Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets participants in the International symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenNovember 17, 2017
Pope Francis’ condemnation of deterrence is a strong challenge to nuclear strategies of the superpowers, including the United States.
Prayer service, conference to promote peace in South Sudan, Congo
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"We know that it is the biggest support they can get, the involvement of the church and Pope Francis."
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The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation's health insurance laws.
Pope Francis visits patients at the Villa Speranza hospice, which is connected to Gemelli Hospital, in Rome Sept. 16. The visit was part of the pope's series of Friday works of mercy during the Holy Year. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 16, 2017
“There is no obligation to have recourse in all circumstances to every possible remedy” to keep a person alive.
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The pope said the Paris agreement is "a clear path of transition toward a model of low- or no-carbon economic development, encouraging solidarity and emphasizing the strong links that exist between fighting climate change and fighting poverty."
Pope Francis autographs a Lamborghini presented by representatives of the Italian automaker at the Vatican on Nov. 15. The car will be a auctioned and the proceeds given to charity. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While a Lamborghini would make a stylish popemobile, Pope Francis has decided to auction off the one he was given by the Italian automaker to aid several charities close to his heart.