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Christian pilgrims commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem

  Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Thousands of Christians from around the world marked Good Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City, retracing the steps Jesus Christ is believed to have taken carrying his cross to his crucifixion. It was also marked in various cities across the world. Through the Old City’s …

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EASTER: Pope Francis washes feet of former mafiosi

Pope washes feet of mafia snitches in Easter ritual Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis washed the feet of former mafiosi on Thursday in a prison known for housing inmates who have informed on old mobster allies. The closed-door visit to Paliano prison outside Rome saw the …

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Pope Francis calls for peace in DR Congo

Carpi, Italy | AFP | Pope Francis on Sunday called for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging an end to the bloodshed in the troubled Kasai region. “News continues to arrive of bloody clashes in Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo — fighting which drags in victims and …

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Pope in Milan hinterland to rally poor

Milan, Italy | AFP | Pope Francis arrived in Milan on Saturday to meet families on a working-class housing estate, have lunch in a prison and hold a mass for hundreds of thousands of believers in nearby Monza. Bells in church towers across over 1,000 dioceses rang out as Francis …

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Pope meets Kagame, Church sorry about Rwanda genocide

Pope begs God’s forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  Pope Francis on Monday begged for God’s forgiveness for “the sins and failings of the Church and its members” implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed around 800,000 people. The pontiff “conveyed …

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Pope Francis to visit Egypt on April 28-29

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  Pope Francis will visit Cairo on April 28-29 at the invitation of the Egyptian president and the grand imam of the capital’s famed Al-Azhar mosque, the Vatican said Saturday. The pontiff had hosted the grand imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, at the Vatican last May, …

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