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  1. 31. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Pope to travel in 'jeepney' during Philippines visit

    By AFP

    » MANILA - Pope Francis will travel in a different kind of "popemobile" during his visit to the Philippines later this week -- an open "jeepney", organisers said Monday.

  2. 32. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Pope visits Sri Lanka hoping for peace

    By AP

    » COLOMBO — Less than a week after its long-time president was surprisingly voted out of office, Sri Lanka welcomes Pope Francis on Tuesday, with the island nation's Catholic minority hoping he can help heal the linge...

  3. 33. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Millions to welcome Pope on Asia trip

    By AFP

    » MANILA - Pope Francis will immerse himself in some of Asia's most fervent Catholicism during a trip to the Philippines and Sri Lanka starting Tuesday, with millions of devotees set to turn out.

  4. 34. learning | 31 Oct 2013

    "Carlos" and the pope

    Easy English news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » Not long ago, six-year-old "Carlos" (not his real name) was an orphan in Colombia. Now he lives in Italy with his adoptive parents and he has made an important friend, Pope Francis.

  5. 35. learning | 14 Mar 2013

    Latin American pope chosen

    General news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » Tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square on Wednesday celebrated with Argentina Latin America's first pope – Jorge Mario Bergoglio – with many hoping he will revolutionise the Church.

  6. 36. learning | 12 Feb 2013

    Pope shocks Catholic world with resignation announcement

    General news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday he will resign this month because of his advancing age in a fast-changing world, becoming the first pontiff in 700 years to step down of his own free will.

  7. 37. news | 04 Jan 2015

    Thai archbishop among new cardinals

    » The Archbishop of Bangkok was among 20 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday to attend the elite group at the top of the Roman Catholic hierarchy who enter the conclave to choose his successor after his death or ...

  8. 38. news | 05 Jan 2015

    Thai archbishop joins Catholic elite

    Newspaper section: News

    » The Archbishop of Bangkok was among 20 new cardinals named by Pope Francis yesterday to the elite group at the top of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

  9. 39. opinion | 13 Feb 2015

    Birth control can help the planet

    religion

    Newspaper section: News

    » As Pope Francis was returning to Rome from the Philippines last month, he told journalists about a woman who had had seven children by caesarean section and was now pregnant again. This was, he said, "tempting God". He a...

  10. 40. news | 24 Jan 2015

    Manila denies 'hiding' homeless

    » MANILA — The Philippine government on Saturday denied allegations that it hauled off hundreds of homeless people to hide them from Pope Francis during his recent visit.

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