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Pope Francis is in Poland to celebrate World Youth Day. The very conservative ruling party has been supportive of the church, but diverges sharply from key parts of the reformist pope's message.
Though rarely invoked in British politics, religious belief does present correlation with Britons' positions on whether to stay in the European Union.
The pope's agenda – focusing on migration, poverty, violence, and corruption – is likely to rattle both the Mexican government and even the Mexican church.
The Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church hope to overcome a millennium of division to find a way to protect the ancient Christian communities persecuted by groups like Islamic State.
The Vatican is taking heat for a trial in which two Italian journalists are among the defendants – and which pits Italian press freedoms against Vatican interests.
By choosing the travel to CAR, Pope Francis spotlighted the need for reconciliation between Christians and Muslims.
Pope Francis visited the Muslim areas of the divided capital of Bangui at the end of his visit to Africa.
Since the last papal visit in 1995, the Catholic Church has evolved into an institution that largely keeps silent about politics. But some say its critical voice is still needed.
Pope Francis has declined invitations to lavish hosted events in order to meet more ordinary Kenyans during his visit that begins Wednesday.
A collaboration between Catholic churches and police officers holds promise for British efforts to combat trafficking, and is being adopted in other countries. Part 3 in a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe.
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