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Francis in Arabia, the Muslim-friendly pope

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:48 PM

When Francis goes to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, he becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula and he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam

Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the first World Day of the Poor, on November 19, 2017 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.  Vincenzo PINTO / AFP

Pope reaches out to youth alienated by church failings

Jul 27, 2013 - 7:56 AM

The Pope makes a political message in a country that was rocked by massive protests against corruption lagging public services and the cost of hosting the World Cup

RE-ENERGIZE FLOCK. Pope Francis celebrates the Way of the Cross at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 26, 2013 during the World Youth Day. Photo by EPA/Luca Zennaro

Pope warns youth against materialism

Jul 26, 2013 - 9:14 AM

In his first World Youth Day speech Pope Francis warns the youth against the illusion of being happy

Pope: Wasting food is stealing from the poor

Jun 06, 2013 - 1:07 AM

Pope Francis blasts a culture of waste that neglects the hungry

Life and Style wRap: Pope Francis’ first love, explore China for free

Mar 18, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Pope Francis childhood love a flawless diamond and a chance to explore China for free are some Life Style stories you might want to know about

PUPPY LOVE. Before becoming a priest, current Pope Francis or Jorge Bergoglio, cherished a puppy love. Photo from the 'Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio' Facebook page

'Pray for me', pope urges at 1st Angelus

Mar 17, 2013 - 7:23 PM

UPDATED Pray for me the new Pope said in his first Angelus since his surprise election on Wednesday

FIRST ANGELUS. Pope Francis leads his first Angelus prayer from the window of the apartments at St Peter's square on March 17, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

'Common touch' pope charms journalists

Mar 17, 2013 - 1:44 AM

Paying attention to truth goodness and beauty are among the things that the work of a pope and a journalist have in common

Why a Jesuit Pope is a surprise

Mar 14, 2013 - 6:40 PM

A Jesuit pope What does it mean and why is it a novelty?

POPE FRANCIS I. Argentina's low-profile cardinal, Jorge Bergoglio, is the new pope.

Pope Francis is not your average football fan

Mar 14, 2013 - 2:42 PM

Pope Francis isn t your average football fan As a matter of fact he is a card carrying member of San Lorenzo de Almagro

Q and A: Pope Francis through a priest's eyes

Mar 14, 2013 - 2:14 PM

An Argentinian priest living in the Philippines and who knows the new Pope talks to Rappler about him

Malacañang: Pope's election 'call for unity'

Mar 14, 2013 - 11:27 AM

The President along with the Filipino people joins all the Catholic faithful as they receive their new leader and meet his proclamation with a sense of boundless promise

Pope Francis urged to work for peace

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:52 AM

World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace

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FAST FACTS: Pope Francis

Mar 14, 2013 - 6:50 AM

Francis is the first pope to choose an original name since John Paul I in 1978

POPE FRANCIS I. Argentina's low-profile cardinal, Jorge Bergoglio, is the new pope.

40% of world's Catholics in Latin America

Mar 14, 2013 - 6:42 AM

Latin America is the corner of the world which hosts the most Catholics with 432 million worshippers

STAUNCHLY CATHOLIC.  Ecclesiasts attend a Holy Eucharist for the 200th anniversary of the independance of Latin America countries in memory of the Lady of Guadelupe led by Pope Benedict XVI on December 12, 2011 at St Peter's basilica at The Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

IN PHOTOS: Welcoming the #NewPope

Mar 14, 2013 - 5:25 AM

Rappler relives the first time the world met Pope Francis

Pope rides the bus, makes own meals

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:39 AM

As a cardinal Bergoglio is conservative at the level of doctrine and progressive on social issues

CONVERSATIONS: What do you think of the #NewPope?

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:35 AM

Netizens weigh in on how the Catholic Church will behave under newly elected Pope Francis I s leadership