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Pope Francis tests negative for coronavirus: reports

Genoa/ Sputnik/UNI: Pope Francis has tested negative for coronavirus, he is simply suffering a minor cold, Il Messaggero newspaper reported on Tuesday.

UN chief offers the world wishes for ‘peace and a blessed New Year’

New York/IBNS: While visiting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres extended wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Pope Francis prays for peace in world’s conflict zones in annual Christmas message

Vatican City/Sputnik: Pope Francis called for peace in the world’s conflict hot spots and an end to children’s suffering across the globe on Wednesday during his annual "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas Day message delivered at the Vatican.

Stand for peace and harmony says Guterres, following meeting with Pope Francis

New York/IBNS: In the midst of “turbulent and trying times”, all the world’s people must stand together in peace and harmony, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday. António Guterres was speaking following an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, who he thanked for his strong support for the global Organization.

Rights expert welcomes Pope’s decision to lift 'veil of secrecy' on child abuse cases

New York/IBNS: The Vatican must take action to ensure justice for people who were sexually abused by priests during childhood, a UN independent human rights expert said on Thursday.

Donald Trump offers condolences to Pope Francis over Notre Dame fire

Wahington, Apr 17 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke with Pope Francis and offered condolences while promising help with restoring the historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after the devastating fire.

Pope Francis asks people to pray for Peace in Holy Land, Middle East on Palm Sunday

Vatican City, Apr 14 (Sputnik) Pope Francis has called on the crowd that gathered at the St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City on Palm Sunday to pray for peace in the Holy Land and the Middle East.

Priests, bishops sexually abused nuns, admits Pope

Vatican City, Feb 6 (IBNS): Pope Francis has admitted that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns in a latest scandal which has been alleged, media reports said.

Pope Francis to visit UAE next year

Dubai, Dec 7 (IBNS): Pope Francis will visit the UAE in February, officials said.

Pope maintains silence after senior Archbishop calls for his resignation

Dublin/Vatican City, Aug 27 (IBNS): Ending his two day Ireland visit, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic world, chose silence as journalists questioned him about his role in suppressing sexual abuse committed by a former US priest, as alleged by a senior Archbishop.

Pope Francis prays for Kerala, urges the international community to help victims

Vatican City, Aug 20 (IBNS): Pope Francis on Sunday described the current flood situation in Kerala as a 'great calamity' and urged the international community to provide 'concrete support' to the victims of the Indian state.

Pope Francis chides US priests named in child sex abuse investigations

Vatican City, Aug 17 (IBNS): The supreme leader of the Catholic faith, Pope Francis has slammed the disgraced priests named in the child sex abuse investigations carried out in the United States of America by a grand jury.

Pope Francis to US President Trump: Fight for the poor at time of grave humanitarian crises

Vatican/Washington, Jan 21 (IBNS): Pope Francis congratulated US President DonaldTrump on his inauguration and urged to keep fighting for poor at time of grave humanitarian crises, the media reported on Saturday.