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Pope Francis suffers from mild ailment day after supporting Coronavirus aff...

02 February, 2020 11:58 pm 11:58 pm

ROME (AFP) – A day after he supported sufferers of the coronavirus, Pope Francis fell sick with the Vatican stating that he was only suffering from a ‘mild ailment’ on Thursday. “Due to a mild ailment, he preferred to stay in the vicinity of Saint Martha´s,” the guest house at the Vatican where the 83-year … Read More

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Turning from nuclear message, Pope urges youth to fight for the earth

11 November, 2019 3:23 pm 3:23 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Pope Francis wrapped up a four-day trip to Japan on Tuesday by turning from the anti-nuclear message that was the backbone of his visit to other key campaigns of his, urging students to defend the earth and show greater compassion. Nuclear disarmament has been a key theme of the pope’s trip to … Read More

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Pope urges abolition of nuclear weapons at Japan’s ground zeros

11 November, 2019 5:04 pm 5:04 pm

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – Pope Francis brought his campaign to abolish nuclear weapons to the only two cities ever hit by atomic bombs on Sunday, calling their possession indefensibly perverse and immoral and their use a crime against mankind and nature. Francis visited the ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, both seared in the world’s … Read More

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Pope discusses ethics of artificial intelligence with Microsoft chief

02 February, 2019 10:52 pm 10:52 pm

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Microsoft President Brad Smith met Pope Francis on Wednesday to discuss the ethical use of artificial intelligence and ways to bridge the digital divide between rich and poor nations, the Vatican said. The head of the global tech giant and the 81-year-old Roman Catholic leader, who once said he is a … Read More

Remember the poor and shun materialism, pope says on Christmas Eve

12 December, 2018 6:22 pm 6:22 pm

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Christmas, urging people in the developed world to seek a simpler, less materialistic life and condemning the yawning gap between the rich and the poor. Francis, 82, marking the sixth Christmas of his papacy, led a solemn service for nearly 10,000 people in … Read More

Use lesson of oppression to promote tolerance, Pope urges Lithuania

09 September, 2018 9:54 am 9:54 am

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Pope Francis said at the start of a four-day trip to the Baltics  that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe. Francis, on the first trip by a pope to the region since 1993, is using his visit to carry … Read More