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Pope Francis speaks with members of the press on the flight from Bahrain to Rome.

Pope Francis praises pro-abortion economist on papal commission in remarks about women

Nov 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Mariana Mazzucato’s appointment to the Pontifical Academy for Life drew criticism due to her outspoken advocacy for abortion rights. Read more

Pope Francis takes questions from members of the press on the flight to Rome from Bahrain.

Pope Francis: ‘We have to keep fighting for women’s equality’

Nov 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Returning from Bahrain, the pope was asked if he supports the efforts of women and young people in Iran to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Catholics living on the Arabian Peninsula during a prayer service in Sacred Heart Church in Manama, Bahrain, on Nov. 6, 2022.

Pope Francis tells Catholics on the Arabian Peninsula to be bold in proclaiming the Gospel

Nov 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sacred Heart Catholic Church — built in 1939 in Manama, Bahrain — was the first Catholic Church in the Persian... Read more

Pope Francis participated in a meeting with youth at the Sacred Heart School in Awli, Bahrain, on Nov. 5, 2022.

Pope Francis to youth in Bahrain: ‘The Church needs you!’

Nov 5, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

The pope’s historic trip to Bahrain continued Sunday with a meeting with young people at a Catholic school. Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd in Bahrain's national soccer stadium before offering Mass on Nov. 5, 2022.

Catholics travel from Saudi Arabia to attend Pope Francis’ stadium Mass in Bahrain

Nov 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered the first public papal Mass in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a Muslim-majority island country in the Persian... Read more

Pope Francis with the Muslim Council of Elders in Bahrain, Nov. 4, 2022

Pope Francis calls for restoring Christian unity during Bahrain visit

Nov 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Holy Father addressed Christian leaders Friday at the Ecumenical Meeting and Prayer for Peace at the Cathedral of Our... Read more

Pope Francis meets with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the Sakhir Royal Palace in Bahrain, Nov. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis calls for end of death penalty during Bahrain visit

Nov 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The pope made his comments Thursday during his meeting at the Sakhir Royal Palace amid his Nov. 3–6 apostolic journey... Read more