Pope Francis: I found so much faith in Ireland!

“I have found so much faith in Ireland,” Pope Francis said at the end of his two-day visit to the land of Saints and Scholars. “The Irish have suffered so much from the scandals, but they know how to distinguish the truth from half-truths,” he said, reciting the words spoken to him by an unnamed Bishop a few hours earlier. And even if the healing process is ongoing, the faith of the Irish people remains solid. “I won’t say a word” Although the Pope had gone to Ireland to celebrate…

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Pope Francis meets French President Macron

Pope Francis met on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, who later inherited the title of honorary canon of the Lateran Basilica. Macron was accompanied at the papal audience by his wife, Brigitte. The Pope and the French president discussed protection of the environment, migration, and conflict prevention, according to a communique from the Holy See Press Office. Their comments on global issues included the need for “multilateral commitment to conflict prevention and resolution, especially in relation to disarmament.” Each one shared their views on conflicts in the Middle East…

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Possible papal visit to Holy Land

Vatican and Israeli officials have begun discussions about a possible visit by Pope Francis to the Holy Land, according to the Times of Israel. According to the report, the primary purpose of a papal visit would be to push for resumption of active peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials. The Pope could visit other countries in the region during the same trip, the report notes. The Vatican has not commented on the report.

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