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Pope Francis set to visit Cuba in September

Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September on his way to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday.

Don’t ignore killing of Christians: Pope Francis

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Pope Francis delivers a speech from the window of his apartment during his Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

Pope Francis urges end to ‘absurd’ violence, hails Iran nuclear deal

Pope Francis during the Easter Sunday mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (Photo:AFP)

Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to “absurd violence” in hotspots around the world while praising the breakthrough reached last week on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Hope Iran accord leads to a secure world: Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets the crowd from the Popemobile after the Easter Mass. AFP,AP

In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen

Pope acknowledges exhaustion of all priests, including himself

The life-size wax model of Pope Francis is presented by the Grevin Museum in front of Notre Dame. (Photo: AP)

Celebrating Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Francis admitted to sometimes feeling tired, like all priests.

Pope pays tribute to ‘today’s martyrs’

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Pope Francis celebrates a Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican as Syrian Roman Catholic children attend a mass in Damascus on Sunday. — AP

Pope Francis condemns Lahore attack

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned two suicide attacks on churches in Pakistan and accused the world of “seeking to hide” the persecution of Christians.

Pope hints he may resign in a few years

Pope Francis said in an interview published on Friday he believes his pontificate will be short and that he would be ready to resign like his predecessor rather than ruling for life.

Vatican offered stolen Michelangelo papers for cash

A thief who stole two historic and hugely valuable documents written by Michelangelo offered to return them to the Vatican’s archives for cash, a spokesman for the Holy See revealed on Monday.

Pope Francis: Four women to be made saints

Pope Francis (right) greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the end of a consistory for the creation of new Cardinals—AFP

Pope Francis announced Saturday that he will elevate four women to sainthood in May, all nuns who lived in the 19th century and founded Catholic orders — one French, one Italian and two Palestinians.

“An insult should be true to bite Facts are heavy, fantasies light — A truth is heavier than a lie Hush, my darling, don’t you cry…”

Earlier this month it was announced that Amaravati will be the new capital of what some have disparagingly called, “the rump state of Andhra Pradesh”. This will not be just any old capital city.