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Equating Islam to Terrorism Is Foolish: Pope

ROME – In an interview with an Italian local newspaper, Pope Francis has slammed claims linking Islam with terrorism, saying that is completely false and “foolish” “It might be coming out of many people’s mouths, but this equation is a lie and it is foolish,” Francis said in the interview published by L’Eco di Bergamo …

Did Pope Francis Say There is No Hell? Vatican Responds

VATICAN CITY – A report by an Italian journalist in which he claimed that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell has been refuted by the Vatican on Thursday, saying that the comments were the author’s own “reconstruction.” A recent meeting between Pope Francis and Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 93, was a “private meeting for …

Pope Meets Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

Meeting with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Pope Francis sought forgiveness from the persecuted minority after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Burma.

Pope Launches Campaign to Embrace Refugees

Pope Francis launched on Wednesday, September 27, a two-year international campaign to embrace immigrants and refugees, share their journey, and counteract mounting anti-immigrant sentiment in the US, Europe and beyond.

Pope Criticizes US "Mother" Bomb

Pope Francis has condemned the US military’s naming for the biggest non-nuclear explosive as “the mother of all bombs”, saying the word “mother” should not be used in reference to a deadly weapon.

Al-Azhar Imam, Pope Francis Stress Message of Peace

In the first visit by a Pope to Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, Pope Francis send a message of unity in the face of killing in the name of religion in a special visit to Cairo on Thursday and Friday, pressing for closer Muslim-Christian ties.

Al-Azhar Invites Pope Francis to Peace Conference

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, is organizing a world peace conference in Cairo next Friday, to be attended by Pope Francis, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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