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The officer was thrown from her horse as the popemobile passed by in Iquique, Chile. Read More. South America. Pope Francis stops motorcade to help injured police officer. 00:57. Venezuelan rebels post videos during deadly shootout. 00:39. Pope Francis apologizes for 'irreparable damage' of Catholic priest sex abuse.
LIMA: In his 2015 trip to Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the "grave sins" committed against native people in The Americas in the name of the Catholic Church. In Peru this week, he will be asked to go a step further by making amends for the Church's 16th century takeover of the most sacred ...
Pope Francis performs first ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship carrier. 0 Shares. email. Star. Comments. Add Interests. Customize your news feed by choosing the topics that interest you. To save your interests across all devices Log In or Sign Up » ...
The scandal has nonetheless cast a pall over Pope Francis' arrival in Peru on Thursday. Francis offered an apology to sexual abuse victims this week in Chile, but many Peruvians are asking: If the pope wants to be tough on such crimes, how could the Vatican protect one of its alleged perpetrators?
Pope Francis brought a message of peace and reconciliation Wednesday to a picturesque area of central Chile that has experienced a rash of violence attributed to Indigenous Mapuche activists struggling to reclaim ancestral lands. In the third day of his swing through Chile, Francis flew to the city of ...

LIMA, Peru - Since his surprise election as pope by an enclave of cardinals nearly five years ago, Pope Francis has been on a one-man campaign to shake up the Catholic Church, going out of his way to replace the ostentatious rituals and moralizing of some of his predecessors with an image of humility ...
But that's what happened Thursday morning when Pope Francis married two flight attendants in an impromptu ceremony on his papal plane some 36,000 feet over Chile. Vatican officials say it marks the first time a pope has married a couple on a papal plane. It all started when the pair, Paula Podest Ruiz ...
Updated at 8:40 a.m. ET. Pope Francis, arriving in Chile to begin a three-day visit, opened his trip by asking for forgiveness over a local priest-abuse scandal that has left the country reeling -- and prompted a less-than-warm reception for the Argentine-born pontiff. The pope, specifically, is the target of ire ...
"I believe wholeheartedly in the approach Pope Francis is taking in reaching out to everyone and helping them encounter Christ." The council was founded by Pope Benedict in order to spread the Gospel through modern forms of communication. McCarthy, 52, will serve as the English-language official of ...
His first General Audience had to be held in the Paul VI Audience Hall due to the high temperatures in Rome. He spoke of baptism to those gathered there as a way of "being reborn." Pope Francis "We Christians live in the world, and we are not exempt from obscurities and darkness. However, the grace ...
ROME - Affirming the critically important role of a "free and responsible" form of Catholic theology in the life of the church, Pope Francis called on theologians to "remain faithful and anchored" to the vision of Vatican II, as well as "immersed" in the instincts and concerns of ordinary people who've never ...
In the face of such realities, it's striking that Pope Francis so far has chosen not to make any direct mention of such anti-Christian violence during this Christmas season. That stands in contrast to 2016, when he used the feast of St. Stephen, the church's "protomartyr," to deliver a hard-hitting Angelus address ...
Addressing Cardinal Muller, Pope Benedict said, "your five-year commission at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has expired, so you do not have a specific office anymore, but a priest and certainly a bishop and cardinal is never simply retired," which is why he must continue to "publicly serve ...
Pope Francis is the most popular world leader among Irish people, who rate British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump poorly, an international opinion poll published today finds. The pope was viewed favourably by 70 per cent of the Irish respondents to the poll and unfavourably ...
The pope began the month of June with this meeting in the Circus Maximus of Rome with 50,000 pilgrims from 122 countries. They are from the "Charismatic Renewal" movement that is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Pope Francis "It may be that your way of praying does not please some, but it is true ...

In fact, March 13 will mark the fifth anniversary of his election as pope, succeeding retired Pope Benedict XVI. Francis, newly 81, will begin 2018 with a focus on Mary and on migrants and refugees. As with all modern popes, Francis's Marian devotion and his concern for people forced to flee their homes ...
The pope visited the Kaba Aye Center, one of the most revered Buddhist temples in this area of Asia, to meet with Sangha, the Supreme ...
relatives of those who disappeared listen to the sentencing hearing in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photograph: Javier Gonzalez ...
Pope Francis has celebrated his first public Mass in Myanmar, staunchly defending ethnic rights in a nation facing accusations of ethnic ...
A Vatican spokesman defended Pope Francis's decision not to use the word "Rohingya" in public during his visit to Myanmar, saying that his ...
Yangon, Myanmar -- In his last full day in Myanmar, Pope Francis sought to pivot away from politics and the disappointment over his decision ...
It was not as himself that he spoke so thunderously, but as a pope who ... and suddenly understood why popes and kings used the plural "we.
White is the colour of peace, and no one on the world stage wears it bigger than the pope. Francis is never seen in anything else: his cassock, ...
The Holy Father Pope Francis has expressed deep shock and commiserated with the families of the recent bomb attack at Medina mosque in ...
Pope Francis is deeply worried about Latin America. He says corruption and drugs have blurred the noble idea of "Great Homeland" that ...
ROME - Pope Francis has established a third section, or department, of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, which reportedly began its ...
Pope Francis has named a Kentucky priest to be the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville. The appointment of the Rev.
Next week, Pope Francis will make a visit to Myanmar, where he risks ... I have great admiration for the pope and his abilities, but someone ...
Pope Francis arrives by car at Rebibbia prison, where he washed the feet of prisoners in Rome, Italy on April 2, 2014.
police search teams found Pope's body on Saturday afternoon close to a stretch of coast near Swanage, Dorset. Photograph: Dorset police/PA.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence to the sister of Italian Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, ...
Theodor Dieter, a German Lutheran theologian, displays his certificate as one of three winners of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize, during an audience ...
When Pope Benedict XVI resigned on February 28 2013 -- the first Pope ever to do so -- a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor ...
Born Oct. 17, 1912, in Italy's northern Veneto region, Albino Luciani, known also as "the smiling Pope," was elected Bishop of Rome Aug.
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait in queues to receive aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, ...
Bangladesh's prominent Catholic Church leader regards the apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the country as a "pilgrimage to the soul of ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Myanmar, saying his upcoming trip to the country is meant "to confirm ...
(Vatican Radio) With today's readings, the Church invites us to reflect on the end of the world, but also on the end of our own lives. Pope ...
US Catholics join pope in press for more ambitious climate action at .... echoed Francis and past popes in viewing climate change as not simply ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is to preside over a prayer for peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo on November ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held an audience with international members of the Apostolic Confederation for the Clergy in the Vatican on ...
A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Gaia Pope, Dorset police have said. The arrest was announced hours after ...
Bonn, Germany -- Pope Francis denounced those who deny global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling ...
Pope Francis greets a participant in the World Day of the Poor in Rome, Nov. 16, 2017. (Credit: L'Osservatore Romano via CNA.) ...
Is the pope Catholic?" For at least a century, this was the way we Anglicans joked about anything that seemed too obvious to state. Now we ...
Pope Francis is known for his modest taste in transportation, eschewing his "Popemobile" for a small, black Fiat 500. So when Lamborghini ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a video message on Saturday morning, to participants in a conference organized by the Italian bishops ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday shared the concerns of island, coastal and fishing communities, and called for global cooperation, ...


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