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Pope Francis visits Egypt three weeks after deadly attacks on Copts

Pope Francis has visited Egypt three weeks after at least 45 people died in Isis attacks there. He laid flowers at Cairos largest Coptic cathedral, the scene of an attack last December. Francis was accompanied by the Coptic Pope Tawadros II.10% of Egyptians are Christian Copts, who were targeted in several attacks in the last months. During the two-day trip, Francis called for peace between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. Apr 29, 2017
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Little girl sneakily steals Popes hat while going in for a kiss

A young girl provoked much hilarity in Rome on Wednesday, 22 March, when she snatched Pope Francis’s hat. Three-year-old Shirley, an American, was in town visiting her godfather, a blogger named Mountain Butorac who lives in the city and captured the incident, and the pope’s delighted reaction. Mar 23, 2017
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Little girl sneakily steals Popes hat while going in for a kiss

A young girl provoked much hilarity in Rome on Wednesday, 22 March, when she snatched Pope Francis’s hat. Three-year-old Shirley, an American, was in town visiting her godfather, a blogger named Mountain Butorac who lives in the city and captured the incident, and the pope’s delighted reaction. Mar 23, 2017
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Pope Francis delivers 2016 Christmas Message of peace from the Vatican

Pope Francis used his Christmas Day homily to call for peace for people “scarred by war and harsh conflicts,” and for those harmed by “brutal acts of terrorism.”Speaking from a balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, he called for an end to the conflict in Syria and for Israelis and Palestinians to set aside their differences in the wake of a UN resolution against the construction of Israeli settlements on occupied land. Dec 25, 2016
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Pope Francis celebrates mass on his 80th birthday

Pope Francis turned 80 on Saturday, 17 December. He celebrated his birthday by presiding over a mass for 60 cardinals in the Pauline Chapel.Well-wishers can send the pontiff birthday greetings in seven languages, using email addresses created by the Vatican. Dec 17, 2016
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Pope Francis makes a surprise visit to Amatrice after September earthquake

During his visit to the town of Amatrice, one of the hardest hit by the quake, the Pope was quoted as saying that he believed a visit in the initial aftermath of the tragedy would have been seen as “more of a hindrance than a help,” and that he decided instead to wait as he “didn’t want to be a bother.” Oct 4, 2016