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  • Pope urges Venezuela to find peaceful solution to ‘grave crisis’

    Pope urges Venezuela to find peaceful solution to ‘grave crisis’

    Heading into his Sept. 6-11 trip to Colombia, one major question was whether Pope Francis would use the occasion to address the worsening political and economic crisis in neighboring Venezuela. The pontiff answered that from the outset, using the outbound flight to pray for “beautiful stability” for Venezuela, and he returned to the theme Sunday, saying he prays for a peaceful solution to the country’s “grave crisis.”

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  • Pope wraps Colombia trip standing with poorest of the poor

    Pope wraps Colombia trip standing with poorest of the poor

    Pope Francis on Sunday wrapped up his Sept. 6-11 trip to Colombia, an outing in which he strove mightily to promote peace and reconciliation in a country scarred by a five-decade civil war, in the company of the people he loves the most: The poorest of the poor, including young women who are recovering victims of human trafficking. He told them God teaches through the example of the humble and discarded.

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  • Pope suffers minor injury in Colombia reaching out to the crowd

    Pope suffers minor injury in Colombia reaching out to the crowd

    Pope Francis suffered a minor injury on the last day of his Sept. 6-11 trip to Colombia, stumbling in the Popemobile as he was reaching out to a member of the crowd when the vehicle stopped abruptly, and he struck his face against a metal bar. Despite visible bruising and swelling, a spokesman said the pontiff is just fine, and continued his schedule as planned.

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