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Pope Francis denounce anti-Christian attacks in Central Africa, Nigeria

Pope Francis reacted to the latest wave of killings in Central African Republic and Nigeria   Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced “shameful” attacks on Christians in Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for an end to “all hate and violence”.     “I have been profoundly saddened by the massacre last Sunday in Nigeria, inside a church, where innocent people were ...

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Ozubulu killings: Pope Francis denounce anti-Christian attacks in Nigeria

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced “shameful” attacks on Christians in Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for an end to “all hate and violence”.   “I have been profoundly saddened by the massacre last Sunday in Nigeria, inside a church, where innocent people were killed,” the pontiff said at the end of his weekly public audience at the ...

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Forgive the Catholic Church’s role in Rwanda genocide, the violence disfigured face of the Roman Catholic Church

Pope Francis asked on Monday for forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the Church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying the violence had “disfigured the face” of the Roman Catholic Church.   At a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Francis said he hoped his apology would help promote peace in the African country, which was torn ...

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Birthday wishes bring bad luck says Pope Francis ahead of his 80th birthday on December 17

Pope Francis on Wednesday quipped that people should not send him early birthday wishes because, in his native Argentina, doing so brings bad luck. Francis turns 80 on Saturday. For the occasion, the Vatican has opened seven email accounts that can receive birthday messages in Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German and Polish. “I thank you all for the ...

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Mother Teresa Is Made a Saint by Pope Francis

Mother Teresa was long considered a saint by many people around the world. On Sunday morning, Pope Francis officially bestowed that title at her canonization ceremony in St. Peter’s Square.   The canonization marked a highlight of the Jubilee year that Francis had proclaimed to celebrate the theme of mercy. On Saturday, he told thousands of cheering volunteers gathered in ...

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666: Pope Francis rejects donation of 16,666,000 pesos from Argentina president

Argentina’s president tried to give Pope Francis’ foundation 16,666,000 pesos. The pope refused because of the 666 figure. Thanks but No Thanks Pope Francis has asked the educational foundation Scholas Occurrentes to turn down a donation totaling 16,666,000 pesos — nearly $1.2 million. His reason? In part, because “I don’t like the 666,” Francis reportedly wrote in a postscript of ...

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Pope Francis: Rich People Who Exploit the Poor Are ‘Bloodsuckers’

“The blood of all these people that you have sucked [and on which] you have lived, is a cry to the Lord, it is a cry of justice.” Pope Francis isn’t mincing words in his latest denouncement of those who exploit the poor. The pontiff was in his element during a passionate sermon at the Vatican on Thursday, berating rich ...

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News at Dusk 2nd March 2016 – Turkish President Visit Nigeria

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Abuja, Nigeria, today on a one-day official visit. He met with his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari and other local officials.Erdogan is on a four-nation tour of Africa that had seen him visit Cot D’Ivoire on Monday and Ghana on Tuesday. The two countries are to support each other to push away terrorism and tighten bilateral ...

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POPE GREETS PRO-BIAFRA ACTIVISTS AT THE VATICAN DURING ANGELUS PRAYER

Pope Francis greeted a group of activists from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group, who are campaigning for secession from Nigeria, after they gathered at the Vatican on Sunday. IPOB is led by Nnamdi Kanu, a U.K.-Nigerian dual citizen who is currently detained in Nigeria, facing trial for treasonable felony. Kanu is the director of Radio Biafra, an underground ...

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Pope Francis shows angry side after crowd causes him to fall on disabled man (Photos)

The Pope rarely loses his cool. However, he showed a rare sign of anger and proved he is only human during his recent trip to Mexico, after an eager crowd tugged his arms and caused him to topple over. Francis was at a stadium in the western city of Morella on Tuesday greeting fans when one person pulled at his ...

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