Pope Francis has called on Catholic communities to open their doors to refugees in this Holy Year of Mercy. Many parishes and monasteries are complying, but not all are able to do so.
Pope Francis is heading to Myanmar and Bangladesh as the two nations grapple with the Rohingya crisis. While some stress the pontiff should refrain from using the contentious term "Rohingya," others disagree vehemently.
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.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with Pope Francis for the first time since becoming head of state. Among the issues discussed were refugees and the electoral success of the far-right AfD.
US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are worlds apart in their beliefs. One has faith in the power of money, the other in the power of mercy. What could they possibly have to say each other?
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