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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.

Inside Story

What can Pope Francis achieve in Egypt?

Pontiff says his trip to Egypt where Orthodox Christians are increasingly targeted is journey of "unity and fraternity".

Europe

Pope pleads for forgiveness over Rwanda genocide

Catholic church was accused of being close to Hutu-led government in 1994 when 800,000 mostly Tutsis were killed.

 Pope apologises for church's role in Rwanda genocide

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Pope criticises Myanmar atrocities against Rohingya

Francis says community members targeted 'simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim faith'.

Pope Francis decries atrocities on Rohingya Muslims

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Pope Francis warns against populism, citing Hitler

Declining to directly pass judgment on US President Trump, the pope condemned border walls being built.

Pope Francis warns against populism, citing Hitler

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Pope Christmas message: Time for weapons to be still

"It is time for weapons to be still for ever and actively seek negotiated solution," Francis says in Vatican address.

Pope urges end to Syria fighting in Christmas message

Europe

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals

Nominees from far-flung places include 13 cardinals under 80 years old who could potentially succeed present pontiff.

Vatican: Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals