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Pope Francis challenged on family teachings

Four conservative Roman Catholic cardinals on Monday made a rare public challenge to Pope Francis over some of his teachings in a major document on the family, accusing him of sowing confusion on important moral issues.

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Pope calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Syria

Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" to allow for the evacuation of civilians.

Pope and world religious leaders vow to oppose terror in God’s name

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis and leaders of other world religions said "No to War!" on Tuesday, vowing to oppose terrorism in God's name and appealing to politicians to listen to "the anguished cry of so many innocents."

Pope Francis says care of environment a new ‘work of mercy’

Pope Francis has called for urgent action to stop climate change, saying care of the environment should be added to the traditional works of mercy such as feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless.

Facebook founder meets Pope Francis. Friendly, if not yet ‘friends’

The Vatican released a brief statement saying that Zuckerberg, Chan and the pope “spoke about how to use communications technology to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and to communicate a message of hope, especially to the most disadvantaged.”

Pope Francis treats homeless to pizza and swim at the beach

In the latest sign of Francis’ concern for the poor, the pope’s almoner — the Vatican official in charge of distributing alms — is treating homeless people in Rome to a trip to the beach and to a pizza dinner on the way back home.

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