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Pope says ‘very worried’ by Mideast violence

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Pope Francis said Wednesday he was “very worried” by escalating violence in the Middle East after 60 Gazans were shot dead by Israeli troops while protesting the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem. “I am very worried about the escalation of tensi ...

Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests

Waar Media - 2018-02-05 21:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on Monday while police enforced a protest ban in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish forces inside Syria’s Rojava. During the 50-minute audience, Po ...

Nechirvan Barzani meets with Pope Francis in Vatican City

E-Kurd - 2018-01-14 06:08
VATICAN CITY,— Pope Francis on Friday expressed gratitude to Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and the Kurdistan region for providing shelter for the people displaced by the Islamic State (IS) violence and for protecting Christians, the KR ...

Hevdîtina Pappa û Nêçîrvan Barzani

Rojeva Kurd - 2018-01-14 00:03
Pope Francis, di civînekê de digel Nêçîrvan Barzanî, sipasiya hikûmet û xelkê Herêma Kurdistanê kir ku, hijmareke zêde ya koçber û penaberan, bi taybetî koçber û penaberên mesîhî ku ji ber serê dijî terorîstan û bûyerên paştir ber bi Herêma Kurdistanê hat ...

KRG PM meets with Vatican’s Pope Francis

Waar Media - 2018-01-13 04:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Pope Francis on Friday at the Holy See before heading to another meeting with the Vatican officials. Barzani is accompanied by Chief of Staff to Kurdistan Region Presidency, Fuad Huss ...

Kurdistan PM and Pope Francis Meet

BAS News - 2018-01-12 15:11
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Pope Francis on Friday at the Holy See before heading to another meeting with the Vatican officials. Barzani is accompanied by Chief of Staff to Kurdistan Region Presidency, Fuad Hussein, ...

Pîrozbahîyên Krîstmisê li Seranser Dinê

Dengê Amerîka - 2017-12-25 17:19
Pope Francis calls for "peace for Jerusalem" and "mutual trust" on the Korean peninsula as he focused on the suffering of children in conflicts across the world, in his traditional Christmas Day address "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and to the World") from ...

Papayê Vatîkan Banga Diyalogê Dike di Navbera Filestînî û Îsraîliyan de

Dengê Amerîka - 2017-07-23 14:26
Papayê Vatîkan Pope Francis îro yekşemê banga diyalog û navînciyatiyê kir li orşelîm ji bo vegerandina aştiyê. Wî di axaftina xwe de li meydana San Peter got: "Ez bi tirs, girjî û tundûtijiya van rojên dawî li Orşelîmê dişopînim. Ez ji dil hest bi pêwîsti ...

Pope Francis denounces Tehran terrorist attacks

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 07:36
Pope Francis expressed his condolences on Friday to the Iranian families who lost their loved ones in Wednesday's terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital and described as barbaric such attacks. ...

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Waar Media - 2017-05-24 15:54
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues. The private audience with the pontiff was pre ...

Pope Francis prays for Yazidis

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
VATICAN CITY,— Pope Francis called attention on Sunday to the plight of people affected by war and conflict in the Middle East as U.S.-backed forces close in on Islamic State militants in Iraq. “So many innocent people are being sorely tested, be they Ch ...

Pope Francis prays for Yazidis

Waar Media - 2017-05-15 14:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Pope Francis called attention on Sunday to the plight of people affected by war and conflict in the Middle East as U.S.-backed forces close in on Islamic State militants in Iraq. “So many innocent people are being sorely tested, be they Chris ...

Pope Francis Prays for Kurdish Yezidis Affected by IS Brutality

BAS News - 2017-05-15 01:11
ERBIL — Pope Francis on Sunday reiterated his call on the international community to help those affected by war in Iraq and Syria, among them Kurdish Yezidis from whom Islamic State (IS) has killed and abducted thousands. "So many innocent people are bei ...

A Meeting with his Holiness Pope Francis

Nadia Murad - 2017-05-09 05:58
English-عربيI am blessed to be in one of the most peaceful places, The Holy See, where I met his Holiness Pope Francis during the Wednesday General Audience, 3rd May 2017. I felt his Holiness peace, hope, forgiveness and mercy after his warm welcome. Wha ...

Nadia Murad Meets Pope Francis, Seeks Support for Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-05-05 00:26
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of the Islamic State (IS) and the UN Ambassador of Goodwill for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking or the Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nadia Murad on Wednesday met Pope Francis in Vatican to discuss the si ...

Pope in Egypt for historic visit

BBC - 2017-04-28 20:05
Pope Francis urged faith leaders to denounce violence following bomb attacks that killed dozens of Christians. ...

Pope heads to Egypt with Christians in retreat across Middle East

Reuters - 2017-04-27 11:43
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis flies to Cairo on Friday, less than a month after church bombings killed 45 people in two Egyptian cities as part of a concerted campaign by Islamist militants to rid the Middle East of Christians. ...

Pope to Egypt to mend ties with Islam but conservatives wary

Reuters - 2017-04-25 14:38
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis hopes to mend ties with Muslims on his trip to Egypt on Friday but faces criticism from church conservatives for meeting Islamic religious leaders after a spate of deadly attacks against Christians. ...

Pope Francis leads Easter celebrations at St Peter’s Square

Waar Media - 2017-04-16 16:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Pope Francis is leading Easter celebrations in front of thousands of pilgrims who have gathered in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. At an earlier vigil, he spoke of migrants’ pain, and criticised “paralysing and barren bureaucracies that sta ...

