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Pope Francis at a meeting with Jewish leaders, 23-02-17

Pope Francis met with Rabbi Skorka and other Jewish leaders involved in the preparation of a new edition of the Torah

Pope Francis to Rabbis: Torah manifests God's paternal love

23/02/2017 12:00

We report on the private audience Pope Francis granted to his long-time friend, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, on Thursday, along with a delegation of Jewish leaders involved in the preparation of a new edition of the Torah

Pope Francis met with Italian family members of victims of the July 2016 Dhaka massacre in Bangladesh

Pope Francis met with Italian family members of victims of the July 2016 Dhaka massacre in Bangladesh

Pope greets family members of Dhaka massacre victims

22/02/2017 15:48

Pope Francis held an audience on Wednesday for the Italian family members of those who died in the Dhaka massacre in Bangladesh on 1 July 2016

 

Pope Francis, holding a child in his arms, receives a soccer jersey with the words 'Let's give a kick to bullying'

Pope Francis, holding a child in his arms, receives a soccer jersey with the words 'Let's give a kick to bullying'

Pope Francis receives ‘anti-bullying’ soccer jersey at General Audience

22/02/2017 15:05

Pope Francis at his Wednesday General Audience received a soccer jersey embossed with the words (in Italian) “Let’s give a kick to bullying” on the front and “Papa Francesco” on the back

 

Pope Francis blesses the “Benedictine Torch of Peace.”

Pope Francis blesses the “Benedictine Torch of Peace.”

Pope Francis blesses the “Benedictine Torch of Peace”

22/02/2017 13:41

Pope Francis on Wednesday blessed the “Benedictine Torch of Peace,”  which since 1964 – the year St. Benedict was named a patron of Europe – has been sponsored by the city of Norcia to promote unity and peace in Europe.

 

Pope Francis receives a commemorative plate from naval officers involved in the EU’s Operation Sophia mission in the Mediterranean.

Pope Francis receives a commemorative plate from naval officers involved in the EU’s Operation Sophia mission in the Mediterranean.

Pope Francis greets EU naval force working in Mediterranean

22/02/2017 13:36

Pope Francis on Wednesday met with members of the European Union Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR Med)  –  known as Operation Sophia – which has been tasked to stop people smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.

 

A circus performer breathes fire during the General Audience in St. Peter's Square.

A circus performer breathes fire during the General Audience in St. Peter's Square.

Circus performs for Pope Francis at General Audience

22/02/2017 13:29

 Pope Francis on Wednesday greeted members of the Rony Roller Circus, who presented a short performance for the crowed during his General Audience.

 

The statue of Saint Peter vested for the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter in the Vatican Basilica in 2014.

The statue of Saint Peter vested for the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter in the Vatican Basilica in 2014.

Pope Francis marks Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

22/02/2017 13:20

Pope Francis remembered the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter during his final blessing at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday.