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Pope Francis prays near the tomb of St Francis in Assisi

Pope Francis prays near the tomb of St Francis in Assisi on October 5th 2013

Assisi joins global Catholic coalition divesting from fossil fuels

04/10/2017 17:13

A international coalition of Catholic institutions has announced its divestment from polluting fossil fuels. The institutions range from the Franciscan convent in Assisi, through dioceses and bishops conferences, to Catholic banking groups

Pope Francis with representatives of world religions at an international interfaith summit for prayers for peace in Assisi, Italy September 20, 2016

Pope Francis with representatives of world religions at an international interfaith summit for prayers for peace in Assisi, Italy September 20, 2016

Vatican Weekend for September 24, 2016

23/09/2016 12:00

Vatican Weekend for September 24, 2016 looks at Pope Francis’ recent visit to Assisi for an interfaith peace gathering and his tough words on the “shame” of war. Plus, we revisit his historic speeches of 1 year ago to the U.S. Congress and UN and speak with the architect who rebuilt Ground Zero

Pope Francis meets the Italian Order of Journalists in the Vatican September 22, 2016

Pope Francis meets the Italian Order of Journalists in the Vatican September 22, 2016

Vatican Weekend for September 25, 2016

23/09/2016 12:00

Vatican Weekend for September 25, 2016 features a reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading in the next in Jill Bevilacqua's series: "There's More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye," plus, our resident Vatican expert, Joan Lewis takes a look back at the past week's events in the Vatican.

Pope Francis greets leaders of different faiths gathered in Assisi, Italy in an international summit for prayers for peace

Pope Francis greets leaders of different faiths gathered in Assisi, Italy in an international summit for prayers for peace

Interfaith leaders committed to peace at Assisi summit

20/09/2016 19:30

Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Buddhist religious leaders applauded the “Spirit of Assisi” in interreligious meetings launched by Pope St. John Paul II thirty years ago in the Italian hill town of Assisi. 

 

Pope Francis lights a candle during the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi

Pope Francis lights a candle during the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi.

Pope Francis concludes World Day of Prayer for Peace

20/09/2016 19:00

Pope Francis presided over the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on Tuesday afternoon, in the presence of more than 400 religious leaders belonging to dozens of religious traditions from all around the world

Pope Francis meets the Representatives of various Churches and Religions for the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi

Pope Francis meets the Representatives of various Churches and Religions for the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi

Pope Francis: Peace, a thread of hope that unites earth to heaven

20/09/2016 18:00

Pope Francis told those present at the closing ceremony for the World Day of Prayer for Peace gathering in Assisi, Tuesday, "we have come to Assisi as pilgrims in search of peace." 

 

Pope Francis in Assisi

Pope Francis in Assisi

Assisi: Pope Francis' appeal for peace

20/09/2016 18:00

Pope Francis on Tuesday made an appeal for peace at the closing ceremony of the World Day of Prayer for Peace gathering in Assisi saying, "nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer.  Everyone can be an artisan of peace."

 

Pope Francis greets Patriarch Bartholomew I in Assisi during the World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Pope Francis greets Patriarch Bartholomew I in Assisi during the World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Patriarch Bartholomew I: "Cornerstones" needed to uphold Peace

20/09/2016 17:47

Among those participating in the Assisi Meeting of world religious leaders for the World Day of Prayer for Peace was Bartholomew I, the Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch.