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Pope Francis with members of the ‘Pope’s Team - Fratelli tutti’ in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Nov. 20, 2021.

Pope Francis meets the ‘Pope’s Team’ ahead of friendly soccer match

Nov 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The papal team includes Swiss Guards and migrants. Read more

Pope Francis holds a soccer ball in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Aug. 26, 2015. L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis fields Vatican soccer team in friendly match against Roma minority

Nov 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The soccer match is intended to counter racism and discrimination. Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the Roma community in the Lunik IX district in Košice, Slovakia, on Sept. 14, 2021.

Pope Francis visits impoverished Roma minority in Slovakia

Sep 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis visited a Roma ghetto in Slovakia, where he told the ethnic minority they should never “worry about whether... Read more

Roma children practice gymnastics on horseback at an Order of Malta school in Romania.

‘I really pray for these kids’: the Catholic ambassador on a mission to help Europe’s largest minority

Aug 21, 2020

In 2013, Franz Salm-Reifferscheidt made a life-changing visit to Rome. The retired Austrian businessman had an appointment with the Grand... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Romani people of Rome in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Oct. 26, 2015.

Pope advises Gypsies to cultivate responsibility, openness

Oct 27, 2015

Pope Francis met with Rome's Romani, or Gypsies, on Monday, asking them to take a new direction and embolden their... Read more