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Pope Francis

All eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, but activists say we can tackle both.
He says it would help achieve the Christian ideal of no workers without rights.
Offensive and harmful words are amplified by the internet, he says.
Pontiff slapped woman's hand away while he was meeting the public in St Peter’s Square.
I can't condone an institution that does not atone for its own sins.
People from around the world have gathered to push for reform within the Catholic Church.
"With her 'yes', Mary became the most influential woman in history."
NDP MP Charlie Angus wants the Pope to do the "right thing."
"It is time for us to show leadership on this front."
"The shame of those who abused children in their institutions in the past is now theirs to wear."
Pope Francis' visit to Egypt April 28-29 is important, as the direction the country takes - peace or continued volatility - will greatly impact the entire region. If Egypt can become a model of stability through interfaith dialogue, reconciliation and a desire to work for the common good, it may very well be the road map to lasting peace in the Middle East.
The appearance took a year to co-ordinate.
He went for a kiss, she went for his headgear.
When Pope Francis tells the world that it is better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic, he is using the incredulous folks as the bar for what is usually seen as immoral or sinful. But here we are, post-backhanded compliment, and the world seems to be rushing to give him more progressive legitimacy.
It's not the first time he's suggested non-believers could be redeemed.
On January 30, I joined 300 Muslims and Christians who gathered at the Gatineau mosque. At the invitation of Archbishop Paul-André Durocher Catholics and Muslims started talking to each other -- embracing, shaking hands and some even hugging -- to find human beings that needed one another in this time of crisis.
The 80-year-old once again encouraged mothers to nurse during his service.
The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we've known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we're seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.
In reality, the left of the 21st century has failed to offer alternatives to a number of critical issues and doesn't seem to be adapting to a rapidly changing society and economy. Climate change, new technologies, and the development of the knowledge-based economy are challenges that don't fit the traditional, Marxist-based narrative of the left.
He says their work helps "neutralize aggression."