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  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    Pope's collaborator calls 'not to look for conflict' between Church, Gov't

    One of the Pope’s closest collaborator, Argentine Guillermo Karcher, said “there is no reason to look for causes for conflict” in the Episcopal document released last week about “violence” in Argentina.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    Duhalde: ‘Scioli is the Francis of politics’

    Former President Eduardo Duhalde described BA province Governor Daniel Scioli as “the Francis of politics” referring to the Argentine Pope, and highlighted Scioli’s non-confrontation spirit.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with Pope Francis on Sept. 20

    Secretary to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli announced that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will have a private lunch with Pope Francis in Santa Marta residence at the Vatican before travelling to New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Pope share lunch in the Vatican, talk about insecurity, inclusion, LatAm region

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Pope Francis today shared a lunch which lasted two hours and a half at Santa Marta residence in the Vatican. It's the third time the Argentine head of state and Francis meet since the latter was elected pontiff one year ago.

  • 23/03/2014 | Argentina

    The Francis factor

    By Martín Gambarotta
    All right, a year has gone by since he was chosen and Argentine-born Pope Francis is a sensation in the Catholic world, and beyond. But locally the question of what political implications Francis’ rise might bring on the domestic front still remains.

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    Pope asks Domínguez: How is Cristina?

    Pope Francis today met with a delegation of Argentine politicians led by Lower House president Julían Domínguez, and asked the politician about head of state Cristina Fernández de Kirchner following the ceremony which canonized John Paul II and John XXIII.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    Reports say CFK may fly to Brazil to meet with Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may fly to Río de Janeiro next week to meet with Pope Francis who is expected to arrive on Monday in the South American country to attend the 2013 World Youth Day.

  • 04/08/2013 | Argentina

    Hope, but not much else

    By James Neilson
    Jorge Bergoglio thoroughly enjoys being Pope Francis. He has let it be known that on occasion he would like to slip back into his former self and stroll through the streets of Rome without getting mobbed and he evidently finds all that papal pageantry tiresome, but there are plenty of compensations.

  • 15/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK flies to Rome to hold private audience with Pope Francis

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was flying to Rome where she will be holding an audience with Pope Francis on Monday. Later in the week, the head of state will be attending the Salon du livre in Paris, a top book event in Europe that this year has Argentina as guest of honour, and meet French leader Fracois Hollande.

  • 22/03/2013 | Argentina

    Garzón: 'Pope Francis should release Vatican files on dictatorship'

    Former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón said Pope Francis “could perfectly open the Vatican files to make public all communications and information sent from Argentina at the time of the last military dictatorship.”

  • 28/03/2013 | Argentina

    Vatican names Bergoglio's successor in Buenos Aires

    Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Mario Auerlio Poli, 65, of the diocese of Santa Rosa to succeed him as archbishop of Buenos Aires, the Vatican said today.

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine bishops thankful for selection of Pope Francis

    The Argentine Episcopal Conference released a “Letter to the people of God in relation to the appointment of Pope Francis,” in which Argentine bishops express their “joy and gratitude” for his election.

  • 19/03/2013 | Argentina

    Hope for change as new Pope inaugurated

  • 19/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK, first head of state to salute Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was the first head of state to salute Pope Francis after the inauguration mass.

  • 19/03/2013 | Argentina

    'Pray for unity,' Pope to Plaza de Mayo vigil

    As thousands of Catholics were congregated at Plaza de Mayo in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, where huge screens and Vatican and Argentine flags were set up for people to joyfully celebrate the beginning of Francis’ papacy, the Pontiff surprised the masses with an unexpected phone call.

  • 17/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Rome for papacy inauguration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived to the Vatican where she will meet with elected Pope Francis and attend the inauguration mass of his papacy next Tuesday.

  • 18/03/2013 | Argentina

    'Francis already signaling ideas to modernize Catholic Church,' Lorenzetti

    Supreme Court Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti assured that Pope Francis has already signaled of his idea to modernize the Catholic Church.

