Refugees

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis pleads for refugees

Pontiff defends refugees, urging the world not to ignore plight of people 'driven from their land'.

Pope Francis pleads for refugees at Christmas Eve mass

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Pope Francis wraps up his Asia tour

Pope Francis has wrapped up his Asian tour and is on his way back to the Vatican.

Rohingya

Pope utters the word 'Rohingya' after criticism

Francis meets Rohingya refugees in Dhaka after coming under fire for failing to mention them in a speech in Myanmar.

Pope Francis utters the word 'Rohingya' after criticism

Rohingya

Rohingya challenge Pope Francis over silence in Myanmar

Expatriates from the persecuted mostly Muslim minority speak out on the pontiff's failure to address their plight.

Rohingya challenge Pope Francis over silence in Myanmar

Rohingya

Pope avoids using term 'Rohingya' in Myanmar speech

Pontiff alludes to suffering of Rohingya but avoids directly referring to ethnic group in visit to Myanmar.

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Pope receives 'courtesy visit' from General Min Hlaing

Myanmar is listening closely to see if Francis will use the word 'Rohingya' on Myanmar soil.

Pope receives 'courtesy visit' from General Min Hlaing

Rohingya

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

The pontiff who has earlier spoken against military atrocities is under pressure not to use the word Rohingya.

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

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Rohingya crisis looms as Pope Francis lands in Myanmar

Pope Francis will be visiting Myanmar and Bangladesh, meeting with people on both sides of the world’s biggest forced exodus this year. He will be meeting leaders in Myanmar as well as Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Environment

Pope Francis slams 'stupid' climate change deniers

Pontiff calls on politicians to take scientists' advice as he raises alarm over global warming after major storms.

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Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Gerhard Mueller relieved of duties just days after pope aide Pell was charged with child sex abuse.

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Europe

Pope Francis: Suicide bombers are not 'martyrs'

The pontiff says true martyrs do not harm others as he addresses frequent attacks against Christian minorities.

Pope Francis: Suicide bombers are not 'martyrs'

Europe

Pope meets Trump after history of public disagreements

Visit comes after public disagreements between the two men over climate change, immigration and refugee policy.

Middle East

Pope urges unity against fanaticism at Cairo mass

Pope Francis celebrated an open air mass that gave Egypt's embattled Christians an occasion to be joyful.

Opinion

Pope Francis in Egypt: A voice of reason

The pope has sent a strong message against Islamophobia and for religious and individual freedoms.

Halim Shebaya

by Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

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Pope in Egypt: 'Violence cannot be in God's name'

Catholic pontiff's two-day visit is aimed at fostering peace between the Muslim and Christian-minority community.