Pope's prayers for Syrian refugees

BBC - 2017-04-16 14:16
Pope Francis uses his Easter address to call for peace following a deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria. ...

Pope decries war, terrorism and weapons as condemns Egypt blast

Reuters - 2017-04-09 13:38
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was suffering from wars, terrorism and "interests that are armed and ready to strike". ...

Pope demands ‘urgent’ action to protect civilians in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
VATICAN CITY,— Pope Francis demanded “urgent” action Wednesday to protect civilians in Iraq, saying forces involved in the battle for Mosul have an obligation to protect innocents following a recent spike in civilian casualties. Francis issued a special ...

Iraqi delegation invites Pope Francis to visit Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
VATICAN CITY,— Before leaving to greet the pilgrims from St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis met with various political and religious representatives from Iraq. There were Shiites, Sunnis, Christians, Yazidis and Mandaeans. Pope Francis told them that this ...

Vatican’s Pope Officially Invited to Visit Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-03-31 15:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Pope Francis met with a number of political and religious representatives from Iraq, including Kurds, Shiites, Sunnis, Christians, Yezidis and Mandaeans. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative to Italy, Rezan Hama Salih, invit ...

Pope Francis Invited to Visit Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-03-30 16:28
KRG representative to Italy invited the Pope to visit Kurdistan Region ERBIL — Pope Francis met with a number of political and religious representatives from Iraq, including Kurds, Shiites, Sunnis, Christians, Yezidis and Mandaeans. The Kurdistan Regiona ...

Pope issues stinging criticism of Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas

Reuters - 2017-02-08 11:53
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a stinging criticism of atrocities against Myanmar's minority Rohingyas, saying they have been tortured and killed "simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim faith." ...

Anonymous posters criticizing pope appear in Rome

Reuters - 2017-02-04 22:59
ROME (Reuters) - Posters accusing Pope Francis of attacking conservative Catholics appeared around Rome this weekend and were swiftly covered up by city authorities. ...

Pope Francis says ‘wait and see’ on Trump

Waar Media - 2017-01-22 13:29
Pope Francis on Sunday said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new U.S. president would implement. On Friday, as Trump was taking office, Francis had urged him to be guided by ethical valu ...

Pope Francis says 'wait and see' on Trump

Reuters - 2017-01-22 09:03
MADRID (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new U.S. president would implement. ...

Palestine’s Abbas meets with Pope

Waar Media - 2017-01-14 18:42
Waar, Duhok: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican ahead of the opening of the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See, a year after the Vatican recognized Palestinian statehood. Mr Abbas is also expected to raise concerns ...

Pope condemns radical Islamist attacks as 'homicidal madness'

Reuters - 2017-01-09 13:34
VATICAN CITY, ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned militant Islamist violence as "homicidal madness" on Monday and said leaders should improve social conditions that serve as fertile ground for fundamentalism and radicalisation. ...

Pope comforts Italy quake survivors at emotional meeting

Reuters - 2017-01-05 14:08
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged victims of Italy's recent earthquakes that killed some 300 people to "rebuild hearts" as well as houses by seeking the reconciliation that can come from tragedies. ...

Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse

Reuters - 2017-01-02 17:32
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for "a sin that shames us". ...

Pope Francis pays tribute to Iraq’s Christian

Waar Media - 2016-12-26 20:21
Waar, Duhok: Pope Francis has paid tribute to the Christians of Iraq for remaining faithful during persecution by Islamic State militants. He spoke to thousands of followers in St. Peter’s Square for his holiday blessing on the feast of Sr. Stephan, the f ...

Pope Francis urges end to Syria fighting in Christmas message

Aranews - 2016-12-26 02:46
Pope Francis has urged an end to the fighting in Syria as he gave his Christmas address at the Vatican, saying “far too much blood has been spilled” in the conflict. His traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and The World) message on Sunday was linked b ...

Pope's Christmas message offers hope in world hit by terrorism, war

Reuters - 2016-12-26 01:06
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday offered a Christmas hope for peace in a world lacerated by war and terrorism, urging people to remember migrants, refugees and those hit by economic instability caused by "idolatry of money". ...

Pope Francis calls for end to Syrian conflict

Waar Media - 2016-12-25 14:37
Waar, Duhok: Pope Francis has called for an end to the Syrian conflict in his Christmas address at the Vatican on Sunday. He, talking amid tight security measures, said that “far too much blood has been spilled” in the Syrian conflict Also, he urged Israe ...

Pope Francis appeals to Assad to protect Syria's civilians

The Guardian - 2016-12-13 02:13
Letter delivered in Damascus urges Syrian president to ensure international humanitarian law is fully respected Pope Francis has launched a last-ditch appeal to Bashar al-Assad, urging the Syrian president to respect international humanitarian law and to ...

Rebena Ayînî Mother Teresa Dibe San Teresa

Dengê Amerîka - 2016-09-04 21:09
Papayê Vatîkan Pope Francis di merasîmeke ayînî ya fermî de li pêş deh hezaran kes rebena ayînî Mother Teresa wek San Teresa Binav kir. ...

Vatican hit back at Turkey over calling Pope ‘crusader’

Waarmedia - 2016-06-26 23:04
Waar, Duhok: The Vatican hit back at Turkey for depicting Pope Francis as having a “crusader mentality” after he used the word genocide to describe the massacre of around 1.5 million Armenians a century ago. “The pope is on no crusade. He is not trying to ...
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