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Bergoglio had no links with the dictatorship,’ Peace Nobel Prize winner

    Peace Nobel Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, assured today that elected pope Jorge Bergoglio "had no links with the dictatorship” that ruled Argentina between the years 1976-1983 as he’s been accused for many years.

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    Against liberalism, critic of the IMF and foreign debt

    By Carlos Burgueño
    Harsh critic of free-market liberalism, the IMF and adjustment policies, and defender of the debt restructuring processes, Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, never refused to define where he stands when it comes down to economics, even in the most difficult moments.

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to attend Francis inauguration, flies to Rome on Sunday

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will take off towards Rome on Sunday to attend the inauguration ceremony of Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK congratulates elected Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent a letter to Jorge Bergoglio and congratulated him on being elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK hopes Francis 'will send a message to the great powers'

    While attending a ceremony in Tecnopolis, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she hoped Pope Francis will “send a message to the great powers so they will engage in dialogue.”

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Election astounds country

    By Santiago Del Carril.- Argentines were in complete disbelief after the Vatican announced the election of the first ever Latin American pope, the Argentine Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Church bells immediately began to throng throughout the whole country.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Pope to miss procession but no health alarm, Vatican says

    Pope Francis will not walk in a traditional religious procession through the streets of Rome tonight in order to save his strength for coming engagements, the Vatican said although adding there was no reason for alarm over the health of the 77-year old pontiff.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Vatican bank nearly wipes out profit as part of clean-up process

    The Vatican bank has blocked the accounts of more than 2,000 clients and ended some 3,000 "customer relationships" as part of a clean-up process that nearly wiped out its profit, a inancial statement showed.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Modern saints less miraculous than usual

    By Anthony Faiola

    Catholic saints are said to be the stuff of miracles, celestial servants who bend God’s ear to aid the desperately ill. But Pope Francis may be sending a new message to the globe’s one billion Catholics.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    As Mideast trip nears end, Pope navigates minefield of symbols

    Pope Francis navigated the minefield of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and humbly bowed to kiss the hands of Holocaust survivors today, the last day of a Mideast trip laden with bold personal gestures.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Francis urges Israel, Palestine to 'persevere undaunted in dialogue'

    Pope Francis told the Israeli and Palestinian presidents that they "must respond" to their people's yearning for peace in the Middle East and find "the strength to persevere undaunted in dialogue", at the end of an unprecedented prayer meeting in the Vatican gardens that marked the first time the two presidents have met in public in more than a year.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    Pope to visit South Korea in August, Vatican says

    Pope Francis will make his first trip to Asia in August, visiting South Korea for a festival of Asian Catholic youth, the Vatican said today.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    Francis to meet with Ukrainian Prime Minister

    The Pope will meet with Premier Arseni Yatseniuk next Saturday in the Vatican.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Francis creates saints in bid to unite Church

    Proclamation of two new idols seen as part of balancing act pleasing left, right wings of Catholicism.

  • 14/02/2014 | World

    Lovers flock to St. Peter's for Valentine's meeting with pope

    Signs of affection were as common as signs of the cross in St. Peter's Square today as couples from around the world attended a special Valentine's Day gathering with Pope Francis.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Pope creates office to oversee Vatican finances

    Pope Francis has taken his boldest step yet to overhaul the Vatican's scandal-plagued finances, creating a new department with broad powers to oversee all of its economic and administrative affairs.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    Canonisation for John Paul II, John XXIII set for April 27

    Pope John Paul II, the Polish pontiff who led the Catholic Church for 27 years and witnessed the fall of communism and Pope John XXIII, who called the reforming Second Vatican council, will be declared saints on April 27, Pope Francis announced today.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Pope, in Assisi, calls on Church to shun vanity

    The Roman Catholic Church, from the lowliest priest to the pontiff himself, must strip itself of all "vanity, arrogance and pride" and humbly serve the poorest members of society, Pope Francis said today.

