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Turkish president meets pope, expected to discuss Jerusalem

Feb 05 2018

Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis to discuss Jerusalem and the fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the holy city as the capital of Israel.

Turkish president heads to Italy to discuss Jerusalem with pope

Feb 05 2018

Erdogan flew to Italy ahead of talks with Pope Francis that are expected to centre on Jerusalem after Trump recognised the holy city as the capital of Israel.

Pope calls worldwide day of prayer and fasting for peace Feb 23

Feb 04 2018

Pope Francis invited Roman Catholics and members of all other religions to observe a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace on Feb. 23.

Pope condemns 'evil' of fake news and its use for political gain

Jan 24 2018

Pope Francis condemned the “evil” of fake news, saying journalists and social media users should shun and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foment divisions.

Protect the Amazon from big business, greed, Pope Francis urges

Jan 20 2018

Pope issued a ringing defense of the people and the environment of the Amazon, saying big business and “consumerist greed” could not be allowed to destroy.

Pope in Peru urges society to combat 'scourge' of corruption

Jan 20 2018

Pope Francis made a forceful call to combat corruption in Peru on Monday, calling it a social “virus” a month after the Andean nation’s president pardoned.

Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region

Jan 19 2018

Two decades ago, Swiss priest Xavier Arbex started sounding alarms about a looming environmental disaster in the remote Amazonian region of Peru where he had settled.

Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

Jan 15 2018

Pope Francis said he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”.

Pope to meet Pinochet-era victims on visit to Chile

Jan 11 2018

Pope Francis will meet victims of the dictatorship of the late Augusto Pinochet when he visits Chile next week, the Vatican said.

Pope calls for dialogue in Korea, ban on nuclear weapons

Jan 08 2018

Pope Francis called for all nations to support dialogue to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and to work for a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons.

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