vatican protocol calls for the pope to send greetings to leaders of all the countries he...

  • Pope speaks in German to 50,000 Catholic kids

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis brushed off his German on Tuesday to greet some 50,000 German-speaking young people on a pilgrimage to Rome. Francis followed the all-German program during the evening vigil service in St. Peter's Square and read from prepared German texts. Unlike his...

  • Korean bishop sees hope for peace in pope's visit

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican radio has quoted the head of the Korean Catholic Bishops' Conference as expressing hope that Pope Francis' visit to the peninsula will help relaunch the reconciliation process between the two Koreas. Bishop Peter Kang U-il was quoted Saturday as saying that there...

  • Meriam Ibrahim is finally in the U.S.

    Sudanese mother of two Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived in Philadelphia on Thursday, and were greeted by the mayor before leaving for New Hampshire, where supporters cheered and welcomed her to the U.S.

  • Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Francis had already announced his intention to visit Sri Lanka and meet with victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed some 6,300 people,...

  • Dear Pope Francis: Head west to see the real America

    Dear Pope Francis: I understand, Your Holiness, that your trip to America has not been officially confirmed, but I'd like to offer my suggestions as to both your itinerary and the subject matter of your homilies.



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