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20th anniversary Iraq war: 'The Church never abandoned its people'
On the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of war in Iraq, the then apostolic nuncio to the nation recalls his time in Baghdad where Pope St. John Paul II had sent him as a messenger of peace.
Protests continue for 11th week in Israel
As unrest continues in Israel, thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to protest against the government's plan to cull Supreme Court powers.
Pope close to quake-struck Ecuador
Pope Francis expresses closeness to those affected by a powerful earthquake in Ecuador and prays for the victims. During the Angelus he also asks for prayers for war-ton Ukraine and greets dads celebrating "Fathers' Day".
Pope: Open your eyes and be surprised by God's gifts
At the Sunday Angelus in Saint Peter's Square, Pope Francis says may we, like the blind man who regains his sight from Jesus, open our eyes and be surpised by the gifts of God in our lives that offer us in turn occasions to do good for others.
Tension increases over deliveries of warplanes to Ukraine
Slovakia and Poland have confirmed they are delivering fighter planes to wartorn Ukraine despite warnings from Moscow that this will further escalate the armed conflict. At the same time, nearby Hungary has again postponed a vote on the expansion of the NATO military alliance adding to tensions within a grouping of four Central and Eastern European countries.