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Educate for peace - L'Osservatore Romano

Terrorism, dialogue with Islam, and ecumenism are the main themes of the Pontiff's visit in Egypt, explained Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State. The following is a working translation of the Cardinal's interview with the Secretariat for ...and more »

Two key takeaways from the pope's TED talk - The Conversation US

Pope Francis gave a talk at the TED international conference, which brings in influential speakers, in Vancouver on the evening of Tuesday, April 25. The talk – a surprise for all in the audience – recapitulated the key themes of the Argentinian pope's ...and more »

Pope Francis Urges US and North Korea to Step Away from the Brink - New York Times

ROME — Pope Francis urged the United States and North Korea on Saturday to defuse their increasingly tense standoff and avert a potentially horrific conflict. “I call on them, and I will call on them, as I have on leaders of different places, to work ...and more »

Pope prepares for sensitive visit to Egypt - Financial Times

In a video message to Egyptians ahead of a trip to Cairo this week, Pope Francis lavished praise on the north African country as a “cradle of civilisation, gift of the Nile, land of sun and hospitality”. But beyond the customary niceties lies an agenda ...and more »

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on historic visit -

Pope Francis said violence cannot be committed in the name of God, in a speech at a Muslim-Christian conference in Egypt. The 80-year-old touched down at Cairo airport on Friday before he was ushered in a car to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el ...and more »

Francis tells US, North Korea to cool nuclear tensions, seek mediation - National Catholic Reporter

Aboard the papal flight from Cairo — Pope Francis has told the United States and North Korea to deescalate their nuclear tensions, saying their ongoing dispute over weapons testing has become "too hot" and suggesting they might ask a third country to ...and more »

North Korea crisis: Pope urges international mediation - BBC News

Pope Francis has called for international mediation to ease rising tensions between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear activity. The pontiff suggested that Norway, for example, was "always ready to help". He warned the crisis risked ...and more »

Pope urges unity against fanaticism at Cairo mass -

Pope Francis has warned against religious fanaticism and appealed for dialogue to battle violence during an open-air mass for Egypt's Catholic community. The mass of peace on Saturday was attended by some 15,000 Egyptians and wrapped up a two-day visit ...and more »

Pope Francis tells Egyptian Christians to show extremism only in love of others - Religion News Service

CAIRO (RNS) Pope Francis has urged members of Egypt's embattled Christian minority to show extremism only in forgiving those who wrong them and to avoid the temptation of acting like a “Pharaoh” by ignoring the needs of their neighbors. On Saturday ...and more »

Pope Francis and Coptic pope agree not to re-baptize - National Catholic Reporter

Cairo — Pope Francis' trip to Egypt was marked Friday, April 28, by a significant step forward in ecumenical relations between the Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches. In a joint declaration signed April 28 by Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros ...and more »