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Closing borders boosts human trafficking, says Pope

The only solution to the phenomenon of migration is solidarity, Francis said.

Jesus would welcome gays and transgender people, says Pope

Jesus Christ would always help anyone find God, including homosexuals and people who have had gender reassignment surgery or who are considering it, Pope Francis has said.

Pope Francis most likely to visit India, Bangladesh in 2017

Pope Francis will visit Portugal next year and is "almost sure" he'll go to India and Bangladesh.

Orthodox shun Pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out

Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for an unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away.

Pope: It's 'terrible' children taught they can choose gender

Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.

Pope Francis 'doubts' sex abuse case against Australian cardinal

Pope Francis said there were "doubts" over the case being made against Vatican finance chief George Pell, Australia's most senior Roman Catholic, for alleged child abuse.

Pope visits Auschwitz, says same horrors happening today

Pope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Friday and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today.

In a country wary of migrants, Pope tells Poles to welcome refugees

Pope Francis urged young people on Thursday to welcome migrants and refugees, putting himself in direct contrast with the government of Poland on the second day of his visit there.

Press freedom `at stake` as Vatileaks verdict expected

A Vatican drama of sex, lies and press freedom was to peak Thursday with a verdict in the trial of two journalists and sources accused of leaking details about financial mismanagement within the Holy See.

Pope warns against `Balkanisation` of Europe after Brexit vote

Pope Francis on Sunday warned of the "Balkanisation" of Europe in the wake of Britain`s shock vote to quit the EU and urged the bloc to chart a new way forward by giving member states greater freedoms.

Pope condemns paedophilia as details of girl's death shock Italy

Though the Catholic Church itself has been rocked by its own abuse scandals, he did not mention them on Sunday as he has in the past.

 

Pope says he's willing to study women deacons, in major step

Pope Francis said on Friday that he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling an openness to letting women serve in ordained ministry currently reserved to men.

Pope tells teens `happiness not an app`

Happiness is not an app you can download on your mobile phone, Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers on Sunday at a mass to mark a weekend dedicated to youth.

Pope set to visit refugees in Greece as deportations stall

Pope set to visit refugees in Greece as deportations stall

Pope Francis will travel to the Greek island of Lesbos on the frontline of Europe`s refugee crisis next week, Athens announced Tuesday, as a controversial EU accord to send migrants back to Turkey stalled.

'Pope' tweet lands Hrithik Roshan in legal trouble?

'Pope' tweet lands Hrithik Roshan in legal trouble?

Hrithik Roshan in legal trouble again.

Pope Francis condemns Brussels attackers, arms makers at Holy Thursday rite

Pope Francis condemns Brussels attackers, arms makers at Holy Thursday rite

Pope Francis on Thursday washed and kissed the feet of refugees, including three Muslim men, and condemned arms makers as partly responsible for Islamist militant attacks that killed at least 31 people in Brussels.

'Devastating' Islamist violence is uniting Christians: Pope

'Devastating' Islamist violence is uniting Christians: Pope

Today, the Pope said the Ethiopian church "had been a church of martyrs since its inception”.

Oops! This is how Hrithik Roshan responded to Kangana Ranaut's 'ex-boyfriend' remark

Oops! This is how Hrithik Roshan responded to Kangana Ranaut's 'ex-boyfriend' remark

Kangana Ranaut had recently called Hrithik Roshan her ex-boyfriend.

Pope`s Jubilee year off to a sluggish start

Pope`s Jubilee year off to a sluggish start

Pope Francis`s Jubilee Year of Mercy has got off to a sluggish start, to the disappointment of Rome`s hoteliers, restaurateurs and souvenir sellers.

Mother Teresa has been like 'God' for me: Cured cancer patient

Mother Teresa has been like 'God' for me: Cured cancer patient

A 50-year-old woman, whose "miracle" cure from cancer was instrumental in the 2003 papal recognition that the nun has entered heaven, says the Nobel laureate has been more of a god for her for the past 17 years.