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Pope: protecting children in the digital world top priority

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Pope Francis received the participants in the first-ever World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World on Friday. The Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University hosted the four-day event, which brought experts in child care, internet security, law enforcement, education, and a host of other fields together to share experiences and best practices, with a view to addressing […]

Pope Francis apologises for Vatican ‘scandals’

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Pope Francis has made a surprise public apology for recent scandals “either in Rome or in the Vatican”. He made the apology at his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square, but did not specify which scandals. He is thought to be referring to a senior Polish priest who was dismissed from his Vatican post […]

As Pope Francis arrives in the U.S.—to speak before Congress.

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BY PAUL ELIE Two summers ago my friend Agustín, an Argentinean graduate student on pilgrimage in Rome, filed into the papal-audience hall near St. Peter’s Basilica for a group photograph with Pope Francis. The pilgrims, a hundred in all, were put in four rows; those in the front row would meet the Pope. Then Francis […]

Pope Francis to stop off in Cuba on way to United States

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HAVANA — Pope Francis has added a stop in Cuba to his planned trip to the United States this September, a visit that will highlight his role as a peace-broker between the two countries and offer a boost to their efforts to mend relations after 50 years of rancor. Francis will make a Cuba landing […]