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World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

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‘TERRORIST ATTACK.’ Policemen stand together on the Rambla boulevard after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Spanish and world leaders condemn the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims

BARCELONA, Spain (Aug. 18, 2017) — Spanish and world leaders on Thursday, August 17, condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Continue reading World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Plague Of Terrorism’ In New Year’s Address

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Pope Francis leads a mass on New Year’s Day at Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

“The year will be good in the measure that each one of us, with the help of God, seeks to do good day after day,” he told the crowd on a cold morning

VATICAN CITY (Jan. 1, 2017) — Pope Francis urged leaders to work together to fight the “plague of terrorism”, saying in his New Year’s address on Sunday that a bloodstain was covering the world as i arted 2017.  Continue reading Pope Francis Condemns ‘Plague Of Terrorism’ In New Year’s Address

Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees to Rome after visit to migrant hotspot

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HIS HOLINESS. Pope Francis arrives at the camp for refugees in Moria, Lesbos island, Greece, 16 April 2016, in a trip aimed at supporting refugees and drawing attention to the frontline of Europe’s migration crisis. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou / EPA
The pope tells reporters that his gesture is ‘a drop in the ocean’ but hopes that afterwards, ‘the ocean will never be the same again’

ROME, Italy (UPDATED) – Declaring “we are all migrants,” Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, with a message of hope for those seeking asylum in Europe, 12 of whom he took home with him to the Vatican.

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Pope Francis on Zika, Contraception a lesser evil

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BABY AFFECTED. Leticia de Araujo holds her daughter, one-month-old Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Zika virus during her mother’s pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 11, 2016. File photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA
The pontiff says abortion is a crime, but adds that ‘avoiding a pregnancy is not an absolute evil’

VATICAN CITY, Holy See (Feb. 19, 2016) — Pope Francis insisted Thursday, February 18, that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at risk of contracting the Zika virus.

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