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Former Pope Benedict XVI very ill

Pope Francis has said former Pope Benedict XVI is very ill and he has asked pilgrims at the Vatican to pray for him. Benedict, 95, became the first leader of the Catholic Church to stand down in 600 years in 2013, citing advanced age. At the end of the Pope’s final audience of the year, he asked people to “pray a… Read More
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Pope Francis to visit DR Congo and South Sudan

– – The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis will be visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan in July this year. In a statement from the Holy See Press Office, the Pope is to embark on what is called an Apostolic Journey to these two African countries. In DR Congo, the Pope will visit Kinshasa… Read More
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Pope Francis calls for prayers for Ethiopia amid Tigray crisis

– – Pope Francis has called for the world to pray for Ethiopia as fighting between federal forces and rebels in Tigray region intensifies. In a message on Twitter, the Pope invited “everyone to pray for Ethiopia where armed clashes have intensified and are causing a serious humanitarian situation.” He added that “I appeal to the parties in conflict so… Read More