Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil, where he is to celebrate his first Mass outside Italy. Some 200,000 people gathered to see South America's first pontiff visit the country's most important Catholic shrine at Aparecida.
Since Francis became pope in 2013, he has often honored Christians who have suffered for their faith in current times. He emphasized that the latest saints can serve as role models for today's Catholics.
Pope Francis has warned against 'particular and nationalist agendas' threatening Europe and called for solidarity, teamwork and shared sacrifice. He said Europe should be a continent of peacemakers.
Pope Francis has chatted with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In a 20-minute exchange, the pope broached some of life's big questions: Why are we here, what comes after and where's the technician gone?
They worship the same God, but the principles of their faith are different. Five hundred years after the Reformation, there are still painful divisions between Protestants and Catholics.
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