VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Middle East is high on the pope’s agenda and Francis has been particularly outspoken about worsening violence in Syria and Iraq and the persecution of Christian minorities in both countries.
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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) Pope Francis travels to Jerusalem later this month to meet with Patriarch Bartholomew I, head of the Eastern Orthodox Church. But many hope his off-script message might revive moribund peace talks.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis extended a hand to those who don’t belong to any religion, urging them on Wednesday to work with believers to build peace and protect the environment.