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  1. Today Thailand's 388,000-strong Christian community makes up an estimated one percent of the

    Thai convent weaves 'beautiful' robes for Pope Francis visit

    Sewing machines whir in a Bangkok convent as workers feverishly finish silk robes in brilliant golds and reds, made especially for Pope Francis ...
  2. Pope Francis urged an end to "predatory models of development" which he said were

    Pope wants to visit South Sudan next year, urges unity government

  3. Britain's Paul Mason (left) hands over a statuette to his Argentine counterpart Santiago Olivera

    Former Falklands foes swap statuettes at Vatican

  4. Pope Francis urged an end to "predatory models of development" which he said were

    Pope demands 'predators' stop plundering the Earth

    Pope Francis said Sunday it was time for "predators" to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the "scarred face of the Amazon" ...
  5. Synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican

    Pope, ending synod, says will re-launch study of women deacons

    Pope Francis said on Saturday he would reconvene a commission to study the history of women deacons in the early centuries of the Catholic ...
  6. The synod brought some 184 bishops to the Vatican, over 60 percent of whom hail from the nine Amazon

    Crunch time for married priests as Vatican assembly votes

    Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly will vote Saturday on whether to recommend Pope Francis to open the priesthood to married ...
  7. Pope calls for dialogue in Chile after violent protests

    Pope asks forgiveness for theft of controversial Amazon statues

    Pope Francis asked for forgiveness from Amazon bishops and others at a Church assembly on Friday after conservative Catholic militants stole ...
  8. FILE PHOTO: Chief of Vatican City security Giani attends a Holy Mass in the chapel of the Vatican G

    Vatican security chief resigns after uproar over leak

    Domenico Giani, the Vatican's longtime security chief and Pope Francis' main bodyguard, resigned on Monday over the leak of information from an ...
  9. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis visits his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, at the Mater Ecclesiae

    'Two Popes' filmmakers hope Pope Francis is amused

    Director Fernando Meirelles is a fan of Pope Francis but says his new film, which tries to get into the head of the Argentine pontiff, also shows ...
  10. Pope Francis met representatives of indigenous communities of the Amazon basin from Peru, Brazil and

    Pope condemns 'interests' that caused Amazon fires