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Pope Francis held an informal meeting with Nechirvan Barzani, 49, Prime Minister of the Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Unlike most state visits to the Holy Father, there was no traditional exchange of gifts except for the traditional medals of the pontificate, with which the Pope wished to honor every memb...read more
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Pope Francis says families must be supported because, "like all God’s gifts," the family can be disfigured, and families are needed to transmit basic human values, which democracies today are …read more
Here is the text of the address Pope Franis gave this morning in Manila at a meeting with the diplomatic corps. * * * Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you, Mr President, for your kind welcome …read more
Here is a Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father’s address today to the Diplomatic Corp for the start of the new year. The audience was held at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. * * * …read more
In his traditional annual address to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See today, Pope Francis renewed his call for peace in a world where a “mentality of rejection” continues the …read more