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Pope Francis urges Europe to keep welcoming migrants

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Monday urged European governments to keep welcoming migrants while acknowledging security & other concerns over the recent mass influx of people mainly from…

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New Year brings fresh challenges for Pope Francis

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis faces a tough 2016, Vatican insiders say, with no let-up in his physically demanding schedule or the political battles over his efforts to modernise…

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Jerusalem knife attacker wounds Israeli soldier: police

Jerusalem (AFP) – A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier with a kitchen knife in Jerusalem on Sunday, wounding him moderately before he was arrested, police said. The attack took place…

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Pope, on Christmas, urges return to essential values

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis led the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Thursday, urging those “intoxicated” by possessions & superficial appearances to return…

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Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were…

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Scientists enlist the big gun to get climate action: Faith

PARIS (AP) — The cold complex numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to…

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Pope says fundamentalism is 'disease of all religions'

Aboard the papal plane (AFP) – Pope Francis said fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he returned from a three-nation tour of Africa…

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The Latest: 150,000 youths attend Pope's rally in Kampala

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.) __4:20 p.m. The Vatican estimates that some 300,000 people attended Pope Francis' morning Mass…

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The Latest: Pope arrives to address rally of Ugandan youths

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.) 2:40 p.m. Pope Francis has arrived at a massive gathering of Ugandan youths for…

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More than one million children need urgent aid in the conflict-torn Central African Republic: U.N.

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a million children in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of humanitarian aid while almost half of those under five are…

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