Pope Francis is greeted by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi as he arrives at Baghdad's international airport, Iraq, Friday, March 5, 2021. Pope Francis heads to Iraq on Friday to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Arrives in Iraq to Rally Christians Despite Pandemic
  • 5 March 2021
During his visit, Pope Francis will pray in the Baghdad church that was the site...
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ROME, ITALY - APRIL 18, 2014: Pope Francis celebrates the 'Via Crucis' procession at Colosseum in Rome on April 18, 2014
Did Pope Francis Prevent People from Kissing His Ring?
  • 28 March 2019
With so many well-done fake videos of the pope, it can be difficult to tell...
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Excerpts of Pope Francis’ Letter to Cardinal Wuerl
  • 12 October 2018
Pope Francis sent Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl a warm letter in accepting his resignation.
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Pope Accepts Washington Cardinal’s Resignation Amid Scandal
  • 12 October 2018
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in...
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Did Pope Francis Say ‘Exposing Pedophile Priests Is Satan’s Work’?
  • 13 September 2018
A disreputable web site chose to over-simplify and sensationalize a real homily delivered by the...
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Pope on Sex Abuse: “We Showed No Care for the Little Ones”
  • 20 August 2018
Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of...
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ROME, ITALY - APRIL 18, 2014: Pope Francis celebrates the 'Via Crucis' procession at Colosseum in Rome on April 18, 2014
Was Pope Francis ‘Found Guilty’ of Child Trafficking and Murder?
  • 8 June 2018
A blog devoted to the roundly-debunked "Pizzagate" story reprinted an equally false post from 2014...
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Terminally Ill English Toddler Taken Off Life Support After Court Ruling
  • 24 April 2018
Pope Francis intervened in the long-running controversy, and the Vatican offered to fly Alfie Evans...
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UK Court Rules Against Parents Who Want Son to Go to Italy
  • 16 April 2018
Britain's Court of Appeal has ruled against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who...
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Smiling Pope Francis surrounded by a crowd.
Did Pope Francis ‘Request’ Marriage Rights for Catholic Priests?
  • 12 April 2018
News reports exaggerated the scope and significance of comments made by the pontiff.
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Did Pope Francis Cancel the Bible and Propose a New Holy Book?
  • 9 April 2018
A shocking story about the Pontiff's upending thousands of years of tradition originated on, you...
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Did the Pope Say That Hell Doesn’t Exist?
  • 30 March 2018
The Vatican disputed claims that Pope Francis denied the existence of Hell.
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