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Pope Francis meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

Pope Francis met Saturday morning with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. Following the audience, the Holy See Press Office issued the following press release: 

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Pope Francis prays for victims of terrorist attacks

Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of several terrorist attacks which had taken place in the hours before his Sunday Angelus.

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Christian-Hindu dialogue a “moral imperative” in promoting peace

Christians and Hindus are called to be a “light of peace” in order to challenge violence and hatred, a senior cardinal has said.

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Pope: Message to Ecumenical Patriarch for feast of St Andrew

At the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis greeted the church of Constantinople, and the “beloved Patriarch Bartholomew” on the occasion of the Feast of the Apostle St Andrew, traditionally held to be the founder of the See of Byzantium, which later became the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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Pope Francis gives Patriarch Kirill birthday gift of relic

Pope Francis has given Patriarch Kirill of Moscow a relic of St. Francis of Assisi, to mark the Russian Orthodox leader’s 70th birthday.

The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, conveyed the present to Patriarch Kirill at an audience granted him at the Patriarchal residence on Tuesday.

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