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Pope Francis Arrived in Georgia

Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church arrived in Georgia. Pope Francis on September 30 begins a three-day visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, which will feature meetings with political and religious leaders in both countries, according to the Vatican. One of his first meetings …

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Pope Francis Schedule For Historic Trip to Georgia


Pope Francis will make two trips this year to the often-volatile Caucasus region. The Vatican said Saturday the pontiff will visit Armenia on June 24-26. He will travel to Georgia and Azerbaijan from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Azerbaijan and Armenia have blamed each other for cease-fire violations in separatist Nagorno-Karabakh. The …

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Pope to Allow all Priests to Forgive Abortion During Holy Year

Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church’s upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff’s latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or …

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