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Politics is not just for the rulers, says Pope

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'We are all responsible for the life of the 'city', of the common good; and politics too is good to the extent that each one plays their part in the service of peace,' says Pope Francis

NEW YEAR. Pope Francis addresses the crowd from the window of the Apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's square during the New Year Angelus prayer in the Vatican on January 1, 2019. Photo by Alberto Pizzioli/AFP

Pope to create 5 new cardinals

May 21, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The new cardinals will form part of an elite group within the church

In 2 years, Pope gives plum posts to Filipinos

Mar 14, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Pope Francis marks his second anniversary in office with more Filipino appointees – proof of his focus on the world s peripheries

CLOSE TO FILIPINOS. Pope Francis confers with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the Synod of Bishops on the Family in October 2014. Photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio

Pope Francis hails 'Lolo Kiko' nickname

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 78 year old pontiff stresses the value of the elderly by recounting the nickname Filipinos gave him

'LOLO KIKO.' Pope Francis aboard his popemobile greets the faithful welcoming him at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Zalrian Sayat/EPA

10 teladan Paus Fransiskus, resolusi 2015

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Paus Fransiskus memberikan kita wejangan yang dapat diaplikasikan ke kehidupan sehari hari — mulai dari bergosip materi duniawi hingga masalah pernikahan

'GOSSIP KILLS.' Pope Francis denounces gossip as murder. File photo by Luca Zennaro/EPA/Pool

Pope in New Year call for peace, teases 'noisy' Mexicans

Jan 01, 2015 - 11:33 PM

I see there are lots of Mexicans in the crowd and I salute them says Pope Francis Oh they re noisy these Mexicans

AFP file photo

Nuns miss New Year call from Pope Francis

Jan 04, 2014 - 9:07 AM

Pope Francis calls 4 nuns to greet them a happy New Year but they don t pick up

WHEN THE POPE CALLS. Pope Francis is known for reaching out to laity, often complete strangers, to greet them or ask how they're doing. Photo from EPA/Luca Zennaro/Pool

Tagle says sorry for sins of Church

Oct 18, 2013 - 12:57 PM

The Cardinal makes the apology on the last day of a 3 day event that aims to rekindle the Catholic faith

Pope Francis eschews tradition with silver ring

Mar 18, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Pope Francis chooses a ring designed decades ago rather than one created specifically for him

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at St Peter's square during his first Angelus prayer at the Vatican on March 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO

New pope pays homage to Virgin Mary on first outing

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:08 AM

Pope Francis visits the Santa Maria Maggiore church and places a bouquet of flowers in homage to the Virgin Mary

Irish abuse victims press new pope for action

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:02 AM

Victims of child abuses in Catholic run institutions urge Pope Francis to ensure that those responsible be held accountable

Pope Francis vows 'renewed collaboration' with Jews

Mar 14, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Pope Francis hopes he can contribute to renewing ties with the Jews in a letter to Rome s chief rabbi

POPE FRANCIS I. Argentina's low-profile cardinal, Jorge Bergoglio, is the new pope.

Social media greet first pope picked in Twitter age

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:54 PM

The inaugural tweet bearing Pope Francis name had been retweeted about 80 000 times by the morning of Thursday March 14

New pope shuns 'Vatican One' limo

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Instead of taking the Vatican One Pope Francis preferred to take the minibus with other cardinals

Why a Jesuit Pope is a surprise

Mar 14, 2013 - 6:40 PM

A Jesuit pope What does it mean and why is it a novelty?

POPE FRANCIS I. Argentina's low-profile cardinal, Jorge Bergoglio, is the new pope.

Pope must work on inter-faith relations

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:29 AM

UN leader Ban Ki Moon calls on Pope Francis I to promote inter faith dialogue