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Pope Francis, the 'cold-call pope', reaches out and touches a lot of people

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Of all the novelties that Pope Francis has brought to the Vatican, few have endeared him to the public — and unsettled his aides — as much as his penchant for picking up the phone and calling someone out of the blue. popefrancis ...
Pope Francis to visit Mafia stronghold this weekend

- 5 days ago @ catholic.org: Incensed about the loss of innocent life in his immediate surroundings, Pope Francis plans to travel to the Mafia stronghold of Caserta, near Naples this weekend in an effort to set things right. The murder of three-year-old Nicola "Coco" Campolongo, a ...

Sudanese woman spared death for apostasy meets Pope Francis

- 4 days ago @ theguardian.com: Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman spared a death sentence for apostasy after an international outcry, has met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy. The 27-year-old and her family were received at the pontiff's guesthouse for just under 30 ...

Pope Francis Meets Meriam Ibrahim, Sudanese Christian Woman Formerly

- 4 days ago @ huffingtonpost.com: The Vatican said Pope Francis had "a very affectionate" meeting with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her husband and their two small children. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the pope "thanked her for her faith and courage, and she thanked him ...

Pope Francis holds 'very affectionate' meeting with Sudanese apostasy woman

- 4 days ago @ independent.co.uk: Pope Francis poses with Mariam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan, her husband and two children during a private meeting at the Vatican (Reuters) In July a committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva expressed concern over reports of war ...

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Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19

MANILA, Philippines – Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said. In a media briefing on Tuesday, July 29, Tagle said other details will be made available in the future. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) earlier confirmed that ...

Pope Francis in PHL from Jan. 15 to 19, Cardinal Tagle says

Pope Francis will visit the Philippines on January 15 to 19 next year, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle announced Tuesday. The trip will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the World Youth Day celebration held in the Philippines in 1995 led by Pope John Paul II.

Pope Francis to visit UST

Inquirer.net: MANILA, Philippines–Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is set to hold a press conference 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arzobispado de Manila in which he is expected to announce the itinerary of Pope Francis when he visits the Philippines January ...

City Officials Undecided Where Pope Francis Would Appear If He Visits

CBS Local: One million turned out on the Parkway in 1979 for the appearance of Pope John Paul II, so it's easy to assume that if Pope Francis does come to Philadelphia, the Parkway would be the site. Not necessarily, says the mayor's Chief of Staff Everett Gillison.

Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.

Pope Francis apologizes for persecution of Pentecostals

Pope Francis talks with Giovanni Traettino, a Protestant pastor and his friend, in Caserta, Italy, July 28. Pope Francis said he knew people would be shocked that he would make such a trip outside of Rome to visit a group of Pentecostals, “but I went ...

'Please stop!', Pope Francis makes plea for peace

Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square. As the Argentinian-born pontiff wrapped up his regular address to the faithful, he spoke of the upcoming centenary of the outbreak of World War One and said his thoughts were on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine in particular.

Pope visits Pentecostal church in new first, asks forgiveness for persecution of Pentecostals

Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.

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Pope Francis to Visit USA

YourErie: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year, even though the Philadelphia Archdiocese still has not received official confirmation from the Vatican.

Report: Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia

The News Journal: Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year, according to a report in the Catholic News Service. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the pope has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families when he visits the United ...

Report: Pope Francis to Visit US in 2015

TIME: Pope Francis has long been rumored to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next September, and now Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to join the gathering, according to a report by ...

Pope to visit Philadelphia next year

Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.

Pope to make first visit to U.S.

Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.

TO ATTEND THE WORLD MEETING..

Pope Francis coming to Philadelphia, Archbishop Chaput says

Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia in September 2015 to attend the World Meeting of Families, according to Archbishop Charles Chaput. Chaput, head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, confirmed the papal visit Thursday during a Mass at a conference ...

Pope Francis to visit U.S. in September 2015

Visit would come in Sept. 2015 during conference on the family Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia in September 2015 to attend the World Meeting of Families, according to Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Pope Francis To Visit US Next Year

NPR (blog): Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. as pontiff. Catholic News Service quotes Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi as saying that the pope has expressed "his ...

Pope Francis to visit US next year; Philadelphia on itinerary

Los Angeles Times: Pope Francis will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia aimed at strengthening families, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The pope will attend the World Meeting of ...

Pope Francis to visit US in 2015, Philadelphia archbishop says

Boston Globe: However, the Philadelphia Archdiocese said there is no official confirmation from the Vatican of the Pope's visit. A Vatican spokesman told the Associated Press that although Francis has said “he is willing” to attend, there is “no operating plan or ...

Pope Francis To Visit Pennsylvania

CBS Local: PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pope Francis will visit the United States next year, his first U.S visit since becoming Pope in 2013. The Catholic News Service first reported the Pope's visit. Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J ...

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis to visit U.S. next year; Philadelphia on itinerary

Pope Francis will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia aimed at strengthening families, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Report: Pope Francis to Visit U.S. in 2015

Set to visit Philadelphia in September 2015

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Pope Francis Enjoys Casual Cafeteria Lunch With Surprised Vatican Workers

Huffington Post: In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, third from right, has lunch at the Vatican workers' cafeteria, Friday, July 25, 2014. Pope Francis got a free meal on Friday when he popped in unannounced at the ...

Pope Francis meets Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith

MassLive.com: In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman who ...

Pope Francis meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

The Plain Dealer: In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman who ...

Pope in self-serve line at Vatican cafeteria shocks workers

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, bottom right, has lunch at the Vatican workers' cafeteria, Friday, July 25, 2014. Pope Francis got a free meal on Friday when he popped in unannounced at the Vatican workers' cafeteria and lined up, tray in hand, along with stunned diners.

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Pope Francis meets Sudanese Christian woman

KPRC Houston: Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death for her faith, met with Pope Francis on Thursday after leaving Sudan. Show Transcript Hide Transcript. Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death for her faith, met with ...

Pope Francis meets Christian woman freed from Sudan

Deutsche Welle: Vatican spokesman the Reverend Federico Lombardi said Pope Francis "thanked her for her faith and courage, and she thanked him for his prayer and solidarity." Lombardi added that the presence of "their wonderful small children" added to the celebratory ...

Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Washington Times: Federico Lombardi said the pope “thanked her for her faith and courage, and she thanked him for his prayer and solidarity.” Francis frequently calls attention to the suffering of those persecuted for their religious beliefs. Lombardi said the presence ...

Pope Francis Meets Meriam Ibrahim, Sudanese Christian Woman Formerly

Huffington Post: The Vatican said Pope Francis had "a very affectionate" meeting with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her husband and their two small children. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the pope "thanked her for her faith and courage, and she thanked him ...

Pope Francis meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Pope Francis met privately on Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

Pope Francis Meets Meriam Ibrahim, Refugee from Radical Islam

Pope Francis met with Meriam Ibrahim this week, a Sudanese Christian who narrowly escaped a death sentence for apostasy. The meeting was just as clear a rebuke of fanaticism as Pope Benedict's controversial 2006 ...

Pope Francis meets Sudanese Christian woman spared death

Meriam Ibrahim and her family meet Pope Francis on Thursday at the Vatican. Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman, was spared the death sentence for apostasy in Sudan earlier this year. Ibrahim is married to a Christian US ...

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