German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office has said she does not recall phoning the Pope to express her anger at his speech in which he compared Europe to
a “barren woman”. Francis suggested last week that she was angered by his comments.
Francis calls for better leadership in Iraq
The Pope told Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi in a meeting last week that he hopes Iraq will have leaders strong enough to bring its communities together.
Pontiff: open up your wallets in jubilee year
A Jubilee year must involve giving away money, Pope Francis has said. “This Pope isn’t inventing that,” he said “It’s in the Bible.”
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