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Pope to visit Myanmar to push for peace

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to mainly-Buddhist Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has been torn apart by communal bloodshed, …

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Work for peace, Pope tells Trump – Smiles replace spats

VATICAN CITY, May 24, (AFP): Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world as the two leaders swapped sparring for smiles in their first face-to-face meeting, at the Vatican on Wednesday. Trump’s audience with the 80-yearold pontiff, a keenly-anticipated highlight of his …

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Vatican, Myanmar OK diplomatic ties

VATICAN CITY, May 4, (Agencies): The Vatican and Myanmar established full diplomatic relations on Thursday in the latest step in the former pariah Asian state’s rehabilitation by the international community. The Vatican said it would appoint a papal nuncio to Yangon and that the country would open an embassy at …

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Pope in Egypt rejects fanaticism

Pope Francis rejected fanaticism and appealed for charity on Saturday as he addressed thousands of faithful during a visit to Egypt to promote reconciliation with Muslims and support its embattled Christians. His visit, coming after the Islamic State group (IS) killed dozens of worshippers in church bombings earlier this month, …

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Pope Francis commends HH Amir’s peace efforts

VATICAN CITY, Rome, Jan 11, (KUNA): Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City lauded His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah’s and the state of Kuwait’s efforts in solving disputes and encouraging peace, open dialogue and humanitarian cohabitation. The Pope …

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‘Western world has shown actual sympathy toward refugees plight’ – ‘Pope gesture bridges religious gap’

According to a recent CNN report, “Pope Francis spoke of empathy and mercy as he met Saturday with migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos.” As a gesture of welcome toward the refugees, he took “to Rome three families of refugees from Syria, 12 people in all, including six children.” …

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Tears flow as Pope visits migrant camp – Pontiff brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

LESBOS, Greece April 16, (Agencies): Migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for Pope Francis’s help on Saturday at a Greek refugee camp on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis which has claimed hundreds of lives in the past year. At a sprawling fenced complex on the …

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Mother Teresa sainthood set

Mother Teresa will be made a saint on Sept 4. Pope Francis set the canonization date Tuesday, paving the way for the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor to become the centerpiece of his yearlong focus on the Catholic Church’s merciful side. The announcement was expected after Francis …

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Pope asks Tehran to stop spread of terrorism – Rouhani presents Iran as ME trade hub

ROME, Jan 26, (Agencies): Generating economic growth in the Middle East is crucial to defeating extremism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, putting forward his country as a regional trade hub and pillar of stability. Rouhani is on a four-day trip to Italy and France, looking to rebuild Iranian …

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Pope issues Christmas Day prayer for Syria, Libya peace – Call for unity against militant atrocities

VATICAN CITY, Dec 25, (Agencies): Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent UN-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people. He denounced the “monstrous evil” and atrocities they have endured and praised the countries that have taken in their refugees. Speaking …

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