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pope francis stands in a window gesturing and smiling with a red banner in front of him
The Associated Press
Pope Francis will travel to Portugal for World Youth Day in the first week of August and include a stop at the popular Marian shrine in Fatima, the Vatican confirmed.
pope francis at right shakes the hand of giorgia meloni at left, both are wearing white clothes in front of a dark background
Politics & SocietyNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis joined Giorgia Meloni in encouraging young Italians to have more children, saying, “Let us not resign ourselves to sterile dullness and pessimism.”
A pedestrian passes before campaign billboards of Turkish President and People's Alliance's presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and CHP party leader and Nation Alliance's presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Istanbul on May 5. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Miriane Demers-Lemay
Election results could indicate the populist Islamism promoted by President Erdogan may be losing its appeal.
pope francis sits across from president volodymyr zelensky in the vatican
Politics & SocietyNews
Gerard O’Connell
President Zelensky could visit Pope Francis in his possible trip to Rome this weekend, which would be an extraordinary and highly significant development.
Arts & CultureBooks
A new study exploring the relationship between religion and the English monarchy by Catherine Pepinster explores the impact Elizabeth II and the monarchs that preceded her have had on the Church of England as well as on other faith traditions in their realm.
a man kneels before his girlfriend proposing marriage as the pope sits next to them and blesses them
Pope Francis
Pope Francis reflects on the roots and bridges from his trip to Hungary—roots in the past, and bridges of peace between different peoples.