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Pope Francis on Monday appealed to all religious authorities to join in “reaffirming unequivocally that one can never kill in God’s name,” saying the world is “dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God’s name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power.” The full speech by Pope Francis to the ...read more
This afternoon, the Holy Father Francis traveled by car to the Presidential Palace at Ganjlik for the official protocol ceremony of welcome. Upon arrival at 15.30, the Pope was welcomed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Heydar Aliyev at the entrance of the courtyard of the palace. After playing of the ...read more
Pope Francis delivered an address to the Corps of Diplomats Accredited to the Holy See on Monday morning, during the course of his traditional exchange of New Year’s greetings with the diplomats at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Below, please find the full text of the official English translation of the Holy Father’s prepared ...read more
On Friday, November 27, 2015 Pope Francis left Nairobi, Kenya for the second leg of his trip to Africa – Uganda. He was greeted at the International Airport of Entebbe. Shortly after, he arrived at the state house in Entebbe for his address to civil authorities and the diplomatic corps. Read the full text of ...read more
  On Friday, January 16, Pope Francis me with the Authorities and Diplomatic Corps of Manila in Malacañang Palace. Below you will the full text of his address: Dear Colleagues and Friends, Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Manila, Malacañang Palace January 16, 2015 Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank ...read more
Before departing for Sri Lanka on Monday, Pope Francis delivered his annual address to the diplomatic corps, providing an occasion for reflection on the matter of politics and the Church and more specifically—in light of the recent revelation of Vatican involvement in the easing of USA-Cuba relations—on the Catholic Church’s role in global politics. 2014 ...read more