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correspondent to Iquique
andrea tornielli
At the end of the mass, the officer fell off her horse as the Popemobile was driving by. Francis stopped the vehicle and went to check on her condition

salvatore cernuzio
The activist group Andha Chile, “Too much money spent on the visit, while in the country there are misery and murders”. Homemade bombs against parishes in different areas of Santiago. Bachelet, “Welcome the Pontiff with respect”

gianni valente
The President intervened at the Coptic Christmas Eve Mass, to show the strong bond that in this historic moment, strengthens the largest Christian community to the Middle East and to Egypt's current strong man

giacomo galeazzi
In each event, all the countries at war were recalled. Riccardi, “Peace is too important to be left in the hands of a few people: everyone can work to achieve it”

iacopo scaramuzzi
The Archbishop of Vienna, “Avoid the ’primitive game’ of saying that all mistakes happen in Brussels”. Kurz visits the Caritas canteen-bus.

cristina uguccioni
From France to Syria, from Mongolia to Nigeria, from Brazil to Benin to the Solomon Islands: the Te Deum of the Church for the past year  

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the voice of the pope
The Vatican
vatican insider staff
The appointment in the sanctuary of Nuestra Senora de Lourdes. Hector Marin Rosset, brother of one of the desaparecidos, gives the Pope a letter, “Our hope is in your hands”

andrea tornielli
On the plane from Santiago de Chile to Iquique, Francis marries - by surprise - two flight attendants of Latam airline

gianni valente
The chaos of the Latin American scenarios alone is enough to make the framework - that reads Bergoglio’s international projections with the same formulas used in the reading of Karol Wojtyla’s pontificate - appear misleading. The icon of “Superstar Pope “ is now used by those who want to polarize attention on Francis, by separating him from the Church, to then rattle off his “failures”. It wouldn’t take much, however to get rid of this pre-established “script”

According to the 2018 Open Doors Report, persecution has expanded geographically and numerically. The threat of religious or ideological nationalism is serious, especially in Asia and Africa

Inquiries and interviews
Andrea tornielli
Interview with Professor Massimo Borghesi, author of the first scientific study on Bergoglio’s thought, “What strikes about those who criticize the Pope, is their determination to highlight only the “negative” episodes. In blogs, on Facebook, they are constantly looking for the off-key cases”

Christopher Lamb
Catholic writer Catherine Pepinster explores the UK’s interactions with the papacy over the last 35 years