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Pope kisses Machar, Kiir feet

Pope hopes for S.Sudan peace as leaders end Vatican retreat Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  Pope Francis called Thursday for warring South Sudanese factions to respect the latest armistice after a two-day Vatican retreat aimed at shoring up the fragile peace. “I express my heartfelt hope that hostilities …

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Vatican to open archives of WWII pope Pius XII in 2020

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open the secret archives of the era of Pius XII in March next year, which could shed light on the Catholic Church’s actions during World War II. Researchers have long sought to examine the archives …

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Pope’s guidelines for concrete change over sex abuse

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis on Thursday handed the world’s top Catholic bishops guidelines to shape the debate at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling clerical sex abuse. “As a help, I would share with you some important criteria formulated by the various episcopal commissions and …

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Pope visit for Episcopal Conference fails to materialize

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis will not be coming to Uganda this year.  This is according to the Uganda Episcopal Conference Secretary-General Msgr John Kauta. The Roman Catholic Church, through President Museveni, had invited the Holy Father for the golden jubilee celebration of the Symposium of Episcopal …

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Archbishop Lwanga says Papal visit not yet confirmed, no budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has dismissed reports that he requested for sh9 billion from the government to prepare for the second visit of Pope Francis in Uganda. He said any statement linking him to such a request is defamatory. …

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Francis in Arabia, the Muslim-friendly pope

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | When Francis becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula on Sunday, he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam and confirms interreligious dialogue as a keystone of his papacy. In the long, complicated and often bloody …

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