Pope prays for nuclear disarmament

Pope prays for nuclear disarmament

Pope Francis speaks as he leads a special audience for a delegation of donors of the Christmas tree and the nativity scene set up in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi   MILAN, December 10 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called on world leaders to work in favour of […]

Pope ordains priests in Bangladesh ahead of meeting with Rohingya

Pope ordains priests in Bangladesh ahead of meeting with Rohingya

Pope Francis holds a mass in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi   DHAKA, December 1 (Reuters) – Pope Francis celebrated a huge outdoor Mass on Friday to ordain new priests from Bangladesh on his first full day in the country where he is due to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar later in […]

Pope heads for Bangladesh after diplomatic balancing act in Myanmar

Pope heads for Bangladesh after diplomatic balancing act in Myanmar

People attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis outside St Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon, Myanmar November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva   YANGON, November 30 (Reuters) – Pope Francis flew to Bangladesh on Thursday after a visit to Myanmar where he made no direct reference to the plight of Muslim Rohingya people to avoid a diplomatic […]

Pope calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

Pope calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

Pope Francis leads a mass at Kyite Ka San Football Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi   YANGON, November 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic […]

Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

A girl embraces Pope Francis as he arrives at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi   YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) – Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of […]

Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope’s diplomatically fraught trip

Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope’s diplomatically fraught trip

A man rides past a banner welcoming Pope Francis, ahead of his visit to Yangon, Myanmar November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva   YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) – Thousands of Catholics gathered in Yangon on Monday after journeys by train and bus, excited to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who begins a trip to Myanmar […]

Pope, at service for Africa, decries murder of women and children

Pope, at service for Africa, decries murder of women and children

Francis had planned to go later this year to South Sudan, which has been hit by civil war, famine and a refugee crisis, but had to scrap the project for security reasons   VATICAN CITY, November 24 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the “horrid face” […]

Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

Pope Francis’ poster is seen in front of St Anthony’s Parish at Yangon, Myanmar November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun   VATICAN CITY, November 23 (Reuters) – Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of […]

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