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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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Amiri backing of religious tolerance a guarantor of peace – Pope Francis, Kuwait and the Vatican

Excerpt from a speech delivered on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of His Holiness Pope Francis – 9 May 2017 It is tonight my great honor and pleasure to welcome you on the occasion of the 4th Anniversary of the Election of Pontificate of Pope Francis. He was elected …

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Gulf manuscripts to be digitalised

VATICAN CITY, June 4, (AP): The Vatican has signed an agreement with Qatar to digitalize Vatican manuscripts relating to the Arabian Gulf and other Islamic regions. The agreement was signed Saturday following a private papal audience with Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, the president of the Foundation for Education, Science and …

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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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Pope meets with Muslims in

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Nov 30, (AP): Pope Francis ventured into a volatile Muslim neighborhood of Central African Republic’s capital on Monday and brought his message of reconciliation to the city’s main mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long lived peacefully together here and that religion can never justify …

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‘Pope has no brain tumour’ – Report baseless

VATICAN CITY, Oct 21, (AFP): The Vatican on Wednesday dismissed a report that Pope Francis has a brain tumour as baseless, with a spokesman challenging anyone who thinks the pontiff is seriously ill to try keeping up with him. Quotidiano Nazionale (QN), the newspaper which made the claim, said it …

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