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Full text of Pope's in-flight interview from Africa to Rome

Nov 30, 2015 - 02:17 pm .- In a Q&A with journalists on his way from Africa back to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions posed by journalists from across the world. He touched on inter-religious relations, the role of the media, and his favorite memories from Africa.  

Pope calls Central African Christians, Muslims to unite against violence

Nov 30, 2015 - 03:28 am .- Christians and Muslims must unite against acts which “disfigure the Face of God” by promoting peace, Pope Francis told Islamic representatives on the final day of his visit the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR).

Pope to Central African Christians: Be artisans of renewal in your country

Nov 30, 2015 - 03:19 am .- During the final Mass of his first visit to Africa, Pope Francis called the Christians of the Central African Republic (CAR) to be missionaries in their nation, bringing renewal amid suffering, and hope for eternal life.

Seeking peace and mercy, Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of Bangui

Nov 29, 2015 - 09:20 pm .- “Bangui is today the spiritual capital of the world,” Pope Francis said as he opened the Holy Door of Bangui’s cathedral on Sunday--the first time a Pope has opened a Holy Door outside Rome.

'Can I go' to them? Pope Francis' stunning response to alleged murders

Nov 29, 2015 - 02:33 pm .- Reported violence near a mosque Pope Francis is slated to visit in Central African Republic caused the pontiff to reply with an immediate "can I go (be with them)?" according to a bishop who was standing close by.

Be like a banana – Pope Francis off-the-cuff to Central African youth

Nov 29, 2015 - 12:23 pm .- During his meeting with the youth of the Central African Republic, Pope Francis gave spontaneous comments in response to a young local who asked the Holy Father's advice about living in a war-torn country.

Pope advocates for peace, unity in Central African Republic

Nov 29, 2015 - 04:39 am .- After landing in the war-torn Central African Republic, Pope Francis urged the country’s leaders to work for peace and reconciliation, particularly through disarmament and a stable administration.

Pope Francis’ three words for Ugandan religious: Memory, fidelity and prayer

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis wrapped up his public appearances in Uganda with an address to the priests, religious and seminarians of the country at the Cathedral in Kampala.

Pope praises Ugandans for helping refugees rebuild their lives

Nov 27, 2015 - 09:02 am .- Pope Francis praised the Ugandan people for showing “outstanding concern” for refugees in a time when our world is witnessing an unprecedented movement of people fleeing violence and injustice.  

Full text of Pope Francis' powerful, unscripted talk with Kenya's youth

Nov 27, 2015 - 12:43 am .- An impassioned Pope Francis went off-the-cuff in a vast, widespread speech to Kenyan youth, touching on challenging topics such as how to stop youth from being recruited to terrorist activities.

What you have is worth more than money – the Pope to Kenya's poor

Nov 26, 2015 - 11:41 pm .- During his tri-nation visit to Africa this week, Pope Francis made a stop at a slum in Nairobi and praised those he met for their love of and emphasis on community and relationships – over what he called a vacuous, “unbridled consumption” that often plagues the West.

Without cooperation we don't move forward, Pope says at UN in Kenya

Nov 26, 2015 - 09:00 am .- Speaking at the United Nations office in Nairobi, Kenya, Pope Francis said on Thursday that working together is necessary to conquer problems, whether in the realms of politics, health, or development.

Pope off-the-cuff to priests, religious: indifference makes God vomit

Nov 26, 2015 - 08:08 am .- Pope Francis tossed his prepared remarks aside for a meeting with Kenyan priests, religious and seminarians, telling them that if anything disgusts God, it’s the attitude of indifference.

Pope to Kenyan families: 'radiate God’s love'

Nov 26, 2015 - 12:48 am .- Pope Francis Thursday praised Kenya’s traditional family values, particularly their respect for children and the elderly. He also made an appeal for the youth to use these values as a guide to ending discrimination and injustice in the future.

En route to Kenya, Pope Francis confirms Mexico trip

Nov 25, 2015 - 01:00 pm .- Before his plane landed in Kenya on Wednesday, Pope Francis confirmed to reporters that he would indeed visit Mexico early next year.

Pope Francis in Kenya: no matter what our divisions, we must work for peace

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:02 am .- Pope Francis began his trip to Africa in Kenya, where he praised the “young and vibrant nation” and encouraged Kenyans to continue working for peace in their country.

Pope names first Catholic bishop to oversee Anglican ordinariate

Nov 24, 2015 - 07:56 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada.

Pope Francis sends greetings to Africa ahead of this week's trip

Nov 23, 2015 - 04:38 pm .- Pope Francis sent two video messages Monday ahead of his tri-nation visit to Africa, speaking his intent to bring “consolation and hope” to the region while serving as a “minister of the Gospel.”

Pope Francis: While worldly kingdoms dominate, Christ’s kingdom liberates

Nov 22, 2015 - 09:37 am .- In a world which employs “weapons of fear” and manipulation, the strength of Christ’s kingdom is founded in truth and love, Pope Francis said in his Sunday angelus address, during which he also remembered today’s persecuted Christians. 

In Pope's meeting with Ukrainian president, peace takes center stage

Nov 20, 2015 - 09:53 am .- Pope Francis today met with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, discussing both the good relations between Ukraine and the Vatican, as well as their shared concerns over the current conflict with Russia.

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