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post 13 April 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Time for Turkey to come to terms with its Ottoman past

The truth about the killings of Armenians, condemned as genocide by Pope Francis, exposes a fragility at the heart of modern Turkey, dating back to the era of Ataturk, the country's founder.

article 12 April 2015 World, Turkey
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Armenia: what do the Pope and Kim Kardashian have in common?

Pope Francis and TV star Kim Kardashian have weighed into a debate, causing outrage in Turkey. But what is the reason behind it?

video 18 January 2015 World, Philippines

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Pope celebrates mass with millions in wet Philippines

Around six million people join Pope Francis in prayer in rain-soaked Manila, Philippines in his final mass. More than five million attended a mass by Pope John Paul II in 1995.

video 17 January 2015 World, Philippines

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Pope visit to Tacloban cut short by storm

A storm has forced Pope Francis to cut short his visit to the Phillippine city of Tacloban, which was hit by devastating Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

article 14 January 2015 Sri Lanka
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The civil war that 'tore open heart' of Sri Lanka - Pope

Pope Francis visits a former war zone in northern Sri Lanka, preaching forgiveness at a Catholic shrine that was shelled during the country's long ethnic conflict.

article 17 December 2014 UK
Libby Lane, appointed bishop of Stockport (Reuters)
Meet the women taking up the top religious posts

The first female bishop in the Church of England is Reverend Libby Lane. The prime minister said it was an "important day for equality." So who are the other female firsts within their religions?

video 16 August 2014 World, Vatican City

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Pope Francis wows crowds in South Korea - video

Pope Francis, on a five-day tour of South Korea, celebrates a huge open-air mass in the capital Seoul. He also visited a hilltop centre for the sick, disabled and homeless in the town of Kkottongnae.

video 27 April 2014 UK, Italy

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Vincent Nichols: Pope John Paul II 'made mistakes' - video

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, asked about John Paul II's canonisation in relation to the Catholic church's paedophilia scandal, says the late pope "made mistakes" but is still eligible for sainthood.

video 27 April 2014 World, Italy

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Popes John and John Paul declared saints - video

Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in an unprecedented canonisation ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.