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  • Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

    Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

    • Dec 10, 2019

    Anyone who wants to experience the consolation and tenderness of God simply needs to go to confession, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

  • Syria’s Assad says Pope Francis has ‘incomplete’ picture of the war

    Syria’s Assad says Pope Francis has ‘incomplete’ picture of the war

    • Dec 10, 2019

    In a new interview, Syrian President Bashar al Assad responded publicly to a letter he received from Pope Francis over the summer voicing concern about civilian casualties in the country’s ongoing civil war, saying the pope has an incomplete picture of the conflict influenced by the west.

  • Experts say formal Vatican-China ties are a distant hope

    Experts say formal Vatican-China ties are a distant hope

    • Dec 10, 2019

    Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, raised eyebrows this weekend when he said the next step for the Vatican and China would be to establish formal diplomatic relations and spoke of a possible future papal trip, yet experts say official ties are still a long way off.

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