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Pope Francis says safe drinking water is a human right, not merchandise 

In a message to a water management conference Thursday, Francis lamented that war, corruption and financial interests often get in the way of providing universal access to clean water for all.

published on : 8th November 2018

Indonesia Lion Air plane crash UPDATES: Pope Francis offers condolences to victims

The aircraft, which went missing shortly after take-off, was carrying 178 adult passengers, one child and two babies, along with two pilots and six flight attendants.

published on : 29th October 2018

US synagogue attack 'inhuman act of violence': Pope Francis​

Saturday's attack comes at a time of heightened tensions -- a day after a supporter of Trump was arrested for mailing explosive devices to Democrats and liberals, setting the country on edge.

published on : 28th October 2018

Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

Pope Francis has convened a meeting of South American bishops next year focusing on the plight of the church in the Amazon, a vast territory served by far too few priests.

published on : 23rd October 2018

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Defrocking is considered the harshest penalty for priests within the Church and means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.

published on : 13th October 2018

Pope Francis meets top US cardinal in shadow of abuse scandal 

Pope Francis was accused of lifting sanctions against McCarrick that his predecessor Benedict XVI had imposed charges refuted Sunday by the Vatican's prefect for the Congregation for Bishops.

published on : 8th October 2018

Pope Francis says Church can no longer tolerate silence on sexual abuse 

Following Vigano's letter, US groups representing survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests urged the Vatican to publish a list of clerics accused of sexual assault.

published on : 6th October 2018

Pope Francis calls on Chinese Catholics to reconcile after bishop deal

Pope Francis called Wednesday for all Chinese Catholics to reconcile, while admitting that a historic deal with Beijing on nominating bishops may have caused "confusion".

published on : 26th September 2018

Pope Francis gets Estonian e-residency

"Pope Francis is the 37,647th e-resident," the Estonian presidency said in a statement after the pontiff received his own digital ID.

published on : 25th September 2018

Pope Francis acknowledges abuse scandals driving people from church

Francis told a gathering of young people in Estonia that he knew many young people felt the church had nothing to offer them and simply doesn't understand their problems today.

published on : 25th September 2018
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