Pope Francis in Chile

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Pope Francis speaks at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Jan. 17, 2018.

Peace and progress start with education, Francis says at Chilean university

Jan 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

Speaking to Chilean university students and academics Wednesday, Pope Francis said Catholic educational institutions play a prophetic role in helping... Read more

 Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Temuco, Chile on Jan. 17, 2018.

Pope appeals for unity, non-violence in Chile's torn Mapuche zone

Jan 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Chile's largely indigenous Araucania region, long divided by violent conflict. He stressed the... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 10, 2018.

Pope Francis to Chile's bishops: 'the mission belongs to the entire Church'

Jan 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis reminded the Chilean bishops of the importance of living out their priestly fatherhood united in mission with their... Read more

Pope Francis addresses priests and religious at the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 16, 2018.

Admit your wounds and receive mercy, Pope tells Chilean priests, religious

Jan 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Tuesday that even amid the pain which results from sinfulness, the Church can still serve the world... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Female Central Penitentiary in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 16, 2018.

Bars don't stop your ability to dream, Pope says at Chilean women's prison

Jan 16, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis visited a women's prison in Santiago on Tuesday, telling the inmates that while at times it might seem... Read more

Pope Francis before leading the Regina Coeli in St. Peter's Square April 30, 2017.

Pope lands in Chile with plea for forgiveness after abuse scandal

Jan 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the first official encounter of his apostolic visit to Chile, Pope Francis expressed his shame and sorrow for the... Read more

The photo of the boy from Nagasaki that the Pope shared with journalist.

On flight to Chile, Pope gives journalists photo showing 'fruits of war'

Jan 15, 2018

En route from Italy to Chile on Monday, Pope Francis told journalists of his concerns about war, and especially the... Read more

The flag of Chile.

Why Pope Francis will visit Chile's Araucania region

Jan 10, 2018

Pope Francis will spend a day in Temuco, the capital of a Chilean region with a large indigenous population, during... Read more

Pope Francis before a Popemobile at the Vatican, Dec. 13, 2017.

Pope says he will bring message of peace and hope to Chile, Peru

Jan 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

Ahead of his visit to Chile and Peru, Pope Francis has said he wants to bring a message of peace... Read more

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima speaks with CNA in Rome, Dec. 5, 2017.

Pope Francis will see a lively faith in Peru and Chile, Lima's cardinal says

Dec 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

Ahead of Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, the Archbishop of Lima has said that the Bishop of Rome... Read more

Chile hopes Pope Francis' visit will bring a 'revolution of tenderness'

Jul 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The head of communications for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Chile said the country is in a period of social... Read more