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Papal envoy: Francis donated $1 million to Iraqi refugees

Aug 22, 2014 - 01:19 pm .- Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country.

Pope calls family of US journalist James Foley

Aug 21, 2014 - 03:01 pm .- Pope Francis has called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed.

Next World Day of Peace to address slavery, Vatican announces

Aug 21, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of Peace, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace stated Thursday.

Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip’s import, Pope reflects

Aug 20, 2014 - 08:22 am .- Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.

Pope Francis asks prayers for relatives killed in car accident

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm .- The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of his family who have been killed in a car accident.

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.

Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Korea

Aug 18, 2014 - 04:30 pm .- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 flight to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.

Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop 'aggressor'

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Francis supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.

Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- Two Korean nuns have expressed their excitement at having participated in an audience with Pope Francis, stating that his words on poverty and the witness of the martyrs were particularly impactful.

Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

Aug 17, 2014 - 02:31 pm .- At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will walk away with is a higher value of his faith, thanks to the profound devotion of Korean Catholics.

Taiwan pilgrims: Pope not just for Catholics, but for the world

Aug 17, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- A group of pilgrims who traveled from Taiwan to participate in events surrounding Pope Francis’ visit have expressed their joy at seeing him, particularly for the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs.

Koreans electric with joy over visit of Pope Francis

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis has received a warm welcome from the Korean people, many of whom praise him for his acts of compassion, stating that he has the power to provoke a change for the better.

Chinese youth moved to tears by Pope's informal remarks

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:04 am .- A young man from Hong Kong was moved by Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during the opening celebration of the 6th Asian Youth Day, stating that the pontiff spoke to them “heart-to-heart.”

Youth who lunched with Pope impressed by his humility

Aug 15, 2014 - 08:26 am .- Following their lunch with Pope Francis, a Chinese and a Pakistani youth said the pontiff was like a humble father who wanted to be near them.

Meeting the Pope was 'glorious,' recounts Korean altar boy

Aug 14, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- A young altar server and his sister who presented flowers to Pope Francis during the welcoming ceremony for his arrival to South Korea reveal that they could hardly contain their excitement.

Korean journalist seeks to spread Pope’s message of peace

Aug 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm .- A journalist with South Korea’s leading radio and television network has voiced her joy at covering the papal visit, as well as her desire for his message of peace to lead the nation to a more hopeful future.

Vatican diplomacy focuses on humanitarian intervention in Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - 05:21 pm .- The persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State has pushed Vatican diplomacy to add strong calls for international humanitarian intervention to its prayers for the situation.

En route to Korea, Pope prays for journalists killed in Gaza

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Aboard the papal flight to South Korea today, Pope Francis led an impromptu moment of silence to pray for a photojournalist who was killed in Gaza, and thanked journalists for their work.

Pope Francis urges United Nations to intervene in Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - 10:31 am .- Pope Francis called the United Nations to act to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway in Iraq in a letter dated Saturday and delivered Wednesday to its general secretary, Ban Ki-moon.

Vatican official calls for military protection of Iraqi Christians

Aug 13, 2014 - 08:44 am .- The Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations on Saturday urged the international community to provide humanitarian assistance and military and political protection for Christians persecuted by the Islamic State.

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August 23, 2014

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