  • 06/12/2013 | World

    Pope Francis says Mandela 'will inspire generations'

    Pope Francis paid tribute to Nelson Mandela's struggle to forge a just South Africa today, praising the anti-apartheid hero's commitment to non-violence, reconciliation and truth.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Pope Francis talks about Vatican bank, gays, in flight back to Italy

    Pope Francis said the troubled Vatican bank must become "honest and transparent" and that he will listen to the advice of a commission he has set up on whether it can be reformed or needs to be shut down altogether. He also referred to gay people saying they should not be judged or marginalized and should be integrated into society.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Pope says Church needs to be more open, welcoming, less inclined to condemn

    Francis said the Catholic Church should not allow its bans on gay marriage, abortion and contraception to dominate its teachings, but must be a more welcoming Church where priests are understanding pastors and not cold, dogmatic bureaucrats.

  • 22/09/2013 | World

    Pope attacks worship of 'god of money'

    Pope Francis has made one of his strongest attacks yet on the global economic system, saying it could no longer be based on a "god called money" and urged the unemployed to fight for work.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Pope Francis says he didn't want to be pope

    Pope Francis said today he had not wanted to become pontiff and that he had decided against moving into the luxurious papal apartments in order to preserve his mental health.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Top Vatican bank managers resign after Monsignor's arrest

    The director and deputy director of the Vatican bank resigned today, following the arrest of a senior cleric with close connections to the bank who is accused of plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) into Italy from Switzerland.

  • 28/07/2013 | World

    Krakow to be next World Youth Day host, says Pope Francis

    Pope Francis has announced tha the Polish city of Krakow - the birthplace of John Paul II - will be the next host of the World Youth Day, which will be held in 2016.

  • 07/05/2013 | World

    Pope Francis to visit Brazil slum, meet prisoners, on first trip

    Pope Francis will visit a favela and meet young prisoners when he travels to Brazil on his first international trip as pontiff in July, the Vatican said.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    Pope Francis, Egypt's Coptic leader meet, pray for communities reconciliation

    At the Vatican today not one, not two, but three popes were inside the tiny city-state's walls at the same time. Coptic Pope Tawadros II and Catholic Pope Francis, each addressing the other as "Your Holiness", prayed together for reconciliation among communities and nations without mention of events in Egypt.

  • 26/05/2013 | World

    'Stop wrecking people's lives and repent,' Pope tells mafia

    Pope Francis spoke out against mafia organisations exploiting and enslaving people, calling on mafiosi to repent in words that recalled an impassioned plea by Pope John Paul II 20 years ago.

  • 02/04/2013 | World

    Pope to review Vatican bureaucracy, bank scandal

    Pope Francis, who has said he wants the Catholic Church to be a model of austerity and honesty, could restructure or even close the Vatican's scandal-ridden bank as part of a broad review of its troubled bureaucracy, Vatican sources say.

  • 14/04/2013 | World

    Pope says hypocrisy undermines Church's credibility

    Pope Francis said clergy and Christians must not betray the word of God with their actions or they undermine the credibility of the Catholic Church.

  • 05/05/2013 | World

    Pope encourages protection of children from abuse

    Pope Francis is calling for courageous defence of children to protect them from abuse. Francis made no mention of the church scandals in many countries in which clergy abused children and hierarchy covered up for them. 

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    Pope urges Catholic priests to help poor, shun careerism

    Beginning a busy programme of Easter events, Pope Francis urged Catholic priests to devote themselves to helping the poor and suffering instead of worrying about careers as Church "managers."

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    Pope includes women for first time in Holy Thursday foot-washing rite

    Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff has included females in the rite.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    New pope's style an implicit criticism of Benedict's papacy

    With every day Pope Francis reigns, his style reveals more contrasts with his predecessor Benedict in ways that amount to an unspoken criticism of how the retired pontiff conducted his papacy.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    Excerpts from pope's inauguration Mass

    Pope Francis inaugurated his papacy with a Mass for about 200,000 people, including foreign leaders and representatives of other religions in St. Peter's Square. An inaugural homily is significant because its themes are seen as offering clues to the future papacy.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Official translation of Pope Francis' first homily

    Pope Francis delivered his first homily last night in the Sistine Chapel, indicating the path he wanted the Catholic Church to take. Here is the Vatican's official translation of the homily, released today.

  • 17/03/2013 | World

    'Show mercy, don't rush to condemn others' failures,' Pope Francis

    Pope Francis, speaking to an overflow crowd of more than 150,000 in St Peter's Square, urged the world to be more forgiving and merciful and not so quick to condemn other people's failures.

  • 18/03/2013 | World

    'Vatican has no role to play in Malvinas,' UK

    The United Kingdom played down the request made by President Cristina Fernández to Pope Francis to intervene in the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    Pope second biggest Twitter event of all time

    Twitter said it had seen some 7 million tweets related to the new pontiff Francis. At its peak, the papal tweeting reached a crescendo of 132,000 tweets per minute.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    With Francis, 'we'll have to get used to a new way of doing things'

    The Vatican, an age-old institution used to having almost everything done by the book, is bracing for the unscripted papacy. In less than 24 hours after he became the first non-European pope in some 1,300 years, Francis seemed to break more rules than his predecessor did in eight years.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Pope to cardinals: 'Let us never give in to the pessimism'

    Pope Francis today urged leaders of the Roman Catholic Church never to give in to discouragement and bitterness but to keep their eyes on their true mission.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    Pope Francis to hold inaugural mass on March 19

    Pope Francis will be officially installed as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church on March 19, the Vatican said.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    Pope Francis welcome in Malvinas, says priest

    By Andrew Hughes. - The head of the Catholic Church in the Malvinas Islands, Monsignor Michael McMarcam, told the Herald that he was delighted by the news of Pope Francis’ election.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    Francis visits Basilica in Roma

    Francis went to Rome's 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore; there he prayed before a famed icon of Mary, the mother of Jesus, which is known as the Salus Populi Romani, or Protectress of the Roman People.

  • 24/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis' visit to Aparecida

  • 26/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis delivers the Angelus from balcony of Episcopal palace

    Pope Francis today briefly received young prisoners at the San Joaquin Episcopal palace and delivered the Angelus from the balcony.

  • 22/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis: 'Young people present big challenges to us'

    While speaking from the Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis assured that “young people are the window for the future of the world” and presents “big challenges to us.”

  • 23/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis thanks 'magnificent welcome' in Rio

    Pope Francis one more time used his Twitter account to speak to his followers and expressed “thank you to all of you and to all the authorities for a magnificent welcome in Rio.”

  • 24/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis calls to shun the 'ephemeral idols' of money and pleasure

    Pope Francis held his first mass as a pontiff at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida in Sao Paulo before thousands of faithfuls who gathered despite de cold and the rain.

  • 13/03/2013 | Latin America

    Latin America’s pontiff

    By Carolina Barros.- The first Jesuit, Latin American and Argentine pope ever. Sounds like another case of “God is also Argentine,” that popular saying which offers so much consolation and hope in bleak times — not to mention “the hand of God.”

  • 24/03/2013 | Latin America

    Francis confirms Rio de Janeiro visit

    Francis confirmed that he will go to Rio de Janeiro at the end of the July to take part in the Church's World Day of Youth, a gathering of Catholic young people that takes place in a different city every two years.

  • 13/08/2013 | Sports

    Francis to Argentine and Italian soccer players: 'You have a social responsibility'

    The Argentine and Italian national soccer teams visited Pope Francis today in a 15-minute private audience held at the Vatican ahead of the friendly match they will play tomorrow in Rome.

  • 01/09/2014 | Sports

    Maradona furious at Icardi Peace Match appearance

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona could not hide his discomfort at the appearance of compatriot Mauro Icardi at today's Peace Match organised by the Vatican City, stating that the initiative could lose his backing if the Inter youngster continued his involvement